It was about 5:30. Ryder and I had been talking and laughing most of the time. We scooted closer to each other every minute, until we were touching, and his arm was around my shoulders. I want to cherish this moment forever. Never let him go.
My head was laying against his chest, I could hear his heartbeat. I could feel his chest moving up and down with every breath he took.
“Hey, do you want to order a pizza now?” I asked after laughing at his last joke.
“Sure,” He began reaching for his phone, “what kind do you like?”
“I’m fine with anything.” That was a lie. I hated pepperoni, or mushrooms, but at this point, I couldn’t care less about a stupid pizza.
He called Pizza Hut and ordered a large pepperoni pizza with stuffed crust and some breadsticks. I was bummed about the pepperoni, but I could just fill up on breadsticks and have one slice of pizza to be polite.
Ryder and I shared so much with each other. Our likes, dislikes. I could tell him anything, and I knew that he would listen. We laughed and talked until the pizza came around 6:00.
“I really like you Ryder.” I finally built up the courage to say that.
“Have I told you how beautiful you are?” Ryder sounded so sincere.
“No. Because I’m not.” I said it like a joke, but I did really mean it. I don’t think I’m that pretty.
“You are the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen.” He was being sweet, but I didn’t like it.
“You don’t have to lie Ryder.” I liked that he was being sweet, but not what he was saying.
“I’m not lying. You’re beautiful, inside and out.” He pressed.
“Well thank you.” I still wasn’t happy.
We ate our pizza and breadsticks and changed the topic. We finished supper and started talking again. I layed down, resting my head on his chest again. I could stay there forever. We talked for about a half an hour, then I realized I had to get back home. It was a little past 7:00.
“I better get going.” I said sitting up.
“I’ll walk you out.” He was such a gentleman. I didn’t know guys could be this sweet.
“Thanks for,” I paused, “everything.”
“Bye.” He said giving me a little kiss on the cheek.
I didn’t want to leave. I wanted to stay forever. I didn’t want him to say bye. It killed me when he said bye.
“Bye.” I replied walking out the door and to my car.
I got in my car and drove off with a smile on my face.