And I Hope It Stays Like That

Imogen-Hope is a 15 year old girl who is suicidal and is extremely close to killing herself. But when the popular boy at her school starts showing interest in her she begins to see light at the end of an extremely dark tunnel. But can Alex change her life forever, or is it already to late.

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8. Chapter 7

Imogen-Hope

So it’s December and as usual, it is freezing. But I can’t blame it on the month or that its winter because it still feels like this in August when its summer. With it being winter it means there is a lot of ice around I have to be really careful walking home because I’m a bit of a clutz. So my day at school has finished and now I have to make the agonizing walk back home. I set off on the 15 minute journey shivering as the cold air hit my face. Even though I didn’t necessarily want to go home I felt excited to see him. I don’t know why I feel excited, and to be honest if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t feel any sort of positive feeling ever!

I carefully trudged down the slippery pathway my eyes firmly placed on my feet. Even though I wasn’t looking I knew he was looking at me. I could, almost literally, feel his eyes boring into me as if he was reading a really fascinating book. Maybe that’s what he’s doing? Trying to read me. Trying to figure me out.

Against my brains instructions I glanced up through the curtain of hair that covered my face and saw exactly what I expected. Alex Thompson, the most popular boy in my school, looking at me with a wonder behind his eyes. But what I didn’t expect was him to hold my gaze and not turn away and I couldn’t help but stare back. It wasn’t until now that I had realised the beauty of the boy. His dark hair, perfect not a strand out of place. His flawless skin looked as if it was glowing. For some reason he reminded me of sunshine. This, I can’t deny, is something I need right now on a dull day like today.  I need a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel.

His green eyes held my gaze and I couldn’t help but feel mesmerized. The butterflies in my stomach were going crazy! They were bouncing of the bars of the cage that bound them where they were. I quite like the feeling though...

I was enjoying the moment so much that I thought I might smile. I could feel it playing on the corners of my lips. That made me excited. All I could think in think of in that moment was ‘I’m going to smile because of him and I’m okay with that!’

But like I said before, everything nice that happens in my life gets ruined. But even with that in mind, what happened next was totally uncalled for!

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