"I love you babe"
"I love you too." The morning sun's rays cast light on the two brown-skinned,sweat moistened bodies. Her hair was tossed. His body was spent. The sheets were soaked and the air was thick with the raw aroma of intimacy. Both of them were still paralyzed by after effect, but she was the first to return to reality. "I have class in less than an hour". She crawled up his bare chest to place her soft cafe colored lips on his before rolling over and out of the bed, shamelessly naked.
Her petite frame was beyond words... a delicacy... a drop of milk chocolate straight from heaven's dessert table. But Patricia Rollins was more than just pretty skin, tight curves, and hazel eyes. She was the definition of success. She was an honor roll full ride scholar, track team star, President of her class at Georgia State for the second time in a row, and now a graduating Biology Major of Georgia State. Her mother worked for the Corporate offices of Bank of America while her father ran a Law Firm based out of Brooklyn where he flew to and from on a regular basis. She was destined for greatness.
Patricia stood on the tips of her toes and stretched her arms upwards arching her back, her lover only distracted from her perfect voluptuous features by the light from the window refracting off of the diamond in the ring on her left hand. They were engaged. A year before Daniel had met Patricia and knew almost instantaneously that she was the woman of his dreams... As if he'd known her forever. His hard earned work study checks went into that symbol of his commitment on her finger, and they'd planned to have a small wedding shortly after graduating.
"And you have class too..." Patricia reminded him while slipping on a change of clothes that she'd left in his closet.
Daniel seemed to nuzzle further into his dorm room mattress. "Yea... Dunno if I'm going..." Daniel, unlike Patricia, wasn't exactly the best example of an overachiever. While his good looks, well-spoken rhetoric, and persistence got him through life, he didn't seem to have the focus required to succeed as often as his betrothed. Perhaps it was because he didn't find as much drive in many of his classes aside from his primary ones that directly reflected his major: Music.
Patricia's smile faded. "Daniel, we have less than a month to go..." She sat next to him, now fully clothed, and placed yet another kiss to his wanting lips. "And then we can take a break for a while... Get married and start our lives... For real."
Daniel stared up at his wife to be. She was an Angel, everything that he could ever want. He didn't care about anything else... Not since he met her at that party. He recalled not even having gone inside. It was headed by a school event, and being head of the SGA, she was selling tickets. He still remembered that smile... The same one she gives him every day. Sure, beforehand it was the same one she'd politely offered to every paying customer, but now it was his. By the end of that night he'd confessed every ounce of his feeling towards her, holding back none. So surprised at his forwardness, sweetness, and impeccable detail to her attributes in unadulterated, raw description, she fell for him. Their love was story book... They knew it, their friends knew it, and their family knew it. Daniel Coleman and Patricia Rollins were meant to be.
But that was then. A month later, Daniel would be crushed. He had some news for Patricia. He'd asked her to meet him down by the study hall, where they first met. The building was near empty at the end of the school year. Very few were left on campus, with perhaps a final or two left to take before they could go home, and the seniors that would be staying until the graduation, a week later. He'd posted himself up in the doorway... The same doorway she'd been selling tickets for the GA State spring fling that night. The first time he saw her.
Patricia arrived, beautiful as always in her AKA Sorority jacket. Her expression however, was intense with frustration. Daniel couldn't even look her in the eye fully. She spoke, her demands clear. "What is it Daniel? What is so important that you can't tell me on the phone? I call and you don't answer, I text and you don't respond.. NEVER have I ever been so-"