All I could hear were the words he wasn’t saying. It had been too long without a hello and I began to doubt everything. I needed to him to romance me, but felt as though if I asked for it it would somehow be disingenuous. It wasn’t even that I needed some Hollywood, hallmark bullshit or even wanted it for that matter. It was just I needed him to tell me, to show me he was invested in this just as much as I was because I didn’t want to fall in love alone.
Just when the tears began, he texted me simply to say ‘I love you.’ As I felt increasingly distant from him physically and emotionally, he knew when I needed his affection the most. He always does.
I’ll hold that ‘I love you’ close until his selflessness makes me forget. It always does.