Searching for a Soulmate: Part 3 ...

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1. Mandy's Point of View

When Mike pulled up his sleeve, when he revealed the design he'd been hiding from me for months, my vision went fuzzy. I was actually thankful for the disturbance. I didn't want to look at it. Not when it was on him.

This wasn't how it was supposed to happen. I was supposed to find a sexy stranger and get to know him, little by little. I was meant to meet his family and ask him about his dreams and take him skiing with me. I already did all those things with Mike. We already knew everything about each other. What fun would falling in love with him be?

I lunged forward, tumbling off my bed, and grabbed his wrist. He didn't move, even when I used my own sleeve to rub at the design, testing its permanence. It had to be a phony, right? Mike had just rambled on about how some men fake their designs to get laid. But he would never trick me, so...

I guess we were meant to be.

But why? Why were the two of us considered soulmates? Why was he destined to be my husband? Why was the last thing I wanted to happen actually happening? I loved him like a friend, not like a lover.

Instead of asking one of the offensive questions swirling through my head, I just asked, "Why would you hide that from me?"

"It's only been a week. I haven't been hiding it," he said, but he yanked down his sleeve as he said it.

"Well, you didn't show me right away."

"Well, you've seen it now."

I placed my forearm against his to compare the designs. The touch didn't send a jolt of electricity through me. It didn't make my heart flutter or my palms sweat.

That's why I scrutinized every line and curve of the image. After a pregnant pause, I said, "Look at that second leaf. Do you see it? On the olive branch. Yours looks a little bigger than mine. Maybe they aren't the same."

He shook his head, laughing in the way he always did when he was pissed.

I pulled my arm back, biting down on my lip until I left indents in it. I felt like a bitch for upsetting him. He was my best friend. I didn't want to lose him. But I definitely didn't want him as a boyfriend, either.

I doubt he wanted me to be his girlfriend, anyway.

Mike's Point of View

Comments:

Emily
Please make a part 4 it's so good!
Cheri
PLEASE MAKE A PART 4 PLEASE!!!!
bobby
That was kinda heartbreaking
Courtney
I am also curious as to if there is more coming?? =) This is such a good read!
Kashish Gupta
I love it!
Kashish Gupta
I hope you give us a part 4 soon!
Brooke
Yessss:)
Hayley
There's a part 4 right?!?
waneKdosky
This is so interesting i like it;)
BrittanyBAKER
:) I love this series!
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