Yes, i will call you that.
Because out of the blue you came back. You said it’s been ten years since the last. I just smiled because I never counted.
I had moved on from the last time and I clearly remembered that the friend, Anne, informed me that you are with another. I just brushed it off.
Because I know time is not our friend.
But do you know that you are the person i usually think about when they ask me if i have “the one who got away?”. Yes, you are that to me.
And how surprised I am (and elated!) when you sent me a message. And that day, you never retreated until I agreed to have coffee with you which actually became dinner and a coffee. You are a pleasant surprise.
And the lunch the following day! It’s as if we never have ten years between us!
I love to see you smile. Then with your braces and how you just give the most childlike and quirkiest smile I’ve seen. I still love to see it now, without the braces, but still with that quirk (iest) smile but now with a more mature look in it.
I love how your eyes lit up when you see me, as if it is always the first time!
I love our exchange of messages. I know it’s you who made me answer “yep” and call someone “ei”. And I really don’t know why but I love that. It seems we have this connection that is ours and ours alone.
And I am writing now, with a smile on my face. And i know that this is good.
Will you stay? And continue to paint my life with new colors?
Will you just be that – my oh sweet distraction?