“Hi.” He said.
I stared a little longer, and as if to make sure he is real, I leap into his arms and hug him, wrapping my feet around his waist. I was filled with so many emotions at once; joy, excitement, confusion. He kissed me on the cheek and I knew it was real. I unwrapped my feet from around his waist and touched down on the concrete.
I looked at his face again. Ryder. Ryder was standing right infront of me. I couldn’t grasp that this was reality, it felt like a fairytale type dream. I had so much to say, so much to ask. This was real.
“Ryder! Oh god! I… When did… Why…?” I trailed off, not sure what exactly I wanted to ask.
“My dad is taking his old job back here. Things crashed in New York. I got a new house about two blocks away!” Ryder explained.
“Ryder, I…” I was about to tell him about Jake, but I stopped myself.
“I missed you.” Ryder’s said, and his smile makes my heart melt. I realized then, how much I still loved him. How I should never have let him go. How I shouldn’t have even thought about dating someone else. Suddenly I realize I’m crying.
“What’s wrong?” Ryder asks, pulling my head close to his chest so I can feel the steady beat of his heart.
“I have so much to tell you Ryder.” Just saying his name fills me with joy, “I’m just glad you’re back.”
Ryder picks me up by my waist, and I automatically grab his shoulders lightly. My flower skirt flies up momentarily, then flips back down. Ryder’s hands ruffle my pink top, but I don’t care. My blonde hair that I’ve been growing out, brushes against his hands. Then he leans in, and our lips touch. It’s the best, the most meaningful, kiss I’ve ever gotten. I don’t know why, but I bend my legs and my feet go up in the air. I feel like I am flying. Then I’m back with my feet on the ground.
“I missed you Bridgett.”
“I missed you too Ryder.”