Amanda and Todd are
sitting on the couch on the coffee table. They were laughing at some YouTube
videos that were on his laptop. This particular one was on animals behaving
When it was
finished, Todd Leaned forward to pick another video, "This is another one,
but it isn't as mind numbing." He looked at her and winked as beautiful
footage of the stars from NASA's telescopes played on his screen. Todd looked
at the stars longingly.
watching the video. She was watching Todd. He seemed to be distant and
cut your hair in a while," Amanda finally said, perhaps to get his mind
off whatever he was thinking about.
It seemed to have
worked. Todd snapped out of it and brushed his longer bangs out of his eyes.
don't like it?" Todd asked, "The shag look is in. At least that's
what all of the man magazines say."
Amanda giggled and
reached out and tousled his hair. "No, I like it. I do!"
Todd chuckled and
grabbed Amanda's wrist and took her hand off his head. In doing so, they got
close. For a moment, Amanda can feel his breath on her lips. The held that
position for what seemed to be a long moment, then Todd backed off, put his
hands on her shoulders, and looked into Amanda's eyes.
Amanda, there are still some issues…" he started.
"I know and
I've decided to move past them," Amanda interrupted, bringing her hand
down to his shoulder, "I may not ever remember who I am, but I do know
that…" She stopped. Todd was now looking down. It wasn't what he meant.
"No, I have my
own issues," Todd almost whispered it. He then cupped Amanda's face in his
hands and put his forehead onto hers. "I have a past that I'm not ready to
reveal yet. You may not understand now, but you will someday."
He kissed her on the
forehead and gathered his things. Amanda was too confused and stunned to say
anything. All she could do is just watch him walk out the door.