After a while, I decided to break the awkward silence.
“So, you and kyle are brothers? Cool.”
Okay, so that was lame.
But, I didn’t know what else to say.
I can’t just start talking about ice cream the first time we meet!
“Yeah, I’m older than him by a year. We go to the same university and everything.” He informed me.
“How about you?”
“Well, I actually go to school back in Florida. But, I’m staying in Georgia for a few months at my Aunt’s house.”
“You are from Florida? Nice.” He remarked.
“Wait, how old are you again?”
“Oh, I’m twenty I graduated already. The school year is dated differently in Florida than here.”
The car came to a stop, and my eyes darted to a huge golden gates with a carved sign saying
“GEORGIA ZOO”into it.
“Wow. This is so much more bigger than in Florida.”
“Really? I wouldn’t think so, considering Florida has Disney World.”
Alex took his keys out of the car and we both stepped out of the car.
A fit of giggles left my lips when I spotted kiara and Kyle.
Kiara was running towards the entrance until kyle pulled her arm back, sending her to bump into him.
Then, I heard kiara groan and yank kyle’s hand, pulling him towards the gates like a little kid would pull the mommy when she wanted to buy something from the ice cream truck.
I turned to Alex, whom I caught already looking at me.
When he noticed I saw him, he suddenly turned away, but I noticed the blush forming on his cheeks.
Damn, he is whoa!
Do not go there Ssandra!
You only met him!
The four of us ended up staying at the zoo for the whole day.
Ironically, the most amusing part wasn’t the animals.
It was actually kiara who would continuously mock the animals by pretending to be them herself.
In fact, one time she even fantasized on dressing up one of the tigers in SWAG.
She even almost got us kicked out because she got caught making a monkey go angry after she imitated its sounds.
By sunset, all of us were pretty much fed up… of laughter.
“I ca.. cannot believe you c…cu…cussed ou…out a f****ng li…lion!!” I said in between laughs as I clutched my stomach.
The guys were falling to the ground my now, dying of laughter.
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Kiara just simply shrugged and scowled.
“It isn’t funny okay?! It’s not my fault the lion decided to come attack me!”
Okay, you are probably confused right?
Well, let’s just say that kiara and kyle were casually walking around the zoo, and pointing out weird looking animals like any other normal person visiting the zoo.
They happened to come across the lion’s cage or den, whatever you call it, but they didn’t notice.
So, all of a sudden, this huge roar sent kiara screaming and running across to the other side of the zoo.
And that caused her to fire back at the poor lion with very… colorful words.
But ironically, the poor girl didn’t realize that animals cannot talk!
Right now, it was dark out.
Night fell and the stars were clear in the sky.
“Isn’t it so beautiful, kyle.” I heard kiara whisper.
kyle smiled and kissed her cheek, wrapping his arms around her waist from the back.
Smiling, I decided to let them have their private time, so I took Alex’s hand and pulled him away from them and towards his car.
“I think they deserve some time to themselves, don’t you think?”
“Yeah. I guess so.” He plopped himself on the hood of his car, motioning for me to do the same.
“I just can’t believe my little bro is engaged. And to top that off, to a girl like her.”
I bit my lip.
“Do you think he loves her?” I suddenly blurted out.
But I couldn’t help myself, I just needed to know.
Kiara did tell me they were arranged to be married, but does kyle love her even a little bit?
“What? What do you mean?” Alex raised his eyebrows.
“I mean they are in an arranged marriage. But how I see it, kyle seems to have feelings for kiara, strong feelings. But, do you think he loves kiara?”
“U….um, honestly, I don’t know.” Alex ran his fingers through his hair, making my knees to go weak and jelly.
“My brother and kiara have a complicated relationship. I don’t know if kiara told you yet.”
I shook my head.
“No. And I understand because we just only met. I wouldn’t go trusting people so easily either, not enough to tell them everything about my personal life.”
Alex turned to me, looking amused.
“Most girls these days don’t know what privacy is. You do, I like that.”
I smiled, then looked away, not wanting him to see me blush.
I felt him scoot closer to me, and pull my face close to his.
My breath hitched, and my heartbeat began to pick up at a rate I never felt before.
He stared into my eyes, and I had no other choice but to do the same.
Wow, his eyes are so grey.
Unlike his brother’s deep brown ones.
They were so hypnotizing.
I felt myself getting lost in them, feeling myself leaning in, more and more by the second.
Alex cupped his hand on my cheek, pulling me into him.
The last thing I heard was, “You are so beautiful” before there was absolutely no space left between us.