Love Walked InA Story by Shilohflame
Love walks in.
I sat there, focusing on the beat of the rain on my bedroom window. I was thinking hard about how complicated my life was compared to the average teenager. Why must I be judged so harshly based on little fact? It wasn’t my fault both my parents were gay, just something that happened to be that way. I finally lie down and fell asleep.
I awoke to my alarm and the phone ringing. I turned the alarm off and answered my phone. It was my boyfriend, Andrew.
“Hey, Erin, sweetheart…sorry to call you so early but my mom is not letting me drive to school today.” He Said.
“Oh…well…ok.” I told him.
”It’s not your fault”
“Ok I will see you at school then, bye for now.”
Great, I thought, now I have to ride the bus. I got up and got dressed and headed to the bus stop. Luckily nobody was there. And nobody bothered me on the bus. I am an 18 year old senior at Bloomdell High. I have a 19 year old boyfriend whom I adored.
They held hands on their way to first hour. Erin noticed a new girl, a very beautiful, new girl sitting by the window. The teacher introduced her to the class as Violet. Violet told the class she goes by Peace. Because that’s what she stands for of course. More than once Erin caught herself staring at Peace. She couldn’t stop for some reason. She was getting frustrated with herself.
Even Andrew noticed something was up.
“Baby girl, what’s the deal today you seem to be pretty distant?”
“Oh nothing just thinking about this history assignment.”
At that moment the teacher announced she was going to assign partners for the history project coming up. When she got to Andrew he was paired up with one of his close buddies. When Erin came up she was paired with Peace. Erin thought “Crap!”
The teacher told everybody to sit by their partners and come up with an idea to start their projects with. Peace came over, and asked me in a very bubbly attitude, how I was doing. I said I was doing great. And was then once again lost in the beauty that was Peace.
Peace was completely comfortable with me, why couldn’t I get comfortable with her. There was a point where we got started talking and I finally started to relax. And then I all but gave up trying to hide the fact that there was an attraction. She invited me over to her house after school and since Andrew hadn’t driven to school I accepted the invitation. School dragged after that. It always dragged but more so now that I had plans with…a beautiful lady.
We worked on our history project and talked for a little bit. Somehow I knew it was coming but I just wasn’t sure when it was going to come out. She asked me my sexual orientation. She told me she was a lesbian and deep down I was thinking…awesome. But showed a little bit more shock than I aimed to. She kind of laughed at that. I told her that in all honesty I didn’t know my sexual orientation. But I came off as straight.
“Do you feel straight?” She asked me point blank.
“I don’t know.” I answered.
She leaned in towards me and asked me.
“What if I kissed you?”
“That probably wouldn’t be a good idea; you don’t want to get with me.”
“Let me be the judge of that.”
She leaned in closer….and her mom walked in the front door.“S**t…” she whispered.
Her mom was just as beautiful as Peace was. I used the interruption as my excuse to leave to go home. I told Peace I would see her the next day at school and she nodded. She followed me out onto the porch.
“Wait a second, I’m sorry; I was moving too fast, when I probably shouldn’t be moving at all.” She apologized.
I looked at her for half a second then pushed her against the side of the house.
“I wouldn’t have stopped you” I told her.
leaned in and kissed me slowly at first and then more passionately. And then I
panicked. Two thoughts ran through my head.
Two: I wanted it to happen again and more of it.
I panicked a little more, turned around and started walking home. I didn’t look back. The next day at school Peace wouldn’t even look at me. I didn’t blame her and I felt horrible. I kept my distance from everybody until Peace came up to me during lunch and asked if she could talk to me out in the hall.
“Can you come over today?”
I sighed. It sounded like an amazing proposition.
“I can’t, it’s movie night with Andrew.”
“Say you don’t feel good or something, we need to talk.”
I sighed again.
I looked in her eyes trying to figure out just what she felt for me, I gasped when I realized she was looking at me the way I look at Andrew, only more so. It scared me.
I bailed on them both. I told Andrew I wasn’t feeling good and completely ignored Peace. I needed time to think. I heard the phone ring and saw that it was once again Peace. I answered.
“Erin? Come on stop hiding.”
“I’m NOT hiding; I just need time to think.”
“Ok.” She hung up.
I decided on one thing, that I was completely confused but I wanted to taste Peace’s lips again on mine. I didn’t want to give up Andrew though. This kind of upset me, I was completely against open relationships. I decided to pursue whatever was going on with Peace and I.
I wrote her a note letting her know and gave it to her the next day at school. I watched her read it and smile. She looked at me and smiled wider. God her smile made me weak.
After we finished smiling at each other, she came over and invited me back over to her house. The day couldn’t end fast enough. Peace decided to put in Jeepers Creepers while we worked on our project. We were leaning over the table when Peace grabbed my hand and pulled me into her. We were so wrapped up in kissing each other that we didn’t hear the door open.
Peace’s mom cleared her throat and I jumped about ten feet off of the bed. Her mom said that my mom wanted me home in five minutes. I asked her if Peace could come with me and she said that was fine. We walked to my house and when we got there mom was outside on the porch.
“Hey kids, I need to run to the store for a few can you keep an eye on the house?” She said.
“Um sure mom.” I told her.
Once inside the house Peace gave me a smile. I smiled back. She leaned in and kissed me slowly at first and then more passionately.
“I forgot…..oh sorry.” Mom came in the front door wide eyed.
“Um, what did you forget?” I asked her.
“The newspaper add.” I handed her the newspaper.
As soon as mom had left, I turned around to a smiling Peace. And we both started laughing. We went up to my room and watched a movie, nothing eventful happened. Peace went home after the movie was over. She called me later that night and we talked for almost two hours.
In the back of my mind, I decided to end things with Andrew. It just wasn’t right to continue this way. So after I got off the phone with her I called him and broke up with him. He was very understanding about the whole thing. He really was a sweet guy.
After that Peace and I were inseparable. She was always at my house or I was always at her house after school. About two months after Peace and I finally went steady. She brought up the subject of marriage. I tensed a little bit about that because even Andrew and I hadn’t talked about that and we had dated for 8 months.
Peace and I hadn’t had made love yet. I really
respected Peace’s way of waiting until we were both ready for sure.
“Eventually.” I told her.
I wondered where this was going.
© 2010 Shilohflame