(from Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles )
“[Life]It is what you make it. If you think you can’t change the world, then go on and follow the path already carved out for you. But there are other roads to choose, they’re just harder to trudge through. Changing the world is’nt easy, but I sure as hell am going to keep trying. Are you?”
What do we know about him?
#1:He is hot and he knows it
“The reason I want you to put a shirt on is, well, because, urn…”#2: He is Mexican – wouldn’t you like his Spanish voice whispering in your ear?
“You’ve never seen a guy with his shirt off?”
“Ha, ha. Very funny. Believe me, you don’t have anything I haven’t seen before.”
“Wanna bet?” he says, then moves his hands to the button on his jeans and pops it open.
Isabel walks in at that exact moment.
“Whoa, Alex. Please keep your pants on.”
“Como un angel,” I whisper.#3: He always looks for his family
“Is our game over?” she asks nervously.
“It’s definitely over, querida. ‘Cause what we’re gonna do next is no game.”
“As a little kid, I thought I could save the world… or at least save my family.#4: He can be amazingly tender and sweet
I’ll never be in a gang, I told myself when I was old enough to join one.
I’ll protect mi familia with my two hands.
On the south side of Fairfield, you’re either in a gang or against them.
I had dreams of a future then; deluded dreams that I could stay away from gangs and still protect my family.
But those dreams died along with my future the night my father was shot twenty feet from my six-year-old face.”
“It’ll be impossible to protect Brittany for the rest of her life from all the other guys who want to be near her, to see her as I’ve seen her. Touch her as I’ve touched her. Man, I never want to let her go.”#5: He is smart and deserves a better life, even tough there are so many bumps on the road
“Senior year. I should be proud I’ll be the first family member in the Fuentes household to graduate high school.#6 And.. oh, did I tell you how good he looks?
But after graduation, real life will start. College is just a dream. Senior year for me is like a retirement party for a sixty-five-year-old.
You know you can do more, but everyone expects you to quit.”
“I stare back, because two can play this game. On the surface he’s impermeable, except a scar above his left brow tells the truth… he’s human.
His shirt outlines muscles you can get only from manual labor or working out regularly.
When my eyes meet his gaze as we’re sitting here staring at each other, time stops. Those eyes are piercing mine, and I can swear at this moment he senses the real me.”
#1 The gang thingy was getting on my nerves – he needs to stop trying to save the world!
“I really gotta go,” I say, glancing at the digital clock sitting crooked on one of the tool carts.
Brittany rests her chin on my chest.
“You’re going to quit the Blood now, right?” My body stiffens.
So, why Steven Strait?
You might say that he is no good because he is not Mexican – well,
you are right could you please just not mess up with my imagination?
- He is hot
- I like his tanned skin
- I wouldn’t mind him fixing my car (oh well, this sounded so much better in my mind)
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Happy midnight dreams, girls!