Matthew and I have one of those connections.
I'm not sure why; I guess it's because we're both so shy and so we don't say much.
It's alright though; between the two of us, we don't need to say much. We just kind of look at each other and know what the other is thinking.
So we have a lot of conversations that I guess someone on the outside would call telepathic. It's not accurate, but it's the best way I could describe it.
One day, Matthew came over to my house and saw me surfing the web.
"Hey, _______. What are you looking up?" he asked.
No telepathy yet, but give it a sec.
"The northern lights." I told him simply.
Still not there.
"Oh." he replied.
"Yeah. You know, one time I actually saw them from my own house. I could only see green, but it was such a beautiful, rare experience that I never forgot it."
Almost there people. Be patient.
He smiled. "That sounds really nice." he told me. So what you're saying is you'd like to see it again.
I smiled back. "Yeah." More than anything.
Suddenly he seemed nervous. "Well, you can see them all the time from my place, especially during this time of the year." Tommorow should be an ideal night, if you wanna see...
I tried to hide my excitement. "That's so cool!" Are you kidding? Of course I'd like to go.
"Heheh, yeah..." Great. But for now, let's focus on today, yeah?
And so we did. We talked and hung out, just enjoying each others company. But I couldn't stop thinking about tomorrow night. Even after he left and I'd gone to bed, I couldn't stop thinking about it.
When the time finally arrived, I finally let loose my excitement. The whole ride to his place I geeked, talking nonstop. Poor Matthew was barraged with facts and questions and other random gibberish. If it were a cartoon, my words probably would've filled the car.
We finally made it to his place, and when I got out of his car, I was left speechless.
There it was, right before my very eyes.
The northern lights.
It was so different my childhood memory. I could see all the colors this time; each one crystal clear. It was liking watching regular tv your whole life and then suddenly switching to high definition.
"M-mattie... it's... it's right there." I stated rather lamely, pointing a shaky finger to the sky."The Aurora is right there..."
"Yep!" he said proudly.
I glared at him. "Yeah... Funny how that worked out, huh?" You planned this, didn't you?
"I know! It's so hard to predict these things, even with estimations." Possibly.
I rolled my eyes before looking back up to the sky, in absolute awe of its beauty. "Yeah... that's true."
From the corner of my eye I could see he was pleased with my response. "So, what do you think?"
"I think it's just... wow."
He chuckled. "Wow?"
I couldn't even get mad at him. "Yeah. I don't think I've ever seen anything so beautiful."
I was still looking up to the sky, so I couldn't read Matthew's expressions. But then he took my hand into his trembling one, I looked at him in surprise. Through his nervous expression, I read him loud and clear.
Suddenly I was feeling nervous too.
"W-what's up?" I stammered. You don't mean...
Oh how I wish our telepathy worked right now! For the first time, Matthew's mind was blank to me. His expression was unlike any I'd seen before. Is this what it's like for normal people? That must suck-
My mind suddenly matches his as I feel something warm on my lips.
And then it clicks; that expression was saying I love you.
And though it'd never occurred to me before, I realized I was rather fond of this Canadian as well.
So I kissed him back. It was an innocent, sweet little kiss; the kind that'd normally make me vomit if I just thought about it. But it was... nice.
Matthew finally pulled away, smiling at me. I smiled back before turning my gaze up to the sky.
"I love you too."