Yay its here! 🙂 Chapter Five at your service. But, remember this will be the last update for a little bit since I’m switching legacy families. Also to note. The next chapter will bring up very, extreme and adult themes. That’s why I’m giving it a little bit of a break so I can mentally prepare, and do a little more research and also give readers a fair warning and to make you speculate 🙂
Again, its another short chapter like Chapter Four. I predict Chapter Six might be two parts so I went easy this chapter. There shouldn’t be any profanity used either,.
Also, wanted to say thank you to skylarsims for the pose used.
Shall we then?
As soon as I got home from the library and meeting the fellow Choc Bean, I had to quickly tell Strawberry about this since she is my dating g0-to girl. I’ve only dated one person and that was back in high school when it seemed to be easier. Straw has been through it all, and even though it might seem bad, I look at it as she has experience and knows exactly what she wants in a relationship. Whether emotional or physical.
“Soooo I think just got asked out on a date.” I nonchalantly let out
“What?! That sounds great Clemmy!” she busted out with excitement
“Well I said I think. I’m not entirely sure. It could just be a friendly outing too.”
“Wait. With who? You didn’t tell me you had a guy friend you talk to. Keeping things from your friend eh? Or maybe you wanted to keep him all to yourself?
“Uh…what?! No no. I just met him tonight. That’s why I’m telling you now.” I half-smiled
“Oh haha, why didn’t you say so? So who’s this lucky guy. Give me details girl. I need all information to assess the situation.” she teased
“Haha okay, okay. His name is Choc Bean. Not sure if he is from Apple Loosa Pie originally or not. But, he went to college here and graduated last year I believe from graduate school. Err medical school. He is currently doing his clinicals here and he’s hoping to be a top notch surgeon.”
“Oh my berry. You caught a doctor?! Clemmy you have skills! Who knew you had it in you. I hope to berry you agreed to see him?!”
“Well yes. I did. But, should I treat it like a date or two friends casually going out?” I repeated
“A man is asking you out to dinner? Guys don’t do that unless its Almond or they’re attracted to men. You treat it like a date!” she playfully argued
“Oh okay. Good to know. I wasn’t sure….but wait. A date?! I’ve only been on one first date in my life and that was with my ex. Ohmyberry. Things have changed since high school how am I going to do this?”
“Well that’s why you have me?!” she characteristically twirled
“Uhhhh rightttt……..” I narrowed my eyes
“Oh don’t be like that. There can only be one reason you’re telling me all of this. You want my help and advice. Ooh! Can I help you pick out your outfit and do your hair too!?”
“Yes Straw, you can.”
“This is going to be so much fun! Date nights are the best! I can’t wait! When are you guys going out?” she delighted
“I believe next weekend. So you have a week.” I replied
“Challenge accepted. We will make sure you’re date night ready by then.”
That week seem to fly by. Next thing I knew it was Saturday night and Straw was helping me get ready for my “hot date” as she called it. I have to admit, I wasn’t as nervous as I initially was. The night I told Straw about it all, I felt like I was going to pass out the whole time. There was something about him. Choc Bean. Just thinking about him made my heart race. Surprised I didn’t faint the first time we spoke. But, he did put a smile on my face. Like I said, there’s something about him. Its almost like his aura is warm and welcoming. You can tell he’s sincere and genuine.
“I must say, or as they say in England. You do looks smashing Clemmy.” Straw smiled big
“I think you just insulted the whole English culture Straw. But, are you sure?” I frowned, looking myself over
“Would I lie to you?”
“Yes, you would.”
“Point taken. But, trust me. You look great. You look great, but its not overbearing or too flashy. Simple and classy. Men like that, and I know this Choc Bean will too. I can’t believe you had that dress and didn’t tell me.” she described
“Yeah, you’re right. I do look classy. Thanks a lot Straw. I really appreciate it.” I gleamed
“You’re very welcome Clemmy.”
Choc told me that instead of picking me up and having an awkward car ride home, we would just meet at our destination. We agreed on the little bistro in town. Probably because its the only place to really have a date. I took a taxi there, and my heart was starting to beat fast as the car was passing block by block, eventually incing away from the curb that sit in front of the bistro. I saw him immediately through the tinted window. A huge smile came across my face when I saw him look and smile. “Here we go Clemmy.” I told myself. What’s the worst that could happen?…Well besides him not liking me. I just won’t see him again.
“Why hello there fair lady. Nice to see you again.” he smiled
“Haha hi again. Its nice to see you too.” I gushed
“First, and foremost let me say that you look beautiful tonight. Very classy Clementine.”
“Awe thank you Choc. That means a lot.”
“I also have something for you.” he smirked
“Oh? What is it?” I asked
“I bought you some flowers. I noticed you wore yellow to compliment, and I saw these daffodils. They made me think of you and your smile.”
“Oh berry! Choc that is so sweet of you! Thank you so much!”
“You’re very welcome. Shall we enjoy a lovely meal together?” he motioned
“Haha yes, let’s. I’m starved.” I smiled back
The waiter led us to our table to the outdoor patio, and we both sat down with huge smiles on our face. We both were excited to see one another and couldn’t wait to finally “start” the date. During the first few minutes while he was perusing the menu I couldn’t help but look at him and study his features. Then it hit me. I’m. on an actual date. A smile came across my face. Here sat a man, who truly liked me for who I was and enjoyed listening to what I had to say. He liked my intelligence and didn’t care or use me just for my looks. I could only hope the rest of the date goes this well.
“How did you get to be an avid reader?” I blurted out
“Haha you don’t beat around the bush do you? You want to know all there is don’t you? Haha. Hmm, I’d have to blame my mother for that one. Since my dad was busy working all the time, and she was forced to be a stay at home mom. She feared we wouldn’t be educated since she was forced to homeschool us. Please don’t ask what I mean by that. Anyway, my mom wanted to make sure we received the the same education as the kids who went to public school so she made sure there was a lot of reading material around the house. Both current events and as many genres she could find. Plus, playing with your siblings can get old after awhile especially when you get older so I resorted to reading.” he explained
I didn’t say anything right away since I was taking in all the information he just presented. I must of been looking at him intently because finally he broke the silence and looked concerned.
“It doesn’t sound glamorous I know. But, I’m grateful for my family and I’m glad they’ve made me who I am today. What about you?”
“My family life wasn’t any better. I have two older brothers who kept my parents busy with their shenanigans. Since I’m the youngest and was self-sufficient my parents didn’t really worry about me until I was ready to move of course. So to escape the chaos from my parents and brothers always budding heads, I read to to escape the actual reality I was living. Helped develop my imagination too.” I shyly admitted
“Well sounds like a good thing since it helped you choose a career path. Family can teach us so much can’t it? It really shapes you. That part of psychology has always intrigued me. But, I’m a much better surgeon haha.” he joked
“Haha yeah, family is something else like you said. I’m always curious about how others grew up since you can tell a lot about them just from knowing their family. Both bad and good.”
We sat there an talked for over an hour. Anything and everything that came to mind, we discussed it. We laughed, had serious talks and let our curiosity get the best of us. Eventually, the bistro was starting to close up their dinner hour and they notified us of the make your own drink bar they have set up for the evening hours. Choc’s eyes lit up and he looked at me for approval to go make a drink. I nodded and laughed at his silliness.
“Can I make you a drink fair lady?” he asked with a cheeky smile
“Haha sure, why not. One can’t hurt.” I smiled
“Awe just one? Sounds like you might need more than one.”
“No that’s quite alright. I’m not much of a drinker. I usually have one and I’m good.”
“I like that. Beautiful and modest. That’s hard to find these days.” he winked
“Consider yourself lucky then? I let out a chuckle
“And a sense of humor?! I might as well be doomed!”
“Haha oh boy, you better get out while you still can!”
” I’m really glad you agreed to come out with me.” he whispered pulling me in for a hug
“Awe, I’m glad you asked. I’m having a really good time with you.” I whispered back
“So you wouldn’t mind if I did this then?”
Oh berry. Did this berry of a man just kiss me? His lips and touch is so soft. I didn’t want it to end. I could feel both of our lips, trickling smiles at the same time. It was sweet. He was sweet. I didn’t want our lips to stop being locked. He made me feel confident and happy. I haven’t felt that way for a long time. When he pulled away, all my mind could think about was the hope of him kissing me again and the fact that I wanted to see him again.
He offered to walk me home since it was starting to get late and dark out. We didn’t talk much on the way there. We let our body language do all the talking. Holding hands, giving me light kisses and grabbing his arm tightly. It was a great ending to a wonderful night. Before he walked me to the door, he grabbed both of my hands and swung them around.
“So, am I going to see you again?” he chimed
“Hehe well I certainly hope so. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have fun tonight.” I giggled
“That’s what I like to hear haha.”
“You sure are something else aren’t you?”
That’s when he kissed me again. Longer and deeper this time. He slowly pulled away with his famous smirk.
“I don’t know, you tell me.” he quietly said
I didn’t say anything. Instead I kissed his cheek and waved goodbye. I don’t know how long I can wait until we see each other again. I hope it won’t be too long.
That’s it for this chapter! Hope you enjoyed 🙂 As mentioned, more drama/action happens in next chapter so be prepared!
I’m back with an update right before finals and the holiday! 🙂 I’m so happy I finished in time to get this out today, since starting Monday is finals week for me. I don’t have finals Monday, but I work. I have a final everyday Tuesday through Friday and then can we say CHRISTMAS VACATION! I’m going to try to get as many updates out over the vacation as possible since I have a feeling next semester will be busy too. I’m also really surprised with myself how far along I already am with this Generation? I just realized yesterday I was already on chapter five haha. I don’t know how many chapters (ideally) this generation will be. I’m shooting for ten at least, but my founding generations always suck, so never know. We’ll see right? I think that’s all I have to say for now. Sorry I always tend to ramble in the beginning.
Again, just remember that the POV is from Meringue’s.
NOTE: STRONG LANGUAGE MAY BE USED
I woke up earlier than normal this morning. Not that I didn’t mind since I have a lot to do in the mornings, but I know its because I have some strange man sleeping in my guest bedroom. Even though it irritates me having some strange berry in the house, I continued with my morning rituals. Showering, a little bit of cleaning and making breakfast. Tangerine,err Tang? wasn’t awake yet so I figured the smell of crisp waffles would wake him up. I was mistaken apparently. I prepared my plate and went to the living room to eat my breakfast. I waited before I started to eat if I could hear him stirring. He sure did like to take his sweet time getting up. Its a good thing he doesn’t live her permanently, I don’t think I could tolerate that.
Since he didn’t wake up, I figured I’d be nice and leave a plate out for him. The least I can do right? Even though I’m not too fond of the arrangement we have. I think last night while we were talking I was blinded by his good looks and charm. I don’t know why but when I woke up this morning I had sudden change of heart. Probably because the sight or even thought of men disgusts me at the moment. Sure, yesterday I hated being alone, but now I feel like it. I’m only human, and us women have mood swings whether being pregnant or not. I don’t know why I’m feeling all this built up aggression. I mean its not like he did anything wrong? He was just looking for someone to help him out, and I was there to be that person. I don’t why I’m feeling so conflicted. I just have this gut feeling, and I don’t want him to get too cozy here.
After I finished my morning chores and showered off from being in the garden all day, I decided to sit in the den and read up on modern farming practices. I just started to get into my reading when I could feel eyes one me. I could tell Tangerine was staring at me. (Sorry but Tang seems too personal and I don’t know him well enough to call him that, even if he does prefer it).
“Can I help you?” I asked sternly
“Yes I was hoping you could. Did you leave that plate of of waffles out for me?” he asked back
“Oh…uh yes, I did. You weren’t up when I made breakfast, and instead of letting the food go to waste and to save you from searching for food , I left it out for you. I hope you don’t mind that you have to reheat it.”
“No no of course not. That’s very sweet of you, thank you so much sunshine.”
Sunshine? I could feel my cheeks start to flush at the utter of that word. I buried myself in my book after he left the room. Why is it hard for me to keep a straight face in his presence? I want to not like having him as company, but once I’m around him I lose all inhibitions and current emotions I’m feeling. He just has a way of making me feel comfortable and happy. I think getting him out of this house is going to be difficult. I think he’s already too comfortable, he already has a nickname for me? Only way to get to the bottom of was to discuss it with him.
After he finished his late breakfast, I made sure to inquiry about how long he just plans on staying.
“Oh hey sunshine, what’s up?” he smiled
“Hi. I was wondering have you contacted the towing company yet?” I inquired
“Oh, um no I haven’t yet. Sorry about that. I guess I’ve been lagging on my promises haven’t I? I’ll go do that now sunshine.”
I was shocked at his surprised response to my question. Guess he didn’t expect me to keep up on his word. But, we had an agreement on how long he would stay and what he would do. its almost like he intentionally forgot about it? He wouldn’t do that right? I felt suspicious all of a sudden. Since he went in the other room to talk on the phone, I listened outside the door. I could hear him dialing on the phone, so that much was true.
Eventually, I heard him talking to someone. It sounded like he was whispering at first, as if he knew I was outside the door. Like he has something to hide. I think I was just hearing thing though. What would a guy like him have to hide, and who could he possibly be whispering to anyway? Besides, he started to talk to someone, and it clearly was a towing company.
“Uh hello there? Yes, hi there. My car broke down last night and I had to leave it on the side of the street. I’m not sure what’s wrong with it, but I need to get it towed before I get fined or something.” he explained
“Okay, that sounds good. Do you know how long this will all be?”
“Ahhh okay, I see. Thank you for your services. I’ll be sure to keep in touch with you. Hopefully its nothing serious.”
After I heard that last line, I could tell things weren’t looking good. I didn’t need to hear anymore. Instead I went and took a seat on the sofa and waited for him to come tell me what I already knew. I just hope I didn’t react as negatively as I was feeling. I heard the click on his cellphone, and that’s when I moved to the edge of my seat, waiting. He didn’t come out right away. I wonder if he was too ashamed or afraid to tell me what happened. I started to feel bad making him call them since that’s probably how he felt. Great job Meri. I thought. Eventually he came out of the bedroom, with a frown on his face. This didn’t help me feel any better. I started to feel worse now. I had a feeling I wasn’t going to like what he was about to tell me.
“So what did they say?” I whispered
“Good and bad news.” he said sharply
He didn’t seem to happy about the answers he got either.
“Oh….well what did they say?”
“Well they told me its going to at least take a day to retrieve my car from its location, and get back to their shop. Then, it could take up to two days to figuring out what’s wrong with it since I couldn’t pinpoint the cause or problem. After that, the time is unknown how long it will take it to get it fixed since they don’t know the problem, and the problem could be simple or complex.”
“So, you’ll need a place to stay for at least the next three days at most?” I piped up
“Essentially? Yes.” he sighed
Poor guy. Like he hasn’t been through enough already. His car breaking down in a town he’s not familiar with, and going through the trouble of finding someone to help him out, now he has to stay even longer. He has a life to get back to and I’m sure he misses his own home. I pondered it over in my head, trying to think of what advice I could give him. I could refer him to the motels in town, but then again the motels here are ridiculously over-priced since they don’t get many guests and they’re trying to earn living. I don’t want him to be ripped off. That’s when the thought of offering him to stay longer came across my mind. I don’t know why it did since I haven’t become accustomed to having him here for one night, what makes me think I could handle three more? It pained me to do it, but I really feel for him.
“Do you want to just continue staying here? I know its kinda weird since you barely know me but I understand your situation.” I offered
“Are you serious?…or better yet, are you sure you want that? I don’t really want to impose on you.” he questioned
“Um yes I am sure. If you go stay downtown you’ll just be overcharged and that’s not fair to you. Especially since you didn’t exactly plan to stay here.”
“Awe, well thank you sunshine. That means a lot. I’ll try to pull my own weight around here by looking after myself, and staying out of your way. I’m sure its not easy having some stranger sleeping in the room next to you.”
Boy, was he right. I hate that I’m that easy to read. I wish I was better at consolidating my true feelings. Like when he gives me that warm smile of his. I could feel my cheeks become a little rosy, I had to quickly make an excuse to leave the room. His smile is to die for I swear.
And so it was settled the next few days he would continue to stay here while his car would be getting looked at and hopefully fixed. Shortly after two days have past, he started to become much more comfortable with staying here. He had no shame walking around in his boxers,…shirtless. Now I’m not saying I don’t enjoy his…um, his body but for being a conservative woman such as myself, makes it hard to keep a straight face and look him in the eyes. A few times I found myself awkwardly reacting to seeing his radiant orange skin being exposed. Needs to warn a woman next time! Especially a woman who is very shy when it comes to seeing the opposite sex,….the opposite sex that is half naked too. Girls in Briocheport must be very different there. Girls are more conservative and homey? I guess is the right word. Like I said earlier, its a good thing he doesn’t live here permanently.
Also in the two days he’stayed here, I’ve noticed things about him. He spends a lot of time on the phone. He’s always talking to the same man. I know this because he uses “sir” and says it the same way each time. He’s very cautious in not saying this man’s name out loud. Even when he’s in the room alone. Makes me a little curious since he really devotes his time, even when he’s not in his hometown. I can see why he doesn’t like unexpected surprises, you can only get so behind on your job. Hope he isn’t getting too beat up over it I almost feel guilty even though I didn’t do anything directly to affect the time he has to spend here.
Lately I haven’t been doing so much myself. Things are still kinda awkward between me and Tangerine. I don’t really know what to talk about with him, or even if he wants me to socialize with him. Like today for example, after I finished working in the garden and did the chores around the house. The air in the house was so quiet and odd, that I just went back out to the garden and here I am looking and basically talking to my plants. Looks pathetic probably, but I can’t shake my feelings. I still have this suspicion about the man that’s been staying in my house for the past few days, but yet why do I enjoy his company? Even though we barely speak, and he spends most of the day working. Its the acknowledgement from him, the acknowledgment of him recognizing I do live here and he enjoys that. I can tell he does. He smiles every time I see him and he’s started calling me “sunshine” regularly. And, I have to admit I’m starting to like the cute nickname.
“What are you doing all alone out here?” he scuffed, breaking my train of though
“Oh,…hey there. Working on your tan?” I joked
“Huh? Oh. Oops kinda forgot I was still in my boxers. I’m sure your neighbors won’t mind the view.”
He sure did have high self-confidence. I like that though. Its not overwhelming like Strudel’s was, he just says it and leaves it at that. I could help but really admire him. He was hard-working, nice and just loves talking. Not something I was expecting from a complete stranger.
“Hey! Sunshine you all there?” I heard his voice piercing my ears
“Oh, sorry. I was thinking about some stuff.” I lied
“Ooh what’s that? Your boyfriend?!”
“Haha no. Besides, I don’t have one.”
“What? I find that hard to believe. You’re a very nice girl, any guy would be lucky to have you.” he gushed
“You think so? Thanks Tang.” I smiled
“No problem sunshine. So you want to tell me your life story? We have some time to kill, and we don’t really know each other that well so might as well start somewhere.”
“You really want to know? As long as you tell me yours in return.”
“Its a deal sunshine. Shoot.” he smirked
“Hmm let’s see where to start? Well, first off all my family is from Apple Loosa Pie. My parents met in high school and fell in love. They were both farmers just as I am. A little clique, but I’m still proud of them. They’ve made me who I am. They decided to have only one child, me. I’m grateful I got all the love of my parents without feeling jealous, but yet I kinda wish I had siblings. My parents were older when they had me believe it or not, so by the time I reached my senior year they both passed within days of eachother. In the will I was left our family house and the land. I took it with pride, and here I am I guess.” I marveled
I could feel a smile coming over my face as I told about my life to him. I’m sure he wasn’t impressed, but its nice talking to someone new.
“How about you?”
“Ahh my life. Its probably not as happy as your sounds, just so you’re aware of it. I have many siblings, and I never knew my mom, but was told he was a lovely woman. Very kind-hearted like you, at least that’s what my grandma told me. My dad was a hard-working man and didn’t really know how to take care of kids. He expected high standards since he had to learn how to take care of ourselves. He didn’t like slackers, or half-ass jobs. Unfortunately, I didn’t understand this at the time since I’m the youngest out of three sons. My brothers always took care of me, and when it came time for them to start caring about themselves I didn’t want to become independent. So I learned the hard way. In high school, I didn’t care much about anything and my dad taught me the hard lesson of hard work. From that day on I worked my way up in the company I work for. I’ve poured my heart and soul into my job, and made my boss my life. Most people would say that’s not a life to live,but its the life I know to live. I’m sure you’ve noticed how much I work just by spending time with me for two days.” he sighed
“Oh Tangerine. I think its great that you work out. It means you know what you want, and you’re determined to get it. That’s all. Plus, you seem happy with your job and that’s all that matters.” I reassured
“Thanks Sunshine. Glad there’s one woman that understands. Most women don’t, that’s why I’m still single. Women only love me for my money sadly.”
“Yeah, well my ex-boyfriend was a sexist berry who thought he was going to control my life and change me.”
“Ouch, I’m sorry you had to deal with that berryhole of a guy. Good thing you got rid of him.” he agreed
This is the most comfortable I’ve been talking to someone, other than Apple that is. I think I’m really starting to like him. He was really something else.
“Hey, I’ll be right back okay? I’m finally going to get dressed!” he laughed
“Oh, okay.” I stammered
I stood there waiting for his return, and then my mind started to wander. Does he having something up his sleeve? and why was he getting dressed as if he has to? I always seem to overthink things and don’t just let things happen. Apple always told me that was a flaw of mine. One flaw I’m hoping to work on. Just letting things happen. But, then again isn’t letting a strange man stay in your house fall under that? Ergh I don’t know! I really need to stop letting my thoughts get the best of me.
“Well Ms. Moscato shall we go out on this dapper evening?” he twirled around
I have to admit I laughed at his funny voice and cheesy smile. It was definitely a side I didn’t think Tangerine had.
“Haha what are you doing, err saying?” I laughed
“Why Ms. Moscato I’m asking you to have dinner with me. I’ll have to leave right away once my car is fixed, and it won’t be a proper goodbye, so we don’t we go enjoy ourselves for the night? “
“Eh-what? You want to take me out? I don’t know..I don’t think I’d be good company.”
“Oh come on now .You’d be great company! You have been for the past few days, why would one night change things? Plus, sight seeing a new place would be nice from a local.” he coaxed
“Okay, fine. But, I’m wearing this.” I stated.
“That’s find madam.”
He wanted to go to the pier since he loves the scenery here. Plus, the water in Briocheport isn’t as pretty and clean due the industry there. I agreed, it was a lovely place to go. He opted to grill out, I objected but he said it was the cheapest he could do and it would be fun. I didn’t want to agree, so I just stayed silent. This outing started to remind me of Strudel, and that’s one person I don’t want to thin about every again. I tried not to let it get my mood down, but I felt a little bored and wanted to go home in the beginning.
That was until he burned the hot dogs hehe. I know its cruel, but I honestly thought it was funny. Its cute to see him embarrassed, and I was only teasing.
“Ahh shit. I burnt them.” he frowned
“Hahaha, can’t cook simple hot dogs Mr. Sherbert?” I teased
“I’m sorry sunshine. Can kiss our dinner goodbye.”
“Oh nonsense, I’ll still eat them. Bring em’ over here, we are going to enjoy this dinner that you slaved over. “
“You are one woman that is full of surprises Sunshine, you know that?” he raised one eyebrow
“Oh really? Well I can the same for you.” I gave him that look
“Haha fair enough, fair enough.”
“That’s what I thought. I was curious, where do you get off calling me Sunshine?”
“Oh do you not like it? I’m sorry it just came to me when I saw you.” he quickly apologized
“No no, I’ve grown to like it I was just curious.” I smiled
“Oh. Well in Briochport, the girls aren’t of true beauty. If you know what I mean? They tend to “enhance” their beauty, and their coloring, and it usually turns out bad. Most yellow berry women I’ve seen look like a burnt lemon, or a highlighter. But, you , you look natural and radiant. Like sunshine.”
“Awe, well thank you. Glad I don’t look like a burnt lemon haha.”
Eventually after our burnt dinner, we traveled up to the deck and lounged. We watched the sky and waited for the stars to come out and light up the sky. We talked about whatever came to our minds, mine was a little more personal, but just wanted to get to know him better. I’d consider him a friend honestly. So friends should be able to talk about most things openly, plus I gave him the option to object.
“So, even though you have a heavily work load, do you plan or want a family someday?” I asked
“Haha my favorite question from women. Eventually yes I do. Do I know when? No. Do I hope its with someone special and it will last yes? I’m hoping I’ll be on the verge of retirement when I have a family, and my boss will have someone next in line to take my place when I have family. Of course, I can’t predict the future either.” he explained
“I was curious.Plus, I don’t have any male friends to get their perspective.”
“You don’t? Does that mean I’m your first?”
“Haha yes, aren’t you a lucky man.” I teased
“I’d say so.” he winked
Finally, the stars came out and the whole sky was lit up. It was a beautiful site, with the reflection off the water. It was still summer, and a night like this made me want to jump in and swim around. Like me and Apple used to do every summer, sneaking out and just having fun before school started. Deep in thoughts and taking in the view, Tangerine jumped up and motioned me to come by him. I obliged and was a on the outlook. What exactly did he want?
“Yes?” I asked
“Um…I was wondering….” he trailed
I noticed that he became shy all of sudden. This was new? For a confident guy, I didn’t think it was possible for him to have a shy side. Now I was curious. What could he be so nervous about, its only me? We’re only friends? Maybe he wants to ask something really personal and is afraid. I kept replaying scenarios in my mind until he finally said what he wanted to.
“You were wondering what?”
“I was…wondering if you wanted to go watch the starts up closer, on the beach with me?”
Did he just ask me to watch the stars with me? Did he mean it as friends or romantically? This changes things if he does. Wait, he wouldn’t right? Or would he? Oh berry, he just confused things. Oh berry no. What if I say or do the wrong thing? Act cool Meri. Just say yes. Just say yes. And so I did.
“Sure, I’d love to!” I said cheerfully
“Great!” he agreed
He lead the way to the beach. My nerves were all over the place. I didn’t know the nature of this outing anymore. Was it a secret date or just two friends out? I hate not knowing. Why do men complicate things? I tried to keep my cool though. Dear Berry, let me get through this night alive.
“Hope you don’t mind sitting in sand.” he smiled
“Oh no, I don’t haha. Otherwise I wouldn’t of agreed to this.” I joked
“Oh wow they do look bigger even though we’re on lower ground. So bright too.”
“Shine bright like you sunshine.”
I think this just turned into a date. That was flirting I knew it was. He just moved his hand over mine, and started to hold mine. I was taken back, but made sure my body language didn’t alarm him. I wasn’t sure if I wanted this to be a date “date”. I mean I just got out of relationship not too long ago, and I’m not sure if I want to open my heart up again. Why was he doing this? Why didn’t just say he wanted it to be a date? Was he afraid of rejection? So many thoughts were rushing through my head the second he held my hand in his.
I turned to smile to him, I knew the moment I looked at him he’s smile back. It was cute to see his face light up,and he had a killer smile. What kind of girl wouldn’t want to be watching the stars with that? I have to admit, in the mist of all of my irrational and rational thoughts about this night, I didn’t want it to end. Especially when he moved his arm around me. I felt safe and calm with him. Even thought my mind goes crazy when I’m around him, he makes the atmosphere feel so serene and calm.
“Hey do you know what that berry constellation is?” he whispered
“Hmm? No I’m not familiar with them.” I shyly admitted
“Well good, because this wouldn’t be a cool piece of information if you already knew it. That constellation is of a berry warrior who is conflicted. There’s a woman he’s supposed to be with due to his status and popularity, but really he’s in love with a girl who would be the last person he expected.”
I could feel my cheeks starting to flush. I know he wasn’t talking about himself or me, but the story reminded me of myself. Even though it wasn’t anymore close to my life, but I saw myself in that girl he was really in love with. The story made me smile though. He had a soft spot, which I have to think its wonderful.
“I’m glad I know that berry legend. Its a good one. Thanks for telling me. I’m surprised you know it though. For being such a busy guy, its nice that you have random pieces of information floating around in your head.”
“Well as you said earlier, I’m full of surprises.” he chuckled
We sat there awhile longer until we both knew it was getting quite late and we should probably be getting home. There was no place open except the bar, but that’s not really my thing. When we were about to leave, he pulled me into a hug. He told me how lucky he was to of meet me and appreciative of my kindness. I expressed the same generous words of how I was glad to make to a friend out of an awkward situation. He laughed but agreed. He took me home, walked me to the door like a gentlemen, and stopped. He turned around to face me with my hands intertwined with his.
“What is it now?” I softly asked
“I just wanted to say that I’m thrilled to have met you, and I honestly mean it. I’m glad that you were the one berry that opened her door when I went around seeking help. You are truly an amazing woman.” he gushed
I wasn’t sure what to say, I was speechless. He has only known me for a few days and he has so many feelings about me. And why do I have feelings for him already? He was a beautiful berry himself. I never thought I would ever meet someone as special as him this very night.
I lied. I never thought I would ever meet someone as special has him ever.
Poses provided by: Poses by Skylar, Spladou, Juba_Oo (was listed in the pose back as creator) and TumTum Simiolino.
OHMYGOSH I am so sorry for the length! :O I had no idea it was going to end up being this long, honest! There’s no way to break this up into two parts either. Again, so sorry! I hope you guys enjoyed the chapter even though the monstrosity of the length
Hopefully that doesn’t happen again, my writing just went wild apparently.