Used To This
Walking into Alex’s apartment was still strange.
“Hey.” He comes around the corner while I try to jump behind a couch. He smiled as I quietly tiptoed in. “Trying not to wake anyone?”
“Crap.” I smile, pulling out a flower. “I was trying to surprise you!”
“Ah, aren’t you the best?” I smiles and takes it, brushing his lips with mine. He looks into my eyes and half laughs. “You got this from the man downstairs selling flowers I’m assuming?”
“Excuse me!” I laugh. “A little faith!”
He raises an eyebrow. “Okay, yes. You get good suprises after I see you in this movie.”
“Oh?” you smile, walking towards me, placing your hands on my hips.
“Mhm.” I smile, biting my lip.
“If you didn’t look so perfect now I’d have to take you right here.”
I smile. “Thank you. You look very handsome. Except for your tie. Can I fix it?”
“Yeah, actually, I hate this one. Can you go into the closet and pick out a new one? You know I suck at stuff like that.”
I sigh. “Useless boys.”
You smile placing a hand on the small of my back, “just go! Please!”
I walk into his (huge) closet. He honestly has more clothes than me. “Why is half of this empty?” I ask. Like I said, its usually full. Like there’s barely room to walk in here.
I turn around and Alex is right behind me. “Because I figured it would be easier to move my girlfriend’s stuff in that way.” You grin, holding a key attached to a black satin ribbon.
I smile. And smile. And smile. “Girlfriend? I better get out of here before she comes to pick you up.”
“Yeah, I wouldn’t want to lose her.” You smile. “Please?” you whisper.
I look around your apartment. “I can’t afford half this rent, Alex.”
“You don’t have to!”
“And, I mean what am I going to tell my parents?”
“That we’re in love!”
“I mean this would really increase my commute time.”
“So take a cab!”
“Cabs are expensive!”
“You took one tonight!” he laughed. “I’ll pay for one! I’ll make sure you get up twenty minutes earlier! You can bore me with politics all day!”
I laugh too. “Stop trying to make this a joke.”
“See how well that’s woking out?” you smile. “Come on, meg.”
I still get that feeling every time I look at you. “Okay.” I smile. “Are you sure?”
You move in and kiss me. “Yes.” You smile. “I can’t think of a better night in my entire life.”
I smile too. “I’m happy, too.”
“I love you, you know.”
“Yeah.” I smile. “I’m pretty lucky, huh?”
You smile. “Are you going to help me with this tie, now?”
“Yes!” I sigh, selecting a less offensive one.
“I could get used to this,” you smile as I finish the knot.