Right now, the real thing stood before me, ready to sweep me off my feet and carry me off to some enchanted land. I really needed to stop watching Disney movies.
I needed to say something before he doubted my intellect or my ability to construct complete sentences.
Sam would tell me, ‘No! All men are the same. They only think about a few things and not much else’. Feelings, if even there, according to her, rarely surfaced. You would need a diving team to retrieve them. I didn’t want to believe that. I felt something else that was more than the usual, the extra flourish. Maybe it was chemistry. Maybe I’d always felt this way. Perhaps I was feeling particularly whimsical because Eric came out of the screen. The thing was, this was real life and I’m not a mermaid.
It was literally just like the movies. If a song played during the screening and couples began twirling on the grass, I would know I was dreaming. If he asked me to dance I would simply die from the unbelievable romance of it all. My heart splutters like a car running out of fuel. Words fail me and all the saliva in my mouth has taken a holiday making speech impossible.
Everything about his demeanour oozed confidence, the set of his shoulders, his straight posture and head held high. Then again, he had every reason to be secure, he looked like a prince.
Our eyes locked, my knees felt weak and everything inside me turned to molten lava. Overwhelmed by the electricity in the air, I took a few steps backwards until the wall prevented further escape. Did I want to escape? All I knew was the intensity of his stare, and my smouldering limbs, made standing difficult. His steps mirrored mine until he was near enough to breathe on me again. His hand brushed my hair back over my shoulder, as he did that first time, but this time he didn’t take it away. Leaning casually, far more casual than I could possibly feel at that moment, against the wall beside me, he idly caressed my hair. His gaze went from my eyes to my lips and back again. He didn’t say anything, just caressed my hair, stared and leaned.
“You can’t shape me into some fantasy man you have in your mind. I can’t be tamed. This is what I do and I’m good at it."
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Release Date 6th of June