Ever Been in Love?
"Ever been in love?"
A strange thing to ask me of all people, as the answer was painstakingly obvious; nevertheless, those were the words that she said. I gave her a look that I hoped said 'I don't want to pursue this topic of conversation any further'.
Obviously, it didn't.
"C'mon, you can tell me," she coaxed.
I stood and slipped my headphones around my ears. She gave me a slightly-concerned, mostly-annoyed glance.
I began to walk away, leaving the bill and my uneaten food for her to worry about.
"You can't hide behind your music forever, you know," she stated levelly as I stretched farther and farther away from her.
Yes I can, I thought stubbornly.
Yeah, I've been in love. But that was a long time ago. Love did nothing except hurt me.
I learned to get over it.
Besides, music's done more for me than any lover ever could have.
I pressed the 'play' button on my portable CD player, and let the sound fill my ears.
Suddenly everything was okay.