Thursday, March 28, 2013

not quite romantic

"You know, it was a good idea to get out of your comfort zone, Lizzy," her favorite student told her as he finished up his finger exercises on the piano.

"I shouldn't have even told you." Her nose wrinkled up at she winced. Why did she tell Archer, everything?

She'd been teaching him piano since he was ten years old. He was sixteen now, and could probably be teaching piano lessons just as well as she did.

"No, no, its all right." He looked at her quite fondly. "You know about me. Its good to know something about you."

She looked at him, as if his secret was safe with her. She'd never breathed a word to anyone that he was gay. Oh course, he had hoped she was gay too. Actually, she didn't think she was anything.

"Well, it'll probably never happen again." She got out some sheet music for him. Something to calm the nerves, like Raindrop keep falling on my head.

She watched his slender fingers move. Arch played splendid. Not once did he even have to think where his fingers might go. Perhaps this should be their last session. Really, she hadn't taught him to play anything new, in years.

But he seemed to enjoy coming to her little apartment, she supposed she was all right with it. Still, she knew there would be a day when everything would change. He'd find what he was looking for, and it wouldn't be her.

"Don't say never," Archer said when he finished the song. "You must, think positive. You must. If it can happen to you, it could happen to me."

Liza watched how his gentle hair fell across his dark horn rimmed glasses. Archer was truly a romantic. She supposed she could go out with Alfie again just so she and Archer would have something to talk about on his next lesson.

6 comments:

ellie said...

I'm glad she has someone to confide in.

Cafe Fashionista said...

I am loving this storyline! :)

ivy's closet said...

Its good that Liza has a friend.

lucy and sarah said...

I like Archer.

Gianella Peralta said...

Cute romantic kid! :)

Sara Gerard said...

Aw! how cute!@ I can't wait to see more of them :)