“So how long have you known?”
“Since forever I guess.”
“Do your folks know?”
“You gonna tell them?”
“Maybe one day.”
“Does anybody know besides me?”
“So, I’m the first? Cool.”
“Well it only seemed fair. You were kind of my girlfriend there for a while.”
“True true. So you gonna tell people at school now?”
“I don’t know…maybe. One day.”
“Well no rush. Only when you’re ready.”
Surprisingly his confession only seemed to bring us closer together. It was like an invisible wall that neither he nor I was aware of, came down with it. Several times through out the night, I just had the uncontrollable urge to hug him and tell him how awesome I thought he was.
It was almost sunrise and we were both still wide awake. Hanging out on the trampoline in the back, we continued our conversation of who was dating who and who was actually right for one another. We came to the conclusion that Midnight and Mist should just give up already and confess their undying love to one another. A joke that made us both giggle uncontrollably. To both of our surprise there was a third giggle that could be heard…only it was coming from the front of the house.
We rolled off the trampoline and quietly and stealthily made our way across the grass. Sapph and Disco’s voices becoming more clear as we got in closer. Though it wasn’t all giggles like it was before. We positioned ourselves behind the bush, and watched as the unbelievable unfolded.
“Sapph, I don’t really feel like it right now.”
“Nothing, it’s just I’m tired. It’s late and we should have been home hours ago.”
Sapph was in total shock. She pulled her arms away quickly and started to whine.
“But all I wanted was to hug you. Don’t you wanna hug me? Don’t you love me?”
“I love you. I’m just tired.”
Disco was completely thrown off his game. Sapph’s whining was making him feel more and more awkward as they stood there. Her bottom lip quivering and her fake as fake sobs. She was so good at getting what she wanted.
Obviously Disco was no exception. She put on her crybaby act, and he fell for it hook line and sinker. I giggled to myself. Sucker…
But then their hug turned into something else entirely. They started making out…heavily. Lips smacking and all that other gross stuff that happens, making those sounds that are only appealing when its you making them.
Ok Ew ew. That was enough. We started to leave when we heard them say their final goodbye. Oh no! We had to hurry up and get in the house, or she would know we were spying on them.
Chessie must have been reading my mind, because we both took off in dead run to the sliding glass door out back. Sounding like a heard of giggling elephants we shot up the stairs and into bed before she came inside.
Chessie slept in his usual place in the spare bed and we both went to sleep that night trying our best not to laugh hysterically at what we had seen. It’s never easy to stifle a laugh, but somehow we managed. What a crazy, crazy night.
Life has an impeccable way of throwing you a little treat just when you need it the most. Not all the time granted, in fact most the time it’s the opposite. Most of the time, life drops little stinking surprises all over your lawn like the neighbors dog.
This thankfully was not one of those times.
Learning that your ex-boyfriend is gay can cause you to feel a whole slew of emotions. Sure it wasn’t your fault, but there is that part of your brain going…”well he didn’t feel the need to come out till he started dating you” and this my friend can give any girl a slight complex.
I was having one of those mornings. The kind where all you wanna do is slide back into the covers and stay there all day, of course being a high school student that is never an option unless you are sick and dying, but then staying in bed really is no fun at all.
So having no other choice, I prepared for my next riveting day of high school. Before I leave in the mornings, I always take a little time to read the daily paper. I know, I may sound like an old man, but I loved reading the newspaper. But this time when I stepped out onto the front porch, there was something else besides the paper sitting there. A vase of flowers…
I looked around to see if I could see the mystery deliverer, but there was no one. “Hey! I called into the open door. Sapph I think you have a surprise out here.” She must have been further away than I thought because she never responded. Kneeling down, I picked up the vase and discovered a small card attached to it. I was a little more than surprised to see To: Waterlily written on the front. I looked around again and then opened the miniature card. The only thing written on the inside was You are perfect. The short but sweet sentiment made my heart flutter and threw a permanent smile across my face.
I brought the beautiful bouquet to my face and took in a big whiff. Mmmmmm they smelled even more amazing than they looked. Forgetting the paper completely I went back inside and headed to the kitchen with my new pretty.
No one had ever sent me flowers before. Could they be from Chessie? No, he would have put his name on them if they were from him. My brain started running off possible candidates in my head, but no one from school really stood out. I kept staring at the arrangement for several more minutes, before I went upstairs to take a shower. The entire time I was cleaning up, You are perfect, kept repeating in my head. I kept smiling and lathering away. “Some one thinks I’m perfect.” I giggled to the flowing water.
Never before had I felt so girly in my life. One tiny gesture and I was giggling like a school girl. After my shower, I rushed back down the stairs and hopped up on the counter to sit with my gift.
“Hey Sapph are you in…oh it’s Augualily.”
“Hey Disco.” I smiled happily.
“Uh…hey. Your sister around?”
“Ya I think she just went upstairs to get in the shower.”
“Oh… What you got there?”
“What do they look like? Their flowers…”
“Oh right. Who they from?”
“Don’t know. The card didn’t say. It would seem I have a secret admirer.”
“What’s so funny?”
“Nothing, just trying to picture what kind of nerd would send you flowers is all.”
Normally that would been just the kind of thing to send me flying off that counter and attack him, but I didn’t care. Not today. I turned to look back at my flowers and tuned him out completely. He tried to talk to me again, but I decided to just ignore him. I smiled again, such a small thing and it had pretty much made my entire year.
“Why are you such a brat?”
I knew he was trying to instigate me, but try as me night, it had no affect on me that day. Grabbing my vase, I hopped off the counter and left the room.
I had never felt so empowered in my life.
The rest of my day was spent in a happy daze. Bopping from class to class with a literal spring in step. I guess there was a girly part of me in there somewhere. A part that liked shiny things and being told she was pretty. Little did I know there would be many more days like it to come.