Chapter Nine

Lucas smiled as he stared up at the clouds above him, daydreaming, as he so often did.

1

And, as he also so often did, he thought of Evelyn.

He replayed one of their countless late-night conversations over again in his mind, and his smile widened.

2

Evelyn always lent a sympathetic ear whenever he needed. She always shared fascinating stories about her life. She always laughed at his lame jokes. She always crinkled her nose when she giggled. She always made his heart flutter when she smiled…

3

Lucas let out a sigh. He’d been struggling with his feelings a lot over the past few years. Evelyn was his best friend in the world, that much had not changed. But now when he looked at her, he saw something… more.

He was crazy, wasn’t he? She’s too good for me…

Evelyn was perfect. She was smart, funny, beautiful… Totally out of his league. If Noah and Sam ever met her, Lucas knew they’d agree. Not to mention the age difference… Evelyn had been halfway through her 20th year of life when it was taken from her. Lucas was still two months away from 17.

And, of course, there was the fact that she’d been dead for the past 25 years.

Still, Lucas wasn’t sure how much longer he could go on keeping his feelings a secret.

What am I gonna do…?

4

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“Uh… Hey, dad.” Lucas muttered awkwardly as he entered the quiet study.

Damien sat at the computer, perusing the latest online medical journal.

07-20-15_9-00 PM

“Oh, hey there kiddo.”

Lucas cringed inwardly, as he always did when his parents used pet names for him.

“You snuck up on me…” His father continued, smiling. “What’s up?”

07-20-15_9-01 PM

Lucas took a deep breath. “I just wanted to, um… ask for some advice…?” He paused. “A-about a girl.” He added quickly.

Damien smirked, rising from his seat. “A girl, huh?”

07-20-15_9-03 PM

His son nodded nervously. “I really like her, dad. A lot… But… I dunno.” Lucas shrugged. “I just keep feeling like she’s too good for me or something. And she’s kinda older, so…”

07-20-15_9-05 PM

A loud laugh filled Lucas’ ears as his father clapped him heavily on both shoulders. “That’s my boy!” Damien said happily. “Aim high, right?”

07-20-15_9-08 PM

“I guess…”

“So, this girl… She’s a senior?”

“Um…” Lucas laughed nervously. “Um, well…”

07-20-15_9-09 PM

“Look,” Damien continued, his tone more serious this time. “Things can be tricky at her age…And your age, too. Graduation, growing up, finding yourself. People change a lot, and you can’t always be sure things will work out in the long run.”

Lucas hung his head for a moment. “Yeah…”

“But you know what?” His father smiled. “Sometimes they do. Look at your mother and I – high school sweethearts still going strong today.”

“That’s cool, dad. But… it’s different with this girl… It’s not like you and mom…”

“You like her, right?”

“Of course!”

“You’ve talked to her before?”

Lucas couldn’t help but laugh. “Oh yeah, tons of times. We’re really good friends.”

“And she doesn’t have a secret boyfriend or anything that you don’t know about?” Damien teased.

Lucas shook his head, smiling. “Definitely not.”

“Then you have to try, son. Tell her how you feel. Imagine if I’d never mustered up the courage to ask your mother out on that first date…” He shook his head. “It’s a risk, sure. Maybe things will work out, maybe they won’t. But if you don’t tell her now, you’ll regret it forever. Trust me.”

07-20-15_9-09 PM-2

Lucas thought about it. What if he did keep silent? Would he regret it? Of course I would…

“You know what?” He smiled at his father. “You’re probably right…”

Damien pulled his son into a hug. “This kind of thing can be scary.” He said, clapping Lucas on the back. “But you have to be brave. Oh, and don’t sell yourself so short. For the record, you’re a pretty awesome kid. I’m sure she thinks so too…”

07-20-15_9-10 PM

Lucas pulled away, his nerves rising up yet again. “I sure hope so… Thanks, dad.”

 

 

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34 Responses to Chapter Nine

  1. Lux Conant says:

    What would Evelyn think? I mean she practically knows him since he was a kid, they got along but how did she see him? She’s not old but she’s been dead for a long time, things change. I can’t wait to find out what she says if he tells her or if we find out how she feels even if he waits.

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  2. Jes2G says:

    Yep…I know what’s going on here lol.

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    • CitizenErased14 says:

      Hahaha you probably do! Some things about the plot are somewhat predicatble, not gonna lie 😛 BUT hopefully there will be some twists and turns along the way that you don’t see coming 😛

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  3. mana94 says:

    I just found your blog and read the whole story through chapter nine. It was awesome! I love how everyone talks their age and also the screenshots go along perfectly with the story. Keep up the good work!

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  4. ninjapigsims says:

    Damien’s such a good dad. I like how he lifted up Lucas: ‘don’t sell yourself short’. I think in cases like this you always think the worst of yourself in comparison to your love interest, so it’s good and very healthy for Lucas to have a dad who can appreciate his son. 😦

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  5. I wonder if Lucas will say anything to Evelyn?! 🙂

    Like

  6. bluethundakat says:

    Regardless of what I think will happen, I HOPE EVELYN LOVES HIM!! ❤ for my own selfish pleasure lol.

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  7. lunarokz says:

    Oooh. Lucas is going to put himself on the line, hope Evelyn catches him.

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  8. raerei says:

    I keep wondering what his dad would say if he knew this girl was “Evelyn” – methinks he’d be less enthusiastic about it being his son’s “imaginary” friend. 🙂

    Loving the story so far!

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  9. whattheplum says:

    This probably sounds weird, but in the B&W photos where Lucas is recalling his fondest memories with Evelyn, it almost looks like he’s part of the ghost world – like, her world is more real to him in ways. That’s a pretty apt observation on what it’s like to be in love. 🙂 Did you do that on purpose? If so, brilliant! If not, it’s still brilliant! ;D

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  10. alienphoenix says:

    Lol, if his father knew the actual situation :p

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  11. beckycat1221 says:

    Got to see what happens

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  12. Simslover163 says:

    I love that Damien is a great father to Lucas, giving him great advice and telling him to go for the girl he loves! I wonder what Evelyn will think about Lucas admitting to his parents about his affair with her.

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  13. Interesting twist coming to Lucas’s story. Hope that things go well for Lucas the next he talks to Evelyn and will be interesting to see what happens from here.

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  14. lovesstorms says:

    Haha! If only his dad knew who he loved. lolol

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Aw… his dad’s advice is sweet. If only he knew who Lucas was talking about… oh dear! I can’t guess how this is going to work out!

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  16. ARoseInBloom says:

    Oh gosh! Oh gosh! *bites nails nervously* (I see now why everyone is obsessed with this story. Not that I doubted your amazing writing skills, but being submerged in them is just mind-blowing).

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