The Feeling - Chapter One: Acknowledgement

Tino lay down in the grass and looked over at Lor who was sitting down next to him. Their eyes were locked together and a happy smile spread across their faces.

"Ahhh, do you know how long I have been waiting for this moment?" Tino said to Lor.

She just smiled and said, "Well now it is here so you no longer have to wait."

He smiled even wider. Lor giggled at how pleased he was.

"I love you," Tino said to her.

"And I love you too," Lor responded and bent down to kiss him.

Tino lifted his head slightly and closed his eyes waiting for the splendid feeling of her lips, but it didn't come. He opened his eyes to see his room and himself lying in bed.

"Uhhh, it was that dream again. Man, I have seriously gotta stop havin' that one. It will drive me insane if it doesn't stop," Tino thought to himself.

It had been a few months since Tino started having that dream. The first time he thought it just an odd occurance and dismissed it, but after it happened repeatedly he began to worry. Was it possible that he liked Lor as more than just a friend? A question like that would have sounded very weird to him a few years ago, but now he was beginning to change and he thought of girls in a more serious manner. His first year of high school had been quite a change for him. He found himself growing more "aware" of Tish and Lor. Sure, that was natural, but he began to notice Lor quite a lot, though he hated to admit it.

"That damn dream. What is it trying to prove? It's some type of conspiracy, that's what it is. Like I would really like Lor. Ha! I know she is all about Thomson, plus she is my friend. She is like a sister to me, right? Right! I think..." Tino thought as he walked down to breakfast.

"Hi honey," Tino's mom said from behind a paper as he entered the kitchen.

"Huh? Oh yeah, hi," Tino muttered.

His mom looked up at him and said, "Something on your mind?"

Tino didn't answer, but instead walked to his seat and sat down looking at the odd culinary treat in front of him. His mom walked over to him and waved her hand in front of his face, but got no reaction. It was only when she knocked on his head that he snapped out of his daze.

"Wha-what? Geez, mom you're giving me a headache!" Tino exclaimed.

"Sorry, but I had to get you out of a coma, but now that you are fine, mind telling me what has you so riveted?" she responded.

Tino became slightly nervous and stammered, "W-W-What are you talking about? Nothing is wrong! I didn't have any dreams! Nothing rivets me! Nothing! I'm outta here." He ran out leaving his mom shaking her head.

"Man, that wasn't smooth at all. I gotta be more careful. That damn dream... what do you want Fate?! What do you want me to think?! Damn, could I really like Lor?" Tino wondered in his room.

The idea seemed absurd to him, but he couldn't stop thinking about it. He was well aware that she liked Thomson, plus she was completely different from him. Why would he be falling for her? No, it couldn't happen, yet he could not deny the weird feeling in his stomach every time he looked at Lor these days.

"It's pointless to even think about it. I don't have feelings for her. Nope. Not in the least. Love? I don't even know what that is. Ha! Not I. Love is nothing to me.... Geez, I'm not even convincing myself here. Well, even if I did like her, she likes Thomson. I mean she is all into him since both are sports fanatics. Yeah I would never stand a chance so no point in thinking about it." Tino thought.

It was useless he couldn't convince himself. As much as he hated to, he had to be realistic. He could no longer deny the feeling after having thought about it this time.

Tino took a deep breath and then said aloud to himself, "I love Lor."

He felt like such a fool saying it, but he had to acknowledge the truth about his feelings.

" Man, I have a bad feeling about this," Tino thought preparing himself for the days ahead dealing with this new feeling.

End of Chapter One

Hey I decided to space this chapter out and repost it since I thought it looked squashed and so did others. Well hopefully this makes it easier to read now. So keep readin' and keep reviewin'.