A Teenage Love Story 2

September 29, 2009
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It was a warm June night, the sun just a glimpse above the horizon, with a slight breeze, brushing lightly against my skin. I could feel my dark brown hair flowing with the direction of the wind as i went round and round on the carousel. I closed my eyes and listened to the soft carnival music in the background of people talking and laughing. Even with my eyes closed, I could still see the joyful faces of children, their eyes wide with excitement, their parents watching them carefully and happily. I smiled, capturing the moment. I made sure to mentally write down all the details in my head, so I could retell it exactly to my parents. It’s been nearly a week since I last seen them and would be another month or two until I would see them again, although before leaving they made me promise to call them whenever I wanted but at least, once a week. Their 20th anniversary was last week, so as my gift, I decided to go stay with my aunt in California for the summer. As my mind drifted to my home back in New Jersey, I felt the carousel slowly come to a stop. I gently opened my eyes and let out a happy sigh. I laughed as I struggled to get off my carousel horse. Feeling dizzy, I went to find a place to sit. As I sat down on a nearby bench, my eyes swept the carnival for a corndog stand. Aha. Spotting one, I started walking towards it. Halfway there, knowing I was supposed to call my aunt at 9:30, I decided to see what time it was. I looked down in my bag and began searching for my phone. Suddenly, I ran into someone. “Sorr-“, I looked up unexpectedly into the striking blue eyes of a drop dead gorgeous stranger. He looked about my age, if not a year older and was an inch taller than me. No words could even begin to describe him.
My heart pounding, I tried to catch my breath. Just when I thought he couldn’t get any hotter, Gorgeous Stranger smiled, making his eyes twinkle and my conclusion rip into shreds. Finally catching my breath again, I tried to speak again. “Sorry, I wasn’t watching where I was going, I….My…..Sorry” I stuttered. He laughed, and then smiled again. “Don’t be”, he said. Even the sound of his voice made my heart explode. He held out his hand. “I’m Jonah, by the way “I held out my hand, meeting his. My hand tingled. “Skyler’ I said back, matching his smile. “Do you live around here? I don’t think I’ve seen you around town before.” Deep breathes, deep breathes, I thought to myself. “N-No, I’m just visiting my Aunt for the summer. I live in New Jersey. What about you??” I asked. “I moved here about five years ago from Portland Oregon, so I’ve lived here for some time. How long are you staying with your aunt?” His eyes seemed to sink into mine; making it seem as though each thing I said really mattered. As if I really mattered. My heart fluttered as though it were a butterfly trying to escape. The odd, yet amazing thing was, that, even though it was breathe taking, I loved the feeling of excitement. I wanted to jump up and scream, as though a bubbly volcano had erupted. I could feel it building inside me, as his eyes continued to stare into mine. I loved the way he_oh, wait, he asked me a question. It was hard to concentrate on anything when I was staring at him. He was so beautiful, with th-C***, I was doing it again. Okay, Okay, answer the question, Skyler. “F-F-For the summer”, I said. Ahhhh! Why do I keep stuttering? He probably thinks I have a speaking disorder, I thought. He smiled again.” Cool, maybe we can hang out sometime. I could show you around town, if you’d like”, he said. Oh yes, Skyler would like, Skyler would like Very Much…. “Sure, that sounds like fun. When would y-“, I started to ask, but suddenly I was cut off. “Jonah! I’ve been looking all over for you pookie poo! “ I turned to see who rudely interrupted me, and saw a gorgeous blonde walking toward us with two almost as equally gorgeous girls, one taller, the other average height. The one who was taller was also blonde, but the average height one was a brunette. Judging by the way the gorgeous blonde was walking just slightly ahead of them, I could tell she was the leader of their group. And judging by the look she was giving me, I could tell she wasn’t too fond of me. Great, I already have someone who hates my guts. I sighed. Super. They all seemed to walk in unison, and as if they owned the place, like they were better than everyone else. Their eyes weren’t exactly friendly. As they got closer, I could see two guys with them, who seemed to trail the other two like puppies, obviously their boyfriends. I realized in disappointment that the leader didn’t seem to have one, but apparently wanted one, by the seducing look she was giving Jonah. My stomach turned. “Hey Tara. Hey Steph, hey Cammie. What’s up John, Caleb?” Jonah said to them all, giving me an apologetic look. So the leader was Tara, the two behind her were Steph and Cammie, and the guys were John and Caleb,I thought, hoping I could remember which is which. As they reached where we were standing, Tara went and stood by Jonah; very close, I might add, while the others sort of circled around. Tara wrapped her arms around Jonah. “Where have you been, we looked all over for you!” she said. She gave me a dirty look. “Who are you? C***. Someone call B**** 911. I smiled at my little snide comment, and was tempted to laugh when I saw that my little grin seemed to annoy Tara. Jonah, however, seemed to look amused again. With a deep breath, I told myself that I would remain neutral if anything should happen. At least for now, HeHe. “Hi, I’m Skyler. I’m visiting here from New Jersey for the summer.”Nice. I smiled to myself. Lets just hope I could stay calm for the rest of the night.

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julialove94 said...
Feb. 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Yeah it has one of those Nicholas Sparks feelings but it would make a great story though depending on where you go with it :)
mfizzle4321 said...
Feb. 3, 2012 at 8:42 pm
this was great. Unfortunately this sounds JUST LIKE the last song. by nicholas sparks. nobody likes a copycat weiner.
Haley_Elizabeth replied...
Feb. 12, 2012 at 2:42 pm
Agreed. And the grammer and spelling need some work.
BlueLilly said...
Feb. 3, 2012 at 4:08 pm
Oh my garsh im not gonna be able to wait for the third part. Gotta hand it to you though...your very talented.
Fakesmile said...
Jan. 12, 2012 at 10:05 pm
I read this before you got voted first and loved it! Happy you got it voted first! It's a great story and you did a great job with it and deserve it being voted first! :)
gokartgirl14 said...
Jan. 12, 2012 at 4:27 pm
It was over all a good story but it does neeed to be edited and should be split into paragraphs so it is easier to read.
MisticleMystery replied...
Jan. 14, 2012 at 12:33 pm
Hilidan replied...
Feb. 3, 2012 at 8:36 am
Yes.If you break the story into paragraphs it will be much more good.The story was very good and I wait the third part with exicitement.Good effort.
garthgirl8888 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 25, 2011 at 2:31 pm
This was okay, but really I'm unsure of what the hype is about. It is a standard romance, not that interesting... however, to make it better you could break it up into paragraphs, work on your grammar and spelling, and show instead of telling. However, I think that the basic question is whether this story is unique enough to survive, and I don't think it's done that.
siahillon said...
Dec. 24, 2011 at 7:42 am
..all the emotions studded beautifully and realistically into this piece..u could make it more romantic..although this isnt bad at all...keep going..
OurSTORY said...
Dec. 21, 2011 at 10:15 pm
I will have to admit at the beginning the cliche-ness of it all was kind of bugging me, but the character and how she reacted made up for it. :)
sionarama replied...
Dec. 22, 2011 at 4:22 pm
It was kind of cliche at the begginning, but I grew to love it. Very nice work. It wasn't easy on the eyes though, so make sure next time you space out your work so that it is easier to read (i.e. paragraph breaks, double space) These things are really important especially when you want to make your characters talk to each other
vintage said...
Nov. 29, 2011 at 8:33 pm
I am new to this site and I was wondering if the stars (rating) is the same as voting, and if not, how does one vote?
writer015 replied...
Dec. 21, 2011 at 9:57 am
Thats the only way to vote, its like rating it. The higher its rated, the bigger chance it'll appear on the main of something. The highest ones are on the home page along with the ones that got published in the magazine
vintage replied...
Dec. 21, 2011 at 12:22 pm
Thank you!
titanica said...
Nov. 25, 2011 at 9:46 pm
i love this i read this in class on my ipad and couldnt stop reading. this is one of the greatest storys iv ever read
iluvowls said...
Nov. 7, 2011 at 6:58 pm
pretty good
Hobbit@Heart .. said...
Nov. 7, 2011 at 2:35 pm
The funniest moment was about the "speaking disorder."  As someone who stutters, I find it hilarious the way people tip-toe around the impediment.  Great story... Love the names.
Nicole-Leigh said...
Nov. 7, 2011 at 9:33 am
Super cute! Loved it! Keep writing for this story. I really liked it! It's someting that is typical, but originall at the same time.
jimmy_knows_stuff said...
Nov. 7, 2011 at 8:35 am
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