One Last Sight

One Last Sight

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Typical Teenage College romance.
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Summary

Typical Teenage College romance.

Chapter1 (v.1) - Fate

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Is love a force of nature or is it a work of fate? Is love a remedy or is it an ecstasy?

The very element which had aroused the creative spirit of poets and led to the creation of their masterpieces.

It's a wonder how strong undefined emotions could be and how love could take effect unconsciously.

The story below is the story of a boy who is also the protagonist of the whole story. He have fallen for a girl. Will he experience a happy ending or is there a tragic and appalling ending in the making?

Chapter Content - ver.1

Submitted: February 08, 2017

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Spring had just settled bringing nature back to life. The air was as fresh and crisp as it could be, and the warbling songs of the birds filled the sky.

It was the start of a fresh year, a boy had just graduated from High School, and was off to College. Enthusiastically, he was thinking of the new things he was about to experience. The holidays passed him by and after three months of patiently waiting, it was time; he was off to his first day of college.

He could feel his blood pumping, throbbing down his veins, as he stared at the rising sun, a new day which was about to bring him to the first chapter of a new journey.

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The Sweet Surprise

He gets up early in the morning as he couldn't sleep the previous night, not with the suppressed anxiety inside of him. He takes breakfast in one mouthful, showers and dresses up in his best clothes, and there he was, all dandy for the day he had been eagerly waiting for. With a kiss on his mother's cheeks and a warm hug from his father, he took off, but little did he know......... the surprise that was waiting for him.

He heads out from home with his motorcycle and he step up the throttle  till he reaches his college. He meets familiar faces at the parking lot and decides to stick with them till the classrooms were made accessible. Minutes passes them by then they hear the bell rings - signifying the start of their first ever class of college.

As he and his friends parade down the college hallways, he is met with this face which catches his attention immediately. He feels his heart bangs against his ribs, pulse pound in his eardrums. He was afraid to come off creepy but couldn't stop staring and yes, it was a girl he was staring at, a brunette standing around five foot six, red cherry lips, fair skin and a mole just vertically below her eye that really augmented her beauty. Just as she passes him by, he catches a whiff of the sweetest fragrance he have ever tasted. He felt it like a fairy tale, but there wasn't enough time to do anything as he was already five minutes late for his class, so he proceed forward without saying anything but the girl beguile him so hard that he misses every lecture on that class.

The classes goes on and he was still adrift from logic and awareness of reality, and almost stays in for a lecture which wasn't even in his semester subjects. It turns out that as it was the first day of the academic session of the college, they have suspended the afternoon classes. So, the students were free for the afternoon. Sam was deciding to go home early but as he made his way to the main road of the college he meets his friends again and they invite him to have lunch with them and they added that they know a great place to eat. By this time his thoughts of the girl were rather vague now.

Sam thinks it wasn't a bad idea as he's starting to get  hungry anyway. So he goes with his friends to the restaurant for lunch. Then they made their way to a restaurant and on that very restaurant, he meets new faces and even makes new friends immediately. They spend the day chatting, laughing and the day have given him a good impression of college life so far.

Then, as the hand of the clock strikes 4, it was time to head home. And as he heads off again with his motorcycle heading for home, his sights falls upon a familiar figure among the pedestrians - it was that same girl he had met at the hallway of the college building. He couldn't help but stare and almost hits a pick-up truck which immediately wakes him up. Utterly embarrassed, he apologizes to the driver of the truck and continues heading home. He reaches home safely and couldn't wait to share the details of his first day in college with his family. The Family had a long talk over dinner as he shares with them about his new friends and all about his day; but about the girl, he decided to keep it a secret to himself. After dinner he sits on his bed with a guitar on his lap. Thinking about the girl he met, he sings his heart out. What the boy didn't notice was that, he have fallen in love at first sight, and the feeling is unfamiliar to him, so he kept it all to himself. After a few songs, he decides to hit the hay.

A new day dawned, and with all the experiences still fresh on his mind he gets up from bed and watches the sunrise with a positive mindset. And as his family wakes up one after another, he was already up and running, telling his family that he can't wait to get to college again, but this was his mind playing tricks on him. He had no idea that his heart was only longing to see that face which had enthralled his heart  so much. This time too, breakfast was only a mouthful and he was off to college for the second time.

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Under My Skin

As he reaches his college his friends were there early and were all waiting for him in the parking lot. They chat for a few minutes and were off to attend their own classes. As he strolls down the path to his class, he unconsciously searches for that face.

But to his disappointment, she was nowhere to be seen. He walks into the classroom and sits there waiting for the Professor to come in. Time flies by and he finds himself already at the last period of his class for the day. He was dissatisfied and disenchanted as he hadn't seen the girl all day. The end-of-class bell rings and students disperse as they are dismissed. Still, he didn't find the girl. Feeling dejected and incomplete, he makes his way to the parking lot. He starts his motorcycle and as he was about to take off, some scooter hit the back of his motorcycle. He gets off as soon as he feels the bump. A girl with a full-faced helmet immediately apologizes. He was so ready to scold her for the dent she left on the exhaust pipe of his motorcycle. He just stares at the dented exhaust displaying a pissed - off expression on his face. But The boy is in for a surprise, as the girl takes off her helmet,...... it was that GIRL! Her voice is soft to the ears and laced with guilt. "I am so sorry. I'll pay for any damage done tomorrow, but since I'm in a hurry, will you please excuse me for the now?"

He stands quietly for a minute, gawking at her, making the girl feel uneasy. Then, with a faint voice of in - confidence, he says, "Don't worry about it, it's nothing that can't be fixed by hand." The girl's shoulder immediately drops in relief as she sighs. She thanks him profusely and apologizes to him once more, and just before she puts on her helmet again, she turns back. With a giggle, she says, "Thank you again." The boy, immediately captivated by her smile, was unable to utter a word and just waved his hands with a goofy looking face. Then, the girl takes off, leaving a boy with butterflies in his stomach. The boy then takes off too, heading for home. So charmed he was, he couldn't even finished his dinner as he was lost in his thoughts. That night was a long night for the boy, as he couldn't get even a wink of sleep. His thoughts were encased entirely by the the smile of the girl and the vision of her face, deep - rooted in his imaginations.

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The Symptoms starts to show.

Another sunrise brings forth a new day. Feeling slightly fatigued due to lack of sleep, he ended getting up late. His family were worried as his behavior was evidently different from the past few days. They fear that he might be coming down with something, but he puts their minds at ease, telling them that that wasn't the case. But little did the family know, the boy is sick all right, LOVESICK!

After his daily routine of getting ready, he takes off for his third day of college. As usual his friends were early, and were lingering around the parking lot. They hang out for a bit and were off to their classes as usual.

This day was no different as he still clandestinely search for the girl. And also this day, he met disappointment. He enters his class for the lecture. He still hadn't seen the girl at all that day too, and then he suddenly recall the previous encounter in the parking lot, and as soon the end-of-class bell rings, he rush over to the parking lot, but the girl was nowhere to be seen, and he thinks to himself, "maybe she's running a bit late, let me wait for her a bit", so he lingers around the parking lot. Minutes turn to hours and the last vehicle in the parking lot beside his motorcycle just left, so he decides to give up and head  home..As he reaches home, he try and keep a smile, afraid his family would be on his case, as he would like to keep his matter about the girl a secret. After dinner he head directly for his room and change. He feels as if a fragment of his heart is missing as he hadn't seen his crush all day. He head to bed with a frowned face, and his thoughts are far-gone.

This night too was a sleepless night for the boy who was already lost deeply in love.

Days passes by, and it had been already over a month since the day of the first day of college. Maybe fate has another plan or it's just dumb-luck on the boy's case as he hadn't seen the girl for almost over a month. As usual, the boy get up from bed, keep his daily routine of getting ready for class, and head off. As he reaches the parking lot, he spotted a familiar SCOOTER, his eyes light - up for a minute but the past month had been a total disappointment for him so he restrain himself of getting his hopes up. But as he turn around, standing about 7 steps behind him was that girl. She advance towards  his direction and as she gets closer the boy was starting to get jumpy. She stands in front of him and says, "i am sorry again for that bump i left in your exhaust pipe, and thank you for letting me off that easy, my older sister had met with an accident and was admitted to the hospital, i was in a bit of a hurry or i wont make that silly mistake." The boy flash a coy smile and  find himself staring directly staring at her eyes.He starts to get immensely nervous and try his best to keep his calm and says," don't worry about it, it wasn't even much damage, i fixed it overnight, no trouble at all." The girl introduce herself as Annie and the boy told her that his name was Sam. Annie told Sam that she's about to be late for her class, and has to go. Sam was still mesmerized and just waved again. That little moment spark a plug in Sam puts him in a playful and mischievous mood for the day. He was feeling full of energy  and brimmed with joy throughout the day.

The next day, with the recent "little moment" still fresh in his mind, he is feeling particularly sprightly, he rush off to college, filled with excitement for what the day may bring. Will it bring Sam and Annie closer? or Is there another card fate had planned on his hand? time will tell....

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Bitter-Sweet.

All the professors were to attend a conference which is held annually for professors all over the state. So, they suspend all classes except for the first period so all students has to reach college nonetheless.

After that First period Sam and his friends make their way  to the restaurant where they hang out all the time. That restaurant had became like a hang-out spot during class intervals for Sam and his friends and  this time around they had get acquainted with the owner of the restaurant. They have their lunch and hang out there for the rest of the day. And as they were getting ready to go home, Sam witness a bitter sight, Annie was on the back seat of a stranger's motorcycle. The perception of that immediately left Sam in a foul mood. The sight immediately fills him with jealousy and he head on home with many questions spinning around his head like, "who was that guy?", "maybe her boy-friend?" or "hopefully her brother?". And as Sam reaches home, he head straight to his bedroom, still feeling intense jealousy, and with all the questions still in his mind he started to feeling stupid and ridiculous, the situation left him in no mood for dinner that night so he went off to bed with a heavy heart, it was another sleepless night for Sam......

When the sun rays hits his face the next morning Sam has no interest of getting up from bed, or attending his classes, but he have to.In his mind he was thinking that his whole situation is ridiculous and he can't be sulking over a girl whom all he knows about is her name, but that was his thoughts and his heart was singing an entirely different song. After several minutes of quietly laying on his bed he made a decision to get up and try his best to get Annie out of his mind. He has no appetite for breakfast and skip it. This day was a bit different, he was scared to meet Annie for he might find answers that he wont like. So ,after parking his motorcycle he furtively and briskly duck  straight for class.

During one of his class recess Sam head for a drink at the water cooler, to his luck, Annie was standing there with the same guy Sam saw her with. Annie wave  at Sam and called out his name with a friendly smile. Sam approach them and try his best to keep a smile and look friendly. As he approaches them, to his surprise Annie introduce Sam to her Cousin Jacob who was their senior at the college. The same guy who had filled Sam with jealousy, the same guy who Sam thought was Annie's boyfriend was only her cousin. Sam halt all his thoughts ,paused for a minute, and his heart felt a huge relief. The three of them get acquainted and chat for a few minutes, then Sam tell them that he was about to be late for class and that he has to go. But his legs stop when he overhear Annie complaining about her scooter to Jacob, and Sam being pretty familiar with mechanical works saw this as a chance to help out the girl he was head over heels for. He return to them and says to Annie, "I am pretty handy with stuffs like that, do you mind if i take a look?", and Annie said, "I wouldn't want to trouble you. Besides didn't you say you were late for your class?" ,Sam replied, "i was wrong and it turns out i am done for today and i don't have anything better to do anyway.", Annie said that if that was the case she wouldn't mind at all.

They both head off for the parking lot. Annie told Sam that while running her scooter there's this unusual sound emanating from the scooter, and after Sam took a quick inspection he found the problem immediately.

He tell Annie,"The wheel - chain of your scooter is getting a bit dried up, a little lubricant should fix it." Annie laugh out saying, " WOW! What a silly problem, and here i was mind-boggled thinking there might be something wrong with the engine or stuffs like that." And Sam tells her that problems like this was quite common and he also tell Annie not to hesitate to seek his assistance if ever she came upon problems regarding with her scooter again. Annie thank Sam, and to his sweet surprise, she suggests that they should hang out sometimes and gave him her number. That was another little moment that made Sam's day. She thank him again, and Annie head off with her scooter, but just before she was on her way, she smile at  Sam and tell him to call her sometimes. Sam feel as if the heavens have fallen on earth as  sweet emotions and sensations started deluging throughout his body. He was lost in Annie's eyes and he smile and smile and smile......looking stupid actually. Things were turning out great for Sam now, and his positive mind-set has return in full throttle.

As the moon rises and the stars came out to play. Sam was struggling with his phone, a blank text message with Annie's number on the address. His thoughts were enveloped in agitation, in his mind he was thinking whether he should do it or shouldn't. His thoughts were circling around his head. Then, he just decides to leave it for another time.

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Emotions concealed in compliments.

Days had turned to weeks, and on a Monday, the start of a fresh week, Sam finds himself walking along the main road. He had left his motorcycle at home and had decided to walk to college that day. He decides to stop at a nearby cafe for a cup of Coffee, and to his surprise Annie was there sitting at a table all by herself. She was waving at Sam with a friendly smile on her face. Sam ordered his drink at the counter and join Annie at her table. Annie states that she's mad at Sam, but Sam has no idea what he did wrong. Then Annie said, "I thought you were gonna call, i was up till midnight waiting for you." Sam was more than happy to hear that, he kept his cool on the outside as he feign a sorry looking face, but on the inside his thoughts were disarrayed with joy. He thought of coming up with an excuse for a minute but instead he decides to come. Sam  apologize to Annie, and with a smile she  replies,  "I'll forgive you if you treat me to coffee right now." Sam change his order to drinks for two immediately. They both chat and have fun, and Annie told Sam that they had drop classes for that day in account of maintenance around the College campus. Sam had no idea about this, then Annie adds and suggests that the both of them should hang out for the rest of the day. This suggestion by Annie puts Sam in a muddled state, with mixed feelings of excitement and nervousness at the same time. But the girl of his dreams, the girl that could make his heart skip a beat was inviting him to spend time with her, so he muster up his courage as he Isn't really planning to miss any chance to get closer with Annie.

Sam replies, "so what do you wanna do?" and Annie tells him that she know a great place for a picnic and watch the sunset. Sam realize immediately that this could very well turn into a date. So he accepts Annie's invitation. After Sam pays for their drinks, the both of them head out.

Sam left his motorcycle at home, so they have to make the trip by Annie's scooter. Annie felt uneasy for a boy sitting in the passenger seat while a girl is driving, so she let Sam take control of her scooter. When they reach the spot, they find themselves making their way to  a large field surrounded by cliffs, various flowers grew all over the fields and the field itself was vibrant green as the grasses were adorned by the sun rays. Birds were chirping all around and butterflies were gently floating around as well. The fragrance that was created as the wind carried the scent of the flowers and the trees and scattered them all around the place can really soothe one's soul.

Sam was filled with serenity of the view and ask Annie how she get to know about this place as it was pretty isolated. Annie replies, " my father used to take me here when i was a little girl, i immediately took a liking to this place. The whole environment of this place brings me at peace, so i came here really often. When i am stressed out or having personal issues or simply had a bad day, this is the place i can always count on to calm me down." They laid down a mat and started to sit down. They instantly feel at peace being embraced by the atmosphere of that place.  Annie make another suggestion that they get to know more about each other, and to make things fun they should do it in some sort of a game. Sam replies,"well, what do you have in mind."

Then Annie says, "How about a game of Truth or Dare? in which we both should be completely honest." Sam accepts. Annie then insists Sam to make Annie take the first test, in which she chose truth. Sam waste no time and ask her if she have a boyfriend. Annie,blushing a little "currently i am not seeing anyone, so that means No." Then Annie asks Sam if he choose Truth or Dare, and Sam decides to go for dare. Then to his surprise, Annie dared Sam to tell her his crush or girlfriend if he have any, and reminds him that he should he completely honest with his answer. Sam felt if he tell her the truth, it would make the whole situation awkward, Annie was really twisting his arms.But then, he decides to get a little creative and came up with these words, " Honestly speaking, there's this girl that's been in my head 24/7."

Annie was getting thrilled  , "oooh! tell me more about her." At this point Sam was captivated just by her presence , " She have this face which would probably fill the angels with jealousy, and her hair rest on her shoulder in such a way that you want to gently move your fingers through it, and her smile....that smile, every time i see it i feel every part of me coming to life, and she had these eyes that makes my heart go crazy, makes my legs go jelly and every time they stares at me i feel undefined emotions that can bother me for a whole day and if a day passed me by without seeing her face, that day never ends for me, its like i am stuck in a time - loop searching for the core of my heart and my emotions." Annie interrupts Sam and said that this girl must be really beautiful, Sam replied that she really is. Annie told jack that if that was the case he should really tell the girl just how he feel, but little did she know ,Sam was only talking about her. Sam smiles, "I've never had the courage, but based on my current situations i am really making progress." Sam could read on Annie's face as she briefly shows a faint expression of jealousy which make Sam more excited.Hours passes them by and they find themselves on the verge of sunset . They stay and  watch as the sun goes down then head home. Annie drop Sam at his house and bid him Good-Night and took-off, Sam continued watching her till she was no longer in sight. By this time now, Sam is beginning to realize that Annie is getting under his skin and she just seems to keep digging her way deeper into Sam's heart.....

Another month had passed, and the whole college find themselves on the verge of conducting their first internal examinations for the academic year. This time around, Sam and Annie were getting pretty close and comfortable with each other. They chat over phone calls and text messages, and even hang out around college. Sam introduce Annie to his friends and Annie being a girl with a friendly spirit and positive vibes, she get along with Sam's friends right away. Even up till now, Sam have been concealing his feelings towards Annie and still keep it to himself. It was the start of a new day and Sam and his friends were talking about the upcoming examinations and their mind-set preparing for them. Sam was a bright scholar, all the Professors, his families and basically everyone he know have high hopes for him and Annie was no different as well. As their discussions were occupying  them Annie arrives at the parking lot with her scooter. If only his friends had payed attention to Sam they would have noticed his face as it lights up every time he see Annie. Sam had done a pretty good job hiding his feelings that none of his friends have a clue. Annie joins them in their conversation immediately and after several minutes of discussions it was time for Sam and his friends to attend their usual classes. The gang part ways making a plan to all meet up at the restaurant for lunch.

Sam and Annie's class - room were pretty close so they usually stroll down together. Annie ask Sam if he had been preparing for the upcoming exams and Sam simply reply that there was a slight factor that make him lose his focus a little bit. Annie face flash a smirk as Sam said those words, " lemme guess, that girl? Your 'CRUSH' ?" ask Annie, "She's getting deeper and deeper into my skin and she is always in my thoughts, sometimes i swear i can see the alphabets of the pages of my books assemble to make a detailed sketch of her face." Sam replies, they both burst out in laughter on Sam's silly response. They reach their respective classes and enter their classes for their lectures. There was no particular lesson on any subject that day and as a follow up one of the professors came in and announce that this was supposedly the last day of class until the internal examinations were over and added that the remaining week was to be like a study-leave so that the students could prepare for their examinations at home. The internal examinations usually lasts over a month. After that particular class was over, every student on campus rush over to the College notice board as the scheduled routine for the examinations were out. Sam and Annie were there as well. They both took a quick look at it and Sam realize Annie's subjects were all on a different schedule from his, so it was more than a month of not seeing Annie for Sam. After writing down their examination schedules on their notes, Sam and his friends make their way to the restaurant. As usual they hang out at the restaurant till the evening. As they were all getting ready to go home, they wish each other good lucks on their examinations. All the other friends were already on their way home, but Annie seems like she was trying to stay behind for a while.  "Aren't you going home, it's almost 4.", says Sam,"I have to wait for my cousin Jacob, he's coming over for dinner and he left his ride at home, so, he have to come with me." replied Annie. Sam tell Annie if she would like some company but Annie was afraid to trouble Sam, so she simply replies," it's okay. He'll be here soon. To be honest, he's with his girlfriend right now." But Sam insists that he keep her company until Jacob arrive. So the both of them starts a conversation over coffee until Annie bring up her memory about the first time they ever spend time together, the little picnic they had. They both smile and Annie suggests that they should do it again sometime and Sam agrees. A brief moment of silence and  awkwardness ensued upon them  until to their relief Jacob arrives. Jacob thank Annie for waiting on him and also thank Sam for keeping Annie a company. They wave at each other and were off to their separate ways.

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