He breathed in, leaning closer. And I felt it; my pain, my hurt, my broken pieces disappearing. It was strangely comforting. Then he opened his dark eyes and said "Ava, I would never hurt you. But others wouldn't be so lucky."
TWO WEEKS EARLIER
I was sitting by a thick oak's roots, eating my sandwich. The shadows covered my bare arms. My dark hair fell past my shoulders, creating a curtain. I liked curtains. It hid the lies, but also the ugly truths.
As I ate my food, John sat next to me. He had spiky blond hair that reflected the light so well and beautiful dark eyes. "Hey." he said and plopped next to me. "Sup." I nodded at him.
John and I were simple friends for a long time. He was sweet and kind, yet funny and sarcastic. My type of person. But no, unlike everyone believes, we are not in love...
A few times, I sneaked a peek at him. And a few times I caught him staring. So even if-BIG IF-we are in love, we were at the awkward stage. Ummmm, anyway, back to the present moment...
"So..." John said, turning towards me as I took my final bite of my sandwich. "How's homework doing?" he asked. We were in different classes, but it doesn't stop us for being best friends. I put down my water bottle and took a nearby stick. I stood up, brushing off sandwich crumbs from my lap and chin. Then I twirled it in the air and lowered my voice, acting all tough. "I battled the english reading. I vicious beast." I stabbed at nothing. I spun around again and announced "Then the french exercices. And the social studies project. Then the science fair, then the history test!" I slashed at invisible beasts and stabbed at imaginary things. John laughed. It was a nice sound.
I bowed, throwing my stick sword away. "Thank you for your time. It was a great homework quest." I sat back down and suppressed a grin as I took a sip at my water.
John shook his head, his golden hair falling at his eyes. He grinned too. "Anyway..." he chuckled.
We talked, our topics drifting from school to donuts, to donuts to high heels, high heels to expensive shoes.
Once we were done arguing about Adidas's goods and bads, John leaned closer. My breath caught in my throat as he said "Ava, someone is looking at you."
Author Notes: Sorry for the cliffhanger! Thanks for reading! XD
Edit 2020: hiya, i'm planning on editing the crap out of this soon because oh my god is this horrible. i don't even know how i thought this was good at some point.