I had a crush on one of my classmates for over a year. Initially, I thought it was just an infatuation, but I realised over time that it was more than that.
The guy was very shy by nature, so I was the one who started talking to him. After knowing him for a year as a friend, I knew he would never take the first step. I knew I had to make a move.
We had a small get together at his friend’s place. Most of the people at the gathering knew that I liked him, so while we were playing “Truth Or Dare”, they gave him a dare to hug me. He did. And trust me, it was the best feeling!
I knew that it was the right time now. As his arms closed around me, I asked him, "Can I stay here forever?”
He was completely shocked! He left the room without even saying a single word. One of his friends followed him.
Five minutes later, I got a text from his friend, saying: “He is an asshole and shouldn't have done that.”
I replied with a very long message, because I wanted to be clear about what I felt. “I don't blame him for anything,” I wrote. “I am not going to be upset with him for not loving me back. I'm not going to be mad at him for not wanting to be with me. And I'm not going to call him an asshole for not finding what he is searching for in me. Yes, it sucks, but I can't be angry, for he is allowed to have his own choice.”
I was in tears, though. Pouring my heart out like that had left me feeling raw. Everyone could see me and had started talking about us.
Suddenly, my crush entered the room with his friend's phone in his hand, and said, “You're the one I've been searching for, and I want you to be with me forever.”
I was stunned - I had no idea what to do! I started crying even more. He then hugged me again.
It was the best day of my life. And I'm so happy that I made the first move!