(16) Of cotton candy and teenage dreams

Jessica padded across the living room, holding a stick of strawberry flavoured kit kat.

“This year, I want to do something different for Valentine’s Day,” Jessica announced as she joined Taeyeon at the couch.

Taeyeon draped an arm lazily across Jessica’s shoulders as the latter snuggled next to her and fed Taeyeon the piece of chocolate.

“Sounds fun. Any idea on what you want to do?”

“Yup!” Jessica squealed, clapping her hands with glee. Taeyeon was a little taken aback by that reaction. It was rare coming from the usually cool and serious Jessica. Nonetheless, that reply piqued her curiosity.

“I want to fulfill my teenage dream!”

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I still remember the first time we held hands.


It was eight years ago when we were in college. You were the band majorette in our college’s symphonic band. The first time I noticed you was at the orientation when I first joined as a freshman. You looked so hot (and still am) playing the saxophone solo on stage. From that moment, I had an instant crush on you.


I joined the band (to get closer to you of course!) and we became friends. Though we were in different sections, you took time to coach me on playing the clarinet whenever my section leader was busy teaching the weaker ones. You couldn’t have imagined how I treasured every second I spent with you during those days.

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Little Things

I can’t help but smile each time I see your face when I wake up. We are happily in love and have been staying together for more than six years. That means I have been waking up by your side for more than two thousand times. You can’t imagine how blessed I feel to be able to fall asleep at night with you and to wake up to this beautiful face each morning. Feeling your warmth next to me and seeing how innocent and child-like look while you are asleep is one of the best parts of my day. If I’m awake earlier than you, I resist from brushing my fingers through your short blonde locks and from kissing the tip of your nose in order not to wake you up. On a few occasions, I would pretend to be asleep just to bask in your tender touches as you sweep my bangs aside. I can sense you smiling as you lay on your side and admire the beauty in front of you, heehee!

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Of love and surprises

It was a cool evening and Jessica and Tiffany were having dinner at an open-air Western restaurant.

“Planning anything special for the day?” Tiffany asked as she cut her ribeye steak into bit-sized pieces.

“What day?” Jessica asked.

“Valentine’s Day? What other day could I be asking? It’s way too early to ask about your lover’s birthday.”

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