Flowers have hearts

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
Gardener and a wealthy child fall in love...read it on...

Submitted: May 28, 2008

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Submitted: May 28, 2008

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Kristin was walking towards a flower. She was quite attracted to its beauty. She thought to herself whether she should pluck the flower and bring it home? She promised to herself that she would take good care of it. When she tried to pluck the flower, a voice disturbed her. She looked behind and saw a handsome man, standing there with flowers in his hands.
“I’m sorry miss, you can’t pluck that flower”, he said with a politely.
“Oh...I’m sorry. Is this yours?”
“Yeah,” answered him.
Kristin smiled and looked at the flower again. The man stared at her and asked, “You like it?”
Kristin smiled and answered, “Yup. It is beautiful”.
The guy walked towards her and said, “Hi, I’m Shawn. I am the gardener here.” They shook hands and then Kristin said, “Yes, I can see that. I see you like flowers?”
Shawn blushed and he answered, “Mmm...Yeah.”
Kristin observed his attitude towards her. He seemed to be shy with the words he said. “Are you okay?”
“What? Oh...yeah, I’m okay. It’s just, you know, most guys do not like this kind of job. They said this job is only for girls. However, I still love this job. I like flowers.”
Kristin smiled and then she held his shoulder, “You know what Shawn, I think it is lovely for a guy like you. I...like flowers too.”
Shawn stared at her for a long time until Kristin’s face became red. Kristin touched her face and asked, “Is there...something wrong with my face?”
Shawn answered again courteously, “No. You’re just beautiful. Want some flowers?”
Kristin smiled and nodded. She sat on a bench near a tree and suddenly, her cell phone rang. Her dad was calling. “Hi dad.”
“Hey sweetie. How’s it going?”
“I’m fine dad. The flowers are really beautiful here. Thanks for sending me here.”
“I knew you would like it my dear. Had you meet the gardener?”
Kristin looked at Shawn, who was plucking some flowers. She smiled and answered, “Yeah dad...he is so sweet, and kind too.”
“Yeah, he is kind my dear. Don’t fall in love with him okay?”
“Dad?”
“Haha...I’m just kidding my dear. Okay, I want to go for a meeting. See you later. Love you.”
“Love you too dad, bye.”
Shawn came with flowers in his hands and gave it to Kristin. She took it happily and thanked him. Shawn said, “I hope you will take good care of it. I’m counting on you.”
Kristin nodded her head and then Shawn returned to his garden. Kristin went home gladly and immediately put the flowers in a vase. Suddenly, her older sister, Kristina, came to her room and hugs her. “How’s my sis here?”
“I’m fine. Where is your husband?”
“He’s in the living room. Come, let’s meet him.”
They went downstairs and Kristina’s husband, Jericho, hugs Kristin immediately and asked, “Hey girl, how are you?”
“I’m fine. Thanks.”
Kristina and Jericho looked at her and Kristin asked, “What?”
“You look...different my dear,” said Jericho.
Kristin gave them a small laughed and said, “Well, I’m still me.”
They sat and soon were indulged into a conversation. Kristina asked her sister, “Have you seen daddy’s garden?”
“Oh...yeah sis. It is so...amazing. I also met this guy named Shawn. He is nice and so sweet. He also gave me flowers.”
Kristina and Jericho looked towards each other and suddenly they were laughing. Kristin was confused of the situation. Kristina sat beside her and told her, “You know what, he is handsome.”
Kristin stared at her sister and thought that it was a joke. After that, Jericho also sat besides her and held her shoulder.
“Handsome guy right?”
Kristin looked at her brother-in-law and smiled.
“Are you kidding?” Jericho and Kristina started to laugh again.
Kristin stood up and ran to her room. Actually, she was shy. She sat on her bed and stared at the flowers. She remembered Shawn. She lay down and thought for a while.
The next day, she went to the garden again. She was looking forward to see him. Fortunately, she found him. “Shawn?”
Shawn looked at her and smiled, “Hey there, how’s it going?”
“Fine and the flowers are fine too. What are you doing?”
Shawn looked at the flowers and answered, “Just checking out these flowers. They are beautiful right?”
Kristin touched a red flower. Shawn just stared at her and Kristin closed her eyes. Shawn looked at the rest of the flowers and asked, “You want to see that flowers? They’re new here.”
So, they went to the other placed and Kristin touched a pink flower this time. Shawn smiled again and he also touched the flower. They felt it together. After that, they stared at each other and did not say any words. They did not know what were they doing but, a feeling suddenly came into two hearts. Each of them felt it. Kristin’s face was getting red and then she kept her face away from Shawn. She was shy. Shawn did not look at her and then Kristin went away without said any words to him. Shawn just staring at her while she was walking away. Then, he continued his worked. Kristin went to a quiet placed and sat on a bench. She touched her cheeks and said in her heart.
“What did I feel just now? It was...different. What’s gotten into me?”
She looked at the sky and tried to feel the same thing. Suddenly, her father came and said, “There you are my dear.”
Kristin quickly looked to her father and said, “Oh...dad.”
Her father sat beside her and asked, “Have you seen my garden again?”
Kristin just nodded her head. Her father wanted to bring her again to his garden but she refused. She said she wanted to go somewhere else. Then, her father went away after giving her a kiss on the cheek. Kristin went to the flowers’ shop. She wanted to buy some flowers to give to Shawn. When she went into the shop, she was shocked to see Shawn there. “Sha...wn?”
Shawn just gave a smiled and then they went to a coffee shop.
Shawn smiled again when Kristin acted like nothing happened.
“What are you doing in the shop just now?”
Kristin quickly looked at him and asked, “Huh? Mmm...what?”
Shawn gave her a small laughed this time and asked the same question again. Kristin then gave him a fake smiled, “Oh...nothing. I was just trying to buy some flowers.”
Shawn asked her again, “Oh yeah? For who?”
Kristin looked at him with a little bit angry and answered,
“Wh...Why? I cannot buy the flowers for myself then?”
Shawn was laughing and then he drank his coffee. Kristin also drank her coffee and asked him the same question.
“Me? Oh...nothing, just want to buy some flowers to someone special,” he answered.
Kristin looked a little bit sad this time. She thought that Shawn had a special person already. “Oh...is she your girlfriend?”
Shawn looked at her with shocked eyes and smiled, “Nope, I just...like that girl.”
Kristin gave him a fake smiled again and said, “Well, the girl is so lucky.”
Shawn touched his head and wanted to leave. He said goodbye to Kristin and Kristin just waved him. He went away and Kristin also wanted to leave with a sad feeling. Then, she saw Shawn’s flowers on the table. “Shawn forgot his flowers. Stupid.”
She brought the flowers back to her home. She thought that she would give the flowers to Shawn tomorrow. At 12.00 o-clocks, she just stared at the flowers that Shawn bought from the shop.
“Special girl huh?” 
She saw a card on the flowers and took it. Before that, she said sorry to God because she read the card without Shawn’s permission. When she read it, she was shocked.
The next day again, she ran to the garden and found Shawn there.
“Shawn?”
Shawn looked at her and then Kristin gave him the card. Shawn smiled and said, “So, you read it?”
Kristin was in tears that time and said, “Why didn’t you tell me Shawn?”
Shawn looked so serious this time and Kristin said again, “Why didn’t you said that you was...You love me right?”
Shawn touched his head again and answered, “I was...confused.”
“Confused? How could you be confused to your feeling? You know I like you too. How can you be confused?”
Shawn looked at her and smiled, “You...like me too Kristin?”
Kristin hugs him and crying. “Stupid, of course I am.”
“I thought you wouldn’t because, we don’t get along so well in these two years...”
Kristin touched his cheeks and explained, “I knew you from my heart. I always looked at my window. I like the way you treated the flowers and...You’re so kind.”
They continued to hug each other and Shawn was really glad. Finally Kristin had known his feelings for her all these years.
Suddenly, Kristin’s father shouted at them. Kristin and Shawn were shocked and they both looked at Kristin’s father. Her father held his daughter’s hand and brought her away. Shawn cannot do anything and at home, Kristin had been slapped by her father. Her father was really angry and he didn’t want his daughter to be in love with a gardener boy.
“You cannot meet that boy again. You have been grounded, until you forget that boy.”
Kristin was crying and held her father’s legs, “Please daddy, I love him. Please let me be with him.”
Her father closed her door and locked her there. He went to see Shawn at the garden. “You’re fired!”
Shawn bowed and tried to say that he loved Kristin very much but Kristin’s father ignored him. He loved that gardener very much but still, he didn’t want that boy to be his daughter’s love life.
The next day again, Shawn was asked to leave that place. Shawn walked and he stopped. He looked at Kristin’s window and saw her there. She was crying and Shawn just too let his tears fall. After that, he went away. Kristin sat on the floor and continued to cry. She looked at the flowers that Shawn gave to her. The flowers were wilting and she just looked at it. She knew that the flowers would wilt someday, and that was the end of their relationship.


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