She said it. She was worried about the outcome but was happy that she said it. Now she patiently waited for his reply.
Silent since she began speaking, he hadn’t fluttered an eye. Listening keenly and looking into her eyes. He was thoughtful. His thoughtfulness increased her excitement.
Anticipation was killing her. She felt her pulse increase. ‘That’s how I feel. You don’t need to feel the same’, she said and then cursed herself inside for saying it. She was shivering.
Suddenly, he moved towards her slowly and caught both her hands. Looked deep into her eyes. Leaned over and kissed her and said ‘I love you too’.