– What do you want? – she asked.
– I want a second chance. I want to do something right. – he said.
– I don’t know how many second chances we’ve had. I’m wondering if it’s worth waiting, I don’t know what to expect from you.
They were both standing, looking at each other, she could see in his eyes all the pain she wanted to heal and the hope she wanted to feel. She couldn’t understand how he was able to make everything disappear, just by looking at him. He looked at her, and the disappointment in her eyes was hurting him. He wanted to find the way to make her understand that he wouldn’t hurt her anymore, that it wasn’t all a mistake and he wanted to make her the happiest woman on Earth.
But he remained silent, while losing all hope. She wasn’t going to let him see her cry, not now, not because of him. And so, with the pain aching in her heart, like a bullet, she turned around with thousands of unanswered questions and her soul broke into pieces.
Without perceiving it, something turned her back. It was him holding her in his arms. He didn’t know why he did it, but it felt amazing to have her so close, smelling the sweetness of her hair, he was fascinated by her scent. They were so close, that they could listen to their heartbeats simultaneously going stronger and faster. It was at that moment, being so close, holding her to his body, that the words came out not from his lips, but from his heart.
– You are the only thing I think about before falling asleep, I dream about you, wake up thinking about you. I’ve tried everything to keep you away from me because I don’t deserve you. I don’t deserve your time or to have you here, but I can’t be without you. I’m going to make your life complicated, but I will love you like anybody else will ever do. You make me say and do all the things I’ve thought I couldn’t even feel again. You’re a light, every, you’ve come when I didn’t want you to but needed you the most and I…
He didn’t know what else to tell her, he just knew what to do. He took her face in his hands. He was able to see every freckle contouring her face, her curly hairs was flying around, and her lips were so perfect, as if they were drawn by the best painter of all times. He took apart every hair from her face to see her beauty one more time. She felt his cold hands on her skin, he was so incredibly close, like never before. She could see his perfect face, his eyes had the color of coffee, framed by his long eyelashes. His skin was so white like the snow, with an almost unperciptible blush, covered by his beard, which gave him the look of rebel that she adored. On that moment she saw again the boy for whom she fell from the very first day.
How were they able to feel so many things? Their hearts were about to explode in million fragments, and suddenly the world stopped, and all the lights on Earth turned off. They felt their blood running in their bodies and their heartbeats dancing in the same melody.
He kissed her, he didn’t know how much he wanted it until it happened. And she kissed him, after so many times dreaming of that moment, never thinking she would be able to feel sparks under her skin, jumping of joy after each second. And they kissed as they have never kissed before, they kissed with their naked souls, giving it all in. They kissed because it was the only answer to all the questions. They kissed compensating for all the time they have been lost around the world, dreaming about finding each other and living that moment. They kissed without letting any words to interrupt them, because where love exists, the words are unnecessary. They kissed and realized at that moment everything they have lived before, because every mistake and achievement made them meet on the same path. They kissed forgetting who they were, because from that moment they were going to be forever one.
*Thanks Romana for correcting this text.