Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

Summary: Can't Take My Eyes Off You--Lady Antebellum

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I hate being weak.

It’s the reason I joined Recon.

It’s the reason I exercized until the pain blinded me.

It’s the reason I vowed to never love again.

It’s the reason I’m feeling so very weak now.

I know that the bridges that I’ve burned along the way
Have left me with these walls and these scars that won’t go away
And opening up has always been the hardest thing
Until you came

So why do I feel like being weak around him isn’t really weakness? Why do I feel like giving him a chance to heal me is good?

Because genius me, I fell in love with him. Possibly from the moment I first saw the intelligence in his eyes, though of course I had to hide it when he went and kidnapped me. And I ignored it when Trouble–

Oh, gods.

Trouble.

Is he the reason I’m crying? I don’t love Trouble. It shouldn’t matter to me that Trouble–

That Trouble–

Oh gods! I can’t even say it!

Breathe, Holly, breathe.

Rejection. There it is. A horrible word in any girl’s vocabulary.

But that’s not a good enough reason for crying, is it? For my being here, curled up against the chest of the boy (man?) I love. By all rights, I should be laughing instead of soaking Arty’s shirt.

No, Trouble did more than that.

Dear gods, he hit me.

No, that doesn’t sound bad enough. The bruises on my arms are all the evidence I need, though. There are… how many?

Fourteen. Some of them as big as softballs. I don’t have any magic left after healing the others.

I smile sadly. Arty had come in at the exact right moment.

So lay here beside me, just hold me and don’t let go
This feeling I’m feeling is something I’ve never known
And I just can’t take my eyes off you
And I just can’t take my eyes off you

I twist to look up at him as he holds me tighter. “Thank you.”

“Anytime.” He lays his cheek on mine. “Shall I bankrupt him?”

I laugh; the sound sticks in my throat. “No. He doesn’t need another reason to attack you.”

He sighs. I think it is the most beautiful sound I’ve ever heard.

I struggle to sit up. “Ugh. Killer headache.”

“We should get you to an ancient oak as soon as possible. I can’t imagine how many times he did this”–he gestured to my bare arms, where the bruises were thickest–“if he’s used up all your magic already. Holly, why didn’t you tell someone?”

No, scratch the sigh. My name coming from those lips is the most beautiful sound ever.

“Holly?”

“Just keep talking… I’m only listening to your voice.”

He laughs. Twice. Then lowers his lips to mine.

I love when you tell me that I’m pretty when I just wake up
And I love how you tease me when I’m moody, but it’s never too much.
I’m falling fast, but the truth is I’m not scared at all
You climbed my wall

I’m floating on a cloud, suspended in the sky.

I’m deep in the ocean, cool water all around me.

I’m lying on the highest montaintop, watching the earth spin by.

In other words, I’m being kissed by Artemis Fowl II.

It’s pretty much the same thing, anyway.

And I know, right now, that everything will be okay. Hell, as of now, I’ve got an angel for a boyfriend–how could anything go wrong?

Exactly. It couldn’t.
So lay here beside me, just hold me and don’t let go
This feeling I’m feeling is something I’ve never known
And I just can’t take my eyes off you
And I just can’t take my eyes off you, off you, off you

Eeeeew. That sucked!!!!! Don’t flame me!!!!!

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6 responses to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” Join in!

  1. Its actually pretty darn good. No con-crit for you. In other words, i love it.

  2. Very good, very sad and very fluffy…
    Poor Holly…

    That is just another reason for Artemis to hate Trouble.

  3. the huntress (or tress) February 5th, 2012 at 2:35 am 3

    AW!! i love it!!!
    (silently thinking- YES!!! YES!!!! another reason to hate trouble!!! A/H foevah!) poor holly….. I love your comparison part-
    It’s pretty much the same thing, anyway.
    lol…. i just love when people ends dramatic moments like that!!! 5 stars!!

  4. Thanks! It was a spur-of-the-moment thing, inspired by the song.
    Yeah, I HATE Kelp. How dare he take Holly from Arty?!?

  5. Yes!!! An awesome Holly Artemis fic! Trouble is a meaanie. :p

  6. It’s okay. We all suck at times. ^^

    However, I can encouragingly say that I, WE, did not spy any grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, or spacing mistakes throughout the whole piece! Truly something. *pats ILoveFowl on back* I’m proud of you, son. (I know you’re not a boy. XD)

    Er… the plot. Uh. It’s typical’ish. I guess. Not particularly special. I think your other fics were more creative.
    Where am I going with this? *walks around in circles*

    Yeah, okay. I’m done now.

    ~WE

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