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Your body swayed with ease to the music, it was alot slower then your used to but you loved the flow of it none the less. As you danced to the music you saw couple manover next to each other, certain couples slow danced on the sidelines with each others, others snuggled together over their drinks. Seeing all the couples and the vibe of romance that filled the room made you think of your beloved, who was sat only metres away; not even that. You turned to see what he was doing to find he seemed distracted; or like he wanted to be distracted. He was looking around the room at everywhere but you or even trying to strike up converations with the other guys who at least at the common certacy to watch your performance.
Anger boiled inside you, he was meant to be here to support you yet he was doing the exact opposite! Your heart felt like it was going to break as the enthusiasm you had put in your dance slowly began to fade. Finding a new resolve, you decide the show must go on and continue to dance as always, luckily no one seemed to notice your change in attitude and continued to enjoy it with their loved ones. Deciding to put across your anger to him, you made your way towards Mamoru while trying to make it look like part of the routine which you did so successfully. Once reaching him, you pull him towards you and began to dance slowly in a position where you could whisper your feelings into his ear. “If you don’t want to be here just go!” You spat, it came out harsher then you expected but you was extremely hurt. His eyebrows raised in surprise but before he even had time to answer you continued on. “You haven’t even looked at me once! You’ve ignored my performance when I did this for you…To show you how good I’d got…You didn’t even pay attention at all…!” You pushed Mamoru back into his seat with a cheer from the crowd before turning away from him, tears threatening to fall from your eyes.
Suddenly, you felt someone grab your hand before spinning you around and into your chest, looking up towards the stranger you realise it is no stranger at all. Mamoru had grabbed hold of your hands and held them tight as you danced and swayed together to the music, at this point the other couples had gathered to the dance floor and start to dance with you, giving you the perfect get away. Keeping hold of your hand, Mamoru dodged through all the dancing couples and whisked you to the lift, you followed after him hazy eyed from where the tears had threatened to fall but never fell and a look of confusion plastered on your face. While in the lift, he played with your hands, finding new ways to hold them while playing with the rings on your fingers. Once the lift had stopped he tugged you into yet another lift which led straight to the penthouse suites.
Reaching his suite, Mamoru opened the door with incredible speed before leading you swiftly inside. Once inside Mamoru once again pulled you tightly to him, almost in a bear like hug, the strong smell of cigarettes hung off him. “I’m sorry…” You heard him mumble into your hair, you looked him in the eyes just to make sure you was hearing him properly. “I-I wasn’t perposely ignoring you, kid. It’s just everyone was looking at ‘ya, it make me twitchy you know? Having people stare at what is mine, it drove me crazy. I thought if I distracted myself from it all It’d be easy…I didn’t mean to upset you like that, sweetheart. Honestly I didnt, I’m sorry.” His eyes held such sincerity you couldn’t possibly doubt him, you pulled him into a tight hug as he returned it.
Leaning back, you tried to look him in the eyes again only to be met by his lips upon yours. His tongue worked its way between your lips where it met with your tongue and they made a dance of their own. He yanked off his jacket before ditching it somewhere along the floor, you slipped out of your dancing heels as so you don’t critically injure yourself on your way over to the bed backwards. Once your legs hit the end of the bed, Mamoru pushed you down gently onto it where your back was met with the soft comforter. Mamoru began attacking your jaw before slowly moving down to your neck and your collar bone; the only words to be heard from him was “I’ll never let you feel like that again…Ever…I love you…” Before spending a sweet and luxurious next together.
In 1955, “The Paris Review” paid a struggling Jack Kerouac fifty dollars for an excerpt from a then unpublished manuscript. The excerpt appeared as a short story titled “The Mexican Girl” and, after much acclaim, the manuscript “On the Road” was soon accepted by Viking Press; the full novel was published in 1957.