Hidden away in the eyes of the world is a faint glimmer, the almost futile banging of flint on stone that occasionally gives way to flame, or the underwater shouting of a sunken, glimmering necklace on the ocean floor. To find it, you'll have to trudge through the frantic(more) spring of birds and bees, through the summers of horny frenzy, the winters of vague longing. When the world gazes at you and asks you for a favor or disagrees with you over your choices, just remember that you're both mirroring the same soul.(less)
Noah snapped the book closed, ignoring Cody's protest as he shoved it into his backpack. "What was that?! A journal? Don't tell me you've got a diary."
"It's not a diary, pleb."
"What's a pleb? And if it's not, why won't you let me see it?"
"Go get a(more) dictionary and leave me alone."
Though Cody was one of his best friends (the only one higher being Owen), he also happened to be the most determined and /annoying/ person that Noah had ever met. All in all, he would rather Cody not have those traits. Still, he couldn't ignore the crush he had on him.
And /that/ was why Cody couldn't read his journal; it was full of shitty poems and secret admirer notes that Noah was trying to write for him. He zipped his backpack shut and set it back on the tiled floor while Cody kept talking, ignoring the glances that the latter kept giving to his bag. Eventually, lunch ended and the two stood up, heading for their last class. They had the seats farthest apart from each other, which normally wasn't a problem-
Unless that problem was that Cody had swapped their bags and was pulling out the telltale red book. He had a devilish smirk that even Duncan would be proud of as he flipped through the first pages.
And then he stopped smiling, set the journal on his desk, and refused to turn around to look at Noah.
At the end of class, Noah snatched his bag without a word-only to stop when Cody grabbed his wrist. "You shouldn't have kept that hidden away," he muttered, head lowered. "It just made me wait longer, too." When he looked up, Noah could see the bright red blush over his cheeks and his nervous smile. (less)