In confidence

It seems like love is more exciting when it’s unexpected.

And more exciting still when it’s unexpected because it is forbidden.

And so it was with her.

He told her things in confidence he had never told anyone else.  Had never even admitted to himself.  Not really.   But he wasn’t supposed to be talking to her at all, about anything, so withholding secrets just seemed kind of silly.

It wouldn’t have mattered anyway.  The words didn’t need to cross his lips for her to know exactly what he was thinking, almost before he thought it.  She saw straight through him like a piece of glass.

He wouldn’t say “soul mate,” because he’s not sure what that means, or if he even believes in it.  But she sure seems familiar.  Feels familiar.  He feels more comfortable with her than he has ever felt alone.  And some of the things she says, it’s like she is articulating his deepest, innermost thoughts.  Only more eloquently.

To say he “wanted” her would be insulting, both to her and to the term.  And there was no sugary “you complete me” nonsense here either.  He didn’t think they needed to say or acknowledge anything to each other.  He hoped they just knew.

In his mind, they were like incestuous, overlapping yin yang twins, both yin and both yang, complementary opposites and perfect matches for what the other needed and desired.

But he had no way of knowing what she thought.  If she felt it too.  Some things just aren’t said.  When you’re both spoken for.  It was the only question he could not ask her.

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16 thoughts on “In confidence

  1. Very tough situation to be in! Seems almost like a best-friends-turning-into-something-more story. Except to ask would ruin the entire perfect experience. But I’m rooting for this guy.

  2. I like how the language is a little uncomfortable, a little sharp, even before the final revelation; the relationship is clearly right and not right at the same time. Well done.

  3. Thanks for linking up with Trifecta this week. This is a really nicely-developed piece. I like your control of the language and the reveal at the end. Nice job. Hope to see you back again soon.

  4. Oooh… Great revelation in the end. Fallacious story!

    It would be fun to hear the woman’s perspective as well. Especially if her feelings are contrary to his.

    ~Me thinks he may think what he wants to think. lol

    • Knowing next to nothing in the ways of women and the world, I couldn’t definitively say. This was a fictional piece. But in my intensely limited and largely hypothetical experience, it would seem rare that such sentiments were entirely one-sided. But I could certainly be mistaken.

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