Ada: Protected

Ada Knowles

I don't know what came over me as I stared at the keys of the piano and played a simple tune with one hand. A thousand were emotions were running around in my heart and I wanted to spill them all out, just let them go so they came in the form of music. I blinked back the tears ferociously as they started forming in the corner of my eyes.

I paused, uncertain weather to continue playing or not. But finally I couldn't take it anymore.

"I, umm, I have to go."

I moved off the stool and got up but one last time I turned around to look at Evan. His emerald green eyes looked into mine and something just clicked inside me the moment we locked eyes. I sat back down onto the bench and started crying. That was when he did something that I needed the most right now but I didn't expect it from him...he hugged me.

I've been hugged a lot of times by my dad but it never felt the way it did like when Evan hugged me.

"Everyone cries..everyone," he said. And then before I knew what I was doing, I buried my head into his chest and weeped silently. I felt protected in his arms, the way he held me to him; it made me feel like nothing in the world could ever hurt me again. But at the same time, I knew that was a lie. The world isn't a happy-doo-doo place...it can be cruel.

With that thought, I pulled myself out of his embrace and got up from the bench. Avoiding his eyes, I said, "I should go..bye."

And before I could feel that tug in my heart to go back to him, I left the room, knowing that I probably wouldn't have been able to if I stayed there a second longer.

The End

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