|And Here I Thought They Were Just Clouds
Author: cdf320 PM
After the death of Lily's friend Alex, Lily starts seeing a strange boy standing outside Alex's house. As she struggles to cope with Alex's death and discover the identity of the stranger, Lily becomes involved in an ancient war she wanted no part in.Rated: Fiction T - English - Fantasy/Supernatural - Chapters: 16 - Words: 30,048 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 06-26-11 - Published: 06-15-11 - Status: Complete - id: 2923771
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"Uggh." Lily groaned, rolling to the side. She'd been sleeping, but she didn't feel like it. Her body was sore all over, and she had a pounding headache.
"Hey there, sleepyhead!" A giggling voice called from above her. Lily looked up to see Cassidy standing above her, smiling widely and holding a plate of something that smelled vaguely like breakfast.
"Morning, Cass. Why did you wake me up?" Lily reached a hand up to her head and pushed herself into a sitting position, eyeing the breakfast presented to her distrustfully.
"It's your chem midterm today, remember? Or have you forgotten already? You sure studied late last night!"
"Huh?" Lily looked around at her bedroom, which was messy as always. Her chemistry book, along with a stack of hastily completely stoichiometry equations lay strewn across the floor. A cheat sheet on the test sat completed on her bedside table, complete with a coffee stain on one corner where her Starbucks had spilled the night before. "Right. I almost forgot! Thanks for waking me up, Cass."
A few hours later, Lily was walking out of the chemistry hall, pleasantly surprised at how well she had done on the exam. It wasn't often that her studying actually paid off, and she felt better knowing that it wasn't all for nothing. Besides, now she and Alex could go to the movies this afternoon like they'd planned and see the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie or something. Lily hopped onto the express train that passed a few blocks from her apartment, smiling to herself. Today was definitely a good day; she could feel it in every fiber of her being. Lily sat down and looked out the window, watching the people as they walked by. The bus became gradually more and more crowded, and a few stops later someone came and sat beside her. He was a boy, about her age, with dark blonde hair and interesting grey eyes. She didn't know why, but she felt like she knew this boy from somewhere, she just couldn't place him. He noticed her staring and smiled. She blushed, mumbling an apology. "I'm sorry. It's just- have we met before?" She asked, embarrassed.
"I think we might. You're name's Lily, right?" He asked.
Lily's eyes widened in surprise. "Yeah! We must know each other then. Only… I can't remember your name…"
"It's Connor." The boy said with the ghost of a grin.
"Connor…" Lily repeated. The name sounded achingly familiar to her, but she couldn't place him anywhere. Oh, why did her memory have to fail her now! Especially since Connor was so, so…
"How about we get some coffee and try to figure out exactly how it is that we know each other?" Connor suggested, pulling something out of his backpack. A small piece of paper. He scribbled something on it and handed it to her. "Call me sometime."
Lily nodded, smiling. "Yeah, sure." He was cute, after all. What was there to lose?
"Well Lily, this is my stop. Catch you later, okay?" Connor said, getting to his feet. Lily nodded weakly as the train lurched to a stop and Connor disappeared out the rear door. She turned to watch him as he left, and was shocked to see that he stared at her, too. He smiled and waved at her before the train rounded the corner and she lost sight of him. Lily held the piece of paper to her chest and smiled. Yes, today was definitely a good day.