Madeline stood up against the rail with her eyes wide open and Jack, not knowing what to do, leaned back with his arm still wrapped around her small waist. Madeline, with her forearms pressing against his chest, shook uncontrollably as the seconds passed by as their lips remained locked. Finally, Madeline pushed him away almost in tears that her first kiss was taken just like that. The girl who only existed as a target and not a treasure couldn't understand what she was feeling, but her heart did flutter. That she was aware of.
"Madeline!" Jack called out to her but she was already gone into the crowd of students that exited the classrooms after the ring of the bell. He leaned against the rail while looking down at the ground lost in thought of the softness of her lips. He looked back at the crowd again with ease in his eyes. He knew what was starting and what he felt when his lips met hers was a wisp of sparks.
"Jack, what's wrong?" Maggy placed her slender, cold hand on his shoulder and leaned in on him.
Jack was still lost in thought that he walked away from her without realizing her pleas for attention running behind him. The only thing on his mind was Madeline. Jack knew Madeline had a hint of interest in him from the past when he caught her with a drawing that she drew of him that was so exact to know that it was clearly him. He began to think the so-called 'accidental kiss' was more fated to be than anything else.
"This girl only hides," Jack smiles to himself when his wandering brings him to Madeline's house. He peered up to her room window where he saw her sitting at her desk writing something. Her hair was up messily and she wore reading glasses.
Jack admired her dark lashes that darkened her eyes to her little nose that led to her soft pink lips that seemed to be whispering out loud of what she was writing. He leaned against the light post and stared up at her while feeling the beat of his heart race faster and faster.
Madeline, without realizing she was being watched, was writing out an application to have her brother put into hold at their local mental hospital.
The thoughts of what happened at school began to flood her mind so concentrating was hard for her to hold on to. After she placed her signature at the bottom of the form, she grabbed her carry-on bag and let her hair down.
"I'm going out,okay dad?" Madeline gripped her bag strap and headed out the door to start her way to the hospital.
Jack woke up from his inevitable thoughts when he saw her walking down the sidewalk. He, of course, decided to follow her as if he was only trying to get to know her more without having to interact with her.
She was going towards the mental hospital, he could only ask himself why she would be going there. He knew that he had no idea what kind of life situation she was going through and now he wanted nothing more than to just know her.
When Madeline walked out of the hospital, she spotted Jack standing outside kicking at the weeds.
"Why are you following me?" She pushed at his shoulders, "This isn't coincidence, you are stalking me,"
"That's right, I am, but who do you think made me like this?" He stood up taller than her. She couldn't help but recognize his masculine features in his neck and body shape and form.
"Don't put the blame on me!" Madeline furiously pointed at herself and then pointed at him, "If you would've just left me alone, then I could've continued living my life the way I've always lived it!"
"You make me go crazy!" He shouted out. He wasn't thinking about those words, but it was a feeling he had for a while when he's with her.
"I make you go crazy!?" Madeline cried out. It was the most she ever felt ever, "You drive me insane!"
He pulled her into his arms this time intentionally meeting her lips. Her small body shook against his, but she wasn't resisting him. She wanted to, but her body wouldn't let her move from his tight grasp. When their kiss ended with a slow parting, his grip loosened and she darted out of his arms towards the path to home, but he pulled her back and hugged her from behind.
"I've gotten pretty used to you running away from me," His voice began to fade out as if he was on the verge of tears, "I've become selfish, I only want you and I will have you by my side. I will make you feel like I am the only one you run to. I will love you..."