“I’m thinking of something” He said. They cycled through the carpet as the music played on softly and they swayed to it in the dark. The noise of the vehicles passing by were muffed and they were oblivious to the prancing of the neighbours. Her forehead was resting against his forehead and his hands were round her waist.
“It’s going to require me to go out.”
Wondering what he was up to, she gave him the permission to go out. She sat on his bed and wrapped her arms round herself. He was back in less than a minute like he promised. He was holding nothing and she was slightly disappointed.
“Wait!” He said.
He dug about in his bag and hid what he brought out in his hands.
“Do you know what this is?” He asked.
How was she supposed to? She couldn’t see what he was holding.
He turned around and opened his palms in which laid two pink and white striped birthday cake candles.
She smiled and thought he was so sweet. He brought out a matchbox from his pocket which she presume he went to get and then he lit the candles. He sat beside her on the bed and handed her one of the candles. The light in the room was off and the candles illuminated the room, casting their shadows against the wall. She couldn’t stop smiling.
“Guess where I got the candles?”
“Where?” She asked.
“I stole them from a friend’s birthday cake” He whispered.
She laughed softly and thought he was so sweet and funny.
He held her hand in his and she rested her head on his shoulder.
“What are you thinking about?”
“Nothing” She whispered.
She had a lot on her mind.
That moment, she played a mental tape of everything that had happened since she met him in her head and even though she had tried hard to resist it, she had to admit it.
She did like him.
It was weird but she did.
The candle wax slowly melted and then he grabbed her hand and let the candle drop fall on her skin. It hurt but she didn’t scream nor show any sign of pain.
“Why did you do that?” She asked.
“I’m sorry” He said.
“You can do the same for me if you want to”
“Of course I want to!” She thought. It did hurt.
She raised her candle and let the melting drop fall on his skin. He showed no sign of pain and she smiled.
“It actually hurts” She admitted.
“Now we have something to remind us of this day” He said.
She smiled again and thought he was so sweet.
And that moment, she knew she loved him.