You smile at me across the dinner table. That soft sweet smile. You're going on about how your mother once forgot about you at the grocery store, and somehow that sweet innocent memory brings you to laughter. As you chuckle, it opens up a new soft spot in my heart. You have one of those laughs that just make me want to laugh right back. You grab my hand and sparks fly like that fourth of July night. when fireworks lit up the whole sky. The night when we admitted our feelings for each other. But tonight, your eyes say something different, something more. Although I frequently get lost in them, if you gaze into them at just the right time the colors swirl and form the colors of the earth. The blueness of the ocean and its abyss, the place that holds your deepest darkest secrets. The ones that one day you will admit to me, but for now you keep hidden. Are you afraid to face them? Afraid i'd judge you? The green of nature, renewal, growth. You've come a long way from where you were when we first met. Like a flower, you have blossomed and look at you now. Then there's yellow. Right in the center. Vibrant. That's my favorite place to look. Your radiance brings clarity where ever you go. Your bright spirit.
We finish dinner and walk out into the cold night. The air is crisp and clear, which made it easy to see the stars. Now you could go on and on about the stars and constellations, but to me, you're the only star I see. The only person I need.
We make our way to the car, but I can tell you're walking slower because you know that as soon as you go home this night will be over and you'll be returned to the house that tries to keep you away from nights like this.
As we make our way into the car, I grasp your hand, and you look at me with those captivating eyes. In this moment, everything seems so right. In this moment I have you. You have me. In this moment I have realized that I love you.