“Everyone says love hurts, but that is not true.
Loneliness hurts. Rejection hurts. Losing someone hurts. Envy hurts.
Everyone gets these things confused with love.
But in reality, love is the only thing in this world that covers up all pain & makes someone feel wonderful again.”—
Girl likes boy. Boy likes her. On her way out of school one day, the girl comes around the corner and watches in horror as she sees her crush two inches away from another girl’s face.
The boy turns and looks at her. The girl runs away, angry and hurt.
The boy runs after her. The girl runs outside after the girl, and he sees her drop her schoolbooks on the asphalt. It’s pouring rain outside, but the boy walks out after her anyways. She looks up at him, some of her books in her hand, others still scattered on the ground.
G: “What do you want?”
B: “Why did you run away?”
The girl doesn’t look at him.
B: “Look at me.”
B: “What did you think I was doing?”
G: [throws her books down and glares at him.] “You were two inches from her face.”
The boy is very quiet.
G:”What am I supposed to think? I mean, I guess I shouldn’t think anything at all. I’m not yours. I have no claim over you.”
He is still very quiet, and for a while they just stare at each other, standing in the rain.