Whoa, how long had it been since he was here again? Willow Creek! Okay, it had only been a couple of years. His father decided he didn't like it so much in the desert and brought them back to where they started and so... here they were. Same town he grew up in, different neighborhood. A nice enough neighborhood, though. Familiar, too. If he recalled, an old friend lived a couple blocks in that direction...
Devon had been jogging around the block when the thought occurred to him; maybe he wasn't going to be totally friendless when he went back to school. I mean, his old friends all lived here before. Why this one in particular stuck out... He didn't really dwell on that part. Slowing his pace, he eventually dropped to a casual stroll. Yeah, this was all looking super familiar. And for some reason, it made his heart beat faster. (Nah, he told himself it was just the exercise, even though he was regularly outdoors and on the track team.)
And there it was. Huh. Not much changed since he left. Well, it was only a couple of years. He wondered if Alex would even remember him. And that was where he was standing when the door opened and he stood there looking at a familiar face... albeit older and a little more mature than when they last saw one another.
"Hey~!" Devon called with a wave--already having been caught. No need to be embarrassed or anything. He put a hand on his hip and grinned. "Guess who's back!"