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The Girl With Different Colour Eyes

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I threw my black school bag against the far wall. It watched as it settled itself on the floor, quivering from impact. The vase on the table wobbled precariously but didn’t fall.
“Stacey!” roared a voice from the depths of the house.
I rolled my eyes, grabbed a glass of orange juice, a slice of toast and sat down on one of the bar stools at the kitchen bench.
I had swallowed the last mouthful of toast when a sound of heels clicking against the tiles told me that my mother was coming. Soon she appeared next to me, a tired look the bright green eyes I hated. She was wearing a beige coloured suit with her favourite black pumps.
“How was your day?” she asked politely, biting into an apple from the fruit bowl.
I shrugged and chugged down the last of my juice.
“Got any homework?” she tried again.
I shrugged again. Wasn’t the answer obvious? Who came home from school without homework?
“I’m going for a meeting and I won’t be home until late so don’t wait up.”
“Like I would anyway,” I muttered under my breath, so soft my mother only glanced at me, her expression not acknowledging what I said.
“If you want, ask Brendan or someone over to keep you company.”
“Why would I ask my brother over to keep me company?” I asked at normal conversation level, a slight sneer to my voice.
“Your brother is your family, Stacey,” my mother’s voice took on the stern tone that she used when she was angry with me.
“Family, schfamily,” I muttered, getting up and stomping up the stairs. She should know better than anybody else how dysfunctional families could be.
I slammed my bedroom door as hard as I could so that my mother would know not to come and bother me again. I looked around.
I could see the black paint covering my walls cracking at the corners, the baby pink paint underneath peeping through. The black desk in the corner was crammed full of books and the black laptop was humming on hibernate. My black quilt was bundled on the bottom of my bed, revealing the dark grey sheets underneath.
I pulled off my black hoodie and placed in on the back of my study chair. Putting my earphones in, I switched on my iPod and sat on the floor, leaning against my bed. I grabbed the closest book, one of the many that had fallen off my desk and began to read. Pride and Prejudice. Who wasn’t a fan of the classics?
After a while, I became bored, I’d read the book so many time, so I switched off my iPod and glanced at the clock. I decided to do my maths homework for half an hour and then go and finish the rest at Brendan’s café. On principle, I hated public places, but Brendan and his girlfriend Olivia, had bought this small café to earn some money and it hardly got any customers except those who lived within two blocks. So, for someone like me who adored peace and quiet, it was perfect.
Thirty five minutes later, I donned the sunglasses I always wore outside, grabbed my hoodie and my bag and walked to my brother’s café. A Piece of Heaven, it was called. Such a lame name.
The door dinged as I opened it. Olivia was wiping down tables and my brother was lounging around behind the counter. There was only one man in a tweed coat sitting on one of the far tables. I sat down in one of the corner tables and asked Olivia for a hot chocolate. I spread my books out on the table in front of me and began to work.
I didn’t understand why people hated school. It wasn’t amusing or fun, but it was a place of learning and I for one found learning interesting. I also didn’t understand why people complained about homework, it wasn’t any bother to me.
I sipped my hot chocolate and calmly set about working. A mother came in with her two kids. They took one look at me and turned away. I guess the sunglasses really turn people off.
Next a businessman, in what was easily a hundred dollar suit, walked in and order coffee for several people. Then a young girl, maybe around ten, came in with her little brother. Her little brother stared at me, possibly wondering why I was wearing sunglasses inside. Well, at least they weren’t off, he’d be staring even more.
The next visitor caught my attention. It was a boy, no older than sixteen. Therefore, he was my age. He had sandy blond hair, curls that were flopping lazily over his forehead. When he entered, he looked around. As he glanced at me, his sparkling blue eyes seemed to glow with curiosity and the corner of his mouth turned up. My eyes widened, but of course, he wouldn’t see that, they were hidden behind my sunglasses. He was possibly, the best looking guy I’d seen. Ever.
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moderndayEmilyDickinson This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 1, 2014 at 4:50 pm
THIS WAS AMAZINGLY WRITTEN. One of my favorite favorite books of romance. Thank you for sharing this! 
Cantrella said...
May 30, 2012 at 2:47 am

Really sweet story, the protagonist was prickly, but likeable-something that is very hard to do. 

I had a few problems, one was that if Stacy was 15, technically she couldn't legally be married, and if her financee had tried to strip her, she could report him as a rapist. I would've liked to know more about the dad since he seemed perfectly okay with letting this happen, and how he kept the mom from reporting it as well. 

On a whole, the story was really well done so I... (more »)

nemish23 replied...
May 31, 2012 at 1:54 am

I'm not quite sure whether to take the Twilight thing as a compliment... seeing how I don't really like it. But thanks!!!

I know about all the problems you said. This was one of the stories I wrote on the spur of the moment without thinking about it. I have written another one named 'More Precious Than Gold' which I reckon is a little better if you'd like to check it out! :)

But I'm glad you like it!

Light_Walker said...
Apr. 19, 2012 at 11:27 pm
such an amazing story! you're story telling is amazing. I'm a bit jealous. :) you should keep up the good work and write more!
nemish23 replied...
Apr. 21, 2012 at 11:46 pm


thanks so much! this was one of my stories that i didn't like so much... i have some others if you want to read them! :)


Zuccini75 said...
Apr. 3, 2012 at 2:26 pm
This is good, I would have liked it to go a bit slower - it happened in a couple of days and they were already telling each other they loved them, but other then that it was well written!
nemish23 replied...
Apr. 3, 2012 at 6:12 pm


i know it was a little fast, but the idea kind of occurred to me and i couldn't be bothered to spend too  much time on it!

but thanks for the advice and i'll remember it for next time!


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