During that second year, Bella had watched him even more than the first. There were even a couple of close calls when he would look up from his books and she would have to quickly divert her eyes to avoid being caught mid-stare. About half way through the year, Bella found herself less than satisfied with only watching. She wondered what would happen if, instead of looking away when he looked up, she held eye contact. It had taken the better part of the last of the semester for her to feel brave enough to try. It happened on a Friday, she was feeling a little down because it would be two full days before she would see him again. But, while Bella was mentally running through things she could do to occupy her time, he had looked up. Bella froze and watched as he scanned over the few people surrounding them. His face showed a slight surprise as his eyes met Bella’s. She held her breath waiting for his reaction.