Okay, soo, you like her. Just go and say it. It won't be awkward. You just have to-
“HI” Oh my, there she is. So beautiful. Her brown hair resting on her neck. Her brown eyes shining in the sun.
The snap of fingers takes me out of my trance.
“HELLO? ANYONE HERE?”
“Um. Hi, yes” you reply.
“Come on, we have to go. Science project!” she says.
Before she turns away, I take hold of her hand.
WHAT DID I DO?
I leave her hand at the same time.
“I'm I- sorry” Okay, here I go, stammering again.
“Listen. I have to tell you something” This time, you didn't stammer. Good work.
“Umm. Go ahead” she replies.
“We should date. For science. Because I like science. And you.” you say.
"You like science?" she asks.
"We got a issue then"
"Why?" you question.
"Because I don't like science"
"Why is that an issue?"
"Nothing. It just is" she exclaims.
"Oh. I- I am sorry"
"Hey. I am kidding. I am just joking. I like you too. Would you like some coffee?" she smiles.
"Coffee. You know that thing that gives you a boost, to work?" she jokes.
"I know what coffee is. I like mine black" you mutter.
"Now, there is another issue. Who likes black coffee?"
"I do, and you are changing the topic"
"You are. Reply to me."
"Dumbo, for the past year. I only take science projects with you. Because I like you. I was waiting for you to muster some courage and say it. Because you have always been the shy kind of person. And I wanted you to have enough courage to talk to me about something other than science. Now my offer for coffee is dying" she grins.
DID SHE REALLY? SHE ASKED FOR COFFEE! OH WAIT, I HAVE TO REPLY
"YES. Um sorry. Yes let's go for coffee." you say.
Author: Avik Saini
Editor: Janki Nair