Three Words

I sat on the curb and cried the tears of pain, regret and anger. You followed me and sat by me. Its dark, a gloomy dark night where not even the stars dare to peak out and give a little twinkle.

I turn my face away from you. I don't want you to see the tears that flow from my face. It's not what I want you to see in me. I don't want you to know that I'm this scared little girl that's so vulnerable to the world around her. The sad truth is that it's true. It's all too true.

You sit in front of me. Kneeling in front of me your hands come up and wipe the tears, but I don't look at you. I pull away.

"Don't hide your beautiful face."

I laugh at you. "I'm not beautiful." I know it too because of the tears that stain my face.

"Look at me." And so I look at you. "I want to tell you how much you mean to me. You are the first person in my life who has believed in me. If anything was to happen between us, I wouldn't know how to deal with it... I just want you to know that."

And by saying that, you have said those three words that we are both afraid of, yet you didn't exactly say them. I understand though. Have I found it in you? Have a truly found and felt what a glimpse of love is?