“When her body first hit the net, all I registered was a gray blur. I pulled her across it and her hand was small, but warm, and then she stood before me, short and thin and plain and in all ways unremarkable-except that she had jumped first. The stiff had jumped first.
Even I didn’t jump first.
Her eyes were so stern, so insistent.
i was born in the right decade. the decade of the selfie and googling the answers to hard problems.
I liked Augustus Waters. I really, really, really liked him. I liked the way his story ended with someone else. I liked his voice. I liked that he took existentially fraught free throws. I liked that he was a tenured professor in the Department of Slightly Crooked Smiles with a dual appointment in the Department of Having a Voice That Made My Skin Feel More Like Skin.
his fingers are stretched into the abyss of the unknown, sunshine wrapped around each fingertip, kissing his longing skin. alive, alive, alive. when he breathes, it pulls into every vein and limb. when he looks up into the sky, he has to squint into the brightness, retinas stinging with the henrietta rays.
when he touches her hand, it’s cooler. for once, he is the warmer one.
"noah, you’re real." blue says, squeezing his hand with a grin dimpling her cheeks.
"was i ever not?"
the grass is cool and comfortable beneath them, the clouds turning into blankets and promises. the promise for another day. the promise for existence, a future. a tomorrow. because he will live. he will breathe. he will grow old, kiss a girl, eat a slice of pizza, hold his first child and drink tea on a front porch when he has gray hair and a bent, aching back.
"i’m alive, blue…." noah whispers, feeling water pool in his eyes. tears. he can cry now. "how?…."
noah, wake up.
I love these new "type these words into your tags box and post the first tag that automatically pops up" thingies, so fun. Let’s do another one:
im supposed to be studying physicssss
For every “★” I get, I will post a fact about myself.
Happy Birthday to the Bard.
things i want more of in films and on tv:
- lady friendship
- dude friendship
- lady/dude friendship
- people being friends without secretly wanting to bang
- codependent friendship
- friendship that is never ever gonna be something more
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