It was out of curiosity. A fine day it was, I remember. I was looking upon your serene face, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen you so calm. The world has gotten into us and we just had to escape. And we did. With one click, we were out of the city, away from the noise and the angry strangers that we had to deal with every single damn day.
We wanted to escape and it was so out of character for us to just pack our bags and leave the next day.
“Wouldn’t it be nice—” I uttered, “to simply fall in love?”
I didn’t know what I was getting at. Maybe it was the beauty of the fields of flowers, or the serenity of your face, or the gentle breeze that’s touching our skins—It was pure and real. It seemed like a scene out of the books of our childhood. I did not know, what caused me to dream and just to try if this dream can be our reality.
I wanted to see what would happen. What kind of face you would make? What poetry will come out of your lips?
“Yeah,” you whispered, soft enough to keep it from the world, but loud enough for me to hear.
I smiled. It was futile, I thought. It had to end, soon. Maybe not tomorrow, but eventually it will. All things do, after all. That’s something we both learned.
This is only a dream, a short one at that. I had to remind myself. How I wish this was my reality, to wake up to this much green, to this much earth with sun shining upon me, where everything is beautiful because we are happy. Everything is bright and everything is alive because we are. Where everything is simple and love is not complicated.
But I saw the pain in your eyes and the sadness in your smile.
“Wouldn’t it be nice if it was just us?” I whispered, soft enough to keep it from the world, but loud enough for you to hear.
And you held my hand, a simple gesture but it meant the world to me.
This would have been the part where you tell me you love me and I, you. But it was best not to say things that had to be silenced as soon as we look back. It was best not to utter beautiful words that will cause us to cry.
The moment is pure and innocent and it was enough to make me smile for a lifetime. Even though the time will pass, this moment, right now, what we have, no one can take it away. It will always be with me.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t have to part?
I could not say the words out loud.