I walked up to the steps of school, it was a brisk Monday morning and I pulled my coat closer to me. Not so much because I was cold but because that is what human Sarah would have done.
I hadn't seen Ethan since Friday night and I hadn't stopped thinking about him either. As I entered the building I could feel the butterflies in my stomach as I anticipated seeing Ethan.
As I walked down the halls however there was no sign of Ethan. Only Erica and she immediately starting talking about her weekend and I pretended to listen as she rambled on.
Where was Ethan? I thought to myself, trying not to be too obvious as I glanced around for him. It wasn't like him to not be here waiting when I got to school or at least for him and Benny to show up right after me.
The bell for first block rang and I said goodbye to Erica as I headed to class.
Classes were boring and I didn't pay much attention anyway. My thoughts too consumed with Ethan and the kiss we shared. We hadn't gotten to talk afterwards since his parents walked in right after and I jumped away from Ethan worried that his parents would freak if they knew what had happened between us. I said goodbye quickly and grabbed my stuff and was out the door. I had wanted to call Ethan all weekend but didn't know what I would say when I did.
But I had planned on talking to him today when we were at school and then of course, I haven't seen him yet. The bell rang and I was glad it was lunch time. I walked to my locker putting my things inside and then walked to the cafeteria.
As I sat at the table with Erica, I waited for Benny and Ethan to come in and when they finally did. I could have swore my heart fluttered.
Ethan got his food and walked over to the table, with Benny beside him. They were laughing about something. "Hey" he said as he sat down across from me. "Hey" I said giving him an awkward look. It was obvious that I wasn't going to get to talk to him about what happened Friday now. I sighed as I finished the cookie in my hand and then got up and threw away my trash and put my tray away.
The rest of the day went by mindlessly and I headed straight home, not noticing that someone was following me. I opened the door to my house and walked inside tossing my backpack to the ground and walked into the kitchen to find something to eat when I heard a tiny knock at the door and vamped to answer it.
I swung the door open to reveal Ethan standing there, his face tight as his eyes met mine. "Ethan" I said as I pulled him inside my house and shut the door quickly behind him.
Before I could get a word out to figure out what is going on between the two of us, Ethan's hands were around me, pulling me to him, his lips pressing hard but softening as he kissed me with an intensity that took my breathe away. I returned his kiss, my arms wrapping around him, pulling our bodies close as the kiss deepened.
The kiss was soft, tender, everything you would want a kiss to be and more and when Ethan and I finally parted, I couldn't help but yearn for me.
"So are we going to talk about the "kisses?" I asked Ethan as I sat down on the couch in the living room and patted the spot beside me as I waited for you to sit down beside me.
I sat there silently, tapping my hands on my lap as I tried to find the words that would best describe what and how I felt but before I could say anything Ethan began talking.
"Sarah," Ethan says in hushed whisper as he looks into my eyes touching my hand ever so slightly as he continues to talk.
"I love you, I have loved you since the day I first saw you. I have been so scared to ask you out, so afraid you wouldn't reciprocate my feelings. And then I had the vision a few weeks ago and I couldn't believe it and I had to know for sure." He stops talking briefly, his hand touching my cheek, stroking it lightly. "I love you Sarah, I always have and I always will."
I look at him stunned, I couldn't believe that I was hearing this, hearing the words I had yearned for so long to hear. I smiled, resting my head in the crock of Ethan's neck as I looked up into his eyes.
"I love you too Ethan. I have for a long time and have just been so afraid you didn't like e back. I have been going out of my mind all day. I wanted to talk to you, wanted to tell you and when I didn't see you, I thought maybe you had thought kissing me was a mistake." I stop talking as Ethan's hands touch my lips softly, he slowly moves his hand away, his lips taking their place as we kiss each other once more, his arms wrapped around me in a soothing embrace and I knew that no matter what would happen in this world, that as long as I had Ethan, I would make it through anything.