|Shiver - pt.One (standard:romance, 3694 words) [1/5] show all parts|
|Author: Freya Griffin||Updated: Feb 27 2003||Views/Reads: 1809/1241||Part vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
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Shiver--part one >>Freya G. They've been friends since they were small. He's been around since she can't remember when. Always. Chris Warren was the guy next door type of man. Claire knew him first at thirteen when her family just moved in to Denver. He was her classmate. Unlike other boys who like to tease and being such a jerk to girls in their puberty—which sadly stays on until the end of the world—, Christopher Warren had always been so calm and mature. In this case, he became popular as a nerd, or a geek, a weirdo, name it. It is considered to be unnatural for kids that age to be calm and mature like he was. Claire quickly became friends with Chris. Although she was no different to how other thirteen years old could be, she had always been consider herself as a geek, and was proud of it. She likes to be different. And she saw more in Chris Warren then her little girl friends of her seen him as. To Chris, Claire was the first person in his age that actually understood him. He had friends, boys in his class, but they're just friends. Claire was something else. Claire was the first girl that was ever allowed in his room beside his mother. When he talked about his fascination to the old records, old unpopular music for thirteen years old, Claire showed her genuine interest. They became very close and hang out together often. Everyone at school started to make fun of them. Calling them names, accusing that they had been going out, and all the silly things thirteen years old do. At this point Chris was worried that Claire would leave him. And this was odd since he never felt like that for anyone, ever before. She was his best friend. Claire on the other hand, was feeling the same thing. She was afraid that Chris would just walk away and didn't want to talk to her anymore. For her, Chris was the coolest person she ever knew beside her dad and brother. She likes being around Chris. Chris knew interesting stuffs, he never teased her about growing boobs and having menstruation. Unlike the other boys in school. She came to him on period break and told him his fear. Claire is gifted with her ability to show her feelings and tell people what exactly it is in her mind. She's very outspoken, another quality Chris had always admired. ‘I need to talk to you. But not here' she hinted the urges in this matter. Chris followed her to an empty class. ‘Have you heard the stupid things they said about us?' she said clearly. Chris nodded. ‘Yeah, a bit hard to miss when they are constantly doing it' ‘I want you to know that I think it's stupid. I like being friends with you. What I need to know is, what do you think about it?' she took the time to said it slowly, to make sure he gets what she meant, and pressed on the ‘friends' word. Chris looked at her and smiled. ‘I think... they will be bored after three months or so' Claire smiled back. ‘Good!' Secretly they both hoped that this will never change. It's so sad to lose a friend who understands you very well. Christopher Warren was raised by a single parent with his two younger sisters. Her mother was a hardworking, you-can't-get-me type of person who would do anything for her children. Mr. Warren died somewhere in the Alps about four years before. He was a nature-lover working for an environmental magazine. He was doing some story about the mountains for the magazine when it killed him. None of the Warrens children share the same passion for adventure like the late Richard Warren. Perhaps Click here to read the rest of this story (410 more lines)
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