Chapter 1. Surprise – 3

Chapter 1. Surprise – 3

“He…he’s not entirely what I want in a relationship. I want someone who understands me completely, someone who…”

“…is willing to wake up in wee hours of the morning to pick you up, because you realized you’re drunk and don’t have the money for the cab?”

“What is it with men and drinking?! I’m not a heavy drinker at all, Oscar!”

“I know you’re not.”

“I’m a…a volcano.”

“Pffft….you’re not a volcano! They’re aggressive and you don’t have a mean bone in your body.” Continue reading

Chapter 1. Surprise – 2

Chapter 1. Surprise – 2

It took her a while before she realized what was going on. Her best friend and neighbour, the one who moved across the Atlantic Ocean when she was 16 years old, was now in front of her. He didn’t seem to have changed much. He was a lot taller and a lot slimmer than she remembered, but the wide smile still remained the same.

“Aren’t you going to say hello?” He teased, and snapped her out of her thoughts. She wanted to shake hands with him, but he brushed it off with laughter.

“Clare, it’s been three years since we’ve last seen each other. Do you really think that shaking hands can amount to that? Come here,” he said and pulled her in for a tight hug. How long has it been since she last hugged him? Continue reading

Chapter 1. Surprise – 1

Chapter 1. Surprise – 1

It was a little past 9 pm when Clare arrived at her college’s apartment. To say that she wasn’t overly enthusiastic about the night ahead of her would be an understatement. She sighed and looked at the man standing next to her, whose hand was protectively wrapped around her.

“Are you uncomfortable with this?”

“With what? Us holding hands?”

She said it with such an honest tone in her voice that her boyfriend, Finn, didn’t know whether to laugh or start worrying. Continue reading

Chapter 1: Let Dead Men Lie

Chapter 1: Let Dead Men Lie

“Come on Clare!” Oscar shouted, tugging at her hand and dragging her along behind him. “You are never going to see your surprise if you do not get a move on.”

“I thought that you said this was an adventure you were taking me on,” Clare said.

She giggled and leaned back, pulling against Oscar’s insistent grip playfully. He stopped, turned around and dropped her hand. Continue reading

7th April xxx1 Cloudy (Clare)

7th April xxx1 Cloudy (Clare)

I still can’t wrap my mind around what happened yesterday. One moment I was desperate in trying to reach Oscar, knowing that he was on the plane and that I have probably lost him forever, but then I finally heard his voice and realized that he sounded closer to me than he should have. When I turned around and saw him standing a few steps away from me, my heart nearly broke into pieces. His voice was so soothing and filled with love, as he wrapped me in his arms and kissed my lips. I wanted to merge myself with him and never leave. I was in Heaven.

7th April xxx1 Cloudy (Oscar)

7th April xxx1 Cloudy (Oscar)

I was so mad at Clare and Finn yesterday, although for different reasons. I hated Finn for winning Clare over. She, on the other hand, hurt me by not giving me the chance to set the records straight. I couldn’t wait for the plane to take off soon enough. However, the moment I boarded my plane to New York I realized that I had made the terrible mistake. Ten hours long flight made me thoroughly think about the whole situation, and I realized that it was all Finn’s nasty plan to break us up. I knew I had to go back and make it right.

Chapter 2: Enter the Artist

Chapter 2: Enter the Artist

Clare blinked, trying to see through the veil of blackness that covered her eyes. It did not help though. Wherever she was, whatever had happened to her, she was in near total darkness. Or there was no light to help her see and nothing to see. She felt panic gripping her stomach, roiling its contents and making her want to vomit. She felt around and her hands met nothing, not even the smooth muscles of Oscar’s arms. She could not feel the ground beneath her feet, Continue reading

8th April xxx1 Sunny (Clare)

8th April xxx1 Sunny (Clare)

The morning was pretty much perfect, and I was really looking forward to meeting Oscar. I swear, every time I think of him my heart skips a few beats. I can’t be immune to his laughter or the way I feel when I’m in his arms. Still, today I didn’t feel so good at all, because as I was waiting in the dining area, I happened to stand in line just before Finn came in. Of course, I couldn’t ignore him, but our conversation was very awkward. He barely acknowledged me, and looked very hurt by my decision to be with Oscar instead of him.

8th April xxx1 Sunny (Oscar)

8th April xxx1 Sunny (Oscar)

I met Clare today for a walk, and my heart melted as soon as she touched my hand. The weather was a bit cold so she curled under my shirt. Being close to her felt really nice, and I couldn’t desire for anything better than that. However, something about her was off. She seemed pretty distant, and it felt like I couldn’t reach out to her; it felt as if one part of her was trying to hide itself from me, and I wondered what it was. I asked her but she changed the subject, brushing it off as something unimportant. I still wish she would tell me.

Chapter 3: Cold Comfort

Chapter 3: Cold Comfort

Clare and Oscar sat in the darkness, or tried to at least. It was as though they were floating in a void so it was not really a matter of sitting. They just drew their legs up to their chests and huddled together as best they could. Clare kept forgetting that she could not truly touch Oscar and every time that she reached for his hand her fingers just went straight through his.

“How long do you think we have been in here?” she asked, shaking when she heard the quietness of her voice, the way it echoed around the void.

“I do not know Clare,” Oscar replied just as quietly. Continue reading

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