fiction friday 47: when she knew. (take 2)

fiction friday.

This is a repost from last November. I don’t think any of my current ‘regulars’ have read this one…

A modified scene from a much longer story I wrote when I was 20. (Just a few years ago…)

“When did you know?” he asked. His fingers gently tucked her hair behind her ear.

“When did I know what?” She knew exactly what he was after but she made him work for it. And she made him smile.

“Oh honey. You know what I mean. When did you know you… wanted me?”

Her smile became a soft laugh. “Well, I wanted you the day we met. I was not expecting all of this…” She ran her fingers slowly up his body from his waist to his heart. “I thought I was going to spend the afternoon lugging furniture and boxes up four flights by myself.”

“And then you tried to impale me.” He laughed at her.

“Hey! That was an accident.”

“I have a scar!”

“Maybe you should have been paying attention to the crazy girl blindly climbing the stairs with a chair.”

“I was paying attention,” he said. “That was the problem.”

She blushed and slid her hand to his neck. “And I always thought you helped me move in because you were kind and sweet…”

“I am kind and sweet.” He laughed softly. “And I’m also a man.”

She smiled. “Yes, you are. A damn gorgeous kind and sweet man… which is why I wanted you about five seconds after we met.” She kissed his mouth. “Is that what you wanted to know?”

“I want to know when you fell in love.”


“Grand Central Station.”


“I had to leave. Grandpa died and I had to leave the city. You knew I was a mess. You wanted to come with me but you had finally landed that interview. It was important. I couldn’t let you miss it. So I snuck out.”

“But I couldn’t let you go alone. I snuck out, too.”

She covered his cheek with her hand. “I stood in that station, staring at nothing, people hurrying all around me, and I was alone. Until you magically appeared next to me.”

“It wasn’t magic,” he said, “it was a lot of running and yelling at my driver.”

A tiny laugh fell from her smile. “It was magic. And I fell in love with you.”

“I fell in love with you, too. Before that afternoon at Grand Central.”


“I will tell you…” He pulled her closer and kissed her. “Later…”

blue hearts.

© 2015-2016 what sandra thinks

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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50 Responses to fiction friday 47: when she knew. (take 2)

  1. dcp65 says:

    Worth the repost

    And it’s stirred memories … slightly more bittersweet … but of what it CAN be

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  2. dcp65 says:

    So thank you xx

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  3. VictoryInTrouble says:

    Lovely! Someone that would help her like that – that’s love! 😍

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  4. Mr Modigliani says:

    Very lovely. I felt the magic of this

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  5. Kay says:

    This is a magical kind of love….

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  6. Meg Sorick says:

    Such a sweet walk down fictional memory lane! I’m glad you reposted this, I don’t remember it…

    Liked by 1 person

  7. samdfb1 says:

    Super! It is not too late…come on now…behave yourself! That being said it was a great read.

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  8. Lovely story and so sweet and romantic. A great repost.

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  9. Marquessa says:

    This is simply magical. You have such a way with words…I can actually picture them having this sweet conversation. I’m looking forward to pulling more of these out of your secret writing vault!

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  10. What a lovely romantic story ❤

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  11. Miriam says:

    I enjoyed this Sandra. Glad you reposted.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. mandibelle16 says:

    Great piece of fiction. A lovely romantic piece.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Sigh. So romantic and full of feels. Thanks for sharing!

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