Sunday, June 20, 2010

Another Excerpt from Forever Yours

When she got to the landing she looked out the front door and spotted Steve sitting on the porch steps. She took a deep breath and pushed the door open. Steve looked up and a sense of relief fell on him happy it wasn’t Renee or George.


“Hey.” He said offering up a smile.

“Hey.” She replied softly.

“Can I sit?”

“Sure.” She sat down beside Steve unable to help remembering how things used to be. So much time had passed and so much had changed it was almost unreal. Lisa was right when she told Steve that she wasn’t the same girl she once was because she wasn’t. However, there was one thing that would never change and that was her desire to see him happy.

“Do you want a cigarette?” He asked.

“Sure.” Steve handed Lisa a cigarette and held his lighter out to her. His hand was only inches from her face and for a brief second she wished she could feel his gentle touch again. A chill shot through her spine at the thought. It was as if she could still sense exactly how his touch once affected her and how the single feel of his hand on her skin made her shudder. Lisa took a drag hoping it would fog her memory. “So it’s kind of crazy.”

“What?”

“Renee and George. I mean who saw that one coming?”

“I don’t want to talk about it.”

“Steve you can avoid the topic all you want but that doesn’t change the fact that they are together.”

“I don’t care.”

“You should care.”

“Yeah and why is that?”

“Because my cousin will never get the chance to see his best friend again. He’ll never get to hear his voice or go fishing with him. And you, you can and you choose not to. You’re wrong Steve and you need to stop being so thickheaded. Life’s too short don’t waste anymore time.”

“I’m not thickheaded.”

“Oh yes you are.” Lisa couldn’t stop the laugh that followed.

“I am not.”

“Steve you are about as thickheaded as a mule, but that’s just you. When it comes to your sister’s you wear your heart on your sleeve and you only want the best for them and because of that you become very thickheaded. But there is nothing wrong with that. It’s what makes you such a great person.” Lisa bit her lip a nervous reaction from being so honest.

Steve looked over at her with his dimples setting into place on his cheeks. “Thanks.”

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