Saturday, 12 March 2011

Gen 3, Chapter 2 - Realisation

I went to take my seat beside Luke, butterflies going crazy in my stomach.
He turned to me as I sat down. "Hi, my name's Luke. What's yours?" He whispered, as the teacher started to talk.

You know sometimes when your mouth won't connect with your brain? You know exactly what you want to say but you just can't say it?
Yeah, that happened to me.

"Your name?" He asked again gently, after I sat there with my mouth open for a few moments.

Finally my brain jolted into action. "My name! Of course, my name. Sorry about that, sometimes my mouth doesn't work with my brain." I replied, blushing. Luckily he laughed.
"Anyway, my name is Isabella."

"Isabella. What a beautiful name."

If I was blushing before it was nothing compared to how I was blushing now. "Thank you."

So we went through the lesson and did some work, chatting along the way. Luke was ultra-nice, funny and sweet, and as the lesson went on I could feel myself coming out of my shell with him. Then sadly the bell rang and it was time for break.

I gathered my stuff and started to head towards the door with Emily.
She nudged me. "Is something going on between you and Luke? You two seemed like you were having fun."
I just giggled.
But as I got out the door something stopped me in my tracks.
Luke kissing another girl.
I don't know why I was surprised - of course HE had a girlfriend. He was Mr Popular, Mr Nice, Mr everybody-fawns-over-me.
My heart dropped.

Now this may have been a bit over-dramatic for some, but hey - I'm sensitive!
Tears started to roll down my cheeks. I started to run towards the bathroom, just so Luke wouldn't see me.
I heard the thudding of Emily's converses as she ran after me.
"I'm so stupid! How the hell could I think that anything would happen between Luke and I? He's popular, and I'm not. He's outgoing, and I'm not. That's what I hate about me - I always get my hopes up too high, too quickly, just to get them pushed down again. UGH I'm so stupid!"
Emily came up and gave me a tissue, and then started to comfort me.
"Don't put yourself down Issy. Who knows what might happen in the future?
Listen, I'm only known you for a couple of hours yet you're the most loving person I know, and the most sweet-natured too. And if Luke doesn't realise that he is an idiot. Okay?"

I thought about it then laughed.
"Why on Earth am I crying? I'm so over-emotional sometimes."
I continued laughing, which got Emily laughing and soon we were in stitches of laughter.
This is what high school is about.

Nevertheless the rest of my day went quickly, yet Luke was still on my mind like crazy. Maybe what Emily said was true, but that didn't stop me from thinking about him.
I guess it didn't help that wherever I looked I saw romance.
Like when Florence and I came home from school that day, to find Cameron kissing his girlfriend Lola on the front porch.
"Ugh. Get off the porch and get a room." Flo mumbled, a disguisted look on her face.
I couldn't help but giggle.
And then there was Mum and Dad... they were still in love as much as they were when they were younger.
And even Grandma and Grandpa were still gazing intently into each others eyes, after 50-odd years together!
But now I longed for a romance of my own, and I knew who I wanted it with...
I had fallen for him, but no-one was there to catch me.

Remember Laura, Marcus's sister and Gracie's best friend?
Of course you do ;)
Anyway she got married to her long-term boyfriend Jason, and is now expecting a baby!
(I love my new story progression mod! <3 hehe)
The baby isn't going to be related in Isabella in anyway lol, but I like to think of them as half-cousins :)

Just thought I'd let you know!


VickyLouise3 said...

Aw, cute update! Love is all around!

I hope she finds someone to love soon, whether it be Luke or someone else, though luke is cute ;) Cant wait to read the next chapter.

starling68 said...

Thank you!

Yeah Luke is cute ;) haha
I only want the best for Isabella :P

Jojo777 said...

Aww, lovely chapter! I hope Isabella snags the guy (or finds an even better one)! :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely chapter. I hope Luke realizes that Isabella is a great girl! Also, thanks for the update on the side-story. :)

starling68 said...

Jojo and lovethecurry, thanks for your comments! :D

(And no problem about the side-story, I like to keep everyone updated! :])

Quan-Kun said...

Another great update. You portrayed Isabella's personality very well, can't wait to see what happens next! :)

starling68 said...

Thanks Quan-Kun! I've seen all of your other comments, but I couldn't reply to them all :P
I'm glad you enjoy my legacy! :D

Anna said...

Generation 3 is really your best :D Writing and picture wise! And, I don't want to sound stupid, but whats a story progression mod?

starling68 said...

Wow thank you! <3
A story progression mod is basically something you download into your game that disables EA's story progression and replaces it with its own.
I use Twallan's SP mod, and it is 10000000x times better than EA.
Hope this helps :D

Thea said...

Poor thing she had to fall for the one guy she couldn't have.