Does anybody have that person in their life? That like, low-level, subconscious crush, that you're just a little teeny tiny bit in love with? And you'd never intentionally pursue them or tell them about your feelings for them, but you just kind of know that, if you were ever both single at the same time, and the timing worked out right, and you were in the same place at the same time, and you were bored enough, you'd probably end up with them?

No?

Me either.

(Okay. I'm lying. I miss you. It was good to see you. If you're bored and single, call me?)

I've never been the type of girl that guys for. I've never been asked out by a guy I like, I've always done the asking. Hell, even a guy that supposedly has feelings for me has told me I'm 'not the prettiest', and I'm his second choice anyway.

So I'm trying to stop feeling sorry for myself, and instead I'm gonna make a change. No more doormat. I deserve to be first, and I'm not gonna let anyone tell me different.

Now I just need to find a guy that will like that. :/

you went from being a complete stranger to being someone I cannot stop thinking about

Do you remember when you first introduced yourself to me and how I didn't really say much? It was because I didn't know how to act around you.  You intimidated me, but at the same time, your presence and charisma encaptured me.

I remember about a week after we met, we were having some sort of minor disagreement in math class.  Later on that day, fate decided that it wanted you to walk my way as I was at lunch.  You called my name and said, "No hard feelings?" and after that, we talked about things that I could not remember.  All I can recall is that by the end of our conversation, I thought, "Crap.  I am not going to have feelings for this guy.  I can't.  But I do."

As they say,

Nice guys finish last...

What about the shy guys..?

The only thing love has ever taught me was how to hurt. I've hurt enough, but I find that love is like a beautiful kind of pain that you want again and again, and without it, we always resort to finding another pain.

I want to feel that special kind of agony, the kind that reaches inside of us, yanking smiles from our lips and tears from our eyes. I want to feel it with you, whoever you are, whenever I find you.

-Luwian

And it's that initial shock. That first sip. It burns on your tongue, it burns down your throat. It burns sitting in your stomach. That's what it feels like to love for the first time. Everything is fire. The way you move, the way you speak, the way you touch, the way your eyes meet. And maybe that's cliched. But you can't deny it when it happens. Any love that comes after can never be quite as strong. They hurt less, they burn less, they mean less. It's just a sort of comforting warm feeling in your stomach. Something nice, but nothing special. Nothing important. God I miss you. Why did I push you away?

1. I saw you first in a room with music so beautiful it made my legs shake. It was your confidence and your gray eyes that caught my interest. Your melted chocolate voice stuck in my head for days. Your eyes stayed there for years.

2. We became friends. I tried to keep my heart out of my brain but it insisted on keeping an eye on you.

3. In the summer we sat on your futon with friends. You played guitar while the guys played video games. It was so simple and the guitar looked natural in your hands, like an extension of your true being. You touched my knee absentmindedly while you told me about Katie, the girl you loved. My heart swole with blood with your touch, shriveled into a raisin with the sound of her name. The syllables came out of your mouth like rays of sunshine but turned to shards of glass in my ears. She didn't notice you. She would never notice you. I tried to smile but instead hid my face.

4. We got drunk at your friend's house and started doodling nonsense on a whiteboard. Marcus told you to draw the world, you drew her. I drank half a bottle of gin and threw up. 

5. I thought about your hand on my knee. I remembered how you touched it in a moment of passion and I wished that you would one day look into my eyes instead of at my face.

6. Smoked weed in your basement with a few others. They fell asleep and we went upstairs so we wouldnt wake them. We talked about our friendship and then you kissed me. If I could have been any higher I would have shot into space. I closed eyes in pure bliss. You thought I fell asleep and carried me to the couch, tucked me in. I didn't open my eyes. It was too good to be real life, I preferred it stay a dream.

7. I heard you sing more. I fell in love with you more. 

8. Katie began dating your best friend. They had their first kiss in your basement.

9. You drank yourself to sleep the next few weeks. I tried to help, you wanted nothing of anyone.

10. The next year I got a boyfriend. You got a girlfriend. We were friends again. We sang a duet. I looked at my boyfriend's beaming face in the audience the whole time, afraid if I saw your eyes I'd cry from your beautiful face.

11. I didn't see you for months. I loved my boyfriend and I forgot about you. It was a concious decision on both parts.

12. "Let's drink for old time's sake," you said. I agreed. We drank half a bottle in your basement. We talked about my severe depression and your breakup. You clenched your fists and punched a wall. I wrapped your fist in gauze. You told me that when we kissed the last summer it was your first. You kissed my forehead and told me I was beautiful. I told you you'd regret this all in the morning. You laughed at me.

13. It's 4am the same night and we are both sober. I make you french toast, you turn on Norah Jones and insist we slow dance in the middle of the kitchen. I lay my head on your chest. 

14. "I'm sober and you're still beautiful."

15. I cry in your arms. Tell you I've always wanted you. Tell you it's not fair because I'm with someone who I don't love and you're not over your ex. I don't let him kiss me. 

16. I want to kiss him. 

 

 

nsr

So I was randomly typing at our chatbox.

"I FREAAAKKIINGG LOVE YOUUUUU!!"

When I was pressing backspace, IT SENT. OHMYGOD.

 

~Y

Everything is different now, but your smile is stuck in my head like it's still 2009.