“He loves you… And so do you.”, pain reflected in his eyes as he finished his sentence. She ran to grab his hand from the other side of the table.
“No, no! It’s been two years since we broke up. He dumped me..”
“And still you whenever you look at him you want to be with him.”
He helped himself free his hands from her grip as she stared at him figuring out what to say.
“He had to go after her, she is his girlfriend but yet he stole some time to look back. It seemed as if he was looking back in time. The way he looked at you, I am sorry I can’t ever love you that much…”
“Stop. Just stop it!”, tears rolled down her face. He quickly stood up and found his way to the seat next to her. He hugged her and realized how her heartbeat was unusually fast. He felt guilty.
“I am sorry I love him. I just.. I just don’t know how to stop. I have done everything but..”
“Shhh. Relax. I understand.”
“You always knew, didn’t you?”, she closed her eyes as leaned on him a little more.
“I knew you love him but I always thought that I will make some space there, in your big heart.”, he tried to laugh. “But I never knew he loves you too and knowing that makes it a little difficult. I mean, you guys fit.”
She sat down and took a moment to look at him. She smiled as he did his tilt-your-head-a-little-and-smile thing. In a moment she bustled through all the time they had spent together. She felt so stronger as she reached for his hand again. She dragged him closer and touched his forehead with hers. She looked straight into his eyes as something felt so great in the moment.
“Do we? Really? If we fit how come it’s always your hug that comfort me? Why is it that you are the one who understands me better than anyone else, including him. Why is it your number that I call when I want to cry? And really, no one else understands my jokes. It’s like one brain.” , she wore a huge smile. “I don’t know what I had with him, but I know that I never want to lose what I have with you.” She leaned ahead and kissed him, “We fit.”