Over the next five days, I had too much homework for me to have time to contact Zack and, frankly, with Connor there constantly popping into my room to give me a random compliment, I forgot.
On Friday night, at ten o'clock, Connor wanted a tour of the grounds. He was inspired by the concept of a moonlit stroll to put words together to form beautiful love poetry.
"The stars in the sky
Are the lights in your eyes
Enchanting, you're belle,
I'm under your spell
Lead me to your home
'Tween Greece and Ancient Rome [Apparently this was romantic because the places were amazing but I suspected Rome merely maintained the rhyme of the poem)
Into a maze, I'll follow you, love
Into a corner from where soon will fly a dove
Read me, complete me, oh part of my soul
And I'll be a pet, obediently lapping kisses out a bowl
And throughout it all, we'll be writing great prose
And after it all, I'll kneel down and propose
Marry me, marry me, seraph so pure
The pain when you're gone I cannot endure
Teach me your ways so I may shine too
And we can be the sun in those skies cloudless and blue
You'll forever be my sanctuary
When you tell me truthfully that you love me."
I looked up at Connor with tears in my eyes.
"Oh, Con, that was phenomenal. I wish I could love you."
"You can, Vi," he said quietly and chased away the faded memory I couldn't quite play back with the intensity of his gaze.
I found myself closing my eyes as he leant down and kissed me.
My heart imploded...
All else was forgotten
As Connor wrapped me in soft, warm cotton
He sang me a song
That made me cry
And now we dance on
Into the night...