Unamed Stranger (Short story)
I've been a silent reader on this site for years and thought it was about time I penned a story.
Note: This is a short story which I began to write a couple of years ago which I recently found and decided to resurrect. I am not a novelist just penning my thoughts. Enjoy x
Gravitating to a nearby wall whilst nodding my head to a song I pretended to know, I accidently bumped into a girl who if looks could kill... then I would be six feet under. Thats the thing about house parties, always packed to capacity, whilst the smell of marijuana floats around in the air and the faint smell of body odour and sex top it all off.
My eyes danced over the crowd, scanning the faces of those enjoying themselves. Seeing all of the same faces that attend these parties, I smile to myself making a mental note to enjoy, as moments like these don't last forever.
My eyes danced over to the guy I'd had a crush on for the longest, known to my friends and I as "J" . He casually glanced over all the heads at the party which was quite easy for him standing at 6ft something - we locked eyes. However as quickly as our eyes met, they departed even quicker. Sighing deeply and thinking about previous occasions where the same action was repeated over and over again, my thoughts were interrupted when a white plastic disposable cup was thrust into my face.
“Drink it” my best friend Carmen said before downing the contents of her cup
I eyed the suspicious contents as I lifted the cup towards my nose in order to gage the potency of the strong smelling alcohol. When I was completely satisfied that it wasn’t going to kill me, I placed the cup to my lips as my body became consumed with the liquor.
Immediately feeling the effects of the drink I began to sway my hips left and right while nodding my head to the beat. Carmen dragged me off the wall and pulled me to the main dance area where she began to dance. As per usual I was a bit hesitant to dance infront of everyone; but as Konshens "Crazy Girl" played through the speakers, I got lost in my own world. I began to let loose, throwing in some moves that I’d learnt from numerous bored nights and endless hours spent on YouTube.
Feeling a strong pair of hands grip my waist, I looked over my shoulder to see an unfamiliar face staring back at me. I gave him a quizzical look, wondering who this unamed stranger was. As I continued to dance, numerous thoughts were running through my head, one of which was 'who is this guy?'.
By the time the song ended I returned to my senses to find myself and Carmen surrounded by a small mass of people, who seemed to have thought that they were an audience to a small talent show. Suddenly feeling embarassed I quickly exited the room and headed outside to regain my composure.
The cool breeze blew across my face causing me to shift my positioning, whilst I stared into the hazel eyes of the unnamed stranger that approached me a few moments ago. Despite the raucous background sounds of his friends trying to rap along to every word to Drake’s Headlines- and failing, I was mesmerized and almost entranced by the melodic sounds that were resonating from his mouth. From my recollection it took approximately all of 20 seconds for me to fall in love…