“I’ll start nicely” he chuckled to begin with but 30 minutes in we’d already been through family, pets, school, bad habits and embarrassing moments.
“Tell me about you then” that was the next question.
“Well, like what?” I didn’t know where to start.
“Anything. Random as you like.” he smiled, poised ready to listen.
“Okay well… You know I’m seventeen, a little crazy, my friends and I weren’t always the most popular but we had the most fun in our own little way. They tell me I’m a blonde airhead, but in a cute not annoying way. My nicknames at school were Wombat, Kinderegg and Malteaser. I’ll explain another time. FRIENDS and the Fresh Prince of Bel Air are my favourite all time shows. Every kind of music is my favourite, except techno/dance stuff, that drives me crazy. I don’t wear my heart on my sleeve, but I’m always the one my friends come to for a hug. I like to think I’m good at photography with my big SLR camera and all, but really that’s debatable. Also, I’m quite self critical, but hey lets not get too deep here. Apart from that I’m not really that interesting. Oh and I have an unhealthy obsession with comedy youtubers” That was pretty much a summary of my life.
“Interesting bio” he laughed. “Thats a lot of information to take in!”
“Hey you asked!” I laughed back at him, playfully hitting his knee, opposite mine.
“True I did”
“Okay next one. Are you going to miss me when I go to Ireland?” why did he have to ask such a difficult question. I looked up at him, looked him right in the eye.
He looked a little taken aback, like that wasn’t supposed to be the answer.
“Why?” I wasn’t expecting him to ask that. “Why would you miss me?”
I took in a deep breath.
“Because I like you. You’re a nice person, and it’s been so bizarre but NICE to get to know you. For you. And when you come back, you’ll have to go back to London, and you’ll carry on living the amazing lifestyle you do, and probably forget all about me because I’m nobody special. There was me thinking that for once I might have actually been the lucky one, and crazily found a friend, someone I can rely on and someone who I think genuinely is accepting me for who I am, and happened to already be one of my favourite people before I even met you and I was crazy to thi-…” I stopped suddenly, my voice trailing off.
Shit shit shit shit shit.
What did I just say? Oh my god, please tell me I didn’t just say that out loud? No. There was a long silent pause, I daren’t look at him.
“Um….” I said after a while.
“Come.” He said interrupting me, making me look up at him instantly.
“What?” I asked confused.
His face lit up like I hadn’t seen it before. “Come to Ireland with us”