Date Released: March 1st 2013
Format: Kindle Book
Darren had a hard time concentrating. He wanted to reach out and touch Samantha and make sure she was real. Her handshake had been real enough. At one point during class, she slumped down and her hair spilled across his desk. It was beautiful. He inched a finger forward and picked up a few strands, letting them fall through his fingers. It was silky and smooth, and he could smell the subtle fragrance of her shampoo. The hair’s sheen caught the light at certain angles causing it to glint off random strands. He moved his head into various positions, watching the glint change from one spot to another. As he obsessed over the way the light played with her hair, he had a sudden feeling overtake him and turned guiltily toward Mike.
Sure enough his friend was watching him, his eyebrows raised in a dramatic expression. He pointed at Darren and then at Samantha, while puckering up with kissy lips. Darren retracted his hand quickly, sat back in his seat, and felt his face burn. He stared at the textbook with absolutely no idea where the class was.
When the bell rang, the students hopped up, quickly heading for the door. Samantha turned to Darren and Mike. “It was nice meeting you. Maybe we’ll have some more classes together.”
They both waved and watched her leave.
“What was the deal with the hair touchy thing?” Mike grinned at his friend. “I thought you had a girlfriend.”
“I had to make sure she was real.” Darren knew it sounded stupid, but it just came out.
Mike chuckled. “Well, was she? She looked pretty real to me. How’d she feel?”
As they left class, Mike continued to snicker. “Dude, I haven’t seen you this weirded out over a girl ever. Are you a bit smitten by any chance?”
“Yeah, you know, got the hots for, twitterpated, in love, lust, whatever?”
Darren sighed. “I’ll see you at lunch.” He headed down the hall to his second period class.
Mike laughed and headed in the other direction, shaking his head. “Yep, he’s in trouble.”