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Pen Your Pride
The Cherry Blossom Tree

The Cherry Blossom Tree

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Starzee By The_Starzee Updated Mar 20, 2016

My feet hit a particularly slippery patch.  Without warning they rocketed out from under me.   Mr. Break and Enter came with me, courtesy of me re-establishing my grip in his shirt in a failed attempt at anchoring myself.  

	Pain started in my backside and travelled up my spine, but I was paying it minimal attention.  I was too busy being consumed by the heavy weight on top of me and marvelling over the deep smooth voice muttering in my ear.

	“- never doing the old man another favour, so long as I live.”

	Before I could collect my scattered thoughts the person on top of me reared back to rest his weight on his elbows, an action that caused his hips to press down into mine.  My breath caught in my throat as my startled gaze met his.  

	A pair of vibrant green eyes stared back with more than a hint of annoyance bleeding out of them.  Full lips were pressed together like he was biting back an insult directed at me, and locks of black hair framed a near symmetrical face, one with high cheekbones and a strong jaw line.

	“If you’re going to kill me, I’d prefer it if you didn’t do it with an axe,” I blurted.

	I immediately cursed my runaway mouth.  Come on, brain, where are you?  Time to join the conversation.

	Dark brows drew together and he leaned even closer, almost like he was trying to assess my sanity levels.  “What?”

	Embarrassment was pushed back in favour of deep suspicion.  “Well, if you’re not here to kill us then I guess you want to rob us.  Go ahead.  Annabel has some expensive luggage that will sell for a nice buck.  And take her Hello Kitty collection while you’re at it.  None of us will be sorry to see those creepy cats go.”

	The boy on top of me shifted his weight and used one of his hands to brush the curls back from my face.  With a  gentleness that surprised me, he cupped one of my cheeks.  

	“Are you okay?” he asked, clearly concerned.  “Did you hit your head when you fell?”

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imonlyashadow17 imonlyashadow17 Dec 03, 2017
Quirky. Love the characters. You set the scene well with their car ride in the beginning. Great job! Can't wait to read more!
ravravinthehaushaus ravravinthehaushaus Aug 30, 2017
um excuse you lol, black hair is the most beautiful, glossy, and gorgeous hair ever
ravravinthehaushaus ravravinthehaushaus Aug 30, 2017
We just finished reading that and I fricking hate that book. Also, what the hell is Curley's wife's name? The true question I'll die never knowing.
MysterySoulStealer MysterySoulStealer Jun 11, 2016
I prefer alternative music so I hardly know the songs on the radio
jalen1104 jalen1104 Jan 24, 2017
Giovanni. Oration we b jealous g protein I assure I was a lot of 24 points for your own I was. 📌
- - Mar 12, 2016
I like your main character, she likes to read. I practically grew up in the car on long road trips and pretty much had an entire library in the backseat! I went through those books soooo many times... =)
                              I say, any character that has a healthy appreciation for literature is a good character.