Sunday, 29 December 2013

Ripple Effect 9 ( a Beginning continuation )

For the longest moment she could only stare into those blue eyes as she travelled down memory lane. The last time Dominic had kissed her hand, was when they had went to their school’s farewell party four years ago, it had been a prom of sorts. She hadn’t wanted to go in the first place, but as usual Gabriel pushed her up to the entrance while he went in ahead of her. She turned back, hopefully before Gabe realised she was gone, only to run into Dominic. The top of her head only reached his chin and he was smiling down at her while his arms were on her waist to keep her from falling.

"I hope you’re not going to leave me without a date. Gabriel said that you would most probably run away from the party so he said you could be my date and I should probably be able to keep an eye on you." It was the first time she had seen his face this close and she was held captive by those hypnotic eyes coupled with his platinum blond hair. Once her brain processed what he had just said, she stepped out from his arms and had the sudden madurge to strangle her twin and also hang him upside down from the rafters.

"Gabriel didn’t mention anything about being your date, so I guess you can’t actually make that claim can you?" she began to move past him when his hands suddenly seized her wrist.

"I didn’t mean to offend you Arianna. I was just joking. But I do hope that you would be my date." he said almost pleadingly.

"Funny, I didn’t hear you asking me to be your date." she answered icily, still trying to move past him and at the same time wrench her arm back from him but she was defeated by his firm but gentle grip on her wrist.

His blue eyes glittered in the dim light of the hallway just as he raised her hand and placed a kiss on it, "Well then, will you be my date tonight Miss Acrux? I promise to be on my best behaviour." he said with a gentle smile on his face.

She ended up going to the party with him and earned glares from other girls who were green with envy. She could hear the crowd whispering as they passed by them, "Of all the girls in the academy why did he come with her?", "Maybe she couldn’t get a date so Gabriel asked him for a favour", "I heard he lost a bet with his friends and so he had to be her date" but she pretended not to hear them. The poisonous whispers meant nothing to her.

Evidently, she wasn’t the only one who could hear them, because he then whispered in her ear, "Don’t mind them, they’re just jealous because I have the most beautiful girl as my date and the girls are envious of our close relationship." The rest of the evening went by better than she had expected. At least she didn’t feel like jumping out the window to get away from the crowd, not that she could with Dom’s eyes following her throughout the room.

~by S.Dawn & R.Shiori

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