Their lips parted as they released themselves from the embrace and returned to their sides on the queen size bed. Another romantic episode and though there hadn’t been any sex as it was the norm, he was still satisfied and she – well, she seemed fine with it.
They kept quiet in the eerie room and listened to their slightly laborious breathing whilst staring at the POP ceiling. It couldn’t get better than this he thought.
“Daniel…” Her voice shattered the silence that once purified the room.
“Yeah?” He replied mid-breath.
“Is it all about this?”
“All about what?” He hoped their reduced voice tones would hide the feigned ignorance in his question.
“Is this all we are – sex idols?”
“No, no… of course not Meg. We are definitely not sex idols. Though we have pretty awesome sex-like activities.” He chuckled and started to laugh but stopped when she remained quiet.
Troubled, he got off his back and balanced himself on an elbow. His eyes found hers easily in the darkness; a thick bright halo bordered by blackness on both sides.
“Meg, I’m serious.” He placed a hand on her shoulder and smiled when she didn’t withdraw it.
“I love you, I really do…” He heard the panic in his voice and hoped it was nothing.
“Okay.” She said finally and pecked him full on the lips. He smiled again and fell back on his back.
Yes, he loved her — Yes, he did. Why then he was desperately trying to convince himself?
“Goodnight darling.” Her voice halted his chain of thoughts. He watched her curl into her usual sleeping position and turned his back to her.
The occurrences from that fateful night flashed before his eyes again and he shook it off his mind and kept his gaze on her as she stood up and headed for the rear of the classroom. He wondered if she remembered that night and had dreams about it like he did. If she thought he was a lying bastard after he broke her heart of if she had that idea all along.
He kept her in his view and watched her cut a row and head straight for him. ‘The real Bae’ like his friends would taunt him and say.
‘The real Bae’ smiled at her and pulled her close to himself. She obliged the affection by wrapping her hands around his neck and kissing him. Full on the lips. Exactly like she did his.
His heart broke. Again.
And then he had his answer,.
Yes, he loved her. And No, she wasn’t just a sex idol. Problem is, it was a little too late.
Never take someone that loves you for granted…