Day 6: A moment you wish you could relive.
I normally had Thursday afternoons off. They had cancelled the soccer game because of the weather, so A had nothing to do for the afternoon as well. We sat in the café and talked, we walked and talked. We talked. We were sitting in the café when I asked him how he knew that I liked him. There it was again, my chronic need to know everything. It’s going to get me into trouble one of these days. He told me he would tell me later when there weren’t so many people around. I was very curious to hear what he had to say. We were just walking later that afternoon when I just couldn’t stand to wait any longer. “So, how did you know that I liked you?”
“Well,” he began. “I found out from a couple of your friends.”
“Which friends?” I asked, laughing a little bit.
“Oh, some that were on staff, and some that were campers.”
“Oh really? And how did you manage to get your hands on that information?”
“Well, I looked into it.”
“What do you mean?”
“I mean that I liked you too.”
I could not believe my ears. “Uhm, what?” I asked, wondering if I had heard correctly.
“I liked you too.”
I began to giggle uncontrollably. “Are… you… kidding…?!” I managed to get out between giggles.
He laughed too. “No.”
I proceeded to tell him that I nearly died when he came and talked to me at the Staff formal the summer before. I had helped decorate the chapel, so the staff asked me to attend.
“Really?” he said with surprise. “’Cause it definitely took the whole night for me to get up enough courage to come and talk to you. I remembered you from other summers. I’ve always thought that you are really pretty.”
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