The Power of Love
Chapter 8: Confusion
Here I am standing alone in the empty cafeteria. Kim and I just got into a huge fight about the kiss Harvey and I shared yesterday. She pretty much gave me an ultimatum. Choose her or choose him. I am so torn and don't know what to do. I love Kim with all my heart.. she is my girlfriend… my steady. We've only been pinned for less then a week. At the same time I feel such a strong emotional connection with Harvey and the more I think about him the more I want to be with him. I wish I could get the best of both worlds but there's no way I can. I know I have to go one way or the other.
I felt a hand on my shoulder. It was instantly relieved to see Harvey standing there.
"Hey, I just saw Kim leave. I have a feeling she told you I told her about us?"
"Yes,she did. Harvey, why did you do that? I thought we said we'd keep it a secret."
"She looked confused about the whole Deborah Sue spying on us situation so I clarified things for her."
"Do you realize how upset that made Kim? She is possibly going to break up with me. We've only been going steady for six days."
"Don't you think it is better that she knows instead of keeping it a secret from her?"
"Yes.. But now the whole school will know about us being together."
"Who cares? Aren't you happy?"
I wasn't sure how to answer that so I stayed quiet.
The school was empty so we decided to leave the cafeteria figuring no unsure eyes would see us.
We walked around the court yard and went to the football stadium. The football practice wasn't stating til quarter of 4 so we figured we'd be safe here.
I sat in the bleachers totally lost in a state of confusion.
I felt Harvey's arms wrap around my waist. I felt safe in his embrace. I leaned in to him.
"As you told me yesterday, things will work out. I wouldn't worry about it too much. He said.
I looked at him. He looked so sincere.
"Are you serious about wanting to date me?" I asked him
"Only if you feel comfortable."
I thought for a second. It didn't seem like my relationship with Kim was really going to anywhere. I would probably dump her tomorrow and give her back my pin.
"Sure. Why not? I'll date you." I said.
His lips grazed my cheek.
I took his hand in mine.
"I love you." I whispered.
"I love you too." Harvey replied.