she was hesitant.
he could tell because her eyes were shifting back and forth taking it all in.
her fingers tighten around his forearm and he felt the tug of her step back.
yeah, this was way out of her comfort zone.
“Cayden, its all good – it’s just dancing”
her eyes turned into slits.
it was that moment he couldn’t contain the laughter.
Her fingers left his arm and she crossed them around her waist.
“you know i hate dancing…” she whispered.
Oh man – this was worth every complaint he was going to get in the next few days. The truth is he wanted to dance with her, to experience something new and exciting – and to be present when she faced a fear.
“I know – but look at this as building trust”
Nothing like throwing that word into a conversation.
He took her sweaty hand and pulled her into the throngs of people.
They were at one of the monthly shag nights; the city threw a huge party on the beach that included shag dancing on the pavilion.
He snaked his hands into hers and began moving slowly side to side.
She was staring at her feet – forehead bunched in concentration – trying to learn the steps.
She is so beautiful he thought.
It had been one month since their first conversation at the coffee house.
Since he had gained the courage to say hello.
He was so glad she took a chance on him.
“and you said shag dancing was easy…lies, all lies” she mumbled.
Laughter left his lips.
He pulled her close, wrapping his arms around her waist.
He moved with her to the beat of the music – attempting to show her the rhythm.
Was it hopeless, probably, but he was still having a blast.
“Just let go, have fun, stop thinking too much, enjoy the night”
8 comments on “Cayden & James | Dancing”
oh em gee. this story just gets cuter and cuter. please tell me it's going to have a happy ending!! life is too short for unhappy endings 😉
also, i hate dancing too. not because i hate dancing itself, i just don't see myself as a good dancer, so i always feel super self conscious. it's one of those things i'm trying to get over..because dancing is actually super fun! 🙂
Love this! You already know I was waiting for it. I'm usually really hesitant to dance at first but once I'm out there, I let loose and it's awesome! Hopefully Cayden has the same revelation 🙂
lol!!! Poor girl! What have you done to her?!?? Good thing James is good for a laugh! 🙂
Ps do they really do dances on the beach? Have you been?
…Just read the comments, glad I'm not the only one who feels the dancing anxiety!
"Lies… all lies" Hahaha! No joke, I say that all the time! Every time someone tries to convince me to do something that I know I won't like or be good at or whatever and they are all "oh, but it's great/easy/wonderful." Yeaah… that's totally my response too! 😉
The detail in this is spot-on. You have such a knack for writing and describing the moment and making your reader feel like they're right there, people-watching or being in Cayden or James' shoes–I REALLY love their names, by the way. Great picks and great details!
Anyway, can't wait for the next one! You know how much I love your writing. 🙂
My only complaint is that these aren't long enough!!! haha I'm soooo hooked!! Please do some more of Bailey's story soon. I had such a hard time deciding who I wanted to hear more from. haha
Also, do you shag?? I have a friend that is from North Carolina and she literally went shagging EVERY week. 🙂
Amy- I'm new to your beautiful blog– totally captivated by the magic that comes to life through your words. I could sit and read your stories for hours–
I'm honestly not sure how I came to be here– you know how it is when you hop from blog to blog– but I'm so happy to have found you here.
I'm busy busy- and can't always visit regularly- but I'm your newest follower:)