It started out as a feeling (they always do, you know). Just a small feeling.
Flutters in her stomach every time he walked by.
Catching herself looking at him without knowing she was.
Suddenly noticing that his eyes weren’t grey, but actually a very very deep blue.
Things like that. Little things. After all, it is the little things in life that make us appreciate it all the more.
Why was this happening, though? How had he gotten past all the defenses she had put up? She had sworn never to love again. Not after Gabriel. She had sworn never to commit the same folly. What real need was there for love? She had done just fine before Gabriel.
But then Micah came along with his warm smile and open hands. With his ocean eyes and sea beach hugs. How could she have let him soften her? How had he wormed his way into her life and nestled himself comfortably in her heart. And why why why wasn’t she resisting? Surely that’s what she should be doing.
Yet, something about him made her want him all the more. He was a good person, after all. Not all men were scum like Gabriel. In fact, Micah and Gabriel were at opposite ends of the spectrum. Gracious, kindhearted Micah contrasted with dark, selfish Gabriel.
Perhaps this was just the beginning. A new beginning. A new story. Or maybe it would come to nothing.
Only time would tell.