A Dream In A Glance

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Is love at first sight truly possible? For Seraphina Ayn, it always was. Both of her parents had died due to a boating accident in the Caribbean, and she was raised by her single aunt. She's 18 now, and ready to take on the world. But will she be able to accomplish her dream of becoming a journalist on her own? Or will she finally allow someone into her life to help her become everything she wishes to be?

Chapter 1 (v.1) - A Dream In A Glance

Submitted: November 04, 2011

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A:N/ Hello, lovelies! Thanks so very much for checking out my first novel here onbooksie. I hope everyone enjoys it! Please note that only those who comment will be updated. Thanks again, and happy reading :]

Seraphina Ayn sat on the front porch, staring out into the complete darkness. The night was cold, but the mug of hot chocolate nestled between her hands helped to warm her up. The stars were out, shimmering like flashlights in the black sky. Her mind raced back to her childhood, and the endless nights she spent catching fireflies with her best friend, Lena, filled her thoughts. She missed Lena like crazy, and couldn't wait for summer. After graduating high school, Seraphina would finally be able to see Lena. The two of them would share an apartment, and attend the same college. They were going into nursing school, and Seraphina could hardly wait. It had been a dream of theirs since as far back as she could remember.

Her aunt interrupted her thoughts as she stepped onto the porch, closing the screen door behind her.

"It sure is cold out here tonight," her aunt said, rubbing her arms to stay warm.

"Yes, it is."

A silence filled the air as her aunt took the rocking chair next to Seraphina. Crickets could be heard chirping from a mile away, and the neighbor's rowdy dog was barking next door.

"So what are you out here thinking about?"

Seraphina shrugged, unsure of what to say. "Summer, I guess."

Her aunt nodded, staring into the distance. "I'm sure. You know, it's going to be so quiet without you around."

Seraphina smiled, glancing over at her aunt. "So you're saying I'm loud?"

Her aunt laughed, and Seraphina joined in. "No! That's definitely not what I was saying. It's just, going to be... lonely, I'm afraid."

Seraphina took her aunt's hand in hers. "I'm not moving that far away, you know. Chapel Hill is only about three hours from here. I'll be able to visit you on the weekends, and I'll call you every night. I wouldn't want you to forget about me."

Her aunt smiled, shaking her head. "Like I could do that."

Seraphina took a small sip of her hot chocolate, leaning her head back against the chair. A peaceful, knowing silence formed between them. Summer meant many things. And although summer meant nursing school, freedom, and being with her best friend, Lena, it also meant leaving.

Leaving her aunt, and the only place she'd ever called home. Leaving her other high school friends, and her favorite places to go on the weekends. Leaving a lifetime of people she had learned to love and respect.

And of course, it meant leaving Penelope, her nine year old dog. Penelope had been there for Seraphina whenever she needed a friend. No matter what time it was, or what kind of a mood Seraphina was in. It didn't matter how moody she was, or how much trouble she had gotten into as a middle schooler.

Penelope was always there.

As if Penelope were reading Seraphina's thoughts, she started scratching at the screen door. Her aunt was up before Seraphina was, and let Penelope outside. Penelope's silky brown fur curled on the ends, and had already been brushed twice today. Penelope was spoiled, that much was certain.

"Hey girl. What are you up to?"

Penelope wagged her curly brown tail.

Seraphina picked her up, and Penelope immediately lay across her lap, resting her head on Seraphina's knees.

Oh, how she would miss lazy nights like this when summer came.

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Seraphina lay in the bed that night, staring up at the glow-in-the-dark stickers her aunt had placed on the ceiling so many years ago. Even now, in her senior year in high school, Seraphina hadn't wanted to take them off. She loved stars, and always had. Although none of her high school relationships had lasted over a month, she had always dreamed of finding the perfect guy to lay underneath a blanket with, as they stared up into a star-filled sky.

But Seraphina had realized something very important after her last boyfriend had cheated on her after only two weeks of dating: Boys were jerks. Relationships were a waste of time, useless to a senior in high school. Sure some of her very best friends were guys. But although it was great to have guy friends, Seraphina had decided to be finished with dating. At least for the time being.

Her thoughts were once again interrupted by her phone vibrating on the floor next to her bed. Leaning over the edge of the bed, she checked the caller I. D.

Lena.

Answering the phone, Seraphina knew something was wrong. "Hey, Lena. What's up?"

"Sera? I need to talk to you."


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