Moment in time

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
Two people form different words come together in one moment of time

Submitted: August 01, 2016

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On the outside it was frowned upon but this was not there. This was the inside of a world of acceptance, or might I say a world where no one bothered enough to not accept. She was brought to his place by excuses "to put away laundry" "make sure the cabin is clean." So there they were, two people from other worlds, of which their own worlds collided for a split second in time. They, stuck in a juxtaposition of knowing and not knowing what was to happen between them and what they thought of each other, continued the act of putting away laundry, as if to not lie to their peers, even though it wouldn't matter either way. When it was done they stood in blank time. Eventually to be pulled together from some inside force. It was only a hug. They separated. It was not enough. As if telepathically agreeing on their next step, their lips interlocked. Their lips led them to the bed, where their hands led the clothes off. Intertwined in their vulnerability, they layed. An ease circled sound them, along with the feeling of calming sleepless sleep. They were as one as two could get. They hung on to the concreteness of each other's body. They knew it wasn't permanent, but it was for that moment in time. He said, "you were the first one I saw." She wasn't. He said, "I've been waiting nine weeks for this." Who knows. "Was this apart of your nine week plan?" He jokingly asked. It was. "Ha, no," she lied. They layed there. He broke the silence with words that he thought would give meaning to the hormones flowing throughout, "I love you." She layed there. Did she love him? She thought of the past men she'd said that to, where they brought her, the pain it had brought. The word love acts as an adhesive, a bond that is never quite right and when taken away, a disaster for the two. Did she love them? "Be careful using that word." The one became two. A ripple had broken through their invisible bond. She sat up, knowing the path of time she took. He sat up too, wanting the concreteness to return. They knew it wouldn't. "Don't leave." She looked at him and stood up. She put the clothes on that act as barriers of comfort. "Sorry." She left, went back to her own world. Her world was dark, his light gone, she had painfully unscrewed the light bulb. She feared that the old bulbs had inflicted so much damage, this bulb might tear her world down. At this point, it wouldn't take much. She found her corner. Cried at her own cowardice. Lost herself in her thoughts. 


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