Philophobia

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
When Summer's parents fell in love they died. So she fears love. But then Sam arrives and tries to change that.

Submitted: November 13, 2010

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"Summer I'm sorry to tell you but your parents died in a car crash." No I don't want to believe it. Mommy and daddy loved eachother they can't die. Unless love killed mommy and daddy. "No love is evil!! That scary thing took my mommy and daddy away, love is so scary!!." Then my alarm went off. My whole body was covered in sweat. Everynight I had the same dream. The dream of the night my parents died and the night I had begun my fear of falling in love. I remember last year when I almost got over that fear when I saw how happy my best friend Elizabeth was with her boyfriend. Until the day he cheated on her. Elizabeth was foolish and was happy to be in love so when he cheated on her she couldn't take it. She hung herself.

Love has killed everyone who truly believed in it. And that is why love is so scary. And I'm pretty sure if I fall in love I will die too. But lucky for me I have never even liked anyone. All the boys at my school think I'm crazy. I'm perfectly fine with that to. I reluctantly got out of bed. I walked over to my closet and slipped on a pair of black skinny jeans and a white lace tanktop. Then I grabbed an electric blue hoodie and zipped it up halfway. I ran out the door barely in time to catch the bus. I walked to the back and went to take my usual seat but someone was already there. "Um, excuse me but your in my spot can you move." He looked up at me. He had an unfamiliar face he must have been new. Then he smiled at me. My heart skipped a beat and that scared me to death. No, I can't like him.

He slid down a seat and a sat down in his place. I went to put on my Skullcandies but he grabbed them from my hand. "You know it's not very nice to try and listen to music when someone is about to talk to you. The name is Sam by the way, what is yours?" I gave him a blank stare hoping he would get the hint and give me my headphones back. I really did not want to talk to him because then I might actually like him and I wasn't ready to die just yet. But when he just kept staring at me waiting for an answer I gave in. "My name is Summer." He was about to say something but the bus pulled into the school parking lot.

I practically ran off the bus. I wasn't watching where I was going. I tripped on the last stair and did a face plant. Everyone was laughing at me but then Sam grabbed my hand and pulled me up. No, please don't be nice to me. Laugh like everyone else. But then Sam pulled me into him and lightly kissed me. I was so scared. I screamed and then passed out.

When I woke up I was in the nurse's office. Sam was hovering above me. He looked like he was really worried which didn't calm me down at all. He looks so cute when he is worried...no i can't think about him. When he saw that I was awake he leaned back into the chair by the bed. "So Summer, what happened back there? That wasn't excactly the reaction I was hoping for." I gave up and told him everything. The whole story about my parent's death and my fear of love. He just stared into my eyes the whole time and with every word his expression got sadder. When I was done he pulled me in for a hug but when I started to shake he pulled away. "I'm sorry Summer I just really like you,umm what would happen if you did fall in love with me I doubt you will die." I kind of believed him but it still scared me to think about falling in love with him.

The whole school day I was still kind of in shock but by the end of the day I was fine. The nurse wanted to check me out though just in case. By the time she was done I already missed the bus. I decided I would have to walk home. I hated walking home. I used to walk home with Elizabeth and having to walk alone just made me miss her even more. I was about to walk out the door when Sam walked up to me. "Hey you want me to walk you home? It is kind of my fault you missed the bus." I normally would have rejected him but I really didn't want to walk alone. "Sure."

Me and Sam got about have way to the house when he stopped me. "Um Summer do you wanna go to my house so we can grab my car its kind of hot out here." I nodded my head and within minutes we were at his house. I don't know what it was but I felt safe with him. You know maybe if it was with Sam love was okay. We got into his car and he started it. Without thinking I kissed him. I kissed HIM. He looked completely suprised. "Hey Sam I think I may love you and even if I die because of this love I'm okay with that."

Sam smiled at me. He pulled his car into reverse. He was in such deep thought. But he was smiling so I could tell he was happy. We were on the interstate and were doing bad karaoke. We were half way through Party in the USA when Sam's phone slid off his lap. He reached down to get it. "Sam I think you should get up you can find your phone later." He looked at me but continued to search. "Dont worry Summer we'll be fi-" Sam was cut off when he swerved into the wrong lane and a truck hit the car dead on.

The car was upside down. I could smell gasoline. I was trapped under some metal. I looked over and Sam was trapped too. A tear slipped out of my eye. I could tell neither of us were getting out. "I love you Summer" Sam could barely speak. The metal trapping him pierced his lungs. He would probably die before me. "I love you too Sam." He smiled at me and at that moment the car blew up.


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