Into the Dragon

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
A girl goes to face the love of her life.

Author's Note: I was inspired by the train I take to school everyday, so this is something that I wrote while I was riding it. It's something quick but I hope you enjoy it anyway:)

Submitted: December 01, 2011

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She jumped up the stairs of the metal dragon and turned to the right heading through the sliding doors where she found the other half of the quiet train car.  The narrow isle inside was lined up with seats to its left and right.  Tinted windows hung on the walls behind them.  She took another step forward but this time with some hesitation.  She breathed in and out taking another moment before moving her feet once again.  She raised her right hand and tucked back a piece of her fiery, orange hair that tickled the sides of her stomach.  She closed her eyes in hopes that when they opened her surroundings would change, that everything would change, that somehow the world would transport her to anywhere else but here.  Her eyes then fluttered open but everything remained the same, only her sense of hearing was broadened as she now heard his soft steady breathing up ahead.  That was the sound that guided her closer.  She carefully placed one foot in front of the other.  Her fingers twitched at her sides as her palms moistened.  The lump in her throat became harder to swallow.  Before she knew it she was standing directly in front of him.  Headphones covered his ears and his eyes stared intensely down at the screen of his music player.  It was as if he was searching for something that could never be found.  Suddenly he was looking up at her.  His pupils widened and his face went numb.  His lips parted slightly as he took in her chocolate brown eyes that stared directly into his.  Confusion with a hint of wonder spread across his face as his eyes brows rose a bit higher.  She gave him a sheepish smile as if that gesture would say everything, everything that her heart wanted to tell him.  He slowly took off his headphones making sure not to look away from her as he placed them onto his backpack that sat in the seat next to him.  He then placed his music player next to the headphones before standing up.  Her eyes followed his as he stood, making her head tilt higher. 

“I thought you wouldn’t come,” he whispered as if not to disturb the quietness that encircled them.  His eyes continued to search her face as if some answer was simply hiding under her eyelashes or behind her smile.

“I didn’t think I would either,” she added.  A smile began to grow on his face as if her words were pure music to his ears.  Her cheeks reddened a bit as she looked back towards the doors that she had just walked through.  As she turned her head back towards him, his smile dimmed as he saw a single tear rolling down her face.

“But you did,” he said as his thumb went up to her cheek and wiped the single tear droplet away.  His hand then continued to caress her cheek and made its way up and through her thick, wavy hair.  As her head leaned into him, their eyes locked once again and then his lips pressed softly down against hers.  The metal dragon then roared to life as it made its way out of the station and into the setting sun that sunk just beyond the horizon.


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