Chapter 1: The Birthday Surprise Sarah was excitedly counting down the days to her 15th birthday. She had been planning her party for weeks, and the thought of celebrating with her friends and family filled her with joy. There was something else on her mind too—a secret crush she had on a boy named Alex, who sat in the desk next to hers at school. She couldn't help but blush whenever he smiled at her or made her laugh.
Echoes of Friendship
The sun dipped below the horizon, casting long shadows across the quiet town. Sarah sat on her porch, enjoying the gentle breeze that rustled the leaves of the oak trees. It had been a long day, filled with endless chores and errands, and she longed for a moment of peace.