He Doesn't Even Notice Me, or Does He?

September 26, 2009
By , East Haddam, CT
He doesn't even notice me. I mean, he does, but it's just a glance while he's scanning the surrounding area for a friend he’s been talking to. A girl friend, possibly soon to become his girlfriend.
On the first day of school I walked into my third class, wishing for the day to be over. The stress was too much, although it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.
I was one of the first in the room, so I took a seat at the far end of the room. Once the room was full, I realized I was surrounded by strangers. Lower classmen I didn't even know. My second day in that class I took a seat on the other side of the room with students my age.
That's when I noticed him. He was so cute and when he smiled, my heart skipped a beat. Butterflies flapped their wings, trying to escape my stomach. I wanted to talk to him, but didn't know how. So instead of making conversation I asked for help.
“Um...Do you know how to do this? I’m so confused,” I started off, with a little laugh. I hoped he couldn’t hear the nervousness.
“Yeah,” he said and went on to explain what we had to do.
“Thanks,” I said quietly.
Everyday was the same. Almost. He sometimes asked me for help. I loved when he did that because I loved to hear his voice. I pretended not to like him too much. And I didn’t want to show him how desperate I was to have a friend in that class.
One day, a few weeks into class, he moved seats. He moved one seat over so there was one between us. I could have sat next to him, but I chose to sit in my normal seat. Is that what he wanted? To no longer have to talk to me? I wasn’t the prettiest girl, but he could have just stopped talking to me. It wasn’t like I had talked to him everyday and flirted. I had barely talked to him at all!
It went on like that for a few more classes, until one day he moved back. He talked to me first this time.
“Hey. Can you help me with this?”
I was angry with him so I just said, “Sorry. I don’t know how to do it. Ask the teacher.” I leaned on my arm, facing away from him. Yes, it was childish, and yes, it made my heart ache to do it. But somewhere inside of me, I felt it was the right thing to do.
Those gut instincts proved right, when the next class he sat next to me with a bright, lovely smile. “Hey. What’s up?”
“Nothing,” I said. “What’s up with you?”
We went on like that, making small talk. Finally, what I had been hoping and wishing for came true. At the end of class, he stopped me by grabbing my arm and letting everybody else out.
“I have a question.” He seemed a bit nervous. It made me nervous also.
“Um...” he cleared his throat. “I like you and I want to get to know you better. Will you go out with me this Friday?”
I couldn’t even speak. But the look on his face showed me that he was more nervous than I. “Sure.”
His smile lit up his face. I gave him my number, thinking, Maybe he did notice me after all, and walked out of the room composed, while inside I was jumping for joy.

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3moBunnie said...
Dec. 5, 2010 at 12:14 am
i wish boys could tell you that they liked you and have the guts to ask you out...anyways you are a wonderful writer,you better keep on writing! :)
sabina22 said...
Nov. 25, 2010 at 1:55 pm
Haha aww this happened to me, too, last period of the day for me. The ending, not so much, but everything up until it, yes! Haha, I love the way you wrote it, nicely done :)
Oranges_24 said...
Nov. 21, 2010 at 1:17 pm
awww this reminds me of third and sixth period hahaha :D
thestorycritic said...
Nov. 20, 2010 at 4:40 am
Awwwwwwwww! :) How sweet! :)
Maranda said...
Oct. 30, 2010 at 10:06 pm
Thank you:)
D_Beauty said...
Oct. 29, 2010 at 9:08 am
Oh my goodness! I thought this was the cutest story. I loved it so much. I can definetly relate to this. You have to keep writing! 
D_Beauty replied...
Oct. 29, 2010 at 9:09 am
I showed it to my other two friends and they both said, "Awww!" 
classngrl replied...
Nov. 13, 2010 at 8:25 pm
thats what i say too!!
awesome.me.reader said...
Oct. 17, 2010 at 6:16 pm
I can realate to most of this story... except her story had a happier ending then mine :-/
you have wonderful talent-- keep writing! XD
kadejah said...
Sept. 15, 2010 at 10:34 am
I can agree. I feel the same way. Most girls do what she did.
Annabelle294 said...
Jun. 11, 2010 at 12:01 pm
This is adoarable, Such a cute love story!
@ngel replied...
Aug. 17, 2010 at 7:53 am
cute story..really liked it alot :) please continue the story if possible..well written :)
Maranda replied...
Aug. 22, 2010 at 8:12 pm
Look up......He Doesn't Even Notice Me, or Does He? Part 2.....and you'll find the second part
@ngel replied...
Aug. 23, 2010 at 8:55 am
yeah sure i will thanks :) 
papered_heart said...
May 28, 2010 at 9:25 pm
aww! i just wish it happened like this!!! its better for a guy to take the initiative:) 
hayleyhxc777 said...
May 24, 2010 at 1:02 pm
i can sort relate to this story...except this actually turns out good
i can't even talk to the guy i like :(
I<3mybff said...
May 18, 2010 at 7:14 pm
I understand completly! My best fried is a guy and i hope someday to become his girlfriend, but he doesn't notice.
LantisAh-Chan said...
May 15, 2010 at 7:47 pm
Ok, I can totally connect with this story. Hapenned to me last year. Didn't turn out how I wanted, but, still, this is a great short.
Ayushi_austen replied...
Feb. 16, 2011 at 7:29 am
W.O.W!!!!fairytale ending absolutely!!!i adore your character sketches!!!hope i too have an ending like dat!!!
Radiogirl247 said...
May 13, 2010 at 5:21 pm
This is amazing! I love it!! Its soooo cute!!! Maybe later if you want you can read some of my work too? Please comment I would love to hear from you! This truly is amazing.
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