Maria and I sat down on the couch side by side, watching a romcom movie. I looked at her, and she was just so beautiful. I had to tell her how I felt, even if she might not feel the same way, even if she was with Jason.
“Maria, I need to tell you something, it’s really important.” I said as she looked from the tv over to me.
“What is it?” she asked blinking a bit.
“I’ve been meaning to tell you this, but.. I’ve shut it off until now.” I replied taking in a breath. “Maria Anne, I’m in love with you.”
She looked at me a bit, not so sure what to say, but eventually she spoke up and said, “I’m in love with you too.” And I have never been so happy ; so relieved.
“Hunter, wake up sweetie, you’ll be late too school!” I heard my Mom call out, and shaking me. “Wake up,” I heard her call once more.
And at that time, I woke up. It was only a dream, it wasn’t real.
“Damnit, I overslept because of that dream..” I mumbled to myself.
If only it were real..
I woke up late, so I might as well take a shower and be even more late. After the hot shower, I changed into a black t-shirt and dark blue faded jeans along with converse.
/ / At School, in Class \ \
“How nice of you to join us Mr. Evans, maybe it’d be even better if you came on time,” the teacher scolded.
“Yeah, yeah. Whatever,” I replied walking towards the back to take an empty seat until the teacher stopped me.
“Not so fast, I think you need to be around people who are a good influence, Ms. Scott will you please move to the front and Mr. Evans, will you please take a seat next to Ms. Anne.” the teacher said.
“Okay Ms. Teacher.” I replied, walking from the back to middle sitting next to Maria.
“Hey, Mari, looks like we’re desk neighbors now.” I said followed by a soft chuckle.
“I guess so,” she replied, she was about to chuckle as well but—
“Hunter, I sat you next to her so she could influence you, not so you could influence her. Now stop disrupting my class, and let me teach.” the teacher said with a stern look on her face.
“Yes Ma’am,” I replied, but I didn’t stop talking to her, I just whispered.
“What a buzzkill,” I whispered.
“I know right,” she whispered back.
After class, I still talked with her. I asked her how things were between her and Jason.
“We’ve only been together for a day, relax. But, things are great.” Maria replied with a smile.
“That’s great to know,” I replied.
“How are things with you and that girl you like?” she asked looking on over at me.
“Oh. Uh, things are— not so great.” I replied.
“Aww, why?” she asked.
“I don’t think she’s interested in me at all,” I replied. “I have a feeling she has someone else in mind.” I added.
“Oh, aw. That sucks, have you told her how you felt about her?” she asked.
“Not yet,” I replied.
“Well, if you don’t. You’ll never know,” she replied with a smile. “Go for it!”
“Yeah, I don’t think so.” I replied. “I’m not good at expressing my feelings,”
“Okay.. well then, practice on me. Pretend I’m the girl you like.” Maria replied.