Chapter 1, Ocean Eyes and Deep blue Skies
As the warm sun rays come in through the skylight above my bed, I slowly shuffle awake rubbing my eyes, and running my hands through my messy hair.
Putting my arms behind my head, I look up at the clear blue sky and bask in the warmth of the summer morning.
I roll to my side to find Skyler's golden locks sprawled across the pillows. She's got the covers pulled up all the way up to her neck, and the only thing that's left exposed is her freckled face.
I lean back, resting my head on my pillow, closing my eyes and taking a deep breath.
Where does one even begin to describe Skyler Gray?
For starters, she's my best friend, and she always has been. She's the most genuine and kind-hearted person I know, but she also has a pretty bad temper.
She's the beautiful butterfly that can cause a hurricane.
Skyler is the type of person that makes it impossible for you not to like her. When she walks into a room, she lights it up with her bubbly personality and charming smile.
She'll always be there for you, and support you no matter what. I know this firsthand. We've been through thick and thin together and she's gotten me through some of the hardest times in my life.
She wears her heart on her sleeve, and because of this, she tends to get it broken quite often. I've seen it happen a thousand times already; she catches feelings for someone, usually the biggest jerk she can find, she falls hard and fast. And sooner than later, she ends up getting hurt and I'm the one who has to pick up her broken pieces every time.
It's like a broken record at this point, and it's so frustrating that she lets herself get treated so poorly by others when I know that she deserves better. I want to tell her how I feel, but I fear that I might wreck our relationship if I do. So I bite my tongue, and keep my feelings to myself. But each time it gets harder and harder to keep them bottled up inside.
As I drag my hands on my face in exasperation, I hear Skyler shifting, and just as I look over to her, she opens her deep blue eyes.
Her name sure does suit her, because everytime I look at them I think that the sky might actually be trapped inside those eyes.
"Ugh, why does your room have to be this bright?" she groans as she groggily stretches her arms.
"Well good morning to you too." I reply with a smile and she hands me an annoyed look.
"You sure aren't a morning person, are you?" I say as I toss the covers to my side and get up to get dressed.
"Shut up." she replies as she covers her head with the duvet, and I laugh.
I go over to my closet and I pull on a white T-shirt and a pair of black jeans. I walk back to stand beside my bed, and I wait. After a few seconds, Skyler's sapphire eyes peek up from under the covers and I hold up her favourite oversized T-shirt of mine.
Giving me a knowing smile and finally sits up, taking the shirt from my hands. "You know me too well Lucas."
"Better than anyone Gray." I reply with a wink.
I lean on the door frame as she stands up and pulls the shirt over her head. She's pretty short, and I'm pretty tall, so my clothes swallow her petite figure. But she could be wearing a sack of potatoes and she'd still look gorgeous, so it doesn't really matter anyway. I turn around to give her some privacy as she changes into her denim shorts and puts on her white sneakers.
"Greenlight." she says and I turn back to find her tossing he long, golden her into a ponytail. She walks up and looks at me through her dark lashes.
"Breakfast? My treat." She asks with a wide smile, dangling her car keys on her finger.
"Lead the way." I reply, gesturing towards the door as she strides past me.
In the hallway, she looks back to make sure I'm following her, giving me a glimpse of her ocean eyes.
I already know this butterfly is going to break my heart.