Publication Date: June 2, 2015
He took a step closer until his face was inches from mine. His scent was mixed with cigarettes and cologne and it was whirling around making me dizzy with foolishness again.
He emotionally leveled me, “What are you going to pass up while you’re waiting for him?”
Of all of the mixed signals that Adrian let off, this one was unlike any he had said to me. This statement was loud and clear. Now, I knew. He actually felt the same attraction for me that I felt for him.
I gripped the bottom of his brown sweater and played with the wool, pulling it closer to me. He obliged and took a step closer. Our bodies were now touching and the warmth of each of us radiated serious heat. My back was pressed against the door and he was in front of me. There was no escape and for the first time, I didn’t want one. I didn’t want to run away like I so often did when the situation got awkward. I was staring into his eyes, trying to get him to read what my mouth refused to say. But he was a statue waiting for me to answer.
“Am I passing something up?” I breathed barely comprehending anything else in the universe at that singular moment.
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About Cynthia Austin
Cynthia Austin lives in Northern California with her husband, two boys, and Olde English Bulldog named Count Dogula. They love all things horror, gothic, and Victorian which prompts her friends to dub them as “The Adams Family.”
She is an avid reader who may be slightly obsessed with music. She hears music in a way that she believes the artist intended it to be heard: visually, with a storyline that follows. Listening to the songs by her favorite artists, she was inspired to write her first series titled “The Pendant.”
Cynthia has been published twice in The Writer’s Monthly Magazine as well as the online news site, Yahoo! Voices. She currently attends Diablo Valley College, in Pleasant Hill, California, where she is working to achieve her degree in English.