The air was cool but our hands intertwined was warm. We didn’t have to talk to understand each other, even in silence, we know.
“Then what know?” Selena asked.
“I think I should be the one who’s supposed to ask you that.”
By then we’ve reached the park and we sat on the bench, our hands still intertwined.
She was silent for a moment, obviously thinking hard and then she stared at me. I studied her eyes, glittering, I savored the sight of her. She stared back at my brown orbs and I let her see my my soul, the inner Nick. Everything was perfect and she made it more so by kissing me like adrenaline had hit her in matter of seconds. The moment our lips touched she wrapped her arms around me and I did not protest, I placed my hand gently on her jaw and softly kissing back. I knew from the moment she touched my hand that she was the other half of my soul and I was glad to know that. When our kiss finally ended, a smile could be traced on our faces.
“What are we?” I asked.
“What do you want us to be?”
“Whatever you seem fit for us to be.” I replied.
“The answer really has to come from me?” She asked.
“Well, yeah, just so I could be sure we want the same thing.”
“Alright. Can we be more than best friends?” She asked.
“Then it’s official?”
“If you want it to be.”
“Fine, then I’m officially yours.”
“I’m officially yours too.”
“How about Lautner?” I asked unwillingly.
“I’ll break up with him.”
For us, that’s pretty much the happy ending. Selena and I have been going out for two years now, we graduated a few months after dating and I went to Vanderbilt while she went to Brown. It’s another one of those weird set ups, one of those challenges for those willing enough to accept it. Yes, we have problems, we don’t always get along and yes, we’re not always together but I believe that if your relationship won’t work when you’re apart then don’t expect it to last because relationships are built with strong foundations. Sel and I, we’re not perfect but we try to be the best we can be for each other.