"Come on Kidjo, just one more"
"But it's so hard"
So here I was climbing stairs with Chris. Yep, you heard right. Climbing stairs. I made a deal with Chris that I'd join him on his morning walks and workout on weekends and I'm regretting ever making this deal.
"Come on, it's just a spider" I said like it was nothing "just pick it up"
"What if it has poison in it and I end up paralyzed for the rest of my miserable life? " he asked as I watched the visible fear on his face. I just found it really amusing that Mr. Strong and mighty was scared of a harmless spider.
"Okay, I'll make you a deal" I found myself saying. His eyes narrowed suspiciously. "If you cannot pick up the spider, you get to wear only the clothes I pick out for you to school for a month and if you prove me wrong and pick up the spider, " I paused and chuckled at the anticipation on his face " I'll join you on your weekend walk this weekend "
"Uh?" I asked as confusion graced my face "what do you mean by weekends?".
He straightened from his crouch on the floor in my kitchen and moved closer to me. Towering over me and I cursed my height for once. I turned to walk away but he put his hands on either side of me, trapping me against the counter. He leaned in. I froze as my mind went numb.
"If I prove you wrong and pick the spider, you will workout with me on weekends until I say you're free" he whispered as his lips were pressed against my earlobe with his breath tickling me, making elephants stomp in my tummy( what?. Butterflies are overrated).
"Deal" I replied breathlessly. He brushed his lips against my ear softly. Either that or I imagined it. He slowly pulled back enough to look into my eyes as I looked at the ground.
So here I am in gym attire.
"Just one more round" he said calmly making my irritation grow. I panted as I ran down the stairs and ran back up.
"Good" he said handing me the water. I didn't bother responding as I gulped the water greedily.
"No no no" I felt the water bottle being snatched away from me. My anger surfaced.
"I wasn't finished with that" I managed to say after recovering from my earlier panting state
"We still have the whole morning before we're done so you might want to save this for later okay?".
I didn't respond as I thought about it.
"You know what? "
"What" I muttered through clenched teeth.
"Let's take a break"
"Let's go home. I'm due for a well earned shower" I said while loosening my wild hair from it's bonds and retying it. No response. I looked up to see Chris starring.
"Chris" I said his name after I stood directly in front of him.
"I want to go home" I crossed my arms in front of me"please, I'm tired " I whined
"Okay" he said at last after looking at me like he had spaced out or something.
"Lead the way".
"Okay, follow me " he replied his voice deeper than usual as he cleared his throat silently but I still heard
"Is anything wrong?" I asked
"Why would you think so?" He asked back.
"Don't answer a question with a question"
"Nothing" he said "you're just so freaking beautiful" he added under his breath hoping I wouldn't hear
"Why, thank you Chris" I said "you're pretty handsome too" I replied as his neck upwards turned red
"You weren't meant to hear that" he said as his face resembled a fire truck making me chuckle softly.
"Awwwwn. Cwisy bwaby is blushing" I taunted as I pinched his cheeks and walked to my house "bye Cwisy bwoy" I yelled as I heard him chuckle.
After making my way upstairs and into the room. I had that well earned shower, brushed my hair and put on some decent clothes.
"Nice" I heard Chris's voice from my window. Chris?. How?. I walked to the curtains and opened is all the way, revealing none other than Cwisberg ( what is up with these weird names?).
"Was this planned?" I asked in amusement.
"Maybe" he said dragging out the word.
I ignored him and went back inside but kept the curtains open. I pulled out the flower pot containing the white rose and my breath hitched in my throat.
"Kamara, what is a white rose doing under your bed?" I heard Chris ask but I ignored him.
The rose. It's alive and the scent was irresistibly sweet. I put my nose closer to it, soaking up the scent like my life depended on it. The next sentence that crossed my mind made me think of how unbelievable this was. The rose is alive but was dying yesterday afternoon. How?. When did this ability come true?. It was bizarre. I had tried it just to confirm that my dreams weren't true but after seeing the rose bigger and the petals brighter than any I had ever seen before, saying I was blown away was too simple. I was confused, amazed, scared, excited, and many questions danced around in my mind but the one that stood out the most was ... What is this power?
"Favorite food?" Chloe asked crystal.
"Chick-Fil-A" crystal didn't hesitate to answer
"Om freaking jeez" she exclaimed gaining an eye roll from me.
"My turn" Crystal says after looking at me with 'the' look
"Oh no" I thought
"Ooohh yes, girl" Chloe responded making me realise I had said that out loud.
"So we've been wondering ... "
Crystal trailed off in a failed attempt to create suspense but I knew exactly what was coming.
"What's up with you and Chris?" She asked as they both leaned in in anticipation for the 'tea' (cue eye roll).
"Nothing" I answered lamely.
"No fair" Chloe whined with a pout and fake puppy eyes. It didn't work. Been there, don't that.
"Come on" Crystal rolled her eyes
"After what happened in the class today, you can't just say nothing"
"What happened in class?"
I asked because I was in no mood for this.
"Nothing happened" she replied "that's the problem, you just sat there during first period and did nothing while the whole female population watched the schools' team captain salivate and drool all over his desk, starring at you" she announced in a 'duhh' tone as I felt my face heat up. Chris?. Stare at me?. Why?. Not like that didn't make me feel totally sassy.
"Earth to Kamara" Chloe snapped her fingers in front of my face.
"That confirms it" Crystal stated like it was the best news she had heard so far
"Oh I can hear wedding bells already"
Whoa. Pause. What?. That is way too far.
"What do think their babies will look like?" Crystal asked dreamily.
"They will probably have Kamara's awesome brown skin and Chris's hot blue eyes and the girls must have that awesome body and great behind that will make guys ask for death"
"Ladies please" I put my hands over my ears "nothing of that sort will happen"
They both looked kind of sad, before.
"Of course it won't happen if you guys don't hurry up and make them" Chloe said while popping a piece bubble gum into her mouth
"I know right?, he is so lucky you're so endowed"
Kill. Me. Now. Please. I pleaded to the heavens.
"Ok, we'll stop" they said simultaneously as I sighed in relief. That was super weird.
"For now, but we still want you guys to think about making those cuties soon"
I groaned. This was not what I had in mind when I agreed to play 20 questions with them.
Note to self: avoid games that include questions with Chloe and Crystal.
She was beautiful. I sighed contentedly as I snuggled in my bed to start my new book. Yes, I am a book lover, who would have guessed."Nice PJs k" I heard the familiar voice as I looked up to see Chris at his window. Today he wore a tank top that showed off his muscled arms and broad shoulders. I became subconscious as I looked down at what I was wearing. A silk top with small straps and short shorts. I looked back up to see his gaze on me."Uh, thanks?""What you reading?" He asked as I listened to his morning voice. No doubt he just woke up but his hair was wet and stuck to his forehead so he must have been up for a while. I held up the back of the book in his direction as I heard him chuckle."What's so funny about my book?" I asked looking at him in confusion"Nothing" he raised his hand in surrender "but how can I see the title if your of your book if you're in there on your bed
Somewhere in the forest ...He flipped his pancakes on the pan whilst whistling to himself. He was the only one living in this lone cabin. Surviving on hunting down the wildlife. He wanted this life. An escape from all the buzz of his turbulent life. His parents couldn't care less about him seeing as he had chose this sort of life.The only close members of his small family were his grandmother, who hated the spot light life and fast cars and Lily, his most trusted st. Bernard. She was his next confidant after his grandmother passed away. After listening to the news on the local channel on the radio, he started preparing for the upcoming storm. After inspecting his underground basement, he decided that if Lily and him wanted to survive
Bang!!!.I heard a gunshot. It shook me."I didn't know anyone lived in this forest and not this far into it" I thought.I waited after several heart beats before deeming it safe to peer over the large rock which I hid behind and spotted the bear dead where he had stood not too long ago.I gasped as I felt a odd ache in my chest. Seeing him dead and lifeless did something to my being that made me sad and depressed.I ran over to him. Gathering his large head in my thick laps and kissed his head. I don't know how long I sat there cradling his head like I could bring him back before I approached the river gently and with caution because there was a good chance that whoever shot the Bear was still watching.After drinking to my heart content, I splashed water on my face letting it calm my nerves. Closing my eyes for
Ramon sat on a chair beside the bed where the unconscious melanin beauty laid. She must not be older that her teens he presumed as he watched her clutch at the sheets while her breathing increased.She had been unconscious for four days now and if not for her rapid breathing and small words every now and then, he would have thought get dead. The doctor which he has immediately called after placing her on the couch on the living room, arrived after the storm had quietened down, told him she was in a kind of state due to shock but other than that she was alive but there was a catch. If she didn't wake up any time soon, she was liable to die of hunger. He stood from where he sat and made his way to the kitchen. After preparing the soup in a can he has prepared, he took the soup in a bowl on a tray to her room. After placing the soup on the bedside table, he went to the door to check if Lily was back from her mornin
After my phone call, I padded across the hardwood floor to what I assumed to be the living area.For a cabin out in the woods, this place was huge. I searched the large area before my eyes rested on Ramon.He hadn't noticed my presence in the room so I took my time taking in his appearance in the brighter light of the living room.His hair looked even more bleached, it was almost white falling over his eyes as he concentrated on the book in his hands.He was hunched over with his eyes skimming over the words slowly like he was taking his precious time to drink in the words of the book.I finally decided to make my presence known by clearing my throat softl
"You know what?""You were so right about our cheating boyfriends but we were so blind to see through our apparent love for them" Chloe finally concluded.So here I was back in school but we were in first period waiting for our teacher and we decided to catch up.I missed this no matter how much I claimed I hated it. Chloe updated me on anything and when I say anything,I mean anything and everything including the details such as time, date and location. Yes. Location. She's that deep.I haven't seen Mark yet or Chris or any member of the baseball team. Sigh."Kamara" Chloe whined "what's on your mind?"I couldn't tell her. Or could I. I weighed the pros and cons. Pro: she would finally know I like him and can also update me on his movements. Con: she could totally tell him I liked him and I don't want him finding out from her. Right?. Pro: I would
Graduation was slowly creeping up close. It was three weeks away. Chloe and I had already discussed our plans for college. I was sad and disappointed to know we would be going to different schools."I'm going to miss you" she pouted" I won't " I said with feigned boredom resulting in my pillow being thrown at me. I dodged easily."I'm kidding, I'll miss you more"I told her as we continued with our assignments."Hey Clo?" I called her with my eyes glued to the textbook in my hands."Do you thi-""Wow" Chloe uttered as she opened my window which I had closed earlier so we wouldn't get distracted and start talking about Chris. I have had enough of him to last me a lifetime."I didn't know your room was directly opposite HIS room" she put emphasis in the his like there was a hidden meaning to her words."Chloe, please come
"Enjoy the rest of your stay here and no misbehaving" Mr. Green said finally dismissing the class for the last time ever."At last" Chloe said while walking with my to our last lunch at school."Freedom!" She screamed earning weirded out looks from some students but I've got to agree with her on that. No more waking up early. No more snotty teachers and students alike."What are you going in to the graduation party?""There's a party?" I asked clearly confused because the school only arranged for a formal celebration where we were to dress in dresses and suits (horrible, I know)."No dufus" she rolled hey eyes"Ther