Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Garnet - A Mini Novella Part 2

Need to read Part 1? ~ http://annas-legacy.blogspot.com/2012/01/garnet-mini-novella-part-1.html

"Garnet, I can’t…” Tears dipped in mascara trickled from Kori’s eyes. “I can’t say what you want to hear. I won’t do that to you.”

Garnet nodded as he patted her hand. “I understand.”

He rose, but her grip held fast. “Don’t go, Garnet, not like this. Stay and talk to me. I can’t lose you.”

“Kori, I told you before, you will never lose me. But right now, I need to clear my head. I’m going for a walk.” He smiled. “Maybe I need some Ben & Jerry’s? You aren’t a generic vanilla type of girl.”

Kori grimaced at his attempt to lighten the mood. He kissed her forehead before walking out the door.

The night was cool, causing Garnet to flip up his collar. He mentally slapped his own forehead. How could he be so dumb? Kori had never led him to believe there was more to the friendship. It was his own wishful thinking that prompted the confession. How many times would she go out with these losers, before noticing what was right in front of her? Maybe he had watched too many of her chick flicks?

He pushed open the door to the convenient store and strolled to the back to get the ice cream, it was definitely a Phish Food kind of night. He grabbed a Cherry Garcia for her, paid, and started back to her house.

His cheeks glowed as he thought about their previous conversation. Could he make this right again, convince her they could remain friends, even though he wanted more? Maybe he would just make her watch romantic comedy after romantic comedy until she realized she was being a fool? Or maybe he should just go home, wallow in his Phish Food and start over tomorrow?

Her house coming into view, Garnet’s heart jumped into his throat. He dropped the bag of ice cream and ran.

To be continued...

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