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“You have a little ice cream….right there,” he said, leaning forward, licking it off her lip.”

“You’re not my boyfriend,” she said, shaking her head.

“I know.”

“You have to stop doing things like that.”


“You’re NOT my boyfriend, you’re a friend who is a boy, not the same thing.”


“How long have we known each other?” she asked.

He shrugged.  “A long time.”

“A very long time,” she said.  “If I could love you I would, but I don’t love you, that way.”

“I know.”

“Then why do you keep doing things like that?”

“Because you had ice cream on your face,” he said, scrapping the last drop of ice cream out of his sundae dish.

“You could have just told me that I had ice cream on my face, or given me a napkin.”

“I know.”

“You need to find a person who will love you back.”

“I know.”

“Will you do that?”


“I don’t believe you.”

“I know.”

“What do you love about me?” she sighed.  “Maybe that will help us figure out what the problem is.”

“I love everything about you.”

“Be specific.”

“Your eyes, your hair, your voice, your intelligence, your sense of humor, your beauty, your body, your music, your art, the books you read and give to me, the movies you like, the way you decorate, the…”

“That’s enough,” she said, putting her head down on the small, round, red, table.

“What do you love about me?” he asked, staring at her.

“The same things but you’re not my boyfriend.”

“I know,” he said, smiling.

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