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Excerpt: Meet Belén and Luciano
“Belén!” I hear someone whisper. I jump when I hear it and pull the door closed again.
“Lucky?” I ask, peering up at the dark door.
“I’m on the roof, Cuz. Come look at the moon.”
“Alone?” I ask, thinking he’s up there with a girl.
“Yeah, fucking alone, now get your ass out here.”
The door is like a hatch and you have to climb up a steel ladder. Our building has no roof access, so Lucky must have messed with the alarm. I push back the hatch and stick my head out the hole. He’s sitting on his butt near the hatch, staring up at the stars.
He’s got a hollowed-out cigar beside him and a pile of tobacco. There’s a baggie full of weed and I really don’t want to get in trouble. But the desire to be near Lucky is stronger than my good judgment. There is no barrier on our roof and you could just roll over and tumble into darkness, split your head on the pavement. Become tomorrow’s hot news story.
I push with my arms but I can’t seem to make the distance between the last rung and the opening. I grunt a little trying and Lucky stands up, wobbles over and puts both of his hands under my armpits. With me pushing and him pulling I make it through the open hatch. It’s almost quiet up here in the dark, so far away from the street. The night sky is open and clear and perfect for stargazing, that is, if you could actually see stars in Manhattan.
“Want to smoke?” Lucky says, lifting a half-burnt blunt.
I shake my head and he puts it back down and shrugs.
“Why are you up here alone?”
“Just needed some space,” Lucky says, his words sounding wistful.
I understand completely because his mother is just like my mother and they can get out of hand when they get all up in your business. Lucky crosses his ankles and leans back on his palms, fingers splayed against the tar. He looks up at the sky and sighs and I look up with him.
“This is nice. I feel like we haven’t hung out in years,” I say but then feel dumb because my words sound too honest.
Lucky nods, then he looks at me and I look down at my hands.
“I tried, you know, staying away from you after what happened.”
I nod. I knew it was coming, but I still wince at the pain of his words. He’s been avoiding me for almost a year because I kissed him. He must think I’m disgusting.
“Sorry,” I whisper, tears sliding past the tipping point and over the rim. I wipe them away with my hands and wonder if I should leave.
“Don’t be sorry, Belén. I shouldn’t have kissed you,” he says, pulling my hair away from my face. I look down and nod. I never should have come up here.
Maldeamores Synopsis and Purchase Link
Luciano: I’ve never known a love more fierce than the one I feel for Belén. But I force myself to deny her no matter how much it hurts.
Our love is a sickness and both of us are infected.
Because there’s no cure for being from the same family.