Love is a Big Word

July 7, 2010
By paninilene DIAMOND, Long Beach, California
paninilene DIAMOND, Long Beach, California
55 articles 3 photos 164 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Done & Over"

"Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength."

"People should be able to say how they feel. How they really feel. Not, you know, some words that some strangers put in their mouth."


He had a problem- a really big one. I didn’t make him fix it. I didn’t even fault him at all. I wasn’t mad. Not yet.


We’d been going out for a long time and he’d planned a special month anniversary. Guys don’t really do this, but my best friend clued him in. She told me that this ones for keeps mainly because this was the first guy that hadn’t yet called her the B word.


Jason Harris was the nicest guy I’d ever dated. He was cute with his light brown locks, not to mention kind. One time at school I saw him in the hall helping a girl pick up her books. He didn’t even bump into her or had anything to do with the books being on the ground. The girl was there with her books scattered around her and he just came up- like a gentlemen- out of nowhere, bent down and helped her. He played the guitar for me once when I was crying and always asked me how my day was.


I know it sounds like I hit the jackpot, but I didn’t. Jason Harris had a problem and I couldn’t solve it. It started in April. We’d been going out for five months-ever since the Winter Dance in December. I thought he’d just go to the dance with me, but then he asked me to be his girlfriend. You cannot imagine how happy I was.


Anyway, it was in April and we were walking home together like usual. I couldn’t look up at him though. My eyes were stuck on the concrete, and my lips were curled up in an excited smile. He was walking beside me by the curb staring at me.


“What’s wrong?” I was usually very talkative and right then I hadn’t spoken a word since I said hi to him in front of the school.


“Nothing.” I could feel myself blush a nice bright red.


He smiled at my attempt to lie. “What is it?” We stopped walking and he tried to get his eyes to meet mine even though they were purposely avoiding him and LOOKING AWAY. It didn’t stop him and I had no choice but to look him in the eyes.


“Tell me.”


“I love you.”


He stared at me shocked for a couple of seconds, closed his eyes as I watched a shade of pink spread across his cheeks, and he stepped away from me.


“Your mom is probably waiting up on you,” his tone was blunt and with no emotion, it felt hurtful. It was like a translated goodbye, but it was something I didn’t want to hear. I wanted something more like an “I love you, too” or something corny like “I can’t live without you.” Anything- he could’ve said anything, but a translated goodbye. I mean, he couldn’t even say it out right.


But that was okay because I loved him enough to wait. He had a problem and I couldn’t wait until he fixed it.



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on Nov. 10 2011 at 1:54 pm
sarah4president SILVER, Santa Clara, California
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répondez s'il vous plaît

i totally agree

on Aug. 27 2011 at 9:16 pm
Haley_Elizabeth GOLD, Wallingford, Vermont
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Favorite Quote:
"Embrace imperfection rather than hide your flaws."

I disagree. I thought it was terrific. And, no, not saying i love you back when someone says it to you, isn't realllllly a big deal, but seriously, its a good story, and I love where its at and hopefully where its going if she decides to continue.

on Aug. 26 2011 at 10:39 pm
Haley_Elizabeth GOLD, Wallingford, Vermont
12 articles 0 photos 90 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Embrace imperfection rather than hide your flaws."

I must say, I REALLY WANT A SECOND PART TO THIS STORY !

on Jul. 28 2011 at 12:51 pm
Odessa_Sterling00 DIAMOND, No, Missouri
87 articles 108 photos 968 comments

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All gave some, some gave all. -War Veterans headstone.

It was ok, but there seemed to be a lot of useless details that made it feel choppy.

And in my opinion, not saying "I love you" when you want them to isn't a "really big problem".  They are more careful, they think things through.  Duhh.


on Mar. 22 2011 at 3:41 pm
Haley_Elizabeth GOLD, Wallingford, Vermont
12 articles 0 photos 90 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Embrace imperfection rather than hide your flaws."

leneypanini, ohhmygodd! i have read every single one of your stories and you are like, my IDOL. I love youu and someday i want to be as good of a writer. 

I have stories on Teen Ink but there totally horrible! 

If you can could you PLEASE comment on at least oneee and give me advice on how to improve! Thankssss<3


on Feb. 24 2011 at 10:20 pm
Rainbowmadhatter, Reno, Nevada
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if-hangers all the good books and stories have clif-hangers

to me this is good and bad good because it makes people really want to know morem and bad  because im dying to know more and dont want to wait for the next part of this if you do choose to continue.

oh well...

-Monkeyface:)


on Jan. 31 2011 at 11:10 pm
MaysileeDonner BRONZE, Milpitas, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Too close, I thought. There was nothing wrong with fire... as long as you didn't stand too close."

OMG, u should totally continue it! it was such a cliff-hanger, i was like waiting to c wat wud happen and then i was like awww, it's over!!! <3

on Sep. 7 2010 at 10:14 pm
paninilene DIAMOND, Long Beach, California
55 articles 3 photos 164 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Done & Over"

"Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength."

"People should be able to say how they feel. How they really feel. Not, you know, some words that some strangers put in their mouth."

aww thanks:) any suggestions for how i'd continue?

on Aug. 28 2010 at 4:16 am
hellas54 BRONZE, Werribee, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings" -William Blake

beautiful.


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