10. Starry Eyed

10 Nov

Read the first installment of this mini-series, Spark, before progressing…

“Want to go for a walk to look at the stars,” he asked?

Her palms instantly started to clam up even though it was well into the 40s that evening. He wanted to go on a walk with her? Should she leave her beer or take it? What if others saw them wandering away from the bonfire? She quickly quieted these thoughts, deposited her beer in the nearest cupholder, got up, straightened her jeans and off they went.

They didn’t make it more than 30 feet away from the bonfire before he stopped in the field and cast his eyes upwards. She did the same, taking in all the stars both big and small shining down on them, there in this field, in the most unsuspecting place to meet a man. He briefly touched her back, letting it linger for just a moment.

In that split second her entire body felt like it was alive: tingles, butterflies, electricity. She had to stop to catch her breath before answering whatever question it was that he asked her, which it turned out had something to do with going back to the bonfire. She wanted him to hold her hand, to brush her hair out of her face, to stand with her a moment longer in the field.

She spent the rest of the night craving that feeling of electricity run through her body again a sensation she surely hadn’t felt in over 18 months.

It wasn’t for a few more hours that she’d have that opportunity. She found herself on the roof with a group of people for more star gazing, with this particular boy by her side, everyone cuddled under blankets to ward off the chill. He reached over and grabbed her hand, giving it a little squeeze and moving closer to her. She snuggled in, a huge grin spreading across her face. Lying on that roof, staring into the great universe before her, with her best friends on her left, a new boy on her right, she thought that maybe this was the start of something amazing.

As if reading her mind he pulled her closer, sensing her need for more warmth, something his height and broad shoulders easily offered. Little did she know that in a mere 20 minutes time he’d be whispering something in her ear that was something she wanted him to say, even though she didn’t know it yet.

hold tight…. there is more to this story…


16 Responses to “10. Starry Eyed”

  1. Becky November 10, 2010 at 6:42 am #

    This story makes me giddy and tingly!!!

  2. Courtney November 10, 2010 at 7:47 am #

    Your story was exactly what I needed to read this morning!

  3. Heather November 10, 2010 at 8:47 am #

    You’re killin’ me, Smalls, you’re killin’ me. Haha. I can’t wait to read more!! So good.

  4. Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks November 10, 2010 at 8:47 am #

    You’re such a tease! But, you’re also a pretty damn good writer … so, you know I’ll be coming back for more of this story! =)

  5. Liz November 10, 2010 at 9:07 am #

    OMG I have butterflies! More! MORE!

  6. Ris November 10, 2010 at 9:43 am #

    Aughhh I’m on the edge of my seat here! I want to read the rest of this story sooooon!

  7. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair November 10, 2010 at 10:23 am #

    Gee whiz, you keep leaving me hanging, right when I’m on the edge of my seat ;)

    I love this little story you’re telling! Can’t wait to read the rest :)

  8. Lisa of Lisa's Yarns November 10, 2010 at 10:31 am #

    Another well written post! You definitely are sucking your reading in!! You describe that feeling of electricity so well! I remember that feelinng on my first date w/ the barrister when his hand would brush mine or when we were sitting so close together. best. feeling. ever. And it’s still just as exciting every time he holds my hand, 2 months later. :)

  9. Amy --- Just A Titch November 10, 2010 at 1:43 pm #

    I cannot wait to read the rest! Eee!

  10. Ashalah November 10, 2010 at 2:59 pm #

    Ahhhh! I just read these two bits and I WANT MORE!! Have I mentioned patience is not a virtue of mine? :)

  11. Tabitha November 10, 2010 at 4:55 pm #

    Okay, I HAVE to know…is this autobiographical or what?! (Either way, it’s lovely!)

  12. alliecakes November 11, 2010 at 12:04 am #

    ahhhh you’ve got me on the edge of my seat… can’t wait to read more!!!!

  13. mandy November 11, 2010 at 7:50 am #

    Such another lovely piece, Nora. You capture everything so beautifully.

  14. LovelyAnomaly November 12, 2010 at 11:43 pm #

    Ahhhh, THE SUSPENSE.

    Out with it, woman!

  15. Megan November 16, 2010 at 8:00 am #

    Ahhh, I want to hear the rest of the story! :)


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    […] Don’t miss the first two installations of this mini-series here: Spark and Starry Eyed. […]

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