I tried

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been at ease with the opposite gender. I never had the courage. I always froze up in social interactions with girls.

That all changed with Eve. Have you ever loved someone so much that when you are around her, you feel invincible? It’s not like a crush, it’s more meaningfull than that. I thought she was the most beautiful person I had ever seen, and she was more caring and passionate than anyone I had ever met.

Courage hit me on the head a while later, though. On the school trip to Brittany, nearing the end, as it happens. We were going to have a disco. Me, David and Jack talked about who to ask to it. Jack wasn’t that bothered, but David was like me, less couragous. He loved Katie. He made a pact with me, he’d ask out Katie if I asked out Eve. So I did. I had to. For him.

I got “We’re going as a group.” Referring to her, Katie, Hannah and Bethany. David got “Yes.”


Ten years later, I met Eve again. She recognised my love. That’s how it’s supposed to end, right?

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