Chapter 2: Say Yes to the Lens

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic

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Ch.2 Say Yes to the Lens

"It looks like female genitalia" my friend and fellow class mate, Fabiola, told me as she analyzed some of the photographs I once took. Fabby and I are very good friends ever since my freshman year at college when she asked me how she would adjust the lenses to her camera. She is very well liked and friendly, every one takes a liking to her as soon as they meet her. Besides her bubly personality she is also very blunt, but unlike some people in class, she always has good inetnions behind her criticism.

"It's the inside of a flower..." I responded to her and set my belongings on top of my desk. The Arts department was fortunate enough not to have suffered through cutbacks this year because of all the private donors we had, so our classroom was furnished with top of the line equipment. The room was huge with white walls, everyone had their own large working desk, a nice red room, and fluorescent lighting. In the walls oppostite of the door, hung Picture of the Month, which was picked by our teacher. This mont's photograph belonged to Nikon, most of the time it does belong to him, and it just gives the room a nice atmosphere when you first see it.

"Oh. WellI still think it looks like female genitalia. In a good way." She said and flashed me a big smile and handed the picture back to me. "Georgia O'keefe was always being told that."

"I don't think there's a good thing about that especially because I'm not her" I dropped my photo helplessly to the desk as I scanned the room for Nikon. I was mentally prepping myself to ask him the big Question. Will you pose for me. I felt like I was preparing for a death march or something, I was that nervous, it seemed like such a silly question to ask, but it was something I wanted so badly to ask.

"He's in the red room"

"Who's in the red room?"

"Oh don't play coy, Gwen...Damien, is in the red room."


"Yes oh, now are you ready to talk to him?" she asked anxiously and looked over my shoulder. Fabby knew that I had a crush on Nikon, so she was always insisting I ask him out on a date which I alwasy responded to no, but she never gave up that idea. She also knew that I wanted to ask him if I could get shots of him, and that is why she was insisitng I do that now.

"Not really bu-"

"Well you better get ready because he's coming over here" She gave me a little shove as she walked away. I turned around quickly to see him walking towards me. Oh Nikon! I mean Damien, I can't forget his real name, that's a huge no no. As I wait for him to get to me the world starts playing in slow motion for my benefit, well at least in my mind. His moppy hair blows as he takes a step, as his hips sway in a masculine way, his blue eyes twinkle...or it may be the fluorescent lighting...I'm not sure.

"Gwen, Fab tells me you have something to tell me"

"Really?" I turn around to look at her but she's gone and off to her desk on the other side of the classroom.

"Yeah she said it was urgent"

"Oh, yeah I do." Just as my mind starts formulating the words music starts playing loudly and I search for the person whos playing it. It comes from this guy named Guy, yes I know he was probably bullied as a teen, and he has techno music playing at maximum level while he takes pictures of a bowl of fruit. "Well, I-"

"Wait I can't hear you" Damien aka Nikon says, and points to his ear.

"Well you know, the showcase next month?" I ask with a louder voice

"I still can't hear you, hold on," He turns and yells, "Guy! Lower the music will you!" Guy turns to him to acknowledge him but makes no motion to turn the music off.

"Showcase next month. I wanted to ask you..."

"Guy the music!" he yells again

"..If you..."

"I cant, I can't hear you Gwen!

"If you would like to pose for me!" I yell with the loudest voice I can muster just when Guy decides to shut the music off. Everyone in class stares at me with open mouths and awe written on their faces. Guy starts to snicker and turns around to keep shooting his dumb bowl of fruits. I look to Nikon and see his face is a mixture of shock and amusement, which is no better to my confidence than the weird stares I'm getting from everybody else. "So what do you say?" I ask him in a quiet voice.

"Like nude pictures?" He asks with a smirk. I can't help but stare at his lips while he smirks and I just imagine myself kissing him while he holds me...



"No, I'm just kidding" I tell him.

"You had me going for a minute there"

"So yes? No?"

"I'll do it"

"Oh goody!" I squeal and regret it. Goody? Am I serious? Am I in the third grade? "Great, so this is what I was thinking," I walk around him and try to place the things in my mind. "I would like to take pictures of you in a white background, in black and white, just having you stand and stuff, then I woulc like to take some pictures of you in random places, or places you frequent. I just want something pretty natural looking especially the random places pictures. But when I take your white background pictures, I just want to see you kinda intimate with the camera, like it's your friend or something..."


"It'll make more sense when we actually get to it"

"Yeah I see it, you know I have a white screen at my house. Guy is always hogging this one," we both turn to look at Guy.

"Oh, that's perfect I don't have one where live."

"Where do you live?"

"Koreatown...with my parents."


"Exactly. It hurts every time I go haha... What about you?"

"Around here, in downtown. So what are you going to use the pictures for?" he asks me as he leans on my desk and his hair falls perfectly around his face. His skin is light, but not pale, a hint of sun in it, that just makes his eyes stand out like sapphires.

"For the showcase next month, I'm going to add them into my portfolio."

"If I let you take pictures of me, let metake pictures of you" he tells me as he fingers the camera in my desk, to his liking it's a Nikon and his face just brightens when he sees it.

"Of me?"

"Of you"

"I don't know, I'm not really photogenic"

"Is there anybody that is truly photogenic?"

"Fine, your pictures always come out great, I mean you've been chosen for Picture of the Month three times in a row"

"That's nothing, but if that what convinces you okay great, what about tomorrow?"

"What about tomorrow?"

"We go take pictures of me" He says as he straightens up and flexes his arms.

"Okay that's fine at what time?" He places his hand on his chin and rubs it thoughtfully.

"Three, at my place. Here's my address," He looks around for something and finds a pen and paper from the desk next to me and scribbles on it. He hands it to me and says, "just ring the bell and I'll open." I take the paper from himand I momentarily freeze as I stare at the paper but keep it happily. "Well I got to go back to the red room and see if the pictures are developed"

"Yeah yeah go." I waved him good bye and sighed happily with the images of him and I strolling about the city being crazy, or so I hope it would turn out good. I can only imagine how it would be like to hang out with him, during class we mainly talk but never had we done anything besides that, so it's very hard to make advances at him. I have no opportunity to just ask him out, and I feel intimated because of his good looks and all, but mostly because he is great at what he does. The teacher even agrees, seeing as his pictures are up everyday on these walls, and he's praised constantly, no one can doubt that he's any good. Guy strives to beat him at it but until now he has never succeeded, and I think he will never will.

But one thing is for sure. Me, him, cameras and the whole evening to ourselves.

*A/N Hello guys, sorry for the long wait! Well anyways I wanted to say this chapter was a bit...blah, and I want to apologize lol. Next chapter will be definitely more exciting!*

Submitted: December 20, 2010

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Mon, December 20th, 2010 11:09pm


yes I think so:D

Mon, December 20th, 2010 3:11pm


First? hehe

Aww I loved it, sometimes blah is good :)

Can't wait for the next chapter, keep me updated?
Jilly xx

Mon, December 20th, 2010 11:09pm


I think there is someone above you, but that's alright:] hehe yeah sometimes it is! Ahh, well I'll try to post it up soon:D I will of course!

Thanks for reading:]

Mon, December 20th, 2010 3:14pm


It's not blah! And if this somehow is blah, I like it! I lol-ed when Guy turned the music off. Damien sounds really hot! Kmu

Tue, December 21st, 2010 1:34am


Ahh, well I thought people would think so and I felt not so condfident about it but you total just made me smile! Haha you like blah, well I'm glad you don't think it is:D LOL I was trying to make this funny...hopefully I was sucessful! I find so much harder to be funny than serious:P oh he is;) and I will!

Thanks for reading:]

Mon, December 20th, 2010 5:53pm



Tue, December 21st, 2010 5:13am


Yes yes I will:D

Mon, December 20th, 2010 11:02pm

Lynn Grey

Hahah oh my. I know I would be embarassed :/ haha but I LOVED this!! Awesome chappy :) kmu
xoxo Lynn

Tue, December 21st, 2010 5:34am


Yeah me too! :D I'm glad u did!

Mon, December 20th, 2010 11:04pm



Tue, December 21st, 2010 10:25am


haha well I appreciate that! I will definitely try, my last day of school is tomorrow so I'll have much more time:D

Thanks for reading!

Tue, December 21st, 2010 8:19am


You missed a few periods in this chapter. Just pointing that out. I think she should start calling him Nikon. She should tell him his new name is Nikon and she has renamed him. lol

I love the last line. Ha, I'm excited for chapter three. Maybe we'll get to see him with his shirt off in the next chapter ;)

Keep me update. ohhh, but I probaly won't be on for a while. So, update me anyway. I'll cetch up with the chapters when I return.

Ha, it's okay you don't know where your going with this story. But, I could also help you if you need any more ideas. I'm full of ideas. :D But, you're doing a fab job of writting a wonderful story.

I loved that you updated so fast!

Tue, December 21st, 2010 10:57am


Oh, lols I wanted to post it really fast so I didn't look at the periods, but I'll get on it! :D haha she should it's getting a bit confusing for me so I can only imagine everyone else:P Aww thanks, I always try to make the last line memorable in all my stories for my chapters, sometimes they work sometimes they don't. Ahh, yes chapter three will be tons better! Maybe you will;] I want to make a sexy moment! Aww, really, are you going to trip for the holidays? When are you leaving? Thanks for the support, yeah most of the time I have no idea where i am going with anything lol I'll try to update even faster this time!

Thanks for reading:]

Tue, December 21st, 2010 8:27am


lmao that must have been sooo embarassing!


Tue, December 21st, 2010 11:36am


yeah that must have! Imagine! Ok for sure:]

Thanks for reading!

Tue, December 21st, 2010 8:29am


He said yes!

Tue, December 21st, 2010 12:54pm


haha yes he did! now we wait for chapter three to see what will happen next:]

Thanks for reading:D

Tue, December 21st, 2010 8:30am

Forever After

Haha...I quite enjoyed this chapter! I can't wait to see what happens during their, er, photo shoot! I don't know photography lingo, so I'm just gonna call it a photo shoot...anyways, it wasn't blah, dear. Guy and his fruit definitely made the scene entertaining! So, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! kmu please!

Tue, December 21st, 2010 6:45pm


:D im glad to here that! Oh I'll promise you I'll make that chapter fun and exciting!!!! I bad to throw in something semi funny so I decided on Guy whatba dumb name yeah. Aww thanks you are so lovely! Merry Christmas and happy new year to you too!

Thanks for reading:]

Tue, December 21st, 2010 11:41am


keep me updated :)

Tue, December 21st, 2010 9:16pm


Ok you got it:D

thanks for reading!

Tue, December 21st, 2010 1:22pm

Charlotte Bog

Kinda blah but the good kind that excites me for the next chapter :)

Tue, December 21st, 2010 9:24pm


haha well I'm glad! i really want to post the next chapter, hopefully it's much much better!

Thanks for reading:D

Tue, December 21st, 2010 3:27pm


They had a sweet little moment, and the moment with Guy and the yelling is so cliche, but so fun lol. It has to happen to everybody at least once. She should tell him his nickname is Nikon, and I can definitely see some interesting stuff at his house. Update me??

Tue, December 21st, 2010 9:55pm


It was! I remembered something that happened to me in my marine bio class, kinda similar, though I wasn't asking anyone to pose for me:P It happens to the best of us. haha he could either be flattered or creeped out. I have nick names for all my crushes! Ooh interesting indeed! Of course I'll update you:]

Thanks for reading!

Tue, December 21st, 2010 3:29pm


looking forward to the next one. update me.

Wed, December 22nd, 2010 2:03am


I'll try to make it better and interesting! And hopefully that's soon! For sure:]

Thanks for reading!

Tue, December 21st, 2010 6:44pm

Sophie Ashton

Loved it!
Great chapter, I didn't think it was a single bit blah :)
Ooooh can't wait for the next chapter, Nikon seems like a hottie ;)
XX Soph

Wed, December 22nd, 2010 8:30am


Ah, great:] oh, I dunno i was quite worried about it, to be honest! I promise it'll be better. Oh he is a hottie! I will:D

thanks for reading:]

Thu, December 23rd, 2010 3:34am


I totally like Nikon better than Damien XD I'm just a weird little duck, okay? So for me Damien is Nikon and that's it.
And this chapter was not blah, it was actually the start to something beautiful... *sighs dreamily*
Update me?

Thu, December 23rd, 2010 5:05pm


Nikon is a better name, I agree! It's much catchier:] ahh, thats' alright, I like weird ducks! ahh yes it is the start to something, it's just that i'm always so worried about it not being good enough. lols, yes something real beautiful! Yes yes of course I'll update you!

thanks for reading:D

Thu, December 23rd, 2010 2:39pm


Waiting for the next chapter :P please update soon!

Thu, December 23rd, 2010 7:12pm


I need to start writing it and as soon as I'm done, you are upddated! :D I'll definitely try!

thanks for reading:]

Thu, December 23rd, 2010 2:42pm


Btw srry if this comment was late booksie didn't let me go on for a while *i had trouble waiting
But now it's working, thank god.

Thu, December 23rd, 2010 7:14pm


oh my god! I thught i was the only one! I was unable to go on the page yesterday and today in the morning! but thats alright!

Thu, December 23rd, 2010 2:50pm


I love how she calls him Nikon. And how she joked with him when she asked him to pose for her and he was like "nude?". He could pose Nude for me ANYTIME. Though I wouldn't be using the camera much THAT TIME. God, I am so damn perverse. LOL. Anyway, loved the last line! And this chapter was so not BLAH. It was great! Keep up the great work hun!!
Update Me?
PS Sorry for checking this out so late. Booksie was messing up on me and I just couldn't access it. Sorry!

Fri, December 24th, 2010 3:04am


Yeah he should legally change it to nikon, everyone seems to like it better lols :D haha yeah I was trying to make it funny but it's harder than it seems! Oh, would you now! It's not perverse when everyone thinking it, right? But anywho I would to:D with a boy like that who would be taking pics! Ahh last lines, I always try to make them good in all the chaps to my stories so I'm glad you liked it:] aww your so lovely! And of course i'll update you! Omg that was happening to me too! Booksie was messing up!

Well, thanks for reading!

Thu, December 23rd, 2010 7:13pm

Just In Case

OMFG!! Forget Chris!! Who Chris?? I call dibs on Damien!! OMGGG Such a sexy namee!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the name Damien like NOBODY'S BUSINESS! I am even going to name my baby boy that! LOL.

And what is this 'blah chapter' you are talking about? This was FAAAAAAAAAAAR from blah ^_^
God..Nikon sounds sooooo hot!!
You gotta update me on this awesomeness alright? xD
Can't WAIT for the next chapter!!
I see lotsa pictures and lotsa Damien! LOL.

Fri, December 24th, 2010 6:16pm


:D haha well as my Xmas present you can have damien instead of chris then! Chris was so last chapter yeah! :]] haha yes I love that name! I always imagine a mysterious and brooding sexy guy! Glad you liked the name. Lols I love when people say nobodys business. Aww that would be a cute baby name:] oh well thank you, I really thought people would hate it. He is he is! I'll try to make him hotter just for you! Okay I will! Next chap will be better:D haha there will be a lot of both;)

Thanks for reading!

Fri, December 24th, 2010 1:59pm

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