I don’t normally post on Sundays but I thought the YAmore blogfest sounded like fun. All you have to do is post 250 romantic, swoon-worthy words from your YA WIP.
Time in slow motion, tile seems to stretch on forever as my heels click against the surface of the dance floor, leading Nate to our fate. My own breathing is loud in my ears, overpowering the words of the song singing about the end of a relationship, a turning point, something that’s unpredictable but in the end right, reminding me whatever happens is meant to be. As we reach the center of the room, I step backwards, letting Nate read the sign I painted for him two days ago. Nicole and Sean stretch the banner in front of them, faces frozen into a smile. The song fades out and amidst the silence of over three thousand people standing still, Nate reads my words out loud to himself.
“Nate, I’m in love with you. You’ve been one of my best friends through four grueling years of high school. I was kinda hoping you’d be my boyfriend for, I don’t know, forever. Yours Truly, Olga.”
I forget to breathe as he repeats the words I’ve wanted to tell him for months, but then he turns slightly and takes my other hand in his and the warmth of his skin calms me again. I’m on the verge of tears, something I’ve tried so hard not to shed in front of anyone this past year (and failed majorly), but these are happy tears. He reaches up and brushes them away with the back of his hand before leaning in, his breath against my breath.
*Don’t forget to check out other entries to put you in a romantic mood for Valentine’s Day: http://oasisforya.blogspot.com/p/thats-yamore-blogfest.html