Every Time I See You I Fall In Love- LiveFerToday's Challenge

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

Every time Jen sees him she falls in love with him.

I swear to God I was going to kill Kristen. I watched her from across the room, attempting to kill her with my mind. I imagined her being dipped in boiling lava, being eaten by lions, getting tied to a sack of bricks and dumped in the harbor.

“Jen?” a voice asked me, breaking me from my thoughts. It was my best friend in the entire world, Melissa.

“Yes?” I asked.

“You were spacing. Let me guess. Kristen, right?” Melissa questioned, her gaze falling to the other side of the room. We were in the food court of the mall. Melissa had talked me into going. Little did we know, Kristen was going to be there. She sat with a bunch of kids at a table. They were all eating, and talking animatedly about something. I hated her, I hated her so much. I hated all of them.

Except for him.

He sat next to Kristen. His name was Rob. He had short brown hair and dazzling blue eyes. His white skin had a clear complexion. He was smiling, laughing at a joke that one of his friends told him.

“Stop staring at Rob” Melissa commanded. But I couldn't help it. He was just so amazing looking.

“I'm sorry” I said, breaking my gaze away.

“You're not over him yet, are you?” she questioned. I glared at her. Did she have to mention that? Of course I wasn't over him. I don't think I ever would be. We had dated previously for a bit, until I totally broke his heart. He had managed to move on. His new girlfriend: Kristen. Had I gotten over him? No. I couldn't even move on. I mean, a few guys asked me out, sure. Did I date them? No, of course not.

Why did I even break up with him? Oh yeah, that's right. My stupid parents wouldn't let me date boys. Never mind the fact that I'm 16 and I can take care of myself. No, I'm “too young to date”. They wouldn't even give Rob a chance. I still remember what my dad said: “Boys your age are only interested in one thing”. Rob was not a pervert. Just because most boys his are, doesn't mean Rob is. He's sweet, and honest.

I ignored Melissa question and put my mp3 player in my ear, determined to ignore her question. Elvis Presley began singing in my ears. “I Can't Help Falling In Love With You” started playing. I frowned, took the headphones out of my ears, and placed them next to me on the table. Stupid love song.

“Why don't you just try talking to him? Melissa asked me for what must have been the thousandth time. Every since we broke up I've been avoiding Rob at every turn. Talking seemed kind of pointless now, and it certainly wouldn't help me get over him. But I missed the sound of his voice, and I missed talking to him.

Without a word I got up from my table and made my way towards his. He simply looked at me, prompting everyone at the table to turn towards me. Butterflies began to form in my stomach. Everyone was staring now. I felt dizzy and nauseated, I think I was going to throw up. I've never was able to handle pressure, or large crowds. I resisted the urge to throw up.

“What do you want?” Kristen asked with a bitter chill in her voice. Everyone knew she and I disliked one another, and the iciness in her voice confirmed it. Maybe throwing up was a good idea after all. Maybe it would land in her hair...

I ignored her and turned to Rob. “Can I... talk to you?” I asked him. My mouth was dry, and it seemed like an eternity before the words came out.

He looked confused. He was adorable when he was confused. He nodded his head and got up, leaving Kristen and his friends behind.

“What's up?” he asked nicely, once we were out of earshot from his table. I missed the sound of his voice. It was so nice to hear it again.

“Um... Nothing. I just needed to tell you something.” I answered back. My voice didn't even sound like my own.

“What is it?” he asked.

“Um. I just wanted to let you know... I'm in love with you” I muttered, just loud enough for him to hear. He looked taken aback. I supposed I should have phrased it better, but I didn't know what else to say. I just told him what I felt.

“What?” he asked, staring at me. I turned red. I felt like the biggest idiot. I just told Rob I was in love with him! What was I thinking?!

I tried to stop what I was saying, but in came out, in a flurry of words. “I'm in love with you. I have been ever since we went out. And I haven't stopped loving you since. And I know I broke up with you, but believe me, I didn't want to. If it were up to me, I would have continued dating you. Because I love you. But my parents forbid me from seeing you and there was nothing I could do about it. And I'm sorry if I hurt you when we broke up, that was the last thing I wanted to do. Because I really care about you.” I finished my long rant, sighing for a breathe. My eyes had become watery during that speech, and my face had become totally red.

“Jen...” he started to say. I held up my hand to silence him. I wasn't finished.

“I loved you. I haven't stopped loving you. Every day I see you, I fall back in love with you. It's been said that you only truly fall in love once, but I don't believe it. Every time I see you, I fall in love all over again. I don't care if you don't love me back, I just wanted to let you know.” I said, walking away.

I went back to Melissa. She had been watching the entire thing.

“How it go?” she asked.

“To be honest. I feel a lot better.” I answered. She totally ignored me. She was staring at something behind me.

“Rob's coming this way!” she exclaimed.

I would never forget what happened next.

“Jen. I wanted you to know I still care about you. I really do. And I wanna give us another shot.” he said as I turned around. I couldn't believe what I was hearing.

“What about Kristen?” I asked him.

“What about her?”

“Aren't you dating her?” Melissa piped up.

“No. Who told you that?” he asked us.

“Everybody is talking about it. You aren't dating her?” I asked.

“God no. Kristen's a bitch. So what do you say about dinner tonight?” he asked. I couldn't believe it. My dreams were coming true, I couldn't be happier.

“Why are you asking me this all of a sudden?” I asked him in disbelief.

“Because I care about you. It's like you said, every time I see you, I fall in love all over again.” he said.

Submitted: January 20, 2009

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Scream A Love Song


Tue, January 20th, 2009 10:05pm


Really?? Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it and I hope I met the criteria of the challenge.

Tue, January 20th, 2009 4:54pm

Alice Clarence

i loved this story. it is so cute.

Tue, January 20th, 2009 11:48pm


Aww. Thanks. It was meant to be cute. I'm glad you liked it :)

Tue, January 20th, 2009 5:01pm


Awe! SO cuute! LOVE IT! =)

Wed, January 21st, 2009 12:14am


Thank you. I'm glad you liked it!

Tue, January 20th, 2009 5:05pm


Wow. Where to start?

I like how you explained everything that had happened in the past and how you described the present.
I like that you made it obvious that Rob is a nice guy and that Kristen is a, well, a bitch.
I like that you how you made it clear that Jen and Melissa are really good friends.
I like Jen's speech and Rob's reaction to it.
I like how everything went on so fluently and not forced.
What more?
It's all good and well written! I had no idea you were this good.

And also, most of all I like his name, Rob... tihi :D

Umm, never mind the last one.

Wed, January 21st, 2009 5:04pm


Awww. Thank you! I honestly felt I could have done better on it, but given that I have 2 more challenges to do and I still have to work on my story, I kinda rushed it. But I think it came out well. Thank you so much for your complements. They help make my day! :)

Wed, January 21st, 2009 10:47am


aweee i loooooved it!!! That was so sweet! :]

Mon, January 26th, 2009 7:33pm


Aww. Thank you!

Mon, January 26th, 2009 11:57am

Scream A Love Song

okay. you get... 2ND place. it was super good. i liked it lots and lots but i had to pick only one winner. sorry:( butt try my new challenge. maybe you'll win that one. who knows?!

Sun, February 1st, 2009 12:53am


2nd place! YES! YAY! I'm so happy! Thank you so much for awarding me 2nd!

Sat, January 31st, 2009 5:24pm

Lady Leah

"It's like you said, every time I see you, I fall in love all over again.” he said.
Man I loved those lines!!!
hehe, awesome short story, btw.
~Lady Leah~

Thu, February 5th, 2009 4:08pm


Thank you! I like those lines too!

Thu, February 5th, 2009 9:15am


Gawd. *speechless* It was awesome! Alright, I don't know if you're a guy, as far as I can tell from the picture, you are. And you wrote this. And it's great! Short and sweet. xD Anyway, congrats on winning second (just read others' comments)

Sat, May 16th, 2009 5:00pm


I am a guy lol. And thanks. I usually don't do challenges, but I tried it on a whim and I'm happy with second place.

Sat, May 16th, 2009 10:03am

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