She said, "Boy can I tell you a wonderful thing?
I can't help but notice, you're staring at me.
I know I shouldn't say this, but I really believe,
I can tell by your eyes that you're in love with me."
As soon as she opened the door to the rooftop and proceeded to shut it, I collapsed on the ground, breathing heavily from all of the strenuous exercise I just did. I had never ran so much in my entire life, and her grip was like a vice, no matter how many times I struggled to get away or slow down, she wouldn’t let go. I rolled onto my back staring at the blue sky, the girl seemed to have skipped her way to the edge of the rooftop, taking in deep breaths of the fresh air while I was still struggling.
How can she not be out of breath?! I thought to myself. We literally ran throughout the entire hospital, trying to get away from ‘the men in white coats’. I closed my eyes as I focused on inhaling and exhaling.
“Hey, you look like you’re on the verge of death,” her voice bluntly stated as I snapped my eyes open to see her standing above me.
“Yeah, well, certain people don’t exercise,” I grumbled, “How come you don’t look like you’ve just run up four flights of stairs anyway?”
“What can I say? I exercise,” she smirked, “Unlike some people.”
I huffed as I sat up, “Why did you decide to drag me into your craziness? You could’ve just left me there but no, you had to get me to tag along and now I’ve missed my doctor’s appointment.”
She scrunched up her nose, “Why would you want to go to that silly appointment anyway? You look perfectly fine to me.”
Oh if only she knew.
“I could say the same for you,” I retorted, “If you can run through the whole length of the hospital, why do you need to be here?”
“The reason why I need to be here in this dreaded place we call the hospital, my dear sir, is unfortunately classified,” she winked.
She called me sir, again.
“And for your information, it’s no fun if you’re going on adventures by yourself,” she pouted. “You have to have a partner! Someone who’ll stick with you throughout thick and thin, someone who’ll appreciate you, someone who will believe in your dreams and support you no matter what,” she said as she softly smiled.
“And you think I was just the right person? Me? A boy who you just literally ran into?” I questioned.
She let out a small laugh as she sat down beside me, “It was just a spur of the moment action, and besides, you don’t seem like a bad guy.”
“I have one request though, if I’m going to be your partner in crime.”
“What is it?”
“Please don’t call me sir.”
She snickered at that.
“What should I call you then, sir?”
“My name,” I replied.
“And what is your name my good sir?” She had that big grin on her face again, she was enjoying this.
“Well, my lady,” she raised an eyebrow at that name, “My name is Adrian. Adrian Thomas.”
She had turned her head towards me now, with that captivating smile on her face, I couldn’t help but be drawn to her eyes. They were a brilliant blue colour. My heartbeat was speeding up again. Stop it.
“It’s nice to meet you, Adrian Thomas. My name is Nevaeh. Nevaeh Grayson.”
Nevaeh Grayson, huh.
We stared at each other for a few more moments before she once again, broke the silence.
“Hey, if you keep staring at me like that, I’ll start to think that you’ve fallen in love with me.”
Her face now had a teasing smile gracing it, I turned away to stare at anything else besides her as I attempted to hide my blush. Love? She started giggling, which only reddened my face even more.
I calmed myself down before I replied with what was hopefully a stable voice, “Would that be a bad thing?”
There was a sudden stop in her laughter and as I turned to look at her once more, she had faced away and her cheeks had a faint tint of pink on them.
Now, son, I'm only telling you this
Because life can do terrible things.