The 4 Important Words

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Candice breathed a sigh of relief to see the bench ahead. Her legs were beginning to ache from being on them too long. What was taking Robbie so long to get here? Sitting down on the bench she took her book out of her bag. Books, her faithful friends and something she never left home without! One never knew when you may need a book to pass some time. Stretching out on the bench she opened up her newest book. She had finished an emotional true story a week ago. Now it was time for some light reading. Time to weave some passionate daydreams, while she waited for her Romeo to show up. “Romeo, Romeo, where art thou Romeo?” she said out loud. Then she noticed someone else close by. Her cheeks flushed, had they heard her?

“She was lost in the deep blue pools of his eyes. They pierced through her and she felt like she may be drowning, but she didn’t want to be saved.”

Candice’s interest was sparked as she read on.

“He brushed his hand gently across her cheek, cupping her chin in his hand. Her heart began to race, at his tender caress. She couldn’t look away. His face slowly drew closer to hers and she wondered if her heart had stopped beating. She needed to catch her breath.”

“Exhale, exhale!” Candice felt herself holding her breath along with the main character as she continued reading.

“Was it really going to happen, would she find out the the taste of his lips? So long she had waited. His coy smile was making her swoon. Closing her eyes and moving her face closer she was ready for the magic…”

“So sorry I am late, traffic was awful! I got out late from work because the meeting ran over. You know how long winded my boss can get. Then things kept getting worse! While running down the stairs I dropped my phone and it shattered. Then I sat in a traffic jam and … Candice, did you hear a word I said?”

“She could feel the warmth of his breath on her face, any second now….”

Candice let out a big sigh, closing the book. She looked up and only then did she notice Robbie.

“Where have you been? What took you so long? Why didn’t you answer your phone?”

Robbie now was the one sighing, he should know by now that its pointless to talk to her when she was engrossed with one of her books!

He cleared his throat and started to explain once more …

Candice stood up and hugged him as he was talking. Placing a finger upon his lip, she whispered “SSH! Just kiss me!”

49 thoughts on “The 4 Important Words

  1. One day Robbie took a sneak-peek at one of Candice’s books, right before she read it. Then he set up a romantic scene that was very similar to the book. He invited Candice over, and began to put all the motions into play that he had read. Then, just in the middle of this romantic scene, Robbie noticed Candice sitting at the table in the candlelight with her head bent down as if she felt very sad.

    He caressed a lock of her hair and whispered, “Sweetheart, what’s wrong?” Candice suddenly lifted her head with a start, and wide-open eyes, and that’s when Robbie saw it. Candice had been lost, in a land far, far away, totally immersed in the reading of the book that rested open upon her lap.

    Apparently, she had not yet reached the part Robbie had sneak-peeked.

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  2. Nicely done, Carolyn. I especially like how you showed how engrossed Candice got in her book, blocking everything else out. I’m the type of person that can’t concentrate when there are other noises in the room when I’m reading. I used to teach kids like Candice, who somehow could still focus on their book amid a loud classroom.

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    • Thank you Pete! I was like Candice as a child. It didn’t matter what was going on around me, I was totally in another world with my book! I still am fairly good at blocking out noise but prefer it to be quiet.

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