Sun kissed lullabies
Shelly hung upside down on the bed, waiting for the tapping of glass, the rain slashed against the window in harmless drips. She gazed around her yellow room, covered in posters with graffiti on them, a permanent marker lay on the floor and an IOU note saying I owe Eric 10 bucks. " Hurry up and leave"she said grumbling at the floor board above her head as she heard her parents footsteps scrape along the floor upstairs, her sister was in the room beside her blaring loud distasteful music. She smiled instantly as the familiar rapping of knuckles was heard on the window, which she opened instantly ready with a blanket from her bed. " It's called an umbrella" she teased, but Eric just looked at her with one of those looks "yeah. Yeah." He said and slid in through the large basement window, which was always unlocked. He smirked and hugged her tightly "I missed you" he said softly, she looked up at him with a small smile "bet I missed you more" she said quietly before locking her bedroom door . . . just incase any unwanted ears happened to walk by. He sat down on her bed, dripping somewhat onto her comforter, she laughed and ruffled his wet hair, and before he could pull her down she rummaged around to find his ten bucks she owed him for the yellow paint, to correct her mistakes on her mural. He pocketed it with a nod then pulled her down, she let out a squeak of surprise even though it had become habit, she looked up at him from his arm, and sighed tracing his jaw line with her eyes moving up to his mouth, her eyes lingering for a moment as she wanted to kiss his lips but thought better and went up to his strong cheekbones, and dark-brown eyes she smiled just looking in his eyes always trying to figure out what he was thinking with that secretive smile and that burning fire behind them, Eric looked down at her "all right . . . What is it? Do I have something on my face?"she shook her hand and traced his face with a finger tip gently "I want to imprint your face in my mind"she said softly before she leaned against him with force that sent them both back against the bed"why is it whenever I come over we're always in bed"he teased softly kissing her hair, she just sighed happily tracing the eternal symbol on his arm. " Does it matter?"she asked almost sleepily"I guess not"Eric said with a sad smile, she sensed something was wrong and turned around so she could get a better look at his face, "what is it . . . " she asked quietly stroking his cheek "nothing" he replied as usual. He didn't want to worry her, even if his mind was burdened, she gave him the 'sure-it's-not' look, he just laughed quietly"don't worry okay?", Shelly just sighed, she hated being kept in the dark especially when it came to Eric, she wanted to know every thought that went behind his eyes, to know everything about him inside and out. '" Then there wouldn't be a surprise" Eric said, his rich voice penetrating her thoughts, that had grown increasingly morbid, she flinched some in surprise lost in a vale of words. Suddenly the music in the room beside them dulled and stoped, her sister opened the door with a scowl"Shelly, is Eric in there with you?" she screeched with her annoying high-pitched voice"she could wake the dead," Eric had already told Shelly once or twice before, and now Shelly was sure she had woken the dead as she felt an odd chill come to her, it was only a few more days to Halloween, and Eric's 19th birthday, yet she felt morbidly odd about it, and she loved Halloween, it was when she could get dressed up and become someone else, even if Eric said that he loved her the way she was, she didn't believe him and was always afraid someone else would come by that was more to his liking, some other girl who was more into his stuff . . . she sighed getting lost in her thoughts. Eric noticed her distress and ran his hands through her hair gently as she rested her head on his heart, her favourite spot to lie on him, her ear over his heart.
Half awake now, she held onto his shirt tightly, as her parent's car squealed away on the wet cement driveway, she knew they wouldn't be back for a few days, and was going to try and spend every waking moment with Eric . . .
The morning, the sun shone through her window, she woke up and smiled at the sleeping figure under her, she traced a few fingers lightly down his chest, his skin was glowing in the faint sunlight, as she kissed his light pink lips gently, and smiled snuggling down against him, she felt him subconsciously wrap an arm around her, she moved a little to give him more room and pulled up the blanket . . . Her sister knocked on the door, she mumbled something incoherent sitting up and answered with an irritated "what!" her voice was throaty and raspy in the morning, and her sister was here ruining it and possibly waking up Eric, her sister Victoria was the youngest, of the three girls, her older sister Martha was at University studying Medicine, Victoria scowled"Breakfast is on the table for you and Eric. But make sure he leaves by noon"she growled before stomping upstairs, Eric groaned as he leaned back against the pillows"lovely sound, to hear first in the day, her fire alarm voice piercing my ears"she smiled down at him and stroked his cheek, Eric caught her hand gently and looked at, Shelly dead serious, his brown eyes flashing with streaks of blue, she leaned down and kissed him gently, he pulled away she looked down and away and got up "sorry"she mumbled, he sighed " no it's my fault . . . "she just looked down, she clearly did something wrong . . .
For some reason though she couldn't shake that feeling of impending doom that had lodged itself deep in the pit of her stomach, some reason dreading that fast approaching day . . . Her sister had been telling the truth there was breakfast and she was gone, but that was it. She looked up at Eric "how's Chris"she asked trying to start a conversation that had never been her strong point, and she was always afraid of saying something stupid to Eric and upsetting him. Eric let out a grunt in response, he and his brother had never gotten along the greatest, Eric looked at her, "Marry me." She looked at him like a deer caught in the head lights . . . "what . . . " she asked quietly just incase she heard wrong "Marry me" he repeated, she went red "Eric." " No Shelly, I want to spend the rest of my life with you, I know that, and I don't give a damn about what the others say, I won't let anyone hurt you Shelly..." she looked at him " Eric..." he sighed and looked down " it's a no right...sorry for bothering you" he went to get up and leave, she scowled at herself and grabbed his arm as he got up " hear me out.." she said looking at him but not letting go " I love you" she stood up and hugged him tightly " and I would gladly spend my days with you, and my nights by your side." she said softly barely a whisper, he smiled and held her tightly " I promise Shelly I'll get you a nice ring..and we'll have a wedding..the works" he said looking down at her, she just smiled " as long as it's with you, anything is perfect" still she couldn't shake off that feeling of doom, and now it just increased...