Well, I finally did it.
Tonight on our way back from the club, something came over me. Maybe it was the lingering effects from the alcohol… or how tired I was… or how perfect Jade looked in the moonlight.
I’m not sure.
But I plucked a rose from one of the bushes we passed as we crossed through the city center. Seems fitting, right? A Rosebrook and a Rosa… What better way to kick things off?
I don’t think I’ll ever forget the look in her eyes when she took it from me, and her hand brushed mine. My heart’s still racing just thinking about it.
“You’re so sweet.” She told me. “You’ve always been so sweet, Alex.”
And then I took a deep breath, and I told her everything I was feeling…
That I thought she was so beautiful, and kind, and smart, and funny. That I thought of her as more than just a friend, and I had for a long time… And that she was the one thing that had finally made Windenburg start to feel like home.
I didn’t even give her a chance to reply before I kissed her.
And guess what?
As soon as she pulled away, she told me everything she was feeling too.
That it had taken her weeks to finally find the courage to ask me out for drinks all those months ago. That she was terrified I wouldn’t want to see her anymore after finding out about her and her friends… And that the only reason she’d been holding back was because she was afraid of hurting me, or scaring me away.
Because she liked me so much.
Was I dreaming? Am I still dreaming? If I am, I pray to God no one wakes me up.
All this time, if we’d just have been honest with each other, if we’d just told each other how we really feel… Well, I guess there’s no point in dwelling on the past, huh?
I just can’t believe how happy I am… But kinda nervous too. I’ve gotta admit, I’m still not sure exactly what this’ll mean for us. Are we exclusive now? Will she still sleep around with those other guys? Is she my girlfriend?
Guess we’ll see. But for now…
Well, for now, I feel like the luckiest guy in Windenburg.