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it started with lightbulbs, and it ended with jail.

and when she looked back on it it seemed suitable, like the lightbulb he dropped on her desk was the universe's way of saying that this [whatever this was] was a great idea.

but it wasn't just lightbulbs. every day there was something new, a perfectly random little something dropped on her desk without a word of acknowledgment, like a cat bringing home dead things as gifts [but much cuter, of course] and every day she would tap her fingers with anticipation, just waiting for him to arrive with something new.

and they were always silent in class, barely speaking more than a few words to each other [maybe because he always slept right through the lesson]. but late at night they would spend hour upon hour talking to each other, and she would struggle to keep her eyes open so that she wouldn't have to say goodnight, because she knew, after not very long at all, that he was special.

and for months they were like that - best friends, talking nonstop, staying up late and talking each other through all the crises that teenagers are prone to. sometimes they would tiptoe around the idea of romance, as though they were both afraid to really say it out loud. because really things were good the way they were, and why should anything ever change?

***

in a high school theater, on a big black stage, hidden from the rest of their class by a half painted wooden jail, he kissed her for the first time. and for the second time. and for the third time, too.

it started with lightbulbs, and it ended with jail.

and, she thought as she snuggled into his arms, jail had never been so romantic.
A little something I wrote for my boyfriend. This all really happened - when I went to see the play that the jail set was for, all I could think was 'he kissed me behind that!' :love:

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A-Shadow-Rose Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is so romantic! :la: I freakin' love it! 
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aprilwednesday Featured By Owner May 24, 2014   Writer
thank you! :tighthug:
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introverted-ghost Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014   Writer
This is lovely!
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aprilwednesday Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014   Writer
thank you! :huggle:
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introverted-ghost Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014   Writer
Not a problem!
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013   Writer
Featured [link] Thank you!
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aprilwednesday Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013   Writer
thank you! :heart:
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013   Writer
you're welcome :heart:
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   General Artist
Congratulations on the DLD, lovely lady! :huggle:
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:iconaprilwednesday:
aprilwednesday Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   Writer
thank you! :huggle:
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   General Artist
Most welcome! :heart:
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Writer
This is wonderful. So sweet and romantic but not in an overbearing or cliche way. Nice job!
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aprilwednesday Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   Writer
thanks so much!
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
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aprilwednesday Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   Writer
thank you! :)
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love the unexpected little twist to this :love: I was expecting something far more serious when jail is mentioned in the very first line :XD:
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aprilwednesday Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011   Writer
Haha, thank you :heart:
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wh0rem0ans Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
When something 'really' happens, I find it easiest of all to write. This is very flighty lyrical and sweet. :iconlightbulbplz:
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aprilwednesday Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011   Writer
Thank you! :)
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wh0rem0ans Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
:frail::iconyourewelcomeplz:
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caradecunha Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
D'aww (: [2]

:)
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aprilwednesday Featured By Owner May 2, 2011   Writer
:giggle:
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caradecunha Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;p
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haven2power Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... How nice~~ >W<
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aprilwednesday Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011   Writer
Thanks :love:
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haven2power Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconaawplz:
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halfangelrisesagain Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
I have to agree with :icontwilightpoetess:...AWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
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aprilwednesday Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011   Writer
:giggle: I had some great inspiration.
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halfangelrisesagain Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Well, that's great to hear! :D
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betwixtthepages Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwwww!

I adore--read that, ABSOLUTELY FREAKING LOVE--that beginning line. Wonderful job!
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aprilwednesday Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011   Writer
Thanks so much! :heart:
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betwixtthepages Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome love!
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CarolynNocturnal Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student Writer
' he kissed her for the first time. and for the second time. and for the third time, too'

:giggle: that's so sweet
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aprilwednesday Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011   Writer
Thank you :love:
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IssacBlast Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
D'aww (:

[nope, nothing else to say]
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aprilwednesday Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011   Writer
:giggle:
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IssacBlast Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D
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