Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Just reminding everyone that this is FICTION. Please check the labels. Thank you.

Taking a deep breath, she pushed on the suite door. It opened easily. Damn, she though. No excuse there. As she stood in the doorway, staring down the short hall on which lay the door to his room, the music drifted towards her and caressed her body. Her knees almost buckled. She was shaking.

Walking up to his door, she paused in thought, then resolutely knocked. Moments later the music stopped. She heard movement. The door opened slowly and, when he saw her waiting, he threw the door open wider, mentaly cursing himself for seeming too eager. Despite this, he could not tear the bright grin from his eyes.

She melted. He was lovely, wasn't he? Oh, what could she do? Who could say?

"Caronline, how are you? What brings you over?"

"Do you have a girlfriend?" she blurted out. Her eyes widened. Yes, this is a good way to broach the subject. Good job. Pat on the back. You're awesome, Care.

"No," Aiden looked at her curiously. "Is this of concern?"

"Damnit. No getting out that way either," she muttered, staring at him. What to say? He stepped back to let her into his dorm room. They sat together on the bed. "It is of no... real concern," Caroline sighed. She'd have to go through with it now. No, she didn't have to, rather, Caroline wanted to tell him.

"I don't like to lead people on but, sometimes, despite all my best efforts, I do," she paused and noticed him deflating slightly. She'd have to hurry this up or else he'd think all was lost. "I don't mean to hurt people, however I am so attached. What to do when you want to be with someone but have plegdged love to another?"

Aiden sat there, altogether confused. Is this going in his favor or does she want advice. He shifted uncomfortably. He presumed this had nothing to do with him and, well, that was upsetting. She must know of his interest. He'd made it fairly plain. Well, at least kind of plain, hadn't he? She noticed his nervousness and her words seemed to speed up.

"Well, what if you really like someone and you want to tell them, but you feel like you can't?" she looked into his eyes meaningfully.

His breath caught. Oh, God, please let her be talking about me. Please!!! "I think you should follow your heart."

"But my head is suggesting I look out for my posterity. And it's complicated. It's planned that we get married."

"Why would you marry someone just to look out for posterity? Follow your heart. Don't let it get to the point where you just can't stop it," he says. "It's like that song. Do you know Lying Eyes, by the Eagles?"

Caroline nods.

"She wonders how it ever got this crazy / She thinks about a boy she knew in school / Did she get tired or did she just get lazy? / She's so far gone she feels just like a fool," he quoted.

"I don't want to get that far gone," she replied. There were almost tears in her eyes.

"Follow your heart," he repeated. Caroline nodded, looking intensely at her hands. She looked up and he was looking at her with concern, longing, and nervousness. She swallowed her fear, leaned forward and kissed him.

3 comments:

Tiffany said...

i'm glad you have tags...because i used to wonder if something was true or false.

i wrote a poem about it.

Tiffany said...

Mary has her commentary
Where she write about her life
Are they fiction or are they fact?
These captivating tales she spins?
Ticker-tap she types away
Amazing works emerge

Tokyo Pink said...

Yay! I love it!!!