About 15 minutes later, one of her co-workers brought him his sandwich. He paid the server, gathered his things, and walked swiftly to the park.
Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”(ESV)
Seeing her manager coming out of the break area, she jumped up before he noticed her and said, “So you’ll have the chicken parmesan to go?” Carlos also noticing the manager shockingly cool said, “Yes. To go.”
She then said, “Okay. I’m about to go on my HOUR LUNCH in a few minutes. However, BEFORE I GO TO THE PARK, I’ll put order this in for you. Okay?” she asked. Taking a pause, she then stressed, “Sir, do you UNDERSTAND WHAT I’M TELLING YOU?”
Carlos was a bit slow in catching the message; however, when he finally did he said, “Oh! Yes ma’am. I’ll take all of that to go, after all, I was planning on eating in the park myself as well.”
As her manager went out of sight to the front of the restaurant, Carlos asked, “You did want me to go to the park, right?” She looked at him in ridiculous unbelief, rolled her eyes, and said, “Yes.” She started to walk off and then paused. She turned around and looked back at him. She observed him. He was young, clumsy, and very green. She then said, “Hey Carlos.” He quickly peered back at her and said, “Yes ma’am.” She smiled and said, “Relax, I kinda’ believe you. After all, there is no way YOU ever ran with Juan.” She took a small laugh, and went to fill his order.
About 15 minutes later, one of her co-workers brought him his sandwich. He paid the server, gathered his things, and walked swiftly to the park. As he made it there, he found Selena seated on a well-viewed bench. He sat beside her, and she said directly: “Okay, so talk.”
Carlos started at the beginning. He told the story of his professor, the quiz, his frustration and anger. He then talked about the red envelope, the explanation of it, the love assignment, and his pursuit of someone to help. He then told her about how he found Juan asking for money in front of a mini-mall, this was a detail of his story that caused Selena to become slightly emotional.
Suddenly, within the mind of Carlos, there were things about Juan that started to make sense to him.