I looked into the dance lobby window and saw him sitting there alone on the white leather couch looking perfect without even trying. Even though he was staring at his phone, he still looked like the guy from my dreams. He hears the door close behind me and looks over at me. He runs his fingers through his dark brown hair and his stunning brown eyes meet mine, and he smiles like never before. My heart melts to the floor the second his lips start to form the words. “Hey, it’s good to see you again.” He turns off his phone and puts it in his pocket. He scoots over like he wanted me to come sit next to him. My face was turning red, but he didn’t point it out, or even seem to notice. I started taking small steps over to him, and I slumped down on the couch next to him. We stayed like that, just staying there until class began.
We were running out show in costumes, so we were doing a dress rehearsal. We were backstage between dances, and I was sitting against the counters because we had plenty of time before the next dance. He then came over and say down next to me. I put my head in my hands and looked up at him. He turned to me and asked, “Hey, you okay?” ” Yeah, I’m fine. ” I didn’t sound so about at all. “Are you sure?” ” No. I don’t even know anymore. My life is spiralling out of control.” “You can talk to me. I’ll listen.” ” Okay. ” Then I spilled everything out to him. I trusted him. “My parents are getting a divorce and my brother’s going to college and I just feel stranded and lost.” ” Oh. ” I just don’t know what to do now. ” He put his arms out like he wanted to hug somebody. I wanted to be that somebody, so I was. His arms wrapped around me and I felt comforted and loved by him right now. He let go of me and we just sat against the counters, his arm draped around my shoulders, my head resting on his chest. Then we were called onstage to dance.
After we danced, someone came up behind me backstage and grabbed my hand. I got scared and jumped back. “It’s just me.” He said. We walked back to the studio, hand in hand. We did our final dance and bow. After I had gathered my things, set up my costumes for later, and prepared for tonight, I walked into the lobby and sat down. I started listening to music and kind of just sitting around doing nothing. He peeked his head through the dance lobby doors and motioned for me to come outside. I went outside and he took my hand and brought me to a park that was only a few blocks away. He sat beneath a tall redwood tree away from everyone else in the park. I sat down cautiously next to him.I
“Why did you bring me here?” I asked him. ” Because I need to tell you something. “But why here? Why not back at the studio?” ” Because this place is as beautiful as the girl I’m here with, and the studio didn’t stand a chance. ” I blushed and tucked a strand of hair behind my ear. “You’re so beautiful. Did you know that?” He said with a smug grin. I blushed even more. He took my chin in his hand and said, “Have I ever told you how much I love you?” He looked into my eyes and I stared back into his. They were gorgeous. I shook my head, answering his question. Then he took both my hands and said, “Well, I love you a lot, and I’ve liked you since fourth grade.” ” Really? ” “Yes. You were the most beautiful girl I knew, no matter what everyone else said, and you still are.” He started deeper into my eyes and I couldn’t look away now. “I’ve always had a secret crush on you forever too.” I said, “I love you too.” He squeezed my hands tighter. Then he leaned forward, and I knew from all the movies that he was about to kiss me. Our lips were centimeter apart and he closed his eyes, and so did I. His lips met mine and it was the most beautiful feeling in the world. And it was at that moment that I realized that I didn’t have to sorry anymore because I knew he would stick by my side no matter what. I would always have someone to turn to.
Our lips parted and we both smiled. He took my hand and we laid down in the grass. “That was wonderful.” He said and I felt butterflies in my stomach. We paid there for what felt like forever, not doing anything but listening to the heartbeat of one another. “We should get back to the studio. We have a show in an hour.” He said, breaking the silence. We walked back to the studio hand in hand, not having a care in the world and I realized that this was meant to be. I looked up at him and he looked back at me and we smiled at each other. This is a beautiful thing.