I LIKE HIM…

{An excerpt from my original story “Love” on Wattpad}

EMELIE

“It was slow today,” Taro said with a laugh as he locked up the front doors of Stars diner.

“Yeah,” I smiled, wiping down some of the tables that he hadn’t touched.

I wasn’t surprised that we had less customers today than we usually did. It was the day before Canadian Thanksgiving. Everyone else that works here had gone somewhere out of Toronto to visit their families. Not that Taro and I didn’t have family. But, his didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving every year, and mine was in the U.S, so we wouldn’t be celebrating until next month.

We were the only ones that had shown up to work today.

And part of me was so happy about that. Even though we’re friends, I’ve liked him for while now. I feel like we have some sort of connection. He’s five years older than me, at 23, but what does that change?

“So…” He started, putting the dishes and utensils into the kitchen.

“So?” I teased.

“What are your plans for tomorrow?”

“Well, I bought some tofu, sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce and things for pie.”

“Oh, vegetarian,” He said, nodding.

I nodded in response, “I also have a small turkey. My roommate bought it for us to have a nice little feast, but she forgot she already had plans with her family in Waterloo. What about you?”

“I don’t have plans… No one’s joining you?” He asked.

“Nope,” I responded, popping the ‘p’. We were now behind the register, just chatting. It was dark out now. But, it being Toronto, the downtown streets were lit up by the streetlights.

Sighing, I looked out one of the windows and imagined. I imagined that maybe he would lean in and grab my hand with one of his, the other touching my cheek. And then he’d say, “can I kiss you?”

I must’ve sighed again, because I heard him chuckle softly beside me, “you okay, Em?”

“I’m good.”

“Do you mind if I join you tomorrow? For Thanksgiving?”

I looked at him, surprised. I didn’t expect him to ask, since I was usually the one to invite people over. A smile crept onto my face, “yeah, I’d love that.”

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~HanaMay~

 

This…?

What is…

This?

What?

This…

This…feeling

Wait.

Stop.

Did you hear that?

My heart…

It didn’t flutter endlessly like before.

Just a kick, then back to normal.

So, this means what I think it does.

Wow, they’re gone…

Wow!

This feels amazing!

I look and I’m okay.

No more jealousy or longing…

Well

Who knows how long this will last?

Better for now, anyway.

Really, who likes all that?

What’s the point of looking when you won’t get that back?

Well, not in the same.

Is my optimism pure or mocking?

Mocking of the situation

Or you?

I’m not sure…

Damn!

I mean, sorry for caring.

Seriously. I’m wasting feelings on you.

That’s why the flutter is gone…

Where am I going with this?

I’m a different person now.

You noticed, didn’t you?

With some of the pounds goes some of the insecurity…

Does that bother you…? All of you…

You know who you are.

If you’re bold, say it to my face.

Say it like it is.

Tell me…

Your feelings.

And, well

You know who I am.

‘Very Beautiful…’

 

~HanaMay~

No One’s Perfect

Bicycle ride-bys

They think you’re obsessed

With me

It is flattering

I won’t lie

But the effort

I feel for you

Honestly

Because while your eyes on me

Mine are on HeyNon’s

And

Believe me

I know what that’s like

With his awkward legs in shorts

Yup

An imperfection

I can’t seem to make up my mind

Completely

But

With him

There have been so many signs

I dunno

Maybe we’re meant to be

Yeah

I’m a bit cheesy

But

No one’s perefect

Indecisive?

I know how you feel.

Tell me all about it.

If u dare…

HanaMay

Manifesto

Just like that
I ask
It appears
Fast
I like it
Opportunity knocks
I open the door
Not a window
Likes and Comments
Talent galore
Never gone to waste
I mean
Abundantly cherished
Nurtured
Loved
My dreams
My drive
Keeps me going
I’m not a fool
But
In the game of
Hearts
I can’t seem to be
Too sure
Either
Huh
Hypocritical?
I think not
Just
Normal
Comes about
I ask
Receive
Manifesto

~HanaMay~

Straight

I know that I’m right
You’re so obvious
But don’t feel blessed
Because your head’s a little
Big
For your neck
Ha
Come back down here
With the rest of
Us
You don’t have to be
Mediocre
But don’t act like
You’re better
Make up your mind
I’m kind of annoyed
I’m getting myself
To where I want to be
How about you?
Priorities?
Goals?
Dreams?
Getting mine
And myself
Straight

You know, this is an advice thing, kinda
So, ask if you wanna
Or just sit back
and chillax

HanaMay