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You're black, and I am white
Writer Miss Anderson
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Love at first sight...what??
Miss Anderson
Jan 11, 2018
7 Mins Read
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Why do they call it a crush....because that is how you feel when they do not feel the same way in return.copyright protection23PENANAMfnegUFZDm I am 21, almost twenty-two years old. I have finally been allotted my own house by Great Grandmother, still near my family in the same community of Lakewood, but I can deal. 27Please respect copyright.PENANANSz1AgO9TN
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I am driving moving the last of my stuff, an old Subaru stocked with crates and boxes and a German Wire-haired pointer named Fritzya in the seat beside me. Most people are not allowed to have dogs in our society, but with my job allocation as secretary of the biggest animal shelter in our community...the government gave me such a big job straight out of HS because I never liked people...and the government is kinda lazy...they do not do much but keep peace, mostly in the city, here in the country suburbs, they do not bother you too much...they do not care to...cityfolk keep them busy enough. But if we go to them and ask them for a job allocation, they will give you a test, and if you do really good, they will give you a placement, but you have to score near perfect and your history has to match up with the job. It is their way of keeping the society "growing yet stable", as the senior dictator likes to say. Mine history does, of course, as I have always loved animals. 27Please respect copyright.PENANAUry0Wcw4sj
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Now I am taking pre-vet with a specialty in animal behavior in college part-time, and I plan to help with working dogs, maybe service dogs or in the army or whatever, not sure yet. We do not have a lot of wars, though. I began to mull over the possibilities, considering it is close to my last semester of college, and the radio does not work in this old hand-me-down bucket of bolts...then I notice the first sound of sirens.27Please respect copyright.PENANAXpp2cka2f2
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"Please be a fire truck...not that I want anyone hurt...but come on..." I looked to high Heaven. "God, now I KNOW I was speeding, but come, the lesson is totally...TOTALLY...learned.27Please respect copyright.PENANAq3UZ4vgSF9
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Nope. Policeman. 27Please respect copyright.PENANAGAAfAxr6CU
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I turn to Fritzya. "This is your fault, you know. If you would have stopped whining instead of wanting to fly out the window, there is no way I would have been going this fast."27Please respect copyright.PENANAqzjPBw9Myp
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She wags her tail with a whine as I roll up the drool-covered window on her side, pull over, and roll down my other window. The cop makes his way to us.27Please respect copyright.PENANAOYsIYxeeqT
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"Ma'am, do you know how fast you were going?"copyright protection23PENANAXgnMDqwz0j

"Ummm...70."27Please respect copyright.PENANAo6uZm4wNa8
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"Speed limit is 55."27Please respect copyright.PENANAHBH1qjyA56
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"Is it...uh?"27Please respect copyright.PENANA0T5tC30Riq
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He raises his blonde eyebrows above the oversized aviator sunglasses.27Please respect copyright.PENANALGxfFTjbHu
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"My name is Sheriff Van Den Berg. License and proof of insurance, please."27Please respect copyright.PENANAkp52rwlZ7r
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"Of course," I grumble, reaching to my glove compartment for my wallet and papers.27Please respect copyright.PENANA57lbBYfCPx
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"Fine-looking hound there," he replies, and I glare at Fritzya, still convinced it is her fault. 27Please respect copyright.PENANA3AdAPSu94b
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"Thanks."27Please respect copyright.PENANADpBJr2fN1m
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He reads my license. "Hmmm...animal shelter, huh? That explains it."copyright protection23PENANADcGnvkaLsx

"Yeah."copyright protection23PENANAw2OQUmvajD

"I have a hound myself." He nods to a big black German shepherd dog panting in his back seat.27Please respect copyright.PENANAf7uAi6yxIo
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"Not a hound, technically, a herding dog."copyright protection23PENANACzNiXjD845

"Smarty pants, are we?" 27Please respect copyright.PENANA5LYilObQXg
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His voice is filled with amusement. Still, I apologize, "Oh, sorry."27Please respect copyright.PENANA2AFDk7FzVH
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He shrugs with a laugh. This is getting waayyy too suspenseful for me.27Please respect copyright.PENANAWaOrL7xkFf
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" how much are tickets, generally, like I have never gotten one..."27Please respect copyright.PENANAIK0H3mvedt
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"Hmmm...about a hundred or so."27Please respect copyright.PENANAuf4aSohyYd
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Oh well, there goes my part of my spending money for the trip my cousins and some friends have planned soon along with their significant others, another thing I will not have. Maybe I can manage to recover both in the next two weeks?27Please respect copyright.PENANAfUn3l8bTsQ
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"Can you catch a sister a break?" I plead.27Please respect copyright.PENANA8bA9SEwoSJ
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"Nope," he begins scribbling on a notepad. The ticket? Are you serious? My mouth drops open. Probably because I am black. We mostly have blacks and Latinos in our community. White people are sparse, and only a few of the ones we know are actually decent without a touch of prejudice. I can tell by his foreign accent he not from around here and probably not a nice one.27Please respect copyright.PENANARnYWyQkQoj
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"And, no, it is not because you are black," he replies, like he has read my mind. "It is because I care."27Please respect copyright.PENANA3EdqHzzTs2
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"Sure," I repeat.copyright protection23PENANA5xEVsnMV9v

"Okay then, if you don't believe me, how about we say I am black and you are white."copyright protection23PENANAXdh6IiQYeo

Okay, I cannot help but laugh at that. "Impossible." My ebony brown skin and kinky curls of hair could never be mistaken for his disgustingly sweaty glossy blonde curls and...he takes off his glasses...cerulean blue eyes. If someone could take your breath away without kicking you straight in the gut, well, the moment he slides off his glasses, he achieves it.27Please respect copyright.PENANAJAdkK6YguR
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"Look, whatever you decide to think of me, one thing is for sure, you will think twice about speeding next time. Nice to meet you, Ms. Renee Harrison, hope you have a good day, and perhaps I will see you around?"27Please respect copyright.PENANAZmfXjNOEEd
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"Yeah, maybe I will be training your dogs some day at the precinct or whatever," I reply. He is a sheriff. Normally, no sheriff will waste his time pulling you over. He has got to be no good, no doubt about it.27Please respect copyright.PENANAXHRa8zKIsc
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"Could happen. I hope to be staying here a while, just got relocated here, getting to know the town. Maybe I will see you around even sooner."27Please respect copyright.PENANAKbNYwx4uNz
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"Okay, thank you," I reply, letting the window glide up. No way Jose. I am laying even lower than normal with a new cop like that in town. Not that I have the greatest social life, anyway. It is mostly spent at the library.27Please respect copyright.PENANAmNWCKfpzT4
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" gonna pay the ticket?" I ask Fritzya, and she cocks her head and fixes me with an amber stare.copyright protection23PENANA013HCp5wBs

"Let's see the damage, huh, girl?"copyright protection23PENANAEcy3JRIuOI

I unfold the paper, and once again catch my breath...twice in one day, really?...I read: WARNING then below it: for a beautiful young lady. Truly, just stunner. Maybe it is your careful shyness or your frank boldness that has captured me, but, Ms. Renee, if you will, please meet me at the Diner. I would like to treat you to dinner at 8:30 sharp. Casual. Nothing extreme, but you have intrigued me, and if I have done the same for you...well, circle yes or no, and I promise, either way, it has been a pleasure just getting to talk to you for those brief minutes. I did not know how to ask you out properly, being on the job and all, so I decided to take it back old school haha27Please respect copyright.PENANAMQLE1UdLCF
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I circle...wait, what am I going to circle? I did not even get his name...He signed lovely. Okay, well, I...what...I look out the window to where a giant bird has landed...a falcon...I think..a Harris' hawk.27Please respect copyright.PENANAYnRMlnjqS7
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If I circle would be an adventure for sure. I have never dated anyone except a casual group date with my best friend and cousin Roberto in high school, but nothing more. And besides, how am I going to get it back to him? How will he know? Is he that optimistic? Wait...27Please respect copyright.PENANA0fUWRFbhf5
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PS, mail by Striker 27Please respect copyright.PENANAl1W7GY1TKE
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Wha??? It sounds like some kind of ultra speed mailing option at the post office. Maybe, I will drop it by the post office...wait...did I just decide to go?27Please respect copyright.PENANAzI1qunOOOH
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"Fritzya, what do you think?"copyright protection23PENANA8277EJP842

She looks and sniffs the paper as if she is reading it, then a glob of drool falls on the yes. "Okay...uh..." I guess i can always back out. Would I get arrested if I did? I circle yes with the pen from my purse and wipe off Fritya's drool as best I can. 27Please respect copyright.PENANAWOWRKNxW4M
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As i fold the paper, the falcon lands on the hood of my car. What the heck? 27Please respect copyright.PENANA2pOYwuWynG
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His stare captures the paper like prey; I reread the PS.27Please respect copyright.PENANAcWpenUBcIp
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I take a chance, open the window, "Striker?" And he takes the paper directly in his sharp talons and flies away.27Please respect copyright.PENANATEePvYC2VH
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"Woow, well, Fritzya..." I restart the car, and she whines. "Not this time."27Please respect copyright.PENANAPX6DVD7Scv
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She paws the door, and of course, I give in. She flies, her large ears like falcon wings in the wind.27Please respect copyright.PENANAzosYDQSf2B
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"Yep, this is going to be an adventure, Girl."copyright protection23PENANAX54NV8PVRo

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