6 am and the alarm clock started beeping. Matthew shut it off and just sat on the edge of his bed. He stared at the ceiling and realized how much he had changed. His roommate had asked to be moved out because Matthew was no longer himself. He missed Ravi. It was always cool having someone to chat with. Ravi stopped talking to him and would pretend he didn’t know him when he saw him on the Quad. Matthew wondered if Cindy had told Ravi anything.
Thoughts of Cindy then flooded his brain. That night at the bar was so vivid now. He could still feel his heart fluttering as he remembered when he approached Cindy at the bar. She was always receptive to him which made him ecstatic. Something about her made him want to propose to her that night. She was the type of girl you married. She wasn’t like those girls you just had sex with and later dumped. She was different and she was special.
He recalled those 1.5 hours talking with her about various subjects and that burning desire he had had to kiss her. The Beastie Boys was playing on the jukebox and she wanted to dance. She sang out loud “You have to fight for your right to parrrrteeee!” He got up and jumped around with her. It was her favorite song. Song after song he danced with her until a slow song came on and she suddenly became sad. He then approached her slowly. He placed his right hand on her left shoulder and leaned in and kissed her gently on the lips. She smiled once again.
He felt a swell of great emotions in his being. He loved that he could make her happy. He liked her and she liked him. Perhaps she would become his girlfriend. Only time would tell.
He now put his hand to his lips and could still feel her lips on his. It was a special kiss he had shared that night with her during Freshman Year. He wanted to call her but he knew he couldn’t.
To be continued. . . .