[Jeanne] leaves the mike and comes over, right in front of where I'm sitting. Then she looks straight at me and says, "Are you Rafe?"
Suddenly, I'm feeling about as talkative as Leo, but I manage to spit out an answer. "That's me," I say.
"Do you want to maybe split a large fries in the cafeteria later?" she asks.
"Sure. I'm buying," I say, because there's a twenty-dollar bill in my pocket that I just found that morning.
"No," she says. "The fries are on me."
Meanwhile, everyone's watching. The band starts playing, the cheerleaders start cheering, and Miller the Killer chokes to death on a peanut M& M. Then I win the lottery, world peace breaks out everywhere, and Mrs. Stricker tells me that based on my all-around awesomeness, I can just skip sixth grade and come back next year. (4.14-19)
Right in the middle of Jeanne Galletta's student council speech, Rafe imagines that she walks up to him and asks him out in front of everyone. Hey, a boy can dream, can't he?