A Boy & A Girl…

Deep inside, no matter how old we grow, at the end we’re just boys and girls who got to see a little more in life… I always remembered that quote from Notting Hills:

“After all… I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” it’s true, for after all we’re just girls and boys…

Boy: Hi! It’s great to see you again

Girl: hi :) how have you been?

Boy: I’ve been ok actually :) u look different

Girl: how different? :)

Boy: I dunno, there’s something different about u, it’s… I dunno, u seem as if u have a sparkle in your eyes, or… Something is surely on your mind

Girl (softly giggling): really?? Hehe, well yeah I feel different… U know what they say that sparkling eyes is a sign that u’re crazy, right? :))

Boy (giggling): No I didn’t know that :)) so u’re crazy, but how is that different? you’ve always been crazy :)

you know I feel u look like… I dunno, u look younger somehow… Not that you’re not already young, but u look like a little girl…

Girl smiling: oh! “little girl” hmmm well, that’s cute, but not sexy though! :)

Boy: you’re right, so let me change that to… Hmmm… U look like an 18 years old girl, who’s turning from cute and innocent into hot and sexy, yet still have that cuteness and innocence about her…

Girl blushing and smiling: wow! What an amazing compliment, thanks! :))

Boy: u see that’s exactly what I mean… Your face is all RED! :)

Girl still blushing an smiling: ok… Just stop it! :) well I’m not 18 anymore :) I’m like +16 more! (she said giggling)

Boy: our thirties are our best age young lady! :) wait till you reach 40… I enjoy every year of my life :)

Girl: me too… I think that every different phase has its beauty and its fun… And learnt lessons too…

Boy: so are you gonna cut all that out and tell me what’s going on with you?

Girl smiling: well, u were right… I do feel like 18 again! :) remember at that age when someone likes someone else and is too proud to show it, and doesn’t know what to do about it… Etc?

Boy: wow… Yeah… We have a story here :)

Girl: not exactly a story, it just feels so strange to be attracted to a boy (a man actually) and feel that I gotta ask a friend what to do or say and not being sure if he likes me too and… I just felt confused and… And that’s it…

Boy: wow, he must be something to impress you! I can’t say I know you that well, but I know that it would take a lot of a man to start impressing you…

Girl: well, he has what it takes :) but he lacks the most important aspect… he is kind hearted, decent, respectful, fun to be around, loyal… Yet he is not interested in me :)

Boy: how could he not be? Plus, you just said you were not sure if he likes you too! And now you’re saying he’s not interested?

Girl: yeah… Maybe currently he’s not interested in anyone…

Boy: how do you know?

Girl: I think he’s still in love with his ex-lady… Actually he said so, and you out of all people know how that is and how it feels…

Boy (with a sigh): Yeah, I surely do, I kind of was there myself… But we get over it you know… I mean, for me, I think I am ready to get into a relationship, I just need to be sure of my feelings so as not to hurt someone else’s feelings, that is if I discover that I am still thinking of my ex-life while I’m in a relationship with her… Anyhow this talk is not about “my life” this is about u… So tell me more about him…. What does he do for a living?

Girl: I don’t really care what he does for living… Things that interest me, has to do with his personality… U see, the reason I am sharing this with you, is to tell me tips on how to STOP thinking about him, and not feel that I like him or want him to like me back :)

Boy: but why?

Girl: cause he’s not interested in me… And I’m not used to this… I’m used to maybe the other way around, but not this..

Boy: oh how grounded you are!

Girl (giggling): it’s not about that… It’s just that it is not the nicest feeling u know, especially for a girl, it’s nature I believe that a girl should be approached, and she should be taken, and a man should try to impress her and get her to accept, these are my beliefs.. And this is how things went around for me in life always… Not the other way around… And what we see girls doing these days is surely not my way of handling things…

Boy: I see… So if I have a plan to help you get him you wouldn’t want to hear it? (his smiling challenging voice made her laugh while she replied)

Girl: No, I wouldn’t :) if you have a plan for me to get this whole thing out of my mind totally, then that would be nice!

Boy: I don’t know… Tell me more about him…

Girl: he’s very decent, respectful, a lot of fun, I know him through friends… I think he has his reasons to think of me purely as a friend… He’s just a friend u see, I think I only “think” that I like him…

Boy: oh I see…

Girl: you see on which part, his reasons, or me having a wrong impression?

Boy: I see both actually, so his reasons are what?

Girl: I dunno that…. Tell me what you think of how I think… I mean, maybe I’m just lonely and he’s nice and that’s why I “think” I like him..

Boy: that’s not nice by the way… To like a man just cause you’re lonely…

Girl: I knooowwwww! And I don’t, I mean I’m not lonely or anything… He’s just realllllyyyyyy niiice!

Boy (sarcastically with a friendly smile): I can really see how much you don’t like him, and just like him as a friend.

Girl: stop that :) u see I do not want to lose his friendship just cause I’m attracted to him, at the same time, my pride is kinda slapping me on the face every time I say that I like him even to myself! You see, if he senses that I like him, he might stay away, so as not to hurt me… whether he likes me or not, he sent me vibes that this would not work out, or maybe I am wrong… I Just hate invading his privacy and it seems to be the thing I’ve been excelling at recently.

Boy: did he tell you so?

Girl: he doesn’t need to… I mean, a person has to be sensitive to other’s reactions…

Boy: of course, but for me, you’re too sensitive!

Girl: well, when you call someone and they don’t answer, or email them and they don’t reply, then you gotta get the message to stay away, plus, I HATE it when it happens!

Boy: but you call me sometimes and I don’t answer or send me an sms and I don’t reply, you surely understand that I don’t mean to be rude, and I know you don’t take it sensitively…

Girl (smiling): actually I do, I just take it too sensitively to speak about it, and if I ever do, I do it like a joke… So back to you, how is life treating you these days?

Boy: I am really okay, you know what I am going through isn’t easy, yet it’ll pass… I know it will… You know what… I am blessed to have a friend like you, and I think God sent me the right people to be around me on the right time. And please do not take my not answering your messages seriously…

Girl: thank you :) I hope I’m a good friend…

Boy: maybe he’s not answering cause he’s busy… You never know…

Girl: yeah… And maybe he’s not answering cause I’m not keeping my distance, or cause he want to make a clear point of don’t get too close to me or… Well, you never know…

Boy: then why don’t you just ask him…

Girl: impose?!! Never… My pride! I didn’t even ask you why you don’t reply sometimes…

Boy (smiling): I just surely get it on the wrong time, and decide to reply later and something happens and I forget…

Girl: maybe same scenario happens with him…. Well, you, him or anyone else it is not nice not to reply to a lady when she calls, messages or anything…

Boy (smiling charmingly): I’ll keep that in mind next time, I promise… You really like him don’t you?

Girl: I respect him, like him, and I will not think of him that much anymore.. Do you think staying away helps?

Boy: I cannot know that, I think it depends on how close you are…

Girl: we’re friends, just like you and I….

Boy: so what will your excuse be not to be around for a while?

Girl: do I need one?

Boy: no… And what if he likes you too?

Girl: I think he’ll need to do better than sit and wonder if he is sure about that and wants me enough or not…

Boy (looking into her eyes): you know what, I believe feelings are usually mutual… If u’re attracted to him, that means that part of this attraction you’re feeling is that because he is attracted to u too…

After they left, just like an 18 years old girl, she wondered why did she tell him these things! She felt like a silly kid, she didn’t really like that feeling, yet kept telling her pride to calm down and that even if he read through her, it was ok, cause being honest is never bad… Especially with honest respectful people.

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