Divine Amity
Author: Breeze

Chapter 6
Sorani: That Saying Really is True.

What a pretty face, I thought to myself as I looked into the mirror at my reflection. I could not believe my eyes as the young woman staring me was actually me. Her makeup was flawless along with her skin. Her lips were covered in a light red lip gloss that accentuated her lips. A small amount of mascara with just a touch of eyeliner, giving her that movie star studded look.

 I could not contain my giggles as I looked myself up and down.

The bright orange strapless dress my mom had given to me fit perfectly. It was fitted up top all the way down to my hips and flared out loosely above my knees. The dark orange boots that matched my dress were amazing also.

“See honey, you look amazing,” my mom complimented me as she stood beside me in the mirror.

“Thanks mom, I owe you one,” I turned to give her a hug and smiled to myself.

“You’re welcome honey, anytime.” She promised as she hugged me back.

My phone suddenly blared startling both me and my mom. Not wanting to waste anytime I ran over to it and picked it up. “Hello?’

“Ray I just got my car out of the shop about twenty minutes ago so I’ll be there in about ten minutes, so come outside,” he talked over the radio in his car.

“I’ll be on the front porch Ian.”

“Okay miss, I’ll see you soon.”

“Okay.” I said excitedly before hanging up the phone.

As I grabbed my things and got ready to put on my coat I noticed my mom staring in my direction with a permanent smile on her face.

“What is it mom?” I asked

“Nothing Ray, you just look stunning.” My mom said as she walked over and helped me throw on my coat.

“Thank you.” I blushed a bit. Stunning was a word that had never been applied to me so hearing it now was a bit of a shocker. Even more of a shocker since it was true.

“So what did he say?” my mom asked as we walked to the door.

“He said he’ll be here in ten minutes.”

My mom’s face lit up all over again, “Well you stay put while I go grab my camera.” She squealed excitedly as she strolled up the stairs.

Opening the door I stepped out onto the front porch and sat on one of the chairs. The cool summer breeze caressed my skin as I waited patiently for Ian.

My mom poked her head out the doorway and said, “Let me know when he gets here so I can take a picture before you leave.”

“Okay mom.”

I couldn’t help myself every ten seconds as I looked at my watch, counting the seconds as they slowly went by. It had been four minutes since he called. I was so anxious I couldn’t even sit still.

Standing up I walked down the steps and stood waiting. My legs needed to move so I paced the front of my house slowly, while holding onto that anxious feeling and waited.

 

 

 

 

 

And waited.

 

 

 

 

 

And waited.

 

 

 

 

 

And waited.

 

 

 

 

 

I could not contain the tears that streamed down my face as I stood waiting for Ian. It had been over an hour since he had called and said he would be here in ten minutes. My mom had stuck her head out a good three or four times asking where he was. Not wanting to be embarrassed I told her he had gotten a flat tire. Although the truth was I had called him over five times and he was not picking up his phone.

All I could think about was that good old saying. ‘Nothing Good Lasts Forever’. From the beginning I knew this was too good to be true. I knew that all he implied was a lie and it suddenly hit me like a ton of bricks.

He didn’t want me.

That realization hit home and it nearly crippled me. I should have known that he was going to eventually let me down. He was my opposite, period. We were not meant to be together. He belonged with someone like Arell. That was his world, not mine. He was where he belonged; I was the one treading on his turf. I stood down but should have stayed down a long time ago. Before I got my feelings crushed like this.

Cursing him for setting me up like this I vowed that I would never talk to him again. As angry as I was I could hurt him now if he were to still show up, which I knew he was not going to do. He finally realized that he was making a mistake by wanting me. Too bad I was too dumb to pick up on it before.

“What’s wrong honey?” my mom asked as I stood with my back to her.

“Nothing,” I replied tapping my foot impatiently.

“Is Torian okay?’ she asked sounding a bit worried.

“He’ll be here,” I struggled to keep my voice even.

“Well if he has a flat I can go pick him up honey and the two of you can take my car. If he was only ten minutes away he can’t be too far.” She insisted.

“He’s on his way, he should be here any second now,” I explained to my mom.

I could feel her hesitate behind me but she eventually went inside and closed the door. I released the nervous air from my lungs as the coast was clear.

Looking back at the door I prayed my mom had ventured into the kitchen so she would not see me. Pulling my boots off I walked up the stairs and stood in front of the door. Placing my hand on the knob my heart began to beat in my ears. Peeking through the blinds I could tell the kitchen light was on so I had a good chance at making a clean get away.

Deciding to just go for it I opened the door and ran straight for the stairs, taking them two at a time. I was half way up the stairs when my mom called me back down.

Refusing to come down the stairs I just turned and felt more embarrassed than ever. My makeup was smeared all over my face and my hair was unkempt from me continuously running my fingers through it. I looked a mess.

“Honey are you sure everything is okay?’ she asked.

“No mom everything is not okay!” I yelled from the top of the stairs, my temper flaring. “The one time in my life I think things are going good for me they up and change. First daddy leaves me, then Page, and now the one guy who I thought gave a damn about me couldn’t wait to make a damn fool of me! I hate him for this, I’ll never forgive him. Not that he cares anyway! Nobody does!” I added wiping the tears from my face.

“Honey it’s okay, I care” my mom pleaded with me as she took a few steps closer to me. “I’m sure there is a perfect explanation for him not being here tonight, don’t be so quick to judge when you don’t know what’s going on.”

“I know full well what’s going on mom! He’s come to his senses!” I scoffed in disgust at myself, “Look at me! I should have known better than to -.“ I sucked my teeth and shook my head as I ran up the remaining stairs to my room.

Falling onto my bed I let the tears that were really hiding fall down.

 

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