Oasis Springs: A Narrative Fiction

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Observation – life has a way of getting away from me of late despite the time I dedicate to planning and preparing. Oasis Springs lies at the root of this recent development, I’m sure. After all, things always went according to plan before I moved here, my days quiet, orderly, peaceful – dull, boring and predictable. Now? Let’s take my failed attempt at a barbeque for example, my efforts to throw the party of the year resulting in the fiasco of a lifetime. I swear, I will never live long enough to forget that night. As for this evening, I intended to spend my time with a decent dinner, a box of Kleenix and an enthralling movie. Yet, Blaine stood right in the middle of my living room, leaving me to feel as if I somehow landed in the middle of a love story starring none other than myself!

“I’m not interrupting anything, am I?” Blaine asked after a couple of
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I didn’t mind Blaine ‘dropping in on me’ and I certainly didn’t want him to leave. At the same time, I had no desire to come across some love struck teenager desperate to keep the infatuation of her life at her side. “Honestly, I’d enjoy the company. Besides, I could hardly play the part of the rude hostess after you saved my life.”

Blaine’s face lit up with a brilliant smile, his eyes sparkling, warm laughter filling the room. “You know, in some cultures I now own you…at least until you save my life or do something equally heroic on my behalf,” he pointed out, the mischievous glint in those intense green eyes informing me the man dared to tease me.

“Is that so?” I drawled, trying to hide the grin tugging at the corners of my lips. Somehow, I managed instead to arch an eyebrow and cock my hip in what I prayed came across a sassy stance. “Well, I suppose I’ll just have to push you in a river and wait until you nearly drown before I rescue you. That should even things out a bit, wouldn’t you

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