Shades of Grey
It was a Wednesday night and I was drunk. Well, more like tipsy. No, that’s a lie I was basically the dictionary definition of drunk right now. Yet, I could still feel his burning stare on my back as I danced. I turned to meet the icy blue stare of a handsome stranger; his whole countenance radiated danger that attracted me in a way no boy ever had before. Who was I kidding, he wasn’t a boy; he was a man. I was entranced; he was like no man I had ever seen before. He was everything that my father had told me I could never be with; dangerous; rough; criminal; and, worst of all, white.
I had nothing against white men, of course. It was just an obvious rule in my strict household that we do not talk to white people; we do not become friends with white people; and we most definitely do not date them. For this reason, I had never even taken a second look at a white man, no matter how attractive. However, I could not seem to look away from this one; it was like I was trapped and I couldn’t look away even if I wanted to, and trust me I didn’t.
I could never be with Juliet, the life of a crime boss’ wife is not one most people can handle. I wouldn’t want her to be tainted by that life style, if we were to ever be together. Plus, we could never have a family. At any given moment I could be killed. She could be killed. I can’t let that happen. I refuse to end up like my papa. It is better to marry someone that I do not love, to save myself any heartbreak.
So, I decided that just for tonight I will pretend that Juliet is mine. But, after tonight, we will not see each other again.
If only I knew how hard that was going to be.
It's just another star crossed lover story, but this time with a twist.