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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
In the PUNCH series of one-shots.

Submitted: May 11, 2008

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Submitted: May 11, 2008



I was always aware of his presence. Even when he wasn't aware of mine. I always could tell where he was, if we were in the same room together, all I had to do was scan the room, and I would be able to spot the back of his head, but I would already know which part of the room, whether it was because his voice floated crossed the room, or because I could just, sense, him. Always.

My heart beat faster as I thought about him again, and saw his face as he entered the cafeteria. He would never notice me. But it was okay to look at him right? Even though, I would never stand a chance.

And then, a thought, a random thought, surprised me, from the back of my mind. I love him. I thought. And I jumped at the thought, I had known it all along, but it had never, just surprised me, coming out of hiding like that.

I had hoped it was just a crush, so that he wouldn't break my heart unknowingly, so I wouldn't need him, or think about him every second of the day. So that my heart wouldn't break whenever I saw him with her. All of the time. Every minute of everyday. Except for class. They had a completely different schedule.

I looked away quickly, pretending that I didn't look at him, or give him a second thought.

I kept my eyes discreetly on him all through the lunch line. And then, I sat down crossed the room, and was invited in by other thoughts, willing to be distracted from him.

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