Only two more weeks until the Valentine's Day dance, and Thelma, Claire, Becky, and Ruth all wanted to go with Leonard. They had asked him out almost simultaneously, so the boy was unsure of who to take. He told them that he'd have to think it over.

The next day, Leonard decided to give the girls each a box of chocolates just for inviting him. He gave Thelma one box during science class. Later, he handed a package to Claire. In English class, he passed one to Becky. Finally, he gave the remaining box to Ruth.

They all wanted to know whether he was taking her, but he just shrugged and told them they'd find out before the dance.

One week later, Leonard found Claire in the hallway and said he wanted to talk to her.

"I've been thinking about it, and I decided to go to the dance with you," he told her.

"Really?" Claire asked excitedly.

"Yeah. You're not busy, are you?"

"No. I'll go to the dance with you."

"Great. See you there."

Leonard left for his next class.

Claire sat there wondering why he chose her.

On the evening of February 14th, Claire and Leonard went to the high school and had a lot of fun.

None of the other girls were there.

Because by that time, they were found dead due to unexplained circumstances.


The moral of the story is, life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're going to get.