Dreams do come true
Age Rating: 7 +
"Go, Irina, don't be scared," my friend Amanda hisses in my ear.
I stumble across the room then turn and head to the girl's bathroom. But Amanda's too fast for me. After all, she is on the track team.
She leads me to Jake, my crush since second grade. He's perfect. He's sweet, nice, thoughtful, shy, cute, charming, smart, the whole package. You know, that one perfect guy that has tons of admirers, but brushes them back, telling them he's looking for The One. We are very similar, and have the same interests. I once read in a magazine that we are perfect for eachother.
Amanda pushes me at Jake and tells him "Gina wants to
tell you something." She rushes away leaving us together. I look into his gorgeous blue eyes, and he stares back into my green ones. I brush back a lock of my brown curly hair. I look at him. And silently we share a bond that it takes years to make.
"I was wondering..." I trailed off locking my eyes on my Reeboks. The first words I'd ever said to him besides saying "Could you pass the green crayon," in Science when we were supposed to draw a garden.
He answers me." I'd love to go the Spring Fling with you, Irina."
See, we can even read each other's minds!
We hold hands and go outside the school. We sit on the bench.
Then he leans closer to me. I could smell his cologne.
Then he looks up at me and says quietly "I love you, Irina. Have since the first time I saw you. Loved you when you laughed. Admired you when you raised your hands with the right answer. I loved you more as we grew older."
Taking my hand in his he kisses me for at least a minute. I kiss him back. I don't want this moment to end. It was like a scene from Cinderella. A prince kissing a common girl.
The most soulful kiss I ever endured.
Two years later we got married. We now have two children, Chris and Caitlin. Chris looks just like his father. Caitlin looks just like me when I was her age.
Turns out I was The One.