She came over almost an hour later. I never got to see her on a regularly basis so I was excited. She always walked in so confidently, it would send my heart reeling.
I knew we weren’t connecting lately, but today was not the day to fix that. I took her in, all of her. God she looked so damn good. My heart thudded as she came near.
“Hana what did-“
“Wait! I, uh, I just bought this game. I thought maybe we could play together?”
“Come on! You said games stimulate the brain. Please?”
“I didn’t have this game in mind when I-”
“Please?” I held up the cover and tried to make an enticing face.
I knew I failed, but I also knew she was in love with me, so my failure wouldn’t matter.
She smiled. Yes! I thought, I managed to reel her in.
She walked over and kissed me. “I know what you’re doing.”
“Is it really so bad to try to get my girlfriend to spend more time with me?”
“No, I’ve already cleared my schedule for tonight. I was only watching you try for the fun of it.”
I frowned. She always did that to me. I never had the upper hand with her, even when I thought I did.
I ran and hopped over the sofa.
“Come on then!” I started the game as she made her way over.
I was really excited. I had been counting down the days for this game’s release, Destiny Effect. It was one of my favorites.
While I played I felt completely free from everything. I was saving the world, I was actually in control of something. Plus I was damn good at the game, so it’d boost whatever little confidence I had. Of course, Nia sucked.
I was thoroughly enjoying myself, because I found something I was better at than her. Nia was so competitive. She was so good at so much and I always felt like I couldn’t keep up with her. So now, I was taking in every minute.
I made myself comfortable on her lap and looked up at her. I was so in love with this girl. I still couldn’t believe she was back, sometimes I had to forcibly remind myself that I hadn’t been dreaming this past month.
She was starting her usual pattern of missing for days, and I knew she might be headed for longer stretches of time. I felt a hole in my chest just thinking about it.
I was still looking up at her.
“What.” She asked without looking down.
I chuckled and turned back towards the screen.
“Yes, well. I’m relieved our lives don’t depend on my skills.”
“No, but the fate of the galaxy does.”