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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

That night they didn't have sex

No matter what he did he couldn't chase it out of his mind, and the feeling of her racing breath against his skin was not bringing him any comfort..
"I made a huge mistake"

The thought haunted him. No matter what he did he couldn't chase it out of his mind, and the feeling of her racing breath against his skin was not bringing him any comfort. He dimmed the lights, pretending to set the mood, and tried kissing her again.

Nothing.

Sensing his slow pace, she decided to move things along and reached for his belt. His heart raced in panic, it was all going out of control too fast and he needed to put an end to it somehow, a task that was seemingly impossible if he was to avoid hurting her feelings.

"I love you", he said. He didn't really.

If anything, he wished he could run out of his own apartment and never look back, but as much as such an exit was tempting, it spoke to the amount of damage and cynicism that inhabited his soul, not her own personality, and so in that moment of panic he figured that the best way to solve his problem was to get her to run out the door. By claiming he loved her after mere weeks of meeting her, she'd start believing there is something seriously wrong with him, and before anyone has the time to count to five Mississipis she'd be gathering her clothes and getting ready to get as far and away from his doorstep as she can.

"What ?", she asked, surprised.

He could hear the beat changing, it had begun: One Mississipi.
He cleared his throat, but somehow no words wanted to come out. After a few silent moments, he finally managed to squeeze out a full sentence:

"You're a terrific girl.. you're cute, smart, talented, passionate.. everything a man would want really.."

Two Mississipi. Her turned on expression had disappeared for a few moments now, leaving behind a mix of confusion and worry. She looked at him with the most honest face she could muster and said:

"You know we barely know each other.."

Three Mississipi.

"..and when I came here this evening I had a feeling things were going well between us, I was even thinking this thing had a chance of becoming serious.."

He could feel the big "but" coming, and could barely contain his enthusiasm.

"..but now that you said.. That.. "

Four Mississipi.

"..I've caught myself thinking about you a few times thinking 'I could totally fall head over heals with this guy', and all I did was chase the idea out of my mind. I guess what I'm trying to say is.. as strange as that might sound, I think I'm falling in love with you too."

Five Mississipi.

She was smiling, while he froze in disbelief, his mouth half opened in silence. She leaned over and kissed him with a renewed passion, and in his defeat he could only find solace in returning her affection. That night, trapped in each other's embrace, they didn't have sex, but as romantics out there would say: They made love.

Well sort of..


Recommended media:
- Two out of three ain't bad - Meat Loaf (song)

[image from Vampire Knight]

comments

April 3, 2012 at 9:35 AM Anonymous

I love it.

April 3, 2012 at 9:42 AM Sareen

I really love how this was written. It makes you want to read more and more. Like I couldn't wait to see what happens next. Too bad it was a short story!

April 3, 2012 at 10:50 AM Lara

Love It!! Seriously Fadi your short stories keep getting better and better :)

April 3, 2012 at 1:20 PM Louis Karim

So, how did he end up shattering her heart into a million pieces? :)

April 3, 2012 at 5:11 PM Anonymous

Bravo, je suis fiegh de toi!!!

April 13, 2012 at 1:49 PM Anonymous

this is good :)

April 13, 2012 at 1:58 PM Fadi

Thanks for the comments, it's nice to see people are liking the story.. kinda makes me want to write more of those :)
Cheers !

August 22, 2012 at 5:38 AM Haitham Jafar

It dates 13th of April,

No sequelING thoughts since? :)

I liked this a lot, hope there`s more where this came from (where did it come from sa7ee7?) :)

July 4, 2013 at 10:56 AM Anonymous

You should keep on writing.

July 4, 2013 at 11:40 PM Fadi

I'll try :)

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