What’s stronger? True love, or soulmates?
Strings
CHAPTER
28
I Never Thought...
“Okay so you both look alright, we’re going to discharge you but remember you’ll have some followup visits.” The doctor says, checking off and signing a few things.
“Thank you.” Leo’s mom said.
“Yes, thank you.” His father agreed.
Both sets of parents hugged the doctor who didn’t look all that surprised, I guess that happens a lot.
“You ready to go?” I ask them.
“Definitely.” Leo nods.
“I was born ready.” Liam grins.
“Hey so since I’m out now guess what I realized.” Leo says to me.
“What?” I ask, curiously.
“We’ve never gone on a real date.” He says.
“Probably because you landed yourself in the hospital and nearly died.” I laugh.
“Yes, and granted I still can’t really take you to a fancy restaurant, mostly because I’m broke, but also because I’m supposed to be careful and my parents are going to be extra protective after this, which also means that I probably wont ever leave the house again. But that’s not the point, the point is there is ice cream at my house and I know you love ice cream so you want to come over and we can call it a date?” Leo asks, blushing slightly.
“It’s a date.” I smile, and I’m sure I’m blushing as well.
“That one looks like a dot.” Leo says, pointing to a cloud.
I laugh. “You have no imagination.”
I hear a noise I don’t recognize I sit up to look at him. We’re lying on the grass looking up at the sky, but Leo is blinking back tears.
“I’m sorry, what-“ I start. “Are you okay?”
“I’m fine, I’m fine.” Leo says, sitting up and wrapping his arms around me. I awkwardly pat him on the back, still confused.
“Sorry,” he says, pulling back and looking at me, his blue eyes still filled with tears. “I just never thought-“ He lets out a shaky breath. “I never thought I’d get to be with you, I thought I’d always want to and never get to. It’s just real now.”
I feel tears sting my own eyes, because those thoughts had raced through my own mind a million times.
“I’m sorry, it’s stupid, I’m crying.” He says, wiping his eyes.
“It’s not stupid,” I say. “The idea that crying makes you stupid is a stupid stigma that comes with being human.”
He gives me a teary smile. “This is such an unlikely relationship.” He says.
“Which doesn’t make it any less perfect.”
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