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Here I was, with Tabby in my arms. Everything seemed like a dream came true. I had been waiting for this since long time ago. If fate didn’t play its game on me; the situation wouldn’t be as complicated as now. I still owed her an explanation; I still didn’t know how to tell her the truth, more than that the thought of Emmanuel really bothered me. I caught his attention the moment we walked in. The way he looked at Tabby, and everything.
Tabby was with Melly near the drink table, I kept watching her and at the same time I realized it was another pair of eyes was watching her also. Emmanuel. I really wanted to punch him for checking on her. She was mine and mine only. But I just couldn’t. I had no idea what was on Tabby’s mind about me, and I didn’t want the fight made her even madder at me. That was when an Idea crossed my mind. I walked toward her.
“Would you dance with me, princess?” I asked. I meant it, she was my princess, always would be. It didn’t take her long time to response. She simply nodded. I felt relief. I took her hand and brought her to the dance floor.
The DJ changed the song into a slower, romantic melody. My fingers fit perfectly in hers. I circled my arm around her waist and pulled her closer to me as our feet move rhythmically with the song. There were ten to twelve couples dancing around us, but I couldn’t feel their presence, it was only her. Even though her face was hidden behind the mask, I could sense her beauty. Our faces were only few inches apart. As much as I wanted to control myself, I failed.
As the song finished, I removed my mask and did the same to her. She looked at me confusedly. I threw our masks on the floor. Slowly, I brought her face closer to me; there was only an inch distance between our lips. Without even wasting another second, I pressed my lips gently against hers. For that few seconds, gravity was longer holding me.
The kiss didn’t last for too long. Tabby suddenly broke it by pushing me away. The first thing I noticed was the tears rolling down from her eyes. Before I could say anything, she ran out from the hall.”Shit. What I have done.” I muttered to myself and ran after her.”Tabby, wait. I’m sorry.”
Tears couldn’t stop rolling down from my eyes. I had never expected he would kiss me. I could sense the love in the kiss, he still loved me. But I just couldn’t take it, my heart couldn’t take it. My mind kept telling millions of reason, but none of it my heart wanted to take, because there was only one reason. It was because of Emm, because he was there when Matt kissed me.
It was weird, more than weird. I just met him few days ago and I already developed a strange attraction toward him. And the truth that Matt still loved me really hurt me, because I knew there was someone else in my heart. Was that even possible? What was the attraction toward Emm called? And what was the feeling I felt for Matt?
“Oh god.What’s wrong with me?” I cried.
I was already in the parking lot when I heard Matt’s voice was coming behind me. “Tabby please, I’m so sorry.” He grabbed my hand and made me look at him.
I wanted to say that it wasn’t his fault, it was all mine. But the moment I opened my lips, I cried even harder.
“I’m so sorry. I know I shouldn’t act like that. I lost my mind. I don’t know what I was thinking.” I could sense the pain in his voice when he apologized.
“Wow.Wow guys, I think someone needs to learn how to treat a girl.” There was a voice came out from the darkness.
I turned back to see who it was, even though my eyes were watery, I knew there was three of them. The first one had a dark hair, tan skin and big nose, the one the in the middle was muscular, and he had a scorpion tattoo in his right arm. I instantly recognized him as Jack, whom Clarissa had an affair with. And the last one was somehow a childish looking.