12. I'm falling for her
As we broke apart, my heart was pounding and I was surprised it didn't jump out of my chest. She looked at me and smiled and I grinned back. I was so ashamed of myself that I had made her cry but a small piece of me was soaring high, she cried! That must mean she cares! "Maya?" I asked.
"Yeah?" She replied and her sweet breath tickled my face.
"Am I forgiven?"
"Absolutely," she whispered. I grabbed her hand and I felt that electric shock, pulsing through my veins like a virus, but a good virus, if that's possible. "Josh?" She asked as we walked hand and hand, electric shocks and all. "I need to tell you something." Great, I thought. She's taken. Why does nothing good happen to me? I find the one girl I like and she taken, snatched away "well she'd dump you anyway, once she found out you're homeless." Says the pessimistic voice in my head. Hmm well I guess that's right, not many girls love the sleeping on the streets, dirty hair kind of guy. "Yeah," I answer casually, I'm not a wimp. "I'm homeless," she whispers. Shock mingled with relief pulsed through my body, how? Why? I instantly wanted to know her story, but I wouldn't dare ask. I wouldn't talk about my story, but for Maya I might reconsider... "You don't like me now do you?" She asked and I could see she was fighting back tears.
"Maya, I'm so RELIEVED!"
"What?" She asked, genuinely confused.
"I'm homeless too!" I laughed, and she looked at me like I'm crazy.
"But you're so clean!" She said.
"At the hostel they do have showers..." I said cockily and trailing on. All the while, Maya looking at me with puppy dog eyes, she's excited, I thought. One things for sure I am definitely, 100% falling for this girl.