Eye Contact

Eye Contact

A Story by AE
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Just doing a writing prompt.

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When I bumped into him one day, I didn't really know what to think of the guy. Dexter, I mean, I bumped into him on my way back to the forensic center from Subway. I had half a foot long wrapped up in my hand and a large cup of amalgamated sodas and juices that didn't fit so well together.

         I just crossed the street and passed the gothic ramparts of the center when I decided to look down at my phone. It was 12:25 PM, 5 minutes left before I had to meet up with the rest of the class, when I just barely tripped and landed face first into some guy's sweater. Oh I hope I didn't spill my soda on him, I thought. "I'm sorry. I r-really watch-- n-need t--" I stammered on for a few more seconds before I decided to end it with a "God.. damn. sorry!"

        "It's fine, really!" He chuckled. I finally decided to look at his face in all my full blown embarrassment. He was actually pretty good looking with dark, gusty hair, and a handsome stubble sharply outlining the strong contour of his square jawline. His eyes are what got me though. They were an unusually vivid green, the kind with depth like you can get sucked in and go on for ever; an endless abyss.

        His aspect was heavy and intense, yet warm and lighthearted; studious, focused, yet humorous and non-prejudiced. How could there possibly be so many contradictions in one man's gaze alone? I thought. I must have been looking at him for while because an awkward silence grew between us.

        "Oh! I'm sorry, my name is Lilith."  I held out my hand awkwardly.

       "You say sorry quite a lot don't you?" And just as another apology slipped from my lips, he took my hand with an almost overwhelming confidence. He spoke firmly,"I'm Dexter, nice to meet you Lilith," and shook my hand with vigor before abruptly dropping it and flashing a sly, crooked smile. "Hope we bump into each other again soon, I have to get to a class!" He saluted me and took off almost into a gallop across campus.

What a strange man, I thought. I took an unmercifully large bite of my sub and forced it down with an equally gluttonous gulp of my ill fitting soda-juice combo. I drowned myself in it to mask my fluster. Hm... who knew.


© 2015 AE



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Sounds great! I know it´s just a prompt, but Id like to hear more of this characters. You wrote this in a way I could actually see the characters personality complete. 100 points. (P. S. If you do another prompt, do it with this characters, please :D )

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AE

2 Years Ago

Thank you! And I'll probably use these characters again later in something else.


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This story ends with me wanting more. Great details, and you drew me into the story really quick. You have me wondering who exactly is Dexter, and where this accidental meeting could go. I'd love to read more of this. Great job!

Posted 2 Years Ago


You do a good job of injecting the character's voice and personality into the description.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Sounds great! I know it´s just a prompt, but Id like to hear more of this characters. You wrote this in a way I could actually see the characters personality complete. 100 points. (P. S. If you do another prompt, do it with this characters, please :D )

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AE

2 Years Ago

Thank you! And I'll probably use these characters again later in something else.

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