Saturday, April 28, 2012

Young Love

Once upon a time there lived a young dapper of a boy named Logan. His hair was the color of rust and his eyes an alarming blue-green, and all the strapping lasses swooned whene'er they saw him. But Logan was a simple lad, caring as much for the fairer sex as he did for a trip to the local tooth doctor. His heart was focused on the things all young lads hearts focus on: Star Wars, camping, the Allowed Woods, the creeks, and the Great Wilderness of Bremen.

The township of Bremen has always been an idyllic farming community. Farmers spend more time with tobacco, corn, and bean crops than they do with their own families. Twisty, curvy roads wind through the countryside, often just wide enough for two vehicles to meet. There are no stop lights, no bars, no shopping centers. No, there is one gas station and enough churches to house the people of Bremen eight times over.

It is no wonder, then, that our young hero would meet the girl who stole his heart in this tiny town. What's more, it is no wonder that red headed Logan would impact a young lass by the name of Keisha at such an early age. For you see, Keisha and Logan first met when they were but pups, under the watchful eye of a neighbor and a cousin. He, no more than six, and she, no more than four, were fated for love.

Through the years, Logan grew dorkier and dorkier while Keisha grew lovelier and lovelier. While he kept his eyes on other things, Keisha kept a place in her heart on him. When High School came around, Logan was a Junior, Keisha a Freshman. He still had little to no interest in girls. A chance meeting one day at the local library brought his attention sharply into focus. Rather bluntly, Keisha, stricken with an arrow from Cupid, approached Logan and asked him if he'd like to go to a school dance. Logan politely refused, but his heart began to change that very day. For the next year he thought of this girl and his refusal. He thought of how beautiful she was and how he knew deep in his heart that he wanted to be with her. But as dorkdom often does to people, Logan lacked the courage to say anything.

At the same time Logan's best mate, William, began fancying a certain young lass, a beautiful young girl by the name of Keisha. A kink in the plans, Keisha kept her eyes still on Logan, and Logan secretly kept his eyes on her. Through tact and patience, Keisha waited for Logan. College loomed ahead, and Logan knew that he had to confess his love for Keisha 'ere he left. He first told William, confessing his heart and his secret love, asking his pal's opinion and blessing. Kindly, William gave his approval, and Logan decided to make take the plunge.

It was early. Students were gathered in the cafeteria, chattering and eating breakfast. Logan's heart thumped and his mind raced. He stood and rushed to the table where Keisha sat, surrounded by girls. He unceremoniously plopped next to her and spoke in an unintelligible garble, asking her to attend the Winter's Ball if she were free. Astonished, Keisha said sure, though she easily could have refused him for his prior spurning. Relieved, Logan left in a whirlwind, leaving behind a table of talking girls.

That is just the beginning of the story of the couple known and Logan and Keisha. There is much left to be told.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL dorkdom. Darth, you're my hero.
And a great writer.

kristacole said...

Haha its a lovely tale so far ...I liked it

Jordan Baize said...

This reminds me of a couple of friends I used to have from my hometown. What a coincidence. ;)

Diz said...

Beautiful. Well, except I'd like to know where you live that all the lasses are strapping? Did your town have girls' wrestling? He He.....

contemplatrix said...

ah, but I do love these kinds of true-tales. the more they involve a dork and a sweet beauty, the better. I really do hope you are recording these for posterity, your avonlea is blessed to have parents who love each other, and a father who can tell the story so marvelously. I am genuinely charmed.

~L (omphaloskepsis)

Sharkbytes said...

autobiography? I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month. My alphabet is at myqualityday.blogspot.com

Sylvia Ney said...

Awww... New follower here. I’m enjoying reading my fellow “A to Z”ers. I look forward to visiting again.

Sylvia
http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

logankstewart said...

@Anony: Is that you, Mr. Hicks? You're one of the few that call me by that name...

@All: Thank you all very much. 'Tis a wonderful story to tell.

Luna said...

"But as dorkdom often does to people" - Brilliant. Well written and very romantic. Happy Anniversary to you both!
Luna

Anonymous said...

Indeed. I never signed up for a profile on here.

logankstewart said...

@Luna: Thank you very much, for stopping by, the compliment, and the anniversary wishes.

@Anony: Excellent, good sir. I hope life is going well for you. Still in the Navy?