I've always heard of people falling in love. I've only seen it a couple times. For instance, my grandparents. My grandmother passed away when I was at the very young age of four, leaving my grandfather here on this planet with us. I don't remember but seeing him now, I can still see how in love he still is. Even mentioning her gets him teary eyed. And that was 16 years ago. Then, there's my parents. Still happily married. And even though my dad is crazy and isn't much of a hang-out-with-the-family type of guy, I still see him every morning give my mom a sweet little peck on the lips before he goes off to work. Yeah, I've seen love work it's magic in a few different couples – and not in the gross way.

So, I'm not exactly anti-love. I believe in it. I feel that it's out there. I've seen it. But, it made me wonder why I had never experienced it. And, no, I don't mean the whole "Oh, you know, there was Scotty from back in middle school." No, there was never any Scotty. No boys. Ever. Sure, I had crushes but I had never been on a date. I hadn't even had my first kiss!

Yeah, it sounds pathetic but I'd like to think it was because I intimidated guys. This is where I strike an I'm-superior-than-you-pose. But, that's really what Mrs. Carlson said (a lovely little old lady that lives on the corner of my street).

One time I went to a Metaphysical Fair with my friend. She had me get my palm read. Now, I'm no real believer in palm reading, tarot cards, and all that new age stuff but, well, it's entertaining to me to listen to what they have to say about the little lines on my palm. So, I sat there across from this lady, dressed in purple, with large glasses, and long fingernails. She pointed to each of the little lines and told me about my career life, my life line (apparently, I'm going to be alive for a looong time), and a few more. But the most important one? My love line?

Yeah, she pointed at that and said, "Well, it looks like you're going to find your true soul mate." She squinted down at my palm some more and started stroking at it. "You've never had a boyfriend have you?"

I blinked, almost sure that my friend was probably behind me telling her that. I risked a glance over my shoulder and saw Liz over by some shiny trinkets. I turned back to the palm reader and cleared my throat. "Um, no, I haven't."

"Well!" She grinned. "You don't need to worry about that." She motioned me closer so I bent down and she pointed to the line running from the side of my palm and up to my forefinger. "You see this line? It's your love line. There are no forks and it's chained, which means that you're sticking with one guy. There won't be any doubt in who you fall for."

I squinted at the line, amazed at how much it revealed. I didn't really understand how she got all that from a line but whatever. I wasn't a pro palm reader so I suppose she knew what she was talking about. After she finished telling me about my future she charged me twenty bucks and called up the next person.

I left, feeling like I should protect my hand and never let anything happen to it, because, you know, I might need it to remember what my future is going to be. After that, I couldn't help it. I wanted to know if what that lady said was true. So, when the Renaissance Festival was in town me and a few friends went and I hunted down some palm readers.

Again, the same thing happened. The lady stroked and stroked my palm and told me the same exact thing! I even sat there squinting at her, wondering if she was the same lady. But, well, unless the first lady had put on a good 80 pounds in three months there was no way it was her.

Now, I know this is ridiculous but I started to actually believe these ladies. I even went to another one – and trust me, this was more embarrassing because I actually had to go into one of those little shops that they have out in the creepy parts of down town – and she said the same thing! But, you know, since I don't really believe in that stuff, I kind of ignored it, deciding that if love was going to happen for me, it would come knocking at my door. Except, I didn't expect it to be so literally.


I'm baaaack! hahaha Alrighty, so time for a new story :)