Broken

Broken Chapter 5

1The clock in the far distance booms at the stroke of midnight. I’m such an idiot… I grumble to myself.

2As I find myself running through the town towards the stadium, I realize that when Travis told me to meet him when my shift ended, I forgot to mention that today of all days I had to cover another shift because my coworker was ill.

3As I finally get close enough to see the stadium around the corner, my hopes begin to deflate… How could I have possibly blown my chances of finally being able to start a decent relationship?…

4I cross through the grassy field and look around. A few people still happen to be out, but none of them the one I am looking for.

5I exhale a heavy sigh… Of course he wouldn’t be here, what guy in his right mind would wait nearly 4 hours for a girl he just met, just so he could go on a first date with her…

6Wait, was this even going to be a date?… I mean all he said to do was meet him here when my shift – was supposed to have – ended.

7Suddenly I hear a low voice behind me, “Well it’s about time.” it says with a small chuckle.

8“Travis?!!” I was so shocked and elated to see him, I could’ve leaped into his arms… could’ve

9“What are you still doing here? I thought you would’ve left by now.” I said in shock. “You don’t really believe that do you?” he said with a sly smile. “Otherwise you wouldn’t be standing here either.” he added. That’s true, I honestly didn’t know why I ended up running here when most normal people would’ve just come to the logical conclusion that the person must’ve gotten tired of waiting and left. I guess maybe deep down, a part of me already has an unspoken attraction to Travis and maybe I was silently hoping that he would still be here… Is it too soon for me to already like him?

10“I must say though.” he added, “I didn’t expect you to come here dressed like that.” he stated with a grin. I completely forgot. I was in such a hurry to get here I didn’t think about what I would do if he actually was here… “Before you explain…” he began. “I’m pretty sure I have an idea of what happened, so since I called you out here unexpectedly, it’s my treat today. Allow me to buy you something to wear.” “I couldn’t accept…” I began. “Come on let’s go!” he said. Somehow I just couldn’t find it in me to refuse.

11A few minutes later we arrived at a boutique downtown. “I could’ve just changed into something on the way here.” I said. “You don’t need to buy me anything… besides this place looks expensive.” I added.

12“Oh please.” he said with a scoff. “What kind of man would I be if I couldn’t offer something small like this for his lady, so just come on in and pick whatever you like.” I normally would oppose to such a thing, but I liked the way he referred to me as his lady. Maybe a little too much. So I followed him inside.

13Travis decided he would give me some privacy while I changed inside so he paid for the outfit and told me he’d wait outside. I suddenly felt really self-conscious; maybe I should’ve picked something with long sleeves… and pants.

14“I’m ready.” I stated as I turned to face him. While he examined me up and down I shifted awkwardly from foot to foot.

15“You look amazing.” he finally said after sometime. “Thanks.” I said with a smile. “Come on, there’s a movie starting in 15 minutes, if we walk a bit down this road we can get to it in time.” he said. “Sure.” I replied. Why was I unable to come up with a coherent response more than one word in length? Maybe it’s because I’m nervous.

16We began to walk down towards the movie theater. I could feel his eyes on me as he said, “You know, for a first date I think walking this far apart is pretty awkward.” I just nodded. So this is a date! Suddenly I couldn’t keep all the blood in my body from rushing to my face.

17He then swiftly crossed over to my side and intertwined his fingers with mine.

18I’m a newbie to this whole relationship thing but aren’t we going a bit too fast? Who cares, I’m enjoying every bit of this.

19“Better?” he asked. Unable to utter a single sound I just nodded again. I was beginning hope that he didn’t think something was wrong with me; I haven’t been able to articulate a decent sentence this whole time; however, he seemed happy with my reaction so I continued to smile to myself.

20Since it was really late at night, the theater was deserted. I can honestly say that we could’ve been watching a horror movie and I wouldn’t have noticed; all I was focused on was the electric sensation I felt in my arm pressed against his…

Thanks for reading!
Feel free to let me know what you think/share your thoughts down below~
xoxo Amy

4 thoughts on “Broken Chapter 5

  1. Hmm, Travis seems like such a sweetheart but I do think they are going awfully fast. I hope he doesn’t have any bad intentions because Kiara seems to be falling for him pretty hard lol.

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  2. Sweet date! I’m really hoping that Travis isn’t some douche in disguise, because Kiara has really had it rough, and I’m so hoping she gets a break out of life. So far, I like Travis’ vibe. It was sweet of him to get Kiara that outfit. He seems to be calling most of the shots in this relationship, so I do wish Kiara would eventually get over how attracted she is to him and start being more upfront about her needs and wants. Otherwise, they’re off to an okay start.

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