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Beautiful Eyes

January 23, 2011
By lovelycheese GOLD, Cupertino, California
lovelycheese GOLD, Cupertino, California
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Favorite Quote:
"If you have something to do, then do it. You can't get wasted time back." ~Ben Carson.

We’re sitting across from each other on a park bench. He’s frowning into his Geometry book, brows knotted together. A slight spring breeze rustles his already tousled sandy hair. I’m watching him, but he doesn’t notice.

“Okay,” his perfect lips move. I’m watching it all. “I think I got it this time. Test me?”

His beautiful, chocolate eyes meet mine, and my mind stops functioning for an instant. So beautiful. How it makes my heart ache. How I wish he were mine.

“Sure,” I say casually. I take the Geometry book from his hands. “Um, just any problem?”

His eyes are still on mine, guarded and expressionless. “Yeah.”

Swallowing quickly, I scan the geometrical shapes scattered across the pages. I find a moderately difficult proof. As his tutor, I expect he could solve it. Tutor. The word echoes in my mind. Just his tutor. Nothing more. But my heart says otherwise.

I show him the problem and he sets to work with that efficiency and determination that I admire so. His pencil scribbles across my notepad with precise strokes. I’m still studying his features. The shape of those cheekbones, the hard line of his jaw…

He suddenly looks up, meeting my calculating gaze. I feel my cheeks burn and I look away swiftly, cursing myself inwardly.

“Sara…” he says my name softly.

I slowly meet his gaze again and nearly melt. His beautiful eyes are wide, staring straight into mine. There’s so much honesty, so much life and vigor in those eyes. He sees me. He’s not just the boy from class who asked me for math help. My heart races on.

“Yes?” I whisper quietly back, hoping to prolong this wonderful, wonderful moment.

But it passes. It always does.

“I’m done,” he says simply. “Check my work?”

He pushes the notepad toward me, and I look into his eyes again. The truth is there, lying in plain sight. I’m his tutor, and he is my student. There is nothing more.

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Not all stories have happy endings.

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IamGodisme said...
on Nov. 25 2019 at 1:10 pm
IamGodisme, Decorah, Iowa
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Honestly, I have to say that you are probably my new literature idol. Your writing is always so beautiful, I envy it so much. It has this amazing silk like flow to it. Please keep writing.

Bones96 BRONZE said...
on Dec. 17 2011 at 2:27 pm
Bones96 BRONZE, Charlotte, North Carolina
2 articles 0 photos 108 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't about finding yourself it's about creating yourself-

Very good work! keep writting :) 

Matice BRONZE said...
on Dec. 16 2011 at 9:03 pm
Matice BRONZE, O&#39Fallon, Missouri
2 articles 0 photos 141 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Maria, first, let me say that you will most certainly regret it. Second, let me say that I'm in."-Smith

Five stars. Amazing job.

I can't even critique anything written there...every word was so true. I'm going through a similar situation right now. You brought tears to my eyes.

It was just...amazing.

on Feb. 9 2011 at 6:19 pm
wordjunkie BRONZE, Houston, Texas
1 article 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
Those who say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

...That made my heart hurt. There is no higher praise I can give.

on Feb. 1 2011 at 5:45 pm
whatshername GOLD, Carlsbad, California
14 articles 1 photo 112 comments
aww we've all been there i bet :) good job! i really like this