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The girl responded, “Graduation is over tomorrow and then life will be less stressful.” She was trying to avoid his eyes so that he wouldn’t know that he was the cause of some of her stress.
The boy then blurted out, “So, I really like you” emphasizing the word really. The girl wanting to guard her heart looked directly in his eyes and said, “Okay.” The boy looked back at her with caring eyes and said, “I really like you.” She knew at that point exactly what he meant and it was too much for the girl to take.
She looked at him and said, “I really like you too” and laid back on the couch covering her face. It was too much for the girl. He was too great, he was too caring, he was too perfect. It was more than she could take thinking that her prayers may be answered and that someone so great could care for her.
The boy grabbed the girl’s hand, affirming that this did just happen and that she didn’t imagine it all.
The girl had hoped for weeks that the boy would tell her how he felt, but for some reason him blurting it out surprised her.
The boy looked at the girl who promptly covered her face. He said softly to her, “I need you to ask me or tell me everything you need to say so that you can go home and sleep through the night tonight.” Little did the boy know that there wouldn’t be much sleep for the girl no matter how much they talked.
The boy and the girl spent the next hour talking about many different things. The girl had been so guarded that there was a lot to say. She was so overwhelmed and for at least half of that hour she had her face covered by her hands which made the boy smile.
That night the girl had one request. A hug from the boy. She had wanted one for many months but was so glad that she could finally have one from the boy. The boy that really liked her. That night ended with a hug and with both the boy and girl experiencing more joy and excitement than they had in a long while.