Stars are Blind

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This is a story about Tricia. In January 2000, she started Mary Louis Middle School as an eight grader, since she was very sweet, yet a bit shy, she made friends but wasn’t part of the popular crowd, she didn’t seem to care, because that’s was the person she was. Her good friends were Latoya, Albert and Gloria. Gloria used to talk nonstop about this guy name Sam, because she had huge crush on him, Triciawas forced to listen about Sam throughout her lunch period. When Gloria wanted to be noticed by Sam, she asked Tricia for help. Tricia even offered to write him a note and give it to him, even though she knew it would be awkward, since she never spoken to word to Sam. Sam didn’t care one bit about Gloria. When somebody told him that Gloria had a crush on him, all he had to say about it was” that is for me to know and for you to find out”. It meant mind your own business. He seemed to have noticed Tricia. When they all have graduated middle school, Sam and Tricia ended up going to the same high school, but didn’t hang out or weren’t even in the same classes or even have the same group of friends. Gloria went to another high school across town, and lost touch with Tricia and their friends. Tricia hung out with different crew than Sam did. So she put Sam out of her mind as if he didn’t exist. She even dated other guys. In the freshman year, in 2001, she even gotten her first heart break by a guy named Danny, who was a well known player. He played with Tricia’s heart and made her believe that he didn’t have a girlfriend. But she wasn’t his only victim; he had crushed lots of girls’ heart. When one morning she walked into school, first thing she saw was Danny holding another girl’s hand, and found out from a source that he was dating that girl, she wanted to hide and cry but instead put up a good front in front of Danny, she didn’t want him to see that he got to her. Couple of weeks later, her eyes noticed a guy name Freddy; he was a good guy as she thought. All her friends wanted to see them together. They thought they were perfect match made in heaven. Tricia told couple of her friends that she really liked him, that she wishes he was more than just a friend. So her friends went up to Freddy and told him exactly what Tricia said. They weren’t being mean or bad friends, they just wanted to see her happy for a change with a genuine and sweet guy like Freddy. One day he had enough he said she said, so he cornered her and asked her what is the deal with them, what does she want from him, does she want to be his girlfriend or not. When she told him she really did like him, he told her ok, so you are my girlfriend now and he gave her the sweetest first kiss, he grabbed her, put his arms around her wait, put his gentle sweet lips on hers. It made her tingle thoughout her entire body.Then the bell rang and she had to go to class. She walked to class with big smile from ear to ear, and all her friends knew why, they didn’t even need to ask even though they would get full and detailed story later on. She had a lot of fun being with Freddy. As every love story has an ending, they had to break up in 2002 because she went to boarding school and wasn’t sure whether or not she was coming back. They talked on the phone after the break up, they tried to stay friends. She missed him terribly. Then she found out something that hurt her a lot because she deeply cared about Freddy, he was two timing her with a girl named Jenny. Then next year, in 2003, she came back as a junior, but Freddy left he graduated, and was in college. She met a girl name Jessica, ever since day one they were inseparable. Everybody knew they were best friends. As Jessica walked Tricia to class, since Jessica had free period at that time so Tricia peaked in to see who is in her class she saw Sam, who at this point was so cute, he grew up a lot since she last saw him. She was impressed how gorgeous he was. She told Jessica she may have a crush on Sam. Jessica told her she didn’t blame her because he was a “hot stuff, a total package" as she put it. Jessica said “go for it, because you have nothing to lose, yet everything to gain”. Tricia went into her class not knowing what to expect but she was happy he was in her class. She thought to herself maybe this time they will actually be friends. She messaged Jessica that she was going to make it her little project of getting to know him better and hopefully he will notice her. Did he? He sure did the same day that she walked into his class. He started to flirt with her, tease her and compliment her. Tricia was in cloud 9 with Sam’s attention on her. She stared to carefully pick her clothes she would wear, she even stared to wear make up but not too much. Since they were in English class, he always asked to read if she would volunteer first. What Tricia didn’t know is that he had a girlfriend name Vicky in another school across town, she found out by chance when Jessica offered to talk to him and get the information, Jessica did get the information on him, he told her he had a girlfriend, but he though Tricia was beautiful girl but that he didn’t want to hurt her or the girlfriend. Yet he didn’t stop flirting with Tricia, he would poke her, playfully tease her. Then one day a guy name Anthony, who was Sam’s friend took an interest in Tricia and left Sam a little jealous because Tricia returned the interest in Anthony so Sam passed Anthony a note one day in class asking her what’s up with them? Anthony told him that he liked her and was thinking about asking her on a date, and Sam told him “that’s good, maybe we can share her”. Fay told Tricia about the note and Tricia was taken back with that comment, she didn’t know what to think of that comment. “Was he serious”? She though to herself, she wasn’t sure whether she should be flattered or disgusted. Next semester in the gym class she met Sam’s sister Gina. Gina and Tricia became fast friends. Gina was very mellow, down to earth girl. They got along great. It wasn’t long before they walked to and from school together, talking about school, boys and clothes. Gina knew that Tricia had a crush on her brother, but wasn’t bothered by that fact, even though Gina was also friends with Vicky. Then at one of Gina and Sam’s BBQ, Tricia came face to face with Vicky, Sam’s girlfriend. At that point Tricia’s opinion of Vicky changed. She was no longer a girl Tricia disliked, they became friends, they were very alike, and they both loved the color pink and wore a lot of it. Vicky was very outgoing and funny girl. At school she would feel a bit quilt if she would flirt with Sam. In 2004 couple days before Tricia’s high school graduation, Fay messaged Tricia to come to the bathroom, but what Fay really meant was come out and hangs out with us, Sam is here. Tricia went, and she saw Fay, Sam and couple of Sam’s friends standing in the hallway. At one point Sam went over to Tricia put his coat and his hands around her. She was very smitten but confused. She later found out that Sam and Vicky broke up because she hooked up with Sal, Sam’s best friend. Of course naturally Sam was hurt, so he started to give Tricia even more attention. Then Tricia graduated and went to college, she rarely saw Sam but hung out with Gina often. So she knew all gossip on Sam, but she couldn’t be bothered because to her he had his chanced and he blew them. Also she had other boys to play with. She went from Demos, Jorge then Mike. In 2005 She dated Mike for couple of months, nothing serious but they stayed friends. In 2006, she met her Serious boyfriend Walter, she fell in love instantly, there was something about him that got to her, he was so sweet, romantic in every way, she lost her virginity to him and never regretted her decision, because he was so good to her, It wasn’t long before they moved in together and acted like old married couple, until a year later when he got really drunk at the party and kissed some woman. Since he came clean Tricia felt that she is able to forgive him, and they were able to work to make their relationship work, and it has until a year after that. It was getting so stressful for her, she needed space to breathe. So she told him she wants to break up for a while to figure out what she wanted. Day after the break up she got invited to one of her friends Kristin’s 21st birthday family BBQ. Tricia made an entrance with her sister Maria and best friend forever Gina to the party. Tricia's eyes fell on Stephen. Stephen noticed her too, and tried so hard to make her feel welcome and comfortable. He tried being nice to Tricia’s sister to get to Tricia. Tricia confused his being nice for flirting so she was complaining to Gina, why would he be flirting with Maria when Tricia may have been interested in him and as Maria was aware of that, she didn’t try to flirt back or anything because Maria’s eyes were on Paul, which they shouldn’t have been because he not only turned out to be a stalker and she also had a boyfriend. As Tricia went to sit next to Maria, Stephen sat close by. Since Tricia and Maria were talking about god know what Stephen interrupted that they are being rude buy excluding themselves that he separated them by putting himself in between them and he started to flirt with Tricia. Tricia, however was standing her ground she wasn’t going to let another guy bring her down, so she was a bit cold to Stephen, telling him she heard a lot about him from his ex Dominique whom she knew well and didn’t care for because of all the things Dominique did. Tricia had an idea that it would be so funny if she was to hang out with Stephen and Dominique found out, because that would be like a slap in the face. So at the end of the night, Stephen was being very playful with Tricia telling her that she wasn’t leaving until he had a new number in his phone, he meant he wanted her number because he definitely wanted to see her again. So that night he messaged her that she should message him when she got home so he would know she was safe. So she did as he said it was only fair. Next day Stephen and Tricia kept messages going all day on their cell phones, and decided to meet up for coffee that night. After coffee, he took he to Malba to watch the watch the water underneath Throgs Neck Bridge, it was very romantic. That Friday they went to see Halloween Movie and when he saw that she may have been a little scared he put his arms around her and told her she was safe with him. Next day they went to look at apartments because she thought of moving away from Walter. Then after looking at apartments, they met up with Maria for breakfast, it was very mellow. He even picked a nickname for Maria, calling her Butter Pecan. That night Tricia and Stephen went to see Good Luck Chuck, that was funny but stupid movie, then he took her to Lucky’s Night Club. She met his friends. She had fun that night. Days after that, they either talked on the phone, or they would message one another. As her birthday rolled around, what she really wanted was to spend it with him, but he went hunting that weekend so she spent it with her friends, but she did get a text from just saying happy birthday. Next day he message her how her birthday was and that he really wants to kiss her but doesn’t know how she would feel about it. She told him she would want him to kiss her. He said he likes a woman to take charge, but she is more old fashion she loves when a man takes control and surprises her. He told her he may just do that. She said” go ahead”. Tricia wasn’t falling for him, she tried so hard not to give him her heart, because she didn’t want anything serious at the time she was just having fun with a hot guy. (He wasn’t her boyfriend at all, he was just a thing, at first she thought of him as a good thing, and then as the time went on he turned out to be a bad thing she would love to forget) One day while Tricia was at work, it was kind of busy, she was talking to Rosa, Tricia’s phone started buzzing, she was getting texts from Stephen, about if she can take off from work and drive up to Boston with him. Tricia knew that if she had said yes it would have been a bad idea because, how that would have worked. Men are men they only think about one thing so she thought he may want to sleep with her, like have sex and she wasn’t ready to give him her body or her heart. Some of her friends have warned her about him. They said he wasn’t a good guy that he went to rehab for drugs, which she already knew. They have told her that he was going to hurt her that she better get out now while it is still early. She wasn’t listening, because she knew that she had her guard up. What did bother her was that he was still in touch with his ex Dominique. Tricia didn’t like that idea at all, actually she hated it. One day before Christmas while Tricia was wrapping presents and watching Spanish soap operas, her phone started buzzing, text from Stephen, he wanted to meet up with her and get coffee. They got coffee, and underneath the bridge, in his car, Tricia was a bit nervous because she knew in her heart and mind that kiss will follow soon. So she played with the top of the coffee cup. He noticed and kissed her gently, she enjoyed it. She wasn’t sure what the kiss meant. Would they make their “thing” official or was she just a fling to him? Then Tricia found out things he was saying about her behind her back, that he though she was annoying and how he didnt know her or date her. She has to give him credit for one thing, they never dated, but he did know her they hung out and kissed. So she was over it, she didnt care anymore. Couple weeks after that Tricia had gotten back together with Walter. She messaged Stephen,” I regret us hooking up because it only made us less friends, since now we don’t even talk and I don’t care about hooking up but I do miss you as a friend” but after that they haven’t spoken well she got couple of stupid messages from him but that’s it. It doesn’t matter she know he wasn’t the right guy for her at all. As the life went on, Tricia went to the bar with John, and her brother and Sam showed up. He keeps popping up in her life. But this time all her hopes were killed when he told her that he is not over Vicky and that if she called him he would take her back in a heart beat.This was the day that all her hopes of one day ending up with Sam fell to the ground, because she knew for sure, that Sam and Tricia was just an infatuation phase, they are never going to happen, She accepted the fact that life has it own mind and destiny has its own reason letting Sam in and out of Tricia's life. She is fine with being just friends with Sam. She knew that there were no chances for Tricia in his love life. It doesn’t matter anymore because Tricia loves her life now with Walter. All the other guys can compare because one thing that only Walter has and no one else can have is…her heart.

Submitted: July 20, 2008

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This is a story about Tricia. In January 2000, she started Mary Louis Middle School as an eight grader, since she was very sweet, yet a bit shy, she made friends but wasn’t part of the popular crowd, she didn’t seem to care, because that’s was the person she was. Her good friends were Latoya, Albert and Gloria. Gloria used to talk nonstop about this guy name Sam, because she had huge crush on him, Triciawas forced to listen about Sam throughout her lunch period. When Gloria wanted to be noticed by Sam, she asked Tricia for help. Tricia even offered to write him a note and give it to him, even though she knew it would be awkward, since she never spoken to word to Sam. Sam didn’t care one bit about Gloria. When somebody told him that Gloria had a crush on him, all he had to say about it was” that is for me to know and for you to find out”. It meant mind your own business. He seemed to have noticed Tricia. When they all have graduated middle school, Sam and Tricia ended up going to the same high school, but didn’t hang out or weren’t even in the same classes or even have the same group of friends. Gloria went to another high school across town, and lost touch with Tricia and their friends. Tricia hung out with different crew than Sam did. So she put Sam out of her mind as if he didn’t exist. She even dated other guys. In the freshman year, in 2001, she even gotten her first heart break by a guy named Danny, who was a well known player. He played with Tricia’s heart and made her believe that he didn’t have a girlfriend. But she wasn’t his only victim; he had crushed lots of girls’ heart. When one morning she walked into school, first thing she saw was Danny holding another girl’s hand, and found out from a source that he was dating that girl, she wanted to hide and cry but instead put up a good front in front of Danny, she didn’t want him to see that he got to her. Couple of weeks later, her eyes noticed a guy name Freddy; he was a good guy as she thought. All her friends wanted to see them together. They thought they were perfect match made in heaven. Tricia told couple of her friends that she really liked him, that she wishes he was more than just a friend. So her friends went up to Freddy and told him exactly what Tricia said. They weren’t being mean or bad friends, they just wanted to see her happy for a change with a genuine and sweet guy like Freddy. One day he had enough he said she said, so he cornered her and asked her what is the deal with them, what does she want from him, does she want to be his girlfriend or not. When she told him she really did like him, he told her ok, so you are my girlfriend now and he gave her the sweetest first kiss, he grabbed her, put his arms around her wait, put his gentle sweet lips on hers. It made her tingle thoughout her entire body.Then the bell rang and she had to go to class. She walked to class with big smile from ear to ear, and all her friends knew why, they didn’t even need to ask even though they would get full and detailed story later on. She had a lot of fun being with Freddy. As every love story has an ending, they had to break up in 2002 because she went to boarding school and wasn’t sure whether or not she was coming back. They talked on the phone after the break up, they tried to stay friends. She missed him terribly. Then she found out something that hurt her a lot because she deeply cared about Freddy, he was two timing her with a girl named Jenny. Then next year, in 2003, she came back as a junior, but Freddy left he graduated, and was in college. She met a girl name Jessica, ever since day one they were inseparable. Everybody knew they were best friends. As Jessica walked Tricia to class, since Jessica had free period at that time so Tricia peaked in to see who is in her class she saw Sam, who at this point was so cute, he grew up a lot since she last saw him. She was impressed how gorgeous he was. She told Jessica she may have a crush on Sam. Jessica told her she didn’t blame her because he was a “hot stuff, a total package" as she put it. Jessica said “go for it, because you have nothing to lose, yet everything to gain”. Tricia went into her class not knowing what to expect but she was happy he was in her class. She thought to herself maybe this time they will actually be friends. She messaged Jessica that she was going to make it her little project of getting to know him better and hopefully he will notice her. Did he? He sure did the same day that she walked into his class. He started to flirt with her, tease her and compliment her. Tricia was in cloud 9 with Sam’s attention on her. She stared to carefully pick her clothes she would wear, she even stared to wear make up but not too much. Since they were in English class, he always asked to read if she would volunteer first. What Tricia didn’t know is that he had a girlfriend name Vicky in another school across town, she found out by chance when Jessica offered to talk to him and get the information, Jessica did get the information on him, he told her he had a girlfriend, but he though Tricia was beautiful girl but that he didn’t want to hurt her or the girlfriend. Yet he didn’t stop flirting with Tricia, he would poke her, playfully tease her. Then one day a guy name Anthony, who was Sam’s friend took an interest in Tricia and left Sam a little jealous because Tricia returned the interest in Anthony so Sam passed Anthony a note one day in class asking her what’s up with them? Anthony told him that he liked her and was thinking about asking her on a date, and Sam told him “that’s good, maybe we can share her”. Fay told Tricia about the note and Tricia was taken back with that comment, she didn’t know what to think of that comment. “Was he serious”? She though to herself, she wasn’t sure whether she should be flattered or disgusted. Next semester in the gym class she met Sam’s sister Gina. Gina and Tricia became fast friends. Gina was very mellow, down to earth girl. They got along great. It wasn’t long before they walked to and from school together, talking about school, boys and clothes. Gina knew that Tricia had a crush on her brother, but wasn’t bothered by that fact, even though Gina was also friends with Vicky. Then at one of Gina and Sam’s BBQ, Tricia came face to face with Vicky, Sam’s girlfriend. At that point Tricia’s opinion of Vicky changed. She was no longer a girl Tricia disliked, they became friends, they were very alike, and they both loved the color pink and wore a lot of it. Vicky was very outgoing and funny girl. At school she would feel a bit quilt if she would flirt with Sam. In 2004 couple days before Tricia’s high school graduation, Fay messaged Tricia to come to the bathroom, but what Fay really meant was come out and hangs out with us, Sam is here. Tricia went, and she saw Fay, Sam and couple of Sam’s friends standing in the hallway. At one point Sam went over to Tricia put his coat and his hands around her. She was very smitten but confused. She later found out that Sam and Vicky broke up because she hooked up with Sal, Sam’s best friend. Of course naturally Sam was hurt, so he started to give Tricia even more attention. Then Tricia graduated and went to college, she rarely saw Sam but hung out with Gina often. So she knew all gossip on Sam, but she couldn’t be bothered because to her he had his chanced and he blew them. Also she had other boys to play with. She went from Demos, Jorge then Mike. In 2005 She dated Mike for couple of months, nothing serious but they stayed friends. In 2006, she met her Serious boyfriend Walter, she fell in love instantly, there was something about him that got to her, he was so sweet, romantic in every way, she lost her virginity to him and never regretted her decision, because he was so good to her, It wasn’t long before they moved in together and acted like old married couple, until a year later when he got really drunk at the party and kissed some woman. Since he came clean Tricia felt that she is able to forgive him, and they were able to work to make their relationship work, and it has until a year after that. It was getting so stressful for her, she needed space to breathe. So she told him she wants to break up for a while to figure out what she wanted. Day after the break up she got invited to one of her friends Kristin’s 21st birthday family BBQ. Tricia made an entrance with her sister Maria and best friend forever Gina to the party. Tricia's eyes fell on Stephen. Stephen noticed her too, and tried so hard to make her feel welcome and comfortable. He tried being nice to Tricia’s sister to get to Tricia. Tricia confused his being nice for flirting so she was complaining to Gina, why would he be flirting with Maria when Tricia may have been interested in him and as Maria was aware of that, she didn’t try to flirt back or anything because Maria’s eyes were on Paul, which they shouldn’t have been because he not only turned out to be a stalker and she also had a boyfriend. As Tricia went to sit next to Maria, Stephen sat close by. Since Tricia and Maria were talking about god know what Stephen interrupted that they are being rude buy excluding themselves that he separated them by putting himself in between them and he started to flirt with Tricia. Tricia, however was standing her ground she wasn’t going to let another guy bring her down, so she was a bit cold to Stephen, telling him she heard a lot about him from his ex Dominique whom she knew well and didn’t care for because of all the things Dominique did. Tricia had an idea that it would be so funny if she was to hang out with Stephen and Dominique found out, because that would be like a slap in the face. So at the end of the night, Stephen was being very playful with Tricia telling her that she wasn’t leaving until he had a new number in his phone, he meant he wanted her number because he definitely wanted to see her again. So that night he messaged her that she should message him when she got home so he would know she was safe. So she did as he said it was only fair. Next day Stephen and Tricia kept messages going all day on their cell phones, and decided to meet up for coffee that night. After coffee, he took he to Malba to watch the watch the water underneath ThrogsNeckBridge, it was very romantic. That Friday they went to see Halloween Movie and when he saw that she may have been a little scared he put his arms around her and told her she was safe with him. Next day they went to look at apartments because she thought of moving away from Walter. Then after looking at apartments, they met up with Maria for breakfast, it was very mellow. He even picked a nickname for Maria, calling her Butter Pecan. That night Tricia and Stephen went to see Good Luck Chuck, that was funny but stupid movie, then he took her to Lucky’s Night Club. She met his friends. She had fun that night. Days after that, they either talked on the phone, or they would message one another. As her birthday rolled around, what she really wanted was to spend it with him, but he went hunting that weekend so she spent it with her friends, but she did get a text from just saying happy birthday. Next day he message her how her birthday was and that he really wants to kiss her but doesn’t know how she would feel about it. She told him she would want him to kiss her. He said he likes a woman to take charge, but she is more old fashion she loves when a man takes control and surprises her. He told her he may just do that. She said” go ahead”. Tricia wasn’t falling for him, she tried so hard not to give him her heart, because she didn’t want anything serious at the time she was just having fun with a hot guy. (He wasn’t her boyfriend at all, he was just a thing, at first she thought of him as a good thing, and then as the time went on he turned out to be a bad thing she would love to forget) One day while Tricia was at work, it was kind of busy, she was talking to Rosa, Tricia’s phone started buzzing, she was getting texts from Stephen, about if she can take off from work and drive up to Boston with him. Tricia knew that if she had said yes it would have been a bad idea because, how that would have worked. Men are men they only think about one thing so she thought he may want to sleep with her, like have sex and she wasn’t ready to give him her body or her heart. Some of her friends have warned her about him. They said he wasn’t a good guy that he went to rehab for drugs, which she already knew. They have told her that he was going to hurt her that she better get out now while it is still early. She wasn’t listening, because she knew that she had her guard up. What did bother her was that he was still in touch with his ex Dominique. Tricia didn’t like that idea at all, actually she hated it. One day before Christmas while Tricia was wrapping presents and watching Spanish soap operas, her phone started buzzing, text from Stephen, he wanted to meet up with her and get coffee. They got coffee, and underneath the bridge, in his car, Tricia was a bit nervous because she knew in her heart and mind that kiss will follow soon. So she played with the top of the coffee cup. He noticed and kissed her gently, she enjoyed it. She wasn’t sure what the kiss meant. Would they make their “thing” official or was she just a fling to him? Then Tricia found out things he was saying about her behind her back, that he though she was annoying and how he didnt know her or date her. She has to give him credit for one thing, they never dated, but he did know her they hung out and kissed. So she was over it, she didnt care anymore. Couple weeks after that Tricia had gotten back together with Walter. She messaged Stephen,” I regret us hooking up because it only made us less friends, since now we don’t even talk and I don’t care about hooking up but I do miss you as a friend” but after that they haven’t spoken well she got couple of stupid messages from him but that’s it. It doesn’t matter she know he wasn’t the right guy for her at all. As the life went on, Tricia went to the bar with John, and her brother and Sam showed up. He keeps popping up in her life. But this time all her hopes were killed when he told her that he is not over Vicky and that if she called him he would take her back in a heart beat.This was the day that all her hopes of one day ending up with Sam fell to the ground, because she knew for sure, that Sam and Tricia was just an infatuation phase, they are never going to happen, She accepted the fact that life has it own mind and destiny has its own reason letting Sam in and out of Tricia's life. She is fine with being just friends with Sam. She knew that there were no chances for Tricia in his love life. It doesn’t matter anymore because Tricia loves her life now with Walter. All the other guys can compare because one thing that only Walter has and no one else can have is…her heart.


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