I woke up with my eyes itchy and dry, having left my contacts in while I was asleep. Carefully, so as not to wake Ian, I got up and went to the bathroom. Wincing, I took out the contacts and splashed my eyes with warm water. I caught a glance of my reflection in the mirror as I dried my face, and felt a rush of guilt.
I loved Ian, I really did, but could I find the courage to tell him the whole truth? Earlier, distraught, I had just babbled away, trying not to give everything away but unable to stop the hysterical words.
Did Ian really love me? Did Anthony? I had no idea, but I knew one thing- if I was going to have a relationship with Ian, he needed to know the truth. If not, then I would have to leave, and make it easier for everyone. But to be honest, I didn't want to leave. I had only lived here for a few days, but I already loved so much. I loved my house, and the posters that I had bought, and the little garden outside my window. I loved my new job at the pizzeria, where everyone was friendly and the kitchen smelled delicious and my boss gave me bonuses for helping unload shipments. I loved sitting in my neighbours' house, listening to them tease one another. I loved hanging out with Mari, and going to the movies without people shoving me and spilling my food because of my looks.
I was sick and tired of running away from everything. I like how I looked. I liked my eyes and my hair, and I sure as hell wasn't going to hide them anymore.
Maybe. If I could find the bravery to do it.
I sighed and turned away from the mirror, heading towards my bedroom. Ian was still asleep, his hair untidy and his arms around one of my pillows. I sat on the edge of the bed and leaned over him, shaking him gently.
"Ian, wake up! I'm gonna make some lunch." I said. Ian stirred, then opened his gorgeous blue eyes.
And jumped back, hitting his head against the wall. He swore, rubbing his head, staring at me.
I stood up quickly, startled. What-? Then I realized what was wrong.
I had forgotten to put my contacts back in.
Short chapter :P sorry guys. But there will be a new one up really soon, pinky swear. I know I say that a lot, but I actually will do it this time. Cross my heart, hope to die, stick a needle in my eye.