Your the reason

It was a breezy fall day in New York City. I sat on a bench holding a book called “The Fault In Our Stars”. One of my friends told me to purchase it so I did.

She told me that it would make me hopeful. That one day I would have a boyfriend like she has. Honestly it was a great book but it did not make me feel hopeful.

No one would want to go out with a geek like me. I am going to be lonely for the rest of my life. The only guy who I think is interested in me is a guy in my psychology class. He always stares at me in class. Every time I see him he is smiling. I have never seen someone smile so much in my life.

I looked up when I heard the crunch of some leafs. I looked up and saw the guy from my psychology class. Think his name is Joshua. He was staring down at me and smiling his big smile.

"Hey, may I sit with you?" He asked gesturing to the empty space next to me. I looked at him and nodded. He sat down and I started to read my book.

I could feel him staring at me. With a smile on his face. I calmly put my book down.

"You know I don’t get it." I said turning to him. "Every time I see you…. You are smiling. What are you always so happy about?" I asked him wanting to know. He just shook his head and laughed.


“Has it crossed your mind that maybe YOU’RE the reason that I smile?”