There is definitely something wrong with me; I could not shake this feeling of excitement as I think of seeing Edward again. I mean we did not progress that much. Yes! We are friends but not to that extend.
“He is so handsome in personal” Jenny said
“Sigh! Stop your goggle eye Jenny” I said
“At last he knows me, we could now be friendly” Jenny said
“Wow! That escalated quickly” I replied
“In no matter of time Mr. Edward Jackson will fall for me and I will be his girlfriend” Jenny said
“Oh! God!” I said
I am very amaze on how Jenny has abroad imagination over this kind of things.
A young man holding a bouquet of roses came to the teacher’s lounge.
“What is it young man?” Mrs. Madison asked
“I have a delivery for Ms. Elizabeth Wilson” The man said
“For me?” I asked and reach for the flowers
“Please sign here” He said
“Okay!” I replied and signed
“Here are your flowers and enjoy” He said and went out
“Who did that came from?” Mr. Anderson asked
“Beats me” I said
As I reach for the card in the roses, to my surprise that the flowers were from Edward.
(Note: Hope you have a nice day! See you soon!)
“So who is it from?” Jenny asked
“From our former parent and student” I replied
“Really!” Jenny said
“I better put this on a vase” I said and head out
God dammit Edward! Why do you like to make my life complicated?
But in all honesty, he really came through.
I ever wonder if Elizabeth got my flowers; I hope I made an impression.
“Edward, are you listening?” Paul asked
“Again?” I said
“You have been out of your mind often, what is the problem?” He asked
“Nothing!” I replied
“You freaking liar, is this about a girl?” He asked
“Psst! No!” I said
I stood up and walked away from Paul.
“Is this about that girl I saw in your apartment last time, what is her name?” Paul asked
“Elizabeth Wilson” George replied
“George” I said
“Yeah! Elizabeth your beloved childhood friend” Paul said
“She has nothing to do with this” I said
“Yes! There is! Ever since the kitchen soup incident you have been like a sick love puppy” Paul said
“No! No! You are mistaking” I replied
“You like her don’t you?” He asked
“No! Maybe?” I replied
“God Dammit Ed! You are making things complicated, you are in crucial moments of your campaign do you know that?” Paul said
“I know!” I replied
“Just make sure, your friendship with her will not make your campaign hurt” Paul said
I know for a fact that what I am doing might be for the worst outcome of my campaign; but I could not stop it. Elizabeth is someone too dear to me.
I could not lose her again….
Ten Years Ago…. January 2005
“Good morning!” I greeted
“Good morning” Elizabeth replied back
I came closer to her and kissed her on the forehead.
“Let’s go!” I said
“Where?” She asked
“Just trust me on this” I replied
“The last time I trust you had me in trouble” She replied
I hold her hand and kissed it.
“Just trust your boyfriend for once okay” I replied
After the dinner we had in the Wilson residence; things changes between me and Elizabeth.
We took a drive to a hilltop…
“What are we doing here?” She asked
“We are here for a viewing” I replied
“Here?” She asked
“Why do you have too many questions?” I asked
“It’s because you make me nervous” Elizabeth replied
I came close to her and hug her.
“Stop being nervous and be with me” I replied
We sat under the shade of a tree and hugged each other.
I brushed her hair with my hands and kissed her head.
I love her so much.
“I have a question?” Elizabeth asked
“Hmm! What?” I asked
“When did you realize you like me?” She asked
I looked at her and smiled.
“What?” She asked
“If I told you the truth you will laugh” I replied
“Seriously?” She said
“When I was five years old I have a biggest crush on you” I replied
“No way! That is a lie” She said
“No! When we enter junior high school I still have a crush on you, until high school started and right now.” I replied
“Then? Why didn’t you tell me?” She asked
“Well! I am scared you might reject me” I replied
“What? Why would I reject you?” She asked
I looked at her.
“Then you would not reject me if I told sooner?” I asked
Elizabeth looked away and moved away from me.
“I am hungry” She said
“No! Answer my question Elizabeth” I said
“No!” She replied
She ran away from me and I tried to catch her.
When I caught her.
“Like you, I have a crush on you since we are five years old so…” She replied
This is too unbearable; I pulled Elizabeth and gave her a kiss on the lips.
If I have known this will be the most wonderful feeling in the world, I should have confessed to her in the first place.
When our lips parted.
“Hmm! I love you so much” Elizabeth said
“I love you more” I replied
I do not know, if I will be bothered with the flowers or not. Edward is really a piece of work; the more I think about it the more I asked myself why I evened have a friend like him.
“Uncle” Keith shouted
“Hello! Keith” He said
Edward looked at me and smiled.
“Keith, do not forget you book” I said
“Yes! Ms. Wilson” Keith said and took his book
“I hope you like it!” Edward said while approaching me
“If you are talking of the flower, yes! But why?” I replied
“What is wrong with giving you flowers?” He asked
“Nothing! But do not make a scene on my work place” I replied
“Did they ask?” He said
“Of course; I am teacher and we get only does things on occasion” I replied
“Then! I will give one everyday” He replied
“What? Why?” I asked
“Well everyday with you is an occasion” Edward replied
This man really has no sense of shame on his body; how could he say something like that?
“Uncle! Let’s go!” Keith said
“Yeah!” Edward replied
“Goodbye” I replied
“Wait a minute, give me your phone” Edward randomly said
“What? Why?” I asked
Edward took my phone from the table.
“Wait a minute” I said
He dials something on it and his own phone rang.
“Okay! Now I can call and text you anytime I want.” Edward replied
“Mr. Jackson you have gone too far.” I said
Edward came closer to me.
“Didn’t you bother think I will do this things?” Edward asked
“I know but…” I said
I could not resist him, the more I do that. The more he comes closer.
I went home thinking of what might happen.
Better now than late right; if I ended up avoiding Edward more I have a pretty good idea that he will do something worse than this.
I looked at my phone and saw an unfamiliar number. I know that number belongs to him and I am very tempted not to answer but…
“Hello!” I answered
“You should have answer after the first two rings” Edward said over the phone
“Sorry, the caller id pops unidentified caller” I replied
“You know it is me; Elizabeth” He replied
I just kept quiet on my side of the line.
“Are you mad?” Edward asked
“No! I am not mad it’s just that”
I know if I continue to speak I will only make things worse.
“Is it because I am too persistent?” Edward asked
“Well! You are too much” I replied
“What do you want me to do Elizabeth?” He asked
“What is it that you want Edward?” I asked
Both of us kept silent on the side of the call.
“I just want to be close to you” Edward replied
I could not deny that I feel the same way; but right now is not the best thing for us.
“Let’s just take it slow okay; I mean we are friends right” I said
His end of the line just kept silent for a long time now.
“I guess you don’t want to be friends with me?” I asked
“It is nothing like that” Edward replied angrily on his part.
“I better go now, Edward” I said and hung up the phone
It was a bad idea to ask for more than anything; why can’t I be contented of the present situation.
I could not bear to wink or sleep, thinking that Elizabeth and I are back to square one. Did she really forget about me; about the feelings we share before.
Am I a past she wants to forget?
The longer I thought of it the more my head hurts.
“Uncle” Keith said
“Yes?” I asked
Keith approach and gave me an invitation card.
“What is this?” I asked
“It is the annual show and tell program in our school, and I want you to be there as my partner.” Keith said
“My? I am honored but how about your mom or your dad?” I asked
“They said they are too busy” Keith sadly replied
Show and Tell program; I am too drawn to the fact that I could use this to see her again but the more I think of it the more I make things complicated.
I just want her back.
Is that too much to ask?
“I will go Keith, do not worry” I replied
“Really! Thank you uncle” Keith happily replied
I better give up.
I think all hope is gone.
Elizabeth is not interested.
I just another person in her life right now.
Nothing more and nothing less!
Ten Years Ago… January 2009…
“What?” Ellie said
“I said, I will ask Elizabeth to be with me when we graduate” I replied
“You want to be with Elizabeth after high school?” Ellie asked
“Yeah! What is wrong with that?” I asked
“Are you also planning to attend YALE?” Ellie asked
I looked at her “I will not, but I could study at a near university” I replied
Ellie shook her head “do you think Mr. & Mrs. Wilson will allow that?” Ellie asked
“I better try” I replied
“Little brother, I do not want to burst your bubbles but; Lizzie has dreams and I think you are not involved in that” Ellie said
“What you think is wrong” I replied
I stood and walked away; I know Elizabeth is much better than me. But I could promise her the world if I could. I could make her happy.
Elizabeth called me from across there yard.
I approach her and gave her a kiss on the forehead.
“I was looking for you” She replied
“I was inside talking to Ellie” I said
“Really? What about?” She asked
“Nothing important” I replied
Elizabeth looked at me and smiled.
I do not want to lose her.
“Could you be my prom date?” I asked her
“Yes! Of course” She replied
“Yeah! We will go!” I said
I pulled her and lift her in my arms.
I am happy at the same time worried; the last thing I want to be left.
I do not want to let her go.
Woods Elementary is busy right now. It is our annual Show and Tell Event; a lot of our students’ family and relatives will come and see their children.
“Okay! Class we will be doing a musical presentation for show and tell.” I said
“Yes! Ms. Wilson” The pupils replied
“We will be very busy this week so be prepared and always be present” I said
“Yes! Ms. Wilson” They replied
I could not shake Edward outside my head; I asked myself if I am too cruel to him.
“Ms. Wilson” Keith said
“Yes! What is it Keith?” I replied
“Uncle will come to watch me for the show and tell” He said
“Really! How about your mom?” I asked
“Mom and Dad are both busy and uncle volunteer to come” He replied
I do not want to be the sour one; but I will see him again.
How am I supposed to react?
“Ms. Wilson let’s start” Ms. Jones said
“Okay!” I replied
I need to be ready!
I hate this fake mayor’s meeting; I need to kiss cheeks with the people that are considering my enemies.
“Smile” Paul said
“I don’t want too” I replied
“Do not be a baby Edward, and smile for the press” Paul said
“Shut up!” I replied
“Mr. Jackson” Arnold Carter approach me
“Mr. Carter” I flash a smiled
The press started to take our photos together.
“Smile” Mr. Carter said
“I am smiling thank you for reminding me” I replied
“You have been busy; Ed” He said
“So are you” I replied
“Just a quick head start, I would like to inform you that I have talked to your brother-in-law” Arnold said
I looked at him with a bottling question on my face.
“He said, he will support my candidacy” He said
“What?” I replied
“Opps! Looks like you are not informed; you better ask your dear sister Edward” Arnold said and left me.
What the hell is going on?
How did that happened?
I haven’t seen Edward’s presence the whole day; I felt relieve and bothered at the same time. Ellie was the one that fetch Keith from school. My phone didn’t ring for any text or call.
Is he alright?
I went home on schedule; not hassle or fusel.
I could not stop thinking something is wrong.
Ding… Dong… Ding…
The doorbell on my apartment’s front porch rang loudly; I hurriedly run downstairs to answer the door.
I open the door and on it was a drunken Edward.
“Elizabeth” Edward said
“Edward, what the hell” I replied
“Hep! I am drunk” He said
“I could see that, why are you here? why are you drunk?” I asked
“I just want to see you” He said
“Where is Mr. Fisher?” I asked
“Hmm! I am alone” He replied
“Seriously! I will call Ellie right now” I said
Before I could reach my phone, Edward pulled me closer to him.
“Edward” I said
“Do not do that” He said
“You need to go home, you are drunk” I said
“I want to be with you” He said
I was surprise with what he said. He is seriously mess up.
I helped him go up to my place; I let him take over my couch.
“What the hell have you been doing Edward?” I asked
I looked at him and I felt worried and bothered. How did he end up like this?
“Edward, help me take off your shoes” I said
Edward just snuggles on the sofa.
“Sigh! Edward what happened?” I asked
“Nothing” He replied
“Really, you don’t do this unless you are upset” I replied
“Just leave me alone” He said
“You are in my place, let me remind you” I said
He just kept quiet and looks away.
“Stay here! I will get come towel” I said and stood
“I just want to be with you for a while” He said
I looked at him, and taught to myself. I was too selfish.
I had never considered since the moment we meet again. How will Edward feel?
I do not pity him. I just do not want to have my hopes get too high.
If I accidentally let myself go, I wonder if I will get hurt.