He was slightly nervous today, she had been unusually quiet and he was scared if he was the reason for it. He’d told her he loved her two days back and she’d stayed quiet.
Suddenly she interrupts his thoughts, “You remember that day we were talking about love?
And you’d asked me if I’d ever felt it. And I’d told u I had.
But you know, it was a month back. It was when I was still a tiny bit scared.
So now I’m not scared. And it’s a month later..” and she tugged a strand of hair behind her ear and fidgeted with her fingers looking down.
“And sitting here with u on that bench today, just talking and laughing, it was so ordinary but so different.
Not seeing you for a whole week, just seven days! Made me go crazy. It felt like a month and I swear I calculated atleast thrice just to be sure.
And hearing your laughter in the oddest of situations, and seeing your face even on bad days just somehow calms me down.
It’s like, oh he’s here!
It’s like popping a Xanax. It’s actually like the winter sun warming me up from the inside.”
And then she looked at his face, into his eyes, “ I don't know what it is, but I know that all those people I told you I loved before, it’s like that it was all so lukewarm before you.
It’s like, oh god! How do I explain, it’s like it just wasn’t love. And whatever this is, is.
So what I want to say is that this, us, is love. That you’re it.” God! She was so embarrassed. “Ofcourse you love me, you idiot!” And before she could punch his arm, he kissed her. - Ikroop Gill
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