Glancing at her parents, she slowly unwrapped the box, taking time to fold the wrapping paper for reuse. She looked at the box, she didn't dare wish or even hope that they had bought her what she wanted; her dream shoes, the ones guaranteed to bring attention to her and help her feet fly in the race today.
No, they were too expensive, she knew that and she knew that as much as her parents loved her, the shoes she wanted - the shoes she needed, would not be in the box. Determined to look happy regardless of what the box contained, she pasted a sappy smile on her face, took a deep breath, opened the box lid and moved the white tissue paper aside.
She gasped in surprise, the silly smile wiped out with an expression of sheer joy, a pair of brand new Scarlet Red Nike Air Max 90 shoes; the impossible was now possible, her parents had proven that and she believed it with her heart.