What They Don't Know

Perambulating down the street, the girl felt numb and unjustifiably torpid. After talking to him, that's how she always felt, but when she was near him, things were entirely different. Of course, when she was around him, her heart formed an anarchy and became raucous. She became utterly solicitous and always had the clichéd syndrome of a tummy full of butterflies. It wasn't only his aesthetic looks that did this either—no his voice just had to dazzle her as well. It was utterly un-equitable that she was left in a daze when he obviously felt nothing extraordinary.

Standing there in the rain, he was left feeling idyllic. After talking to her, that's how he was always left feeling. When he was with her, though, it was another story. He felt transported to another world with only them in it. He could not understand how she was so obtuse to his feelings. How could she not hear the rapid beating of his heart? Her always calm and decorous manner only mystified him more. Why wasn't she impacted the same way he was?

A/N: I first wrote this for an English class where we are given vocabulary and tested on it. The past test we had to write a short story using the words. Here are the definitions (the words are in bold in the story):

Perambulating (v.) – to walk about or stroll

Torpid (adj) – deprived of the power of motion or feeling; either lethargic or apathetic

Anarchy (n) – not orderly, chaotic

Raucous (adj) – rough-sounding and harsh or boisterous and disorderly

Solicitous (adj) – anxious and concerned or attentive and eager

Aesthetic (adj/n) – artistic; of or concerning the appreciation of beauty/ a guiding principle in the matters of beauty

Equitable (adj) – just and fair

Idyllic (adj) – simple or tranquil in nature or romantic

Transport (v) – to move from one place to another

Obtuse (adj) – lacking perception or intellect; not sharp or bright

Decorous (adj) – marked by decorum; proper