There once was a
couple who are as strange as night. They would always love and
never fight. They never lied and they never told truth, they'd
only keep secrets from the curious and sleuths. Night time was
divine, day time was fine. They'd always be mysterious to the
knowing and spoke to the mimes. Who did this couple think they
were? Why were they so absurd? And why couldn't everyone just
watch and learn?
burn!" I yelled in mighty glory standing in the middle of the
street after telling off an under-dressed girl.
stood next to me," ha-ha, nice Dally." I always enjoyed
compliments from Ophelia, they were never too glorifying but they
weren't degrading either.
clapped once then hit each others opposite hand twice and slapped
them together like we were playing patty-cake. Ophelia's fingers
curled to hold my hand and I did the same. She leaned in and
kissed my chin and I giggled and kissed her nose. That was our
friendship handclap. A car sped past us and honked their horn.
Ophelia gave them the finger and then held my hand again. She
kissed my knuckles of that hand and let go of the other.
Ophelia, would you like to walk away in the sunset with me?" I
asked her in a dorky voice quoting a boy who liked her.
up, you know that dude who asked that was mentally ill."
any guy who likes you is mentally ill. But still, want to skip
down the street with me?"
delightful." She smiled.
off then, in the middle of the street, skipping past dog walkers,
mailmen, joggers, gangsters, and preppy people galore. A lot of
them turned their heads at us and others just shook their heads
in shame of us. If they didn't like us, then why did they look? I
guess they didn't have anything better to do.
I, me and her, we were weird none the less to say. We didn't try
to be weird for the attention; we just didn't like to be as
everyone else. We wanted to be singular, not plural, but we made
an exception to being 'us'. I'd really be lost if we weren't us
and were them; if that makes any sense.
think we had any real attraction to each other like lesbians do;
we were just really great friends that happen to act like
We arrived at Mr.
Qualanderins Candy Shoppe. It was an amazing place and Mr.
Qualanderin, or Mr. Qually loved us, and we loved him. He always
gave us discounts because we bought something from him almost
every day multiple times. We also helped clean up the place; it's
like we work there but not officially.
giggled at the door's bell that rings when you open it then
hopped up to the counter where Mr. Qually smiled at us. If we
hadn't known him for so long we could have mistaken him for a
child molester. Though he was quite old I don't see how he could
be able to do that.
would you ladies like today?" He asked us, his voice was sweet
and shaky as always.
Ophelia and I both looked around the candy filled room then at
"Lollipops," We both said at the same time.
assume you want the large ones? Two of them?" He asked.
sir." I said.
cents," he said as he handed Ophelia the candy. I dug around my
pocket to get the money then handed it to him.
"Pleasure doing business with you sir," I said and shook his
a mighty pleasure it is. Have fun you two," Mr. Qually smiled his
smiled and waved at him as we walked out of the store.
me," I said as we got to Our Corner, which had a bright red stop
sign, a flower pot, and a fire hydrant on it.
un-wrapped the lollipop for me and handed it to me.
at that dead bird," said Ophelia.
looked the direction she was, "It's so pretty. I'm pretty sure
it's a crow."
probably ran into the stop sign," she said.
of birds do. Even we run into that stop sign."
amazing how we miss it."
candy," She added.
there eating our lollipops for the next ten minutes glaring at
every car that passed by.
Ophelia said as my mom's car headed our way.
immediately scooted farther away from each other and pretended to
play tic-tac-toe on the sidewalk. As my mom got nearer she
stopped and I looked at her. She motioned for me to talk to
I asked walking up to her car.
you home by six, dinner will be ready then," She said.
cool. What are we having?"
"Grilled cheese and tomato soup sound okay?"
"Alright, I'll be expecting you to be home then," She looked at
me sternly, I was rarely ever on time.
bye," I said then skipped off towards Ophelia.
track of the time!" She shouted as she drove off towards
you're mum's actually home early, is she feeling okay?" Ophelia
knows?" My mom was rarely ever home before 10pm, so this was a
well. What'd she say?"
gotta be home by six."
see how well that works out," she giggled and moved closer to me
you flirting with me?" I asked in shock, jokingly of
darn, you caught me," She said in lazy defeat.
licked my lollipop which was getting very small and looked at the
town's clock, "It's almost five thirty," I said gloomily.
then we don't have much time," Ophelia got up and pulled me up
with her hand and started dragging me to the playground.
Eventually I got sturdy on my feet and walked by her side.
swings, turny thing, or bridge?" She asked.
do it on the turny thing," I said in a perverted manner, Ophelia
never learned what the turny thing was called but you had to push
it and people would sit on it and spin around, so we called it
the turny thing. I sat down in the middle and Ophelia sat on my
lap. We had finished our lollipops and stuck the sticks in one of
were only a few people at the playground; a kid and his mother,
and the Fantastic Four. The Fantastic Four was a group of four
teenage boys that thought they were 'fantastic'. They always
acted as though they were the high and mighty rulers of the
playground and whatnot.
wrapped my arms around Ophelia and she leaned her head against my
shoulder, her hair always smelt really good, like berries. These
were the times when we talked about random things.
do you know what your name means?" Ophelia asked.
Do you know what yours means?"
is some gravitational thing for Uranus, but you're means to
does? Well it doesn't seem like I'm living up to my name very
well then does it?" I said and looked down at Ophelia.
quite," She said and sat so she was facing me. "But there is a
way you could fix that."
there is." I smiled and walked my fingers up Ophelia's arm,
"Perhaps you could teach me," I said and poked her on the
glad to. You see, you have to smile, bat you eyelashes, and
do that already, what else do I need to do?"
need to lean in…" I did what she said, "Closer." I leaned in
closer. "Then let the flirtee do the rest."
smiled and Ophelia put her hands on my shoulders in a seducing
manner and pulled me till our lips touched. She wouldn't let me
move until I started laughing.
room!" Yelled one of the Fantastic Four.
pulled away from Ophelia and glared at the boys, "If you don't
like it then why are you watching?" I shouted at them.
do whatever we want here, it's our territory," yelled another
you can deal with me and Ophelia. Unless you actually like it.
Then that's just disturbing, I would recommend going home and
asking your dad for some of his Playboy Magazines!" Ophelia
giggled like she always does when I yell at them and sat back
down on my lap.
can't handle this," Ophelia said as she took my face in her hands
and pulled it to her face, she was basically kissing me upside
down, it was interesting. She never was one to show off her
kissing skills, I didn't know what had changed, but I didn't mind
God…" said a boy.
laughed again but Ophelia didn't let go of my face and I moved my
hand to her face and just went along with her.
guys, I have to go home. I uh… have to do laundry."
time Ophelia and I both broke away and started laughing loudly,
and laughed even louder as we saw the boy turn away with wet
pants. The other boys were pretending not to watch us, but they
were, and they were talking about us too.
turned to Ophelia curious, "What was that?"
was what?" she looked confused.
that kissing and stuff."
"Nothing, I just wanted to get a laugh from the guy's reactions.
Why, did you not like it?" She almost looked offended.
never do that though… You rarely even kiss me… I didn't mind it,
it was just shocking."
guess I'm warming up to you even more." She smiled.
that so?" I kissed Ophelia once again and this time she laughed.
To my surprise, she actually kissed me back, but then I let go
when I heard the town's clock chime six-o'-clock.
stood up and looked at me with painful eyes, "Dally, I'm
What are you confused about?" I stood up next to her.
did we end up like this?"
two lesbian girls that aren't like anybody else we've ever met.
How'd we get this close, and what happens if when we get older,
we don't like each other anymore?"
don't really know… What are you thinking about Ophelia?"
never want us to be separate. I don't even want to hide from my
parent's that I'm crazy about you anymore."
know what, neither do I. Is that why you've been so
I think so."
don't mind it but, I don't want to over-do it. I don't want
things to get too far with us until we're older so that we know
our exact feelings and everything."
understand… But I know you won't leave me without letting me know
could never leave you."
smiled and hugged me, I hugged her back.
to get home," I finally said.
need to let go of me to do that," she said trying to pull away
from my hold on her.
didn't mind. Bye Dally."
"Au revior," I said and kissed her cheek. Then I darted
off towards home.