Being Happy In Love

We sit across from each other quietly, as I wait on him to bring up the usual small talk we so often have.

“What do you have planned for your life?” he asks, his genuine curiosity shining through his expression, and completely surprising me.

I mull over his question, unsure of if I should actually tell him. I don’t tell anyone usually. I just say what’s expected of me at the time. I tell my parents, something practical, like maybe studying business, or human resources. I tell my friends that I just want to make decent money in a 9-5 job, and have a family some day since it’s what they always claim to want as well. I wonder if they’re lying to me too.

“I want to be a writer,” I blurt out, before I can second guess telling him any longer. “I mean, I love to write. I’ll have a back up plan though. I know I need one.”

“Nah,” he says simply. “If you love to write, that’s all you should be doing.”

I study his face, searching for any sign of insincerity. I don’t find any though. His bright blue eyes are piercing in to mine, and his lips are stretched wide in to a full blown smile, and not his usual smirk that I swear he uses to come off as cool.

“Yeah, I think you’re right. What do you want out of your life?” I ask, suddenly craving his answer.

He looks at me for a few seconds, and I feel my cheeks heat. Is he even going to answer me?

“I just want to be happy,” he says finally. “It’s not as easy as people think it is.”

I move my head up and down, in complete understanding of his words. “What will make you happy?”

This time, he answers instantly. “Being around the people that I love.”

The honesty of his words pulls at something in my chest, and I feel my own face break out in to a wide smile.

“Don’t tell anyone I said that,” he says.

I throw my head back as a laugh bubbles out of my throat.

He laughs too, and the sound has my heart beating faster. “I’m serious, Lily,” he says, after his own laughter resides.

I roll my eyes as his usual “cool guy” expression slides back in to place. “I won’t,” I assure him. “But I think that’s what everyone wants, deep down, anyway.”

“And are you happy, Lily Barnes?”

The sound of my full name coming from his lips, leaves no doubt in my mind. “Yeah. Right now, I am.”

I just wonder if he knows that it’s because I’m around the person that I love.

 

25 Comments Add yours

  1. Blue Settia says:

    😍🙌🏼 “I wonder if he knows it’s because i’m around a person I love” 👏🏻👌🏼 Great job. Keep it up!

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      Thank you so much ❤❤❤

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  2. Tiyo says:

    This is either a true story or you’re a really good writer. Love it! Sharing it to my FB..
    And “Hi!” from Indonesia

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      Awe haha thank you so much! It is not a true story, so that’s the best compliment ever ❤

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  3. thandoswazi says:

    This was such a lovely read. I also aspire to be a writer someday but I’m still trying to figure it all out. All the best with everything.

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      Thank you!! I’m wishing you the best as well! I am also still trying to figure out everything. I have a lot to learn 😊❤

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  4. Jenchat says:

    I agree with you. Most things we badly want or strive for is because we think they’d make us happy. This post made me smile and I think love surpasses all things.

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      Completely agree 😊❤ Thank you very much!!

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  5. Meet says:

    It’s simply lovely. it brought a smile to my face 🙂 All the best!

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      Thank you! I’m glad it made you smile 😊

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  6. todaysagenda says:

    I loved it!! I’m so eager to read your others posts right now; glad I found you blog. I’ll appreciate if you can also have a look to by blog. Great job again 🙂

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      Thank you so much! I definitely will ❤

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  7. justpressy says:

    Hi from the Philippines with love!

    I’m astonished! So cute and your wordings are all to die for! Glad I pass by here in your blog, it’s a must read after all! Best regards. 🙂

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      Thank you so much!! ❤❤ I’m glad you stopped by as well, and enjoyed what you read 😊

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  8. Awesome story! You are so talented. Never give up, no matter the obstacles you got this!

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      Thank you so much. It honestly means so much you took the time to tell me that ❤

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  9. olivskinned says:

    I love this so much! So beautifully written xx

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      Thank you so much ❤❤

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  10. Wow love reading it. Keep it up

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      Thank you so much!! 😊😊

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  11. Very real and relatable! Its perfect!

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    1. Scattered Scripturient says:

      Thank you!!

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