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Intensity

June 13, 2009
By Lindsey_O GOLD, Marshfield, Massachusetts
Lindsey_O GOLD, Marshfield, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
Words slide off the lead,
creating permanent marks;
writer's secret code.
~Lindsey O'Connell


The tears poured off her eyelids; slid down her cheeks; fell to the floor. Slowly she sank to the ground, trembling slightly. Her breath came in deep sobs, wracking her chest. She barely had enough air. She did not hear the soft footfalls coming ever closer. She did not see him as he sat down next to her. She did, however, feel as his arm wrapped around her shoulders. Turning slightly, the girl buried her face in his shoulder. Her friend held her tighter, resting his head in her soft chestnut curls.

The two of them sat that way for what felt like hours; the girl sobbing loudly on the boy’s shoulder, the boy holding her quietly, steadfastly. Finally, the girl released her last tear. She looked up at the boy, eyes red from crying, cheeks flushed. He turned to her, a small crooked smile on his lips. To the girl’s surprise, tears were slipping down his face as well. “Why are you crying?” she asked softly, voice cracking. The boy considered the question for a second.

“I am crying because you are crying,” he replied truthfully as yet another tear trickled down his handsome face. His smile was still there, unwavering.

The girl stared at him with wide eyes. He stared back at her. A chill like an electric current flowed through both of them. The air around them tingled with static. Slowly, as if pulled by some invisible force, the two teenagers moved closer. Their faces were within a hair’s breath of each other’s. “Why me?” she whispered. “Why did you choose me?” Her eyes darted back and forth, looking for an answer written on his face. “You are the only one who’s real. The only one out of all those girls who knows what it means to truly love someone. Even though he broke your heart, you just keep going. I like that. I think… I think I may even love that.”

His eyes gleamed with a passion long suppressed. “I think I may love you.” His sweet breath lingered on her lips. The girl’s heart began to beat frantically, as if trying to keep up with her rapidly changing emotions. “I think I may love you too,” she admitted.

Without meaning to, the girl shut her eyes. The two leaned even closer, closing the gap between them. His soft lips pressed against hers. She wrapped her arms around his neck, and his arms coiled around her waist. The kiss deepened.

Gently, they pulled apart. Both were smiling softly. “Thank you,” the girl said under her breath, so quiet that the boy sitting right next to her wasn’t sure he had heard her at first.

“For what?” She stared deeply into his eyes. He held her gaze, reciprocating the intensity. “For giving me a reason to live again. For saving me from falling.”

“Anytime. Thank you, too. Thanks for letting me in. Thanks for not pushing me away.”

At the same time, the two teenagers said, “I love you,” sealing their fate.

The two leaned in closer, their foreheads, then lips, pressing against the other’s.



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Lindsey_O GOLD said...
on Jun. 13 2010 at 8:36 am
Lindsey_O GOLD, Marshfield, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
Words slide off the lead,
creating permanent marks;
writer's secret code.
~Lindsey O'Connell

Thank you!!!!!!!! hahaha XD

Lindsey_O GOLD said...
on Jun. 13 2010 at 8:35 am
Lindsey_O GOLD, Marshfield, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
Words slide off the lead,
creating permanent marks;
writer's secret code.
~Lindsey O'Connell

Thanks!! :D

Lindsey_O GOLD said...
on Jun. 13 2010 at 8:35 am
Lindsey_O GOLD, Marshfield, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
Words slide off the lead,
creating permanent marks;
writer's secret code.
~Lindsey O'Connell

Oh wow thank you so much! :D I really appreciate it!

Lindsey_O GOLD said...
on Jun. 1 2010 at 4:57 pm
Lindsey_O GOLD, Marshfield, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
Words slide off the lead,
creating permanent marks;
writer's secret code.
~Lindsey O'Connell

I'm in the proccess of that, actually! XD Ill be sure to tell you when it's all done and (hopefully) published!

Lindsey_O GOLD said...
on Jun. 1 2010 at 4:53 pm
Lindsey_O GOLD, Marshfield, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
Words slide off the lead,
creating permanent marks;
writer's secret code.
~Lindsey O'Connell

Oh wow that was a very nice comment! Thank you!  :D and sorry it took so long to respond, I only check the comments every so often! (I guess they decided to stop sending me emails...) Thanks again!

Lindsey_O GOLD said...
on Jun. 1 2010 at 4:51 pm
Lindsey_O GOLD, Marshfield, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
Words slide off the lead,
creating permanent marks;
writer's secret code.
~Lindsey O'Connell

hahaha I love that you said that, actually, because I'm working on a very complex series right now--and rest assured it is not nearly as simple plotted as this! :D but thank you for your comment, I appreciate it!

Lindsey_O GOLD said...
on Jun. 1 2010 at 4:50 pm
Lindsey_O GOLD, Marshfield, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
Words slide off the lead,
creating permanent marks;
writer's secret code.
~Lindsey O'Connell

Thank you ever so much!!! :D I'm very glad you enjoyed it!

on May. 22 2010 at 8:53 pm
PrudenceFang BRONZE, Herriman, Utah
3 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life isn't worth living unless you believe in something."

Wow. I normally don't like romance, but this.... Wow

on May. 22 2010 at 2:29 pm
irrara12 BRONZE, Columbia, Maryland
3 articles 2 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
not all who wander are lost-jrr tolkien

this is relle relle good but its a bit typical...like what every girl wants to read about and i think ur a relle good writer so u should try to write with a more complex plot in my mind..just a suggestion

on May. 22 2010 at 1:39 pm
Sketched97 PLATINUM, Silver Spring, Maryland
31 articles 4 photos 168 comments
I like it. You did a good job making a kissing scene not awkward, because a lot of times i just read something and im cringing, but this isn't like that. 5 stars.

on May. 22 2010 at 10:11 am
sparkofheart GOLD, Plymouth, Minnesota
16 articles 2 photos 254 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Always" - Severus Snape

awe :) so cute!

BABe0724 said...
on May. 22 2010 at 9:43 am
BABe0724, Kaukauna, Wisconsin
0 articles 0 photos 2 comments
really good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

on May. 3 2010 at 11:47 pm
Baby.Boo PLATINUM, Casper, Wyoming
39 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you obey the rules you miss all the fun!"
- Katharine Hepburn

Great story it reminded me of somthing that happened to me i love how the title fits the story your a great writer keep up the good work :)

on Apr. 30 2010 at 4:37 pm
CanYouSeeTheCrazy PLATINUM, Cle Elum, Washington
21 articles 0 photos 125 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I know why everyone in this world is so desperate to find love."
"Oh yeah? Why then?"
"Because, it's the closest thing we have to magic."

i liked it a lot. it seemed a little like a cliche, but it was still very good. =]

on Apr. 30 2010 at 3:22 pm
Elle_phant SILVER, Barnsley, Other
7 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I love you more today, than yesterday but less than tomorrow." <3
"Lifes a climb, but the veiws great." :)
"Laundry is the only thing that should be seperated by colour." <3
"Age shouldn't matter if the pair truly love each other." :)

Gread job. Truly incredible.

on Apr. 30 2010 at 2:39 pm
thejoyofrediscovering GOLD, Olney, Maryland
11 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song." - Maya Angelou

Great job! You're an amazing writer!

on Apr. 26 2010 at 10:49 pm
Wow this was really good. I enjoyed reading it.

Lindsey_O GOLD said...
on Apr. 8 2010 at 5:05 pm
Lindsey_O GOLD, Marshfield, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
Words slide off the lead,
creating permanent marks;
writer's secret code.
~Lindsey O'Connell

It has taken me forever but i have finally figured out who you are!! Meghan! :D thank you so much though! you, too, must continue writing cuz you are amazing!

Mericals said...
on Mar. 29 2010 at 5:51 pm
Mericals, Denver, Colorado
0 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
Flaming girl's frozen heart shattering ice.

It was no problem i really enjoyed reading it!

Lindsey_O GOLD said...
on Mar. 26 2010 at 2:58 pm
Lindsey_O GOLD, Marshfield, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
Words slide off the lead,
creating permanent marks;
writer's secret code.
~Lindsey O'Connell

Okay, I just re-read all the comments everyone has made on this and i just want to say a big THANK YOU!! If i don't reply personally to your comment, just know that i really appreciate all the things people are saying! You guys are so awesome! XD Thanks again!!