¨Yes you are! ¨
¨I said I´m not!¨ I responded.
¨Come on… admit it, __, you´re in love with Feliciano…¨ Elizabeta said as she brushed my hair. I wrinkled my nose in fake disgust.
¨Am not! He´s not childish for me…¨ I said. Lilli smiled.
¨Stop trying to lie to yourself, __, we all see how your eyes brighten when you´re near him.¨ she said. I crossed my arms.
¨I´m not in love… besides… If I do, I´ll end up hurt. He flirts with too many girls! ¨ I threw my arms in the air.
¨But… what if he´s faithful? I mean I never heard that he cheated on a girl.¨ Maria said as she brushed her own black hair. I sighed.
¨I dunno…¨ I pulled away from Elizabeta and stood up. ¨If there´s a prize for rotten judgement… I guess I already won that… No man is worth the aggravation…¨ I stopped to look at my friends. ¨That´s ancient history. Been there, done that!¨ They stood up and began to sing.
¨Who´d ya think you´re kidding? He´s the earth and heaven to you. Try to keep it hidden. Honey we can see right through you. Girl you can´t conceal it, we know how you feel and who you´re thinking of.¨ they sang in perfect harmony. I shook my head covered in (h/c) hair.
¨No chance, no way, I won´t say it no no.¨ I replied in song.
¨You swoon, you sigh, why deny it, uh-oh. ¨
¨It´s too cliché… I won´t say I´m in love….¨ They began to vocalize. I walked out into my balcony and looked outside into the garden. ¨I thought my heart has learned its lesson… It feels so good when you start out. My head is screaming get a grip girl. Unless you´re dying to cry your heart out, oh! ¨
¨You keep on denying, who you are and how you´re feeling. Baby we´re not buying. Hon, we saw ya hit the ceiling. Face it like a grown up, when you´re gonna own up that ya got, got, got it bad.¨ I turned back as Maria handed me my phone. It had a picture of Feli and me hugging.
¨No chance, no way, I won´t say it, no, no.¨ I sang and smiled at the picture.
¨Give up, give in, check the grin you´re in love. ¨ Elizabeta sang the last part. I frowned and closed my phone.
¨This scene won´t play, I won´t I´m in love!¨
¨You´re doing flips, read our lips you´re in love!¨ they chirped.
¨You´re way off base, I won´t say it. Get off my case, I won´t say it. ¨ I responded back.
¨Girl don´t be proud, it´s okay you´re in love.¨ I looked again at my phone and smiled again.
¨Ohhhh… at least out loud, I won´t say I´m in love….¨ I said and hug my phone to my chest. My friends smiled. Our moment of silence was interrupted by the sound of the door bell ring. My eyes flew open and I rushed downstairs to open it. When I did, I came face to face with Feliciano Vargas…
¨Ciao, __! ¨ he trilled happily. I blushed.
¨Hi Feli… what are you doing here? ¨ I asked. He held out a box.
¨Maria asked me if Romano and I could make a pizza for your sleepover. I said sure and so I´m here to drop off the pizza. ¨ he smiled making my heart race in my chest.
¨Oh… okay. ¨ I took the box from his hands.
¨Can I come in?¨ he asked. I nodded.
¨Sure.¨ I went to my kitchen and put the box down. Feli followed me.
¨Um… __... can I ask you something? ¨ he asked.
¨Alright… but you just did.¨ I pointed out. I saw a small blush rise to his perfectly tan cheeks.
¨Do you… l-like me? ¨ he stammered. I blushed more.
¨Well.. yeah, you´re my friend. ¨I responded. He shook his head.
¨I mean like.. more than a friend…¨ he said and began to twiddle his thumbs. I looked down and nodded.
¨Yeah… I do…¨ I whispered. He looked up and hugged me.
¨Yay! Because I thought you didn´t and it hurt me to think that you didn´t like me while I did!¨ he said and kissed my cheek. I felt my whole face heat up.
¨You like me back? ¨ I asked. He nodded.
¨A lot. I feel like I have fallen love with you.. Mia bella… mia vita. Ti amo! ¨ he said. I blushed.
¨I love you too. ¨ I said and kissed his lips.