Sun Kissed Chapter 1

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My name is Arielle Reeves and ever since I can remember I could see strange looking people with wings, but no one else can. They were everywhere, especially the park. When my mother learned of this she immediately sent me to a bunch of the best psychiatrists in the country, but not one of them could find anything out of the ordinary.

After a while my mom accepted the fact that there was nothing medically wrong with me and stopped sending me to new psychiatrist every other month.

I don't even react when I see them anymore and on numerous occasion I've tried to get the courage to try and speak to one of them, but so far I've only wimped out.

I really want to know what they are and why I'm the only one that sees them, and yes tried Google, but I didn't really know what to type in the search box, so I said 'Winged People', which didn't help much since all I got was something about Sinbad's 7th voyage where he witnessed a race of winged humans in Indochina, so I remain clueless and with the question; what is wrong with me?

Chapter 1

For the first time in months I woke up in a good mood and new strength to survive the day ahead.

I immediately jumped out of bed, opened my window and welcomed the mildly warm breeze- finally it was the first day of spring!

I took in the fresh fragrance of newly bloomed flowers and headed down the stairs to the kitchen for breakfast.

"Morning everyone!" I said cheerfully, then kissed my four year old sister Lisa, who was already sitting at the table on her head.

"Mommy, why is sissy so fwendly all of the sudden?" Lisa asked with a frown.

"It's the first day of spring, and sissy's always in a better mood when it's warm." Replied my mom.

This much is true, it was like I had a split personality because when it's spring, summer or any warm day I'm cheerful, bubbly, positive, social and friendly, but on cold days I'm grumpy, moody, negative, anti-social and downright bitchy.

"I made scrambled eggs, do you want some?" Asked my father, Liam, who was standing in front of the stove with a pan in his hands, well actually he was my step father, he and my mom got married five years ago and at first I had trouble accepting him but now we're really close.

"Yes please." I replied and sat next to Lisa.

Liam handed me a plate with scrambled eggs, toast, a fried tomato and to rashers of bacon; "Looks good, what's the occasion?"

"The first day of spring is always something to celebrate." He replied.

"How come?"

"It's the day the friendly Arielle comes out of hiding."

"Yeah, sorry about that, sometimes I can be a real bi... um..." I looked at Lisa, who was clearly listening to our conversation, "um... b with an itch."

"I didn't know that a bee can itch." She with a giggle.

"Sure they can." I quickly said.

"Cool, I'm going to tell everyone at my day care."

"Rather not."

"But why."

"Um... because it would only confuse them."

"But I understand."

"Yeah... but you're very smart."

"Can't argue with that."

I smiled and ran my fingers through her head, then I diverted my attention to my breakfast.

After breakfast I went back upstairs, got my white summer dress from my cupboard, set it on my bed, took a shower, continued my daily ritual and got out side. There were a couple of the winged people scattered across the park, which was opposite my house. The winged people who appear in spring were much nicer than the winter one, they look different as well; all of them had golden eyes and skin, while the winter ones had snow white eyes and blue skin.

I was staring at them when all of the sudden a cute guy with blonde hair approached me with a daisy in his hands; "A beautiful flower for a beautiful princess." He said presenting me the flower.

Hesitantly I took it and gave him a confused look; "Why are you giving me this I asked.

"To complement your beauty and to win your favor, princess."

"Why do you keep calling me princess?"

"The title becomes you."

"Ok then, thanks, I guess."

He smiled then bowed, yes he actually bowed.

But before I could ask him why he did that he walked away, leaving me puzzled.

The big yellow bus stop in front of my house,

As I got in to the bus my best friend since daycare, Tanya waved her left hand to get my attention, I waved back and took a seat beside her; "Hey Tan."

"It's the first day of spring, so thing are going to be much easier from now on." Like me she also had a split personality that changed with the seasons, which is why our friendship has lasted this long.

"It's about time; I hate it when I'm such a bitch."

"Well at least we were bitches together."

"And I wouldn't have it any other way."

The bus drove on for a while then stopped and a group of students got on.

The last one to get on was Aiden Mackenzie, who was basically the hottest guy in school, well according to me. He had spiky hair that was almost like a metallic copper color, and his deep brown eyes reminded me of when you look at the wood from outside, so mysterious and full of promise of adventure.

To my surprise he sat on the seat right in front of us, but he usually he'd go sit right at the back and talk to no one.

Once he sat he turned around and looked at me; "Hello." He said with a smile.

"Hey." I said with a shy smile.

He gave me a blood red rose; "I saw it and thought of you."

My heart did a series of cartwheels when he said it.

I stared at the rose and frowned.

"What's wrong, don't you like it?" He asked.

"No I love, it's just you're not the first one to give me a flower." I replied holding up the daisy.

He laughed; "A daisy, seriously?"

"What's wrong with a daisy?"

"A daisy is what you give your 5th grade sweetheart not a beautiful girl like you. This guy is a chump and I don't have to worry."

"Worry about what?"

"That he's competition."

"Competition for what?"

"To win your heart." He replied looking deep into my eyes. I blushed, then noticed that he was smiling like he accomplished something.

"Wow, aren't you forward."

"Being open is the best way."

"For what?"

"To stand a chance."

"You make it sound like there's a lot of guy's who's trying."

"Soon there will be." He said mysteriously but before I could ask him what he meant the bus stopped and he immediately got off.

I tried to catch up with him but he was walking very fast; "Aiden wait!" He immediately turned around.


"What did you mean back in the bus?"

"You'll see soon enough, princess."

"Why..." Before I could finish he put his finger on my lips and shook his head.

"I can't answer any questions." Then he left and it felt like he took my breath with him.

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