This is a fiction/non-fiction take on the day I found out a boy has a crush on me. I think it’s a fun and humorous story to re-post. The story’s true but I just added some humor into the dialogues and it took weeks to happen, not in a day.
“Oh ow.” I groaned as I sat down on the bench next to my best friend, Cindy. I set my lunch tray on my achy thighs and started scooping rice hungrily into my mouth.
“What’s up?” Cindy asked.
I had only one word, “P.E.”
What genius arrange my schedule? Putting P.E. right before lunch. Actually, I don’t mind P.E. class but before lunch and the meanest teacher in the whole school? No way!
Cindy nodded thoughtfully as she chewed her orange chicken. She swallowed and looked up and elbowed me in the ribs. “Ow, why did you do that?” I rubbed my ribs, didn’t she know I’d just done 50 sit-ups? She stood up, I frowned, “Hey, where are you going?”
The answer came naturally as Jaime sat down next to me. “Come on, Anna, let’s sit over there.” Anna, Jaime’s sister giggled, and then with her lunch tray in the crook of her arm, she followed Cindy to the tree and sat down beneath it.
As I was about to fork a piece of orange chicken into my mouth, Jaime bumped me hard in the ribs. The chicken and the fork fell onto the ground. My mouth was still open but now I was angry. “What’s the matter with you?” I shrieked. I groaned loudly as I picked up my tray and moved to another bench.
Several seconds later, Anna left Cindy’s side and sat down next to me. “Are you okay?” She asked softly in her Spanish accent. I nodded as I tried to eat my lunch again. “My brother’s a jerk sometimes.” You think? I wanted to say.
“I don’t know what’s the matter with him. He follows me around like a puppy in P.E. and he keeps bumping into me everywhere I go.”
She leaned in close and whispered. “He’s like that ’cause he’s got a crush on you.”
I stared at her a minute or so and laughed. “You can’t be serious.”
She nodded quickly, “He keeps saying your name at home. It’s like totally weird.”
Both of my eyebrows shot up but at the same time, my heart began racing, someone has a crush on me, my inner voice chimed. “Wait, why didn’t he just tell me? ‘I like you.’ Is that so hard?”
Anna shrugged and my back crouched a little as I sneaked a peek at Jaime, sitting all by himself on the bench. Then I winced. That’s love? It’s the weirdest thing ever.
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Last published on March 13, 2015
Edited and re-posted on January 4, 2017