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My Cue To LeaveI turn my full and soft body towards his, lying still beside me. His quiet breathing turns thoughtful, his hand touches my face, gently. I kiss his long fingers, running them along my cheek .Do you love me? I wonder, too scared to ask. I want the morning to stretch into afternoon, I want the day to stretch forever. He reaches for the curve of my neck. He kisses my lips, softly.
'Coffee?' he asks.
No, not coffee, not yet. Please,not yet,I want more of you first,I plead to myself.I look into his eyes, he looks into mine, curiously.
'What is it?'
'Nothing' I reply, lying.
He leans over me, his blonde hair playfully framing his face, teasing .
'I love you, you know'
'I know' I say, lying.
He rolls over and sits on the side of the bed. The bed I share with this man I love so deeply and unreservedly, it tears me apart. A love that's so real and so breathtakingly tangible it scares me. I try to think of what to say, what to do, to make him want me a little longer. So much, that I say and do n
Nine TimesI saw him nine times.
The first time we were both sitting in the room together, getting ready to take the math test that would determine our placement. I was scatterbrained and throwing things around, trying to find the pencils that I had known I would need but had still just tossed in my purse. He was lounging backwards in his chair, looking for all the world as though he didn’t have a single care in the world, including the upcoming test. It annoyed me, that I was frantic and ready to scream, while someone else could be that relaxed.
I tested out of the class.
I don’t know if he did.
The second time I saw him, it was a few months after I arrived on campus. He was the one rushing and frantic this time, running across the square. He was probably late for class, though I had no way of knowing for sure. I was already lost in my own thoughts and ideas, deciding on my major and convincing people that yes, this is what I really want to do with my life. If they weren
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