Aging Love

June 1, 2010
By OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch


I smiled at him, his forest-green eyes boring into mine, and an involuntary smile sprang to my face. I used to never smile. I reached to set a long raven lock behind his ear, and as I placed it there delicately, thin, slanting red lines on the back of his neck caught my eye and pain flashed across my face.

Caif saw my alarm, and he reached out to stroke my cheek, eyes twinkling when he saw my face smooth. 'It's ok,' he told me gently, and gave that soft, sweet smile reserved for me and me alone. "I don't feel it anymore, Jules. It doesn't hurt. Don't fret." Don't fret. I loved when he talked like that, so different from everyone around us. Then again, he was different-and so was I.

I stared at his eyes and into their mesmerizing depths, at his perfectly chiseled face just inches from my own, and I acted impulsively. My mother had always told me I was impulsive. Here was the proof.

It wasn't like we'd never kissed before. I remembered that first kiss well. But this time, as my lips crushed his passionately, it was different. My hands twisted in his long black hair so like my own, and his arms wrapped around my waste and pulled me closer, closer. Our hips ground together and our breathing was loud, hearts pounding. We weren't acting like two responsible high school kids. We were acting like two kids about to do something very irresponsible.

Caif was the one to finally break away. His eyes shone with excitement, but, as I looked on in disappointment, gradually dimmed. "Well," he murmured, brows raised. "What brought that on?"

"What brought that on?" I asked, expression defiant. And then I sang. It seemed so clich├ęd to do that in real life, but Caif always told me that he loved to hear me sing more than anything else in the world, so occasionally, as if I were my own High School Musical, I sang to express my feelings.
Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly flow the days

I stopped mid-verse and gave him a pointed stare which he ignored. "It's happening, Caif," I told him. "I won't be with you forever. I want to enjoy the time I have." Seeing him start to protest, I interrupted. "I know," I said wearily. "I'm only fifteen. Some people would say I could be with you forever. I know better. Your age process has already started to slow. How am I supposed to be with you when I'm ninety and you don't like a day over thirty?" I was embarrassed to be blinking away sudden tears. I hardly ever cried, either.

Looking at Caif, I saw his face, so full of concern and care, and I knew I never wanted to see another face. None could replace him.

"Sweet," he whispered. "Julia. I love you and I will always love you. And...somehow...I'll find a way. I'll make you live like I do. I won't lose you, Jules. I won't." By the end of Caif's speech, his face had approached mine again. But now it was his move.

Gently, lovingly, he pressed his lips against mine. This kiss was more loving, more...meaningful. Feeling his lips against mine, my fears calmed, replaced with assurance. He wouldn't let me grow old and withered while he stayed young and fresh. He would save me, somehow.

As one we reclined on the wide sofa, our heads resting inches apart, identical midnight-black hair mingling. I was almost asleep when I felt him brush a stray strand of hair back into its' place. "I love you, Julia," he said softly.

"I know," I replied sleepily, and the warmth of his smile lulled me back to rest.


The author's comments:
Another piece of a story, this one unwritten, that I couldn't let escape me.

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on Dec. 18 2010 at 6:19 pm
XxDream_in_ColorxX SILVER, Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
“It is easy to forget how full the world is of people, full to bursting, and each of them imaginable and consistently misimagined.” -John Green, Paper Towns

I love your writing.  I hope we'll get to see more of this; I've read the other part, Julia Chapter 1, too.  I also loved your novel.  It's so amazing!  You have a very creative imagination. =]

on Jul. 27 2010 at 3:34 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Thanks:D  

on Jul. 27 2010 at 1:19 pm
dreamer112 GOLD, Burnsville, Minnesota
14 articles 1 photo 32 comments
I loved this! It was beautifully written and very sweet. :)

on Jul. 11 2010 at 8:52 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Thanks!  This is an excerpt from the same story as Julia Chapter 1.

Lorelei SILVER said...
on Jul. 11 2010 at 8:45 pm
Lorelei SILVER, Newport News, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Nothing is ever easy"- Zeddicus Zul Zorander, copied by Richard Rahl

you need to write more of this!

on Jul. 11 2010 at 4:00 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Thanks!:) 

WritingNinj4 said...
on Jul. 11 2010 at 2:25 pm
WritingNinj4, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
I am not a morning person. . . . .

I luv it! It is so romantic!! XD

on Jul. 10 2010 at 8:55 am
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Thank you so much!:)

on Jul. 9 2010 at 10:34 pm
PorcelainShadow BRONZE, Lizton, Indiana
4 articles 6 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't hold your tongue, instead, hold your breath, and jump in"

this made my heart sing! i think i might have just found one of my favorites(:

on Jul. 7 2010 at 5:32 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Haha thanks:)I'm probably going to post the rest of that very soon.

Emilia901 GOLD said...
on Jul. 7 2010 at 5:26 pm
Emilia901 GOLD, Moreno Valley, California
11 articles 4 photos 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures." Jessamyn West

O yeah I remember now. Ok then until Julia 2! =^_^+

on Jul. 7 2010 at 3:27 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Actually, this is an excerpt from the story, if you want to read the beginning, I posted Julia Chapter 1, that's how it's labeled, and sometime soon I'll probably post chapter 1 part 2.

Emilia901 GOLD said...
on Jul. 7 2010 at 1:59 pm
Emilia901 GOLD, Moreno Valley, California
11 articles 4 photos 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures." Jessamyn West

Cool! let me know when part 2 comes =^_^=

on Jul. 6 2010 at 3:18 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Thanks!  Yeah, the boy is a fayeri, and they have what I guess you could call long-term aging, once they reach their teens they start aging at one fifth the rate of humans.  The girl doesn't yet realize that she is half fayeri too:)

on Jul. 6 2010 at 3:17 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Thanks!  I can use all the feedback I can get:)

on Jul. 6 2010 at 2:37 pm
serendipitous615 PLATINUM, Frederick, Maryland
32 articles 0 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do you want to know the secret of self esteem? Here it is: If you want confidence, then understand how much you matter to God. If God loves you, who cares what anybody else thinks."

well thanks! and yes i will i think i read half of the first chapter but i had to get off...but ill finish it!

Emilia901 GOLD said...
on Jul. 6 2010 at 12:33 pm
Emilia901 GOLD, Moreno Valley, California
11 articles 4 photos 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures." Jessamyn West

This reminds me of the book Chaos Code by Justin Richards ( the girl was like 300 but she looked like maybe 12) except yours is more romantic and mysterious in a sense =^_^=

on Jul. 5 2010 at 6:19 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

No problem, it was my pleasure.  Your work was fun to comment on.  And thanks:)

Just a question--I'll check out more of your work, will you check out some of what I've posted of my novel, Red as Coals, Black as Night?


on Jul. 5 2010 at 5:53 pm
serendipitous615 PLATINUM, Frederick, Maryland
32 articles 0 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do you want to know the secret of self esteem? Here it is: If you want confidence, then understand how much you matter to God. If God loves you, who cares what anybody else thinks."

wow i really liked that! :) it was very discriptive and made a clear picture. love. it.

thanks for commenting on my work!


on Jul. 3 2010 at 10:54 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Thank you! I tried to make this as realistic and vivid as possible.


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