Falling For A Stranger

The summer before sophomore year, the two strangers had no idea that each other existed. The strangers, Isabella & Shawn, we're both teenage heart patients. Their lives were somewhat normal, except finding love was a little harder for them, since they were considered "different". That is until, a few interesting months at summer camp for only heart patients changed their lives forever. Will they fall in love with each other? Or will they keep their summer promises?


12. Disaster to Perfection

Shaun's POV:

Last night was weird...after I kissed Bella, she seemed kinda distant, I just hope I wasn't too soon to kiss her. She kept texting on her phone before I dropped her off at her cabin, I was going to ask who she was texting, but I didn't want to be noisy.

When I got to my own cabin, I was surrounded by questions & teasing...I responded to most of them before I went to bed, & all that night, I'm pretty sure I slept better than I ever had at camp. I wondered who she was texting tho, she kept hiding it....what or who is she hiding from me?


I decide to confront her in the morning, but apparently it wasn't the best idea. She got mad bcuz I got mad over it. She said she was trying to surprise me & if I wanted to be in a relationship with her in the future, I'd learn to trust her. That's my problem, trust, I have the biggest problem with that. But I want Bella to stay in my life, so I guess I better learn now....for her.

*2 hours later*

I decided to go check on Bella, but she wasn't anywhere to be seen at the camp, so I told the guys that I'd be looking in the woods if they needed me. So I started walking and it's been about 15 minutes of looking & I start to hear Bella's voice, screaming & crying for help... "BELLA? BELLA? WHERE ARE YOU?!?"...."AT THE EDGE OF THE WATERFALL BY THE RIVER!!! PLEASE HURRY!!!"... So I ran & ran until I found her. She was hanging by a branch that looked like it was going to break at any given moment. I quickly grabbed her hand & pulled her up...as soon as she was up in my arms, she hugged me so tight. She was shaking & crying, her breathing was quick & her heart was racing.

ST: ok Bella, you need to calm down, before your heart acts up

Bella just nodded & she became calmer. I think she was falling asleep, so I took her in my arms(bridal style) & carried her back to the picnic area; which was another 10 minute walk. I laid her down on a bench & sat to where her head was on my legs. She was sound asleep, but she was still shaking with terror. I softly rubbed her back, trying to calm her down, it seemed to work because she stopped shaking...but all I did was wake her up. She looked up at me with a smile on her face.

IP: thank you, for saving me.

ST: I'll catch you when you fall, no matter what the situation.

I gave her a small smile. She sat up, looked at me, then hugged me. She looked at me again....her face went from a small smile to a big smile...she looked...excited?

IP: So Shaun. Ready to see that surprise?

ST: really? Because if you don't want me to see it, I can wait a bit longer.

All she did was giggle, grab my arm, & started walking back to camp. As we got closer to the end of the woods, Bella's hand was sliding down my arm, closer to my hand. When her hand touched my hand, she grabbed it tight & started swinging our hands back & forth...so I followed her acts. I just looked at her & smiled, while she did the same.

I thought to myself "I really wonder what the surprise is, but I don't want this moment to end" but I just continued to smile. As we walked, I noticed we were walking to the Reck Center...aka the building that we have our dances in. But we were taking the long way....

ST: why are we taking the long way to the Reck Center?

IP: because I want to talk to you.

ST: oh. What about?

IP: us...

ST: what about us?

IP: what are we?

ST: what do you mean?

IP: what are we? *pointing between her & I* Are we just friends? Best friends? Boyfriend & Girlfriend? Just a summer thing??? What are we? Because the girls were telling me how you just dated a girl for the summer, then never talk to her again...& if that's what I am to you, then I can't do this because I can't be hurt again.

ST: I've never felt this way about anyone. You are a LOT more than a "summer thing" to me. I want to be your boyfriend, I want you to be my girlfriend...you make me feel loved, even though we haven't been dating. So, do you want to be my girlfriend?

All she did was nod & hugged me. I finally could call her mine, & now I could tell that this summer will be different & perfection. After our hug, she let go, grabbed my hand & we started walking to the Reck Center again...

ST: what's my surprise?

IP: someone is here visiting...

ST: who?

IP: you'll see...

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