Okay, so just when I thought things couldn’t get any better, guess what? They did!
It’s been almost a week since my birthday, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about Diego ever since. I can’t stop wondering what that kiss meant, y’know?
I mean, it had to mean SOMETHING right? Why else would he hold my hand when we walk to class together? Or kiss me on the cheek whenever we say goodbye? He’s never done that before. Ever.
Even Natalia noticed. That bitch. And do you know what she said to me after school yesterday? “Diego, huh? I’d get myself tested if I were you.” And then she ran off with her stupid friends just LAUGHING. What the Hell is that supposed to mean?! She’s just trying to piss me off. I know it. And… It’s actually working. UGH.
Anyway, I was too chicken to actually ASK if I was his girlfriend. I guess I was kind of afraid of messing things up.
I know, I know… that sounds so stupid. Because it TOTALLY is. But… at least I admit it, right?
Well today, guess what happened? I got a text from Diego asking me to go with him up to The Bluffs. Just me and him – no one else!
I was SO excited. I couldn’t believe it! I LOVE it there. We used to have picnics up there all the time when we were little. With my parents, of course. Or his mom sometimes. But it was just gonna be him and me. Like… a date!
And it was incredible.
First we swam together in that big stone pool up there. To be honest, I’ve always thought it was a little gross. But I’d never tell Diego that. And for him, well, it was worth it.
And then afterward…
That was the best part.
He was looking at me again. That same way he looked at me the night of my birthday.
And then we kissed. For a long time.
And it was amazing!
I’ve gotta admit though, I felt like kind of an idiot too. I mean… Who knew there was so much you had to do with your tongue and stuff? No one ever warned me about that. And I kind of had no idea what to do.
Diego definitely seemed to know what he was doing though.
After we dried off and put our clothes back on over our bathing suits, he held my hand and we walked over to the cliffs.
We looked out at the water for a while… It was so beautiful. We just stood there together, holding hands. I had a lot of things I wanted to say, but… I didn’t. And it felt really special, y’know? I’m glad I didn’t say anything.
Then he hugged me for a long time.
And asked if I’d be his girlfriend.
Oh my God!
I was SO happy. Happier than I’d felt in a long time…
But it was almost funny, too. Did he seriously think he had to ask?
I mean, duh.
It’s like mãe always says to dad when they’re being all mushy — Eu sou tua.
I’m his. I think I have been since before I even knew the right words for the way I feel about him.
But Diego doesn’t speak a word of Portuguese. Or English. And I don’t know any Spanish, actually…
So I had to settle for “Mein Herz gehört dir.”
Close enough, right?