Let’s just jump into it.
We’re giving presentations in class. His group is going up. He’s talking now. Backstory: I have liked him for about four months. He’s pretty cute. So I’m just admiring him as he’s presenting, as you do. He finishes, and the next person in his group starts to talk.
This is where it goes wrong.
You know that awfully overdone scene? Where some girl is looking at her crush when the crush isn’t looking? But then the crush starts to look her way, so the girl blushes and whips her head around so her crush doesn’t catch her staring?
Yes, that’s what happened to me. But worse. Keep reading.
So another person starts to talk, and I’m still sorta staring at him. He starts to turn his head my way, but his eyes are still concentrated somewhere else. And I knew that if I didn’t look somewhere else soon, he was going to see that I was staring at him.
His eyes slowly started to drift towards me, and then he looked me DEAD in the eye. You’d figure at this point I would do the *blush and look away part*. But guess what? My brain’s all like: We gon’ keep staring. Because I think some sick part of me wanted him to make eye contact with me. So, you know what? I got my wish. I kept staring. And for some reason, he decided to keep staring too. There we were, staring at each other for what seemed like forever but I’m sure it was probably a good 4 seconds.
Who cracked first? I’m ashamed to admit it was me. Because listen here, who has the crush on who? I have the crush. Not him. So at this point, it’s way past the point of the whipping of the head and pretending that I wasn’t staring, because it was very obvious that I was indeed staring. So I slowly lowered my gaze, and swiveled my head in a sort of backwards L shape to look at my left. Because yeah, I was totally planning on looking at the very interesting person changing the slides of the presentation.
Didn’t bother looking back up to see if he was still looking. Why would he be? Anyhow, they finished their presentation, we politely clapped, etc.
What’s the takeaway here? I’m not sure. I guess, don’t listen too your brain when it tells you to keep staring at someone, because it’s probably a bad idea. But damn, were those four seconds the most intense seconds of my life. His eyes are amazing. I have a lot of questions though.
Why did I keep staring? Why did HE keep staring? Why did I pull away first, where did my willpower go?
If you read all the way to the end, congrats. If you didn’t, can’t blame ya. But that was my very embarrassing and intense four seconds of my crush and me staring at each other.