Memoirs of a Random Teenager - 2

She went upto him and said "Raymond, I need to talk to you". He asked her what she wanted to talk about. It was break and the bell rang, so she told him she'd tell him later. "When?" He asked her. "Whenever you're free and feel like talking to me" She said and without waiting for a reply she turned around and walked straight to her class. She didn't want to be caught for being late for class.

Evening, when class dispersed she saw him come and look for her. "Hey" She said to which he replied "What did you want to talk about?". She told him that he sounded like he was busy, so she'd tell him sometime else. He looked like he was in a hurry. She needed peace and calm to tell him what she had intended to tell him. "No, I'm fine. So tell me" he said. There was people all around them. She knew she had guts alright, but not enough to say it in front of everyone. "Do you consider me as an acquaintance or a friend Raymond?" She asked him. He thought for a moment and said friend. And how many people belong to this category called friend, she wanted to ask him, but she decided against it. "Shall we walk, or are you waiting for someone?" She asked him. "I'm waiting for Joe" he told her. "Oh okay. Guess this conversation would have to wait then" She said and started taking quick steps. She felt hurt. Why, she once again didn't know. 

She started walking fast but she eventually slowed down. She was close to tears. He caught upto her. Joe was also there. They both called out to her and asked her to wait. She paused but didn't turn around to look at them. "Kate, talk to him" Joe told her and started walking slowly forward. 

"I'm sorry, I shouldn't have done that" he said. "Done what?" She asked. He smiled. There, he's done it again! Here she was trying to act pissed at him and he manages to just melt her heart with his stupid smile. 

"I have something to tell you too by the way" he said looking straight ahead. "What about?" She asked. "Your turn first" he said. She took a deep breath. "Raymond, I don't know if you had figured it out by now, but I really like you. And it's killing me, cause I don't want to like you. I have liked you since that Thursday when we talked for the first time. I'm sure I'm not the first person to have told you this and I don't need you to give me a lecture on how you can't get into a relationship because you have to concentrate on studies and all that crap. I don't want to get into a relationship either. I just wanted to get it out my head. And there you go" She took another deep breath as soon as she finished saying it.

"Ohh" he said. He looked embarrassed. She expected every other reaction from him except embarrassment. And that's exactly what she got. "Joe, wait up. I'm coming" She called out to Joe. She didn't want to look at Raymond. She didn't know what he was thinking neither did she really want to know.

"So, you told him?" Joe asked her. "I don't know what you are talking about" She said. "Oh please." He replied, but he let it go. He didn't push it. And they walked till the end of the road, and then she turned and went one way while the other both went the other way.