I swear that when I first saw you, I fell in love with you. How many times had he told other women the same? His eyes shone brightly and dazzled with excitement as he told me this. I ran short of breath when he said those words. My eyes were filled with tears and I was literally shaking. Although I am not a believer of love at first sight, this man had somehow made me to start believing in love.
He was a sweat talker. His voice was so convincing, and his gaze was different. It was like I had known him all my life. I tried to act strong, but all I could do was to stare at him with amazement. I had no words to explain what I was feeling nor thinking. All I could alter was ‘ really?’ in disbelief. I did not trust him, yet I felt like he was telling the truth.
I had known him for only 3 days. You can call it fate or by chance, however circumstances had made us to meet. He was a family friend that I was introduced to by a relative and I must say that he acted like a gentleman. I enjoyed his company not because he drove me around town or he was a good host, but because we shared a lot of ideas and he advised me on a lo of issues.
I also talk too much, and I know that some times I can be a nuisance. From time to time, I would ask him to stop me from talking if he thought I was too much. Well he had never said so. But I do not know about his thoughts. Our discussion could range from various issues ranging from politics, society, entertainment, sports and love..
We agreed on most issues but not on matters of love. He was of the opinion that love and marriage couldn’t exist without money. However I disagreed with him may be because I am a bit old school and believe that love can exist with or without the wealth. But maybe his thinking came as a result of him being wealthy. That’s just what I thought.
It was as though I had been hitmatised by his gaze. I finally got a grip of my self and freed my hand from his. The first though that came to my mind was to pretend that I was sleepy and dash to my guest room, that was steps away from the leaving room. But I guess he had already read my mind. When I tried to rise from the seat he held me back. “It’s still early to go to bed. Besides you don’t sleep at 9:00 pm”. He had said looking at his wrist watch.
I knew that I was already cornered and even faking the sleep could not work. All this time I was avoiding his eyes. He slowly lifted my chin with his finger and at that point our eyes met. I did not know what to say to him. “Do you love me?” He asked. His eyes were searching my face for any reaction.
Hello!! I had met this guy a few days ago. How could I possibly have fallen for him? I had not known him very well. I was confused and trying to internalize all this. I did not want to put my self in a compromising situation.
“I..I am fond of you.” I managed to say. You have been good to me and a great host and I am very grateful. He was now staring at me and I did not know what he was thinking about. you are beautiful. said he. He held my chin and looked straight into my eyes. His words were still ringing on my head like an echo that I didn’t know what was going on around me………….