TITLE: Time Will Reveal (PART Three)
AUTHOR: Natasha Brooks
GENRE: Erotic Romance
ABOUT THE STORY: Time Will Reveal is part of the upcoming book: Love is Just a State of Mind (Desperate Housewives Stories of Love). Marie wanted to leave the confines of her little town and live a life filled with more fun, achievements and adventure. So she decided that a few months after her high school graduation she would hop onto a bus, landed in an entirely different city, attended college, started a business, married a man she didn’t love and had never for once looked back. That was until she received an invitation to attend her high school reunion This would stir up old memories from the past that she left behind. Would she rekindle a love with her old high school sweetheart Thomas? Only time will Reveal.
The school reunion had been scheduled for a weekend. As soon as it was Friday, Marie had spent her entire morning to tie up loose ends at work so she could be on the road as early as six the next morning without having to worry about anything.
She had looked forward to the reunion the entire week. She had also looked forward to seeing Thomas – so much that she had spent every evening, sitting dreamily on her porch while she thought about him.
She tried as much as possible not to think about him as she drove to the school. It was a four-hours drive and throughout the entire time, she distracted herself with the thoughts of the changes everyone probably could have gone through. She had read in the paper that Tammy Martin, her onetime high school friend, had married twice and was currently living an exotic lifestyle as an “urban fashionista” – whatever that was.
Chang Lee, the only Asian-American in class at the time and also the only boy that was constantly ridiculed because of his chubby cheeks and thick brown skin, had also gone through unbelievable transformations. There were various adult magazines that had his totally enthralling nude picture on its front cover; in a nutshell, Chang had worked out for over six years, building a perfect mouthwatering masculine figure.
Marie certainly couldn’t think about them all. She was glad a few more thoughts crossed her mind though before she finally drove her car into the large compound of the school, a feeling of nostalgia instantly washing over her. For a second, after she parked in front of the school hall, she let her eyes trail over the old walls of the hall, on the numerous cars in the compound and of course, on some of the guests that had arrived exactly the same time that she did.
Deciding that she probably wouldn’t recognize any of them, she stared into her reflection in the rearview mirror and quickly adjusted her makeup. By the time she stepped out of the car, more cars had driven into the compound and some guests were already walking up the walkway into the hall. She quickly strode alongside them, donning a civil smile. Some of the women waved at her and she quickly waved back, trying fervently to remember their names before they interacted inside the hall.
Luckily, no one really approached her to talk to her before she stepped into the hall. As soon as she walked through the large doors, Marie couldn’t be gladder that she had chosen one of her prettiest short dresses which fitted against her slim waist, thick thighs and average bust. Her long smooth legs easily stood out from under the dress while her feet were beautifully clasped inside her color-matching shoes.
Oh God. Not him. Not him. Not now!
Marie couldn’t breathe. She hadn’t even taken six steps into the hall before everything she had hoped for happened. Her body froze as his strong voice came up behind her. She could hear the echo of his footsteps too as he slowly inched closer behind her. For a second, she hoped that he wasn’t real and his sudden appearance had been a figment of her repressed imagination.
“Marie! It is really you!”
She closed her eyes as it became more obvious that it was really him. Heaving a sigh, she finally turned to look at him while her teeth nervously dug into her lips. “Hello, Thomas.” She managed to whisper. “It has been how long – over ten years?”
TO BE CONTINUED...
This is just one of the stories in the LOVE IS JUST A STATE OF MIND short stories collection. Coming soon.