“Hello?” Derick answered.
“Hey.” I tried to say cheerfully, muffling my tears and the crack in my voice.
“Um.. hey. Does this mean you have an answer? You’ve only been gone half an hour.”
“Yeah, I do.” I said with a smile and sniffle, while wiping away a tear.
“My answer..” I took a deep breath, ”..is yes.”
“Hold on.” is all he had to reply.
I looked at my phone. Hold on? Why?
“Woohoo! Yess..” he yelled, his voice more distant. I smiled again, this time so big I could taste the tear that had been running down my cheek.
I laughed, wiping away my tear and realizing that was the last time I would wipe away my own tear.. at least for a while.
Hearing his reaction, I felt bad. I’m using him, but to him this is the real deal.
My smile faded. Should I really be doing this?
He returned to the phone. “Cool.”
I chuckled. But he’s so happy..