Time was running out, and the phone in my pocket remained silent. I was pretty sure it would stay like that. But finally Conflict Girl called.
I let the phone ring for a while, not really sure what I was about to do.
Should I give her another chance? Should I let her feel what I had felt? Should I make her wait as she made me wait?
Her fate was in my hands, and now it was time to make a choice.
All these doubts, were cleared in a second.
Conflict Girl: I thought about what you said. And I know you must have thought I wouldn't call. But here I am. I just needed to tell you how I feel. I really think we should just be friends. I'm sorry, I just don't see you as anything else. I'm really sorry.
And she hanged up.
I just closed my eyes and let the phone fall to the floor. Number 7 broke off the phone as it hit the ground and landed in the middle of the room.
After the way she treated me, I decided to face Conflict Girl and tell her how I felt and what she was about to lose.
So I called her and we got together. She looked really pretty.
Me: Ok, just let me talk and finish what I have to say.
Conflict Girl: Ooh, I care so much.
Me: Good for you. Ok, this is what I have to say. I'm not really sure why, but I like you a lot. Even if we fight most of the time, I like spending time with you. And after you are gone I can't stop thinking about you. I know you feel something for me even if you'll never admit it. But I need to tell you. You are about to lose me and I won't come back when you realize that you made a big mistake. So make up your mind now.
She stared at me kinda amazed. And for the first time she was silent for more than a minute. And then, she spoke.
Conflict Girl: You...you really do like me. I'm not really sure why either. I thought you didn't really care about me seriously.
She was finally being honest and even her voice sounded different. But of course, that didn't last long.
Conflict Girl: You really care, and you really want an answer. I'll give you one. But not now.
Me: I really meant what I said. This is your last chance, I want to know now.
Conflict Girl: Yeah right, like you really wouldn't talk to me anymore. You know you can't do that. I'll give you an answer this friday. Hope you can get some sleep before that.
After saying that, she left once again.
And I walked away in the other direction slowly, thinking that I had already done everything I could. I deleted her phone from my cell phone. If she wanted to find out what she had just lost, she'd be the one that would have to start taking chances.
Ignoring every bit of reasonable advice I had recieved, I decided to ask Conflict Girl out. I called her, but she was faster than me. She asked me out. After the initial shock I managed to say yes.
So we went out. And once again, we argued about everything. The whole night was one big fight. And in the middle of it all she decided to hold my hand. Later I took her home, and as I was saying goodbye outside her house, she moved closer to me. And just for one second I thought that it was finally going to happen. She approached and whispered:
Conflict Girl: You are just dying to kiss me, aren't you?
I didn't manage to say anything coherent. I just stayed motionless, with her lips just a few inches away from mine.
Conflict Girl: I know you are dying to kiss me. Too bad it's not going to happen.
After that she moved even closer, then backed up, opened the door to her house, went inside and closed it.
I just stood outside in the middle of the night, feeling as stupid as I could and thinking that maybe now and then I should actually listen to someone besides myself.