The Little Voice: Chapter 2

Mystery Topic

“You have mail” the computer said as Janice signed on. “Are you checking now?” Kyle asked. “Yes I am,” she told him. “Well can you read them later? I don’t like being around when people read my stuff,” he said. “Ok I’ll read them later,” Janice said, wondering what they could be about.

Me? The voice dared to hope on her head. “Yeah right,” she responded outloud. “What?” Kyle asked rather confused. “Oh no forget that,” Janice said, her cheeks turning crimson. “You’re blushing aren’t you,” Kyle teased. “How’d you know?” she asked fighting her rising hopes. “Well when you hang out with someone for enough time you tend to notice their little quirks,” he answered. “Oh well, I must admit that’s a little creepy,” she continued to tease. “Sorry I’m a bit creepy. At least I… I…” he trailed off. “You what? I’m still waiting for the come back.” “Well I can’t come up with any bad things about you at the moment,” he admitted, giving her hopes that tiny bit they needed to break free and soar into the sky.

Complicated Compliments

“W-well…” Janice stummered, her hopes still flying high, “Wait did you just compliment me?”
“Yes,” Kyle said.
“You sure?”
“Yes. Do I seem like that much of a jerk that it doesn’t seem like I’m capable of complimenting someone?” a slightly offended Kyle asked.
“NO! Of course not! Its just I’m not used to getting complimented.”
“Really? I thought a pretty girl like you would get them all the time.”
Janice blushed. “You’re blushing again aren’t you?”
“Yeah I am.”
“Figured. By the way thats two compliments I’ve given you and you haven’t said anything. Normally there’s at least a thanks and if the person’s really nice maybe a return compliment,” Kyle teased.
“Oh, well thank you and…” Janice trailed off as she thought of which of his many wonderful qualities to compliment.
“Well… you…” SAY SOMETHING ! Its not like there isn’t something to compliment! The voice inside her head yelled at her. Just spit it out!
“You… you have the perfect crooked smile.”

Better Than Edward

“Crooked smile?” Kyle said smiling, “I think someone’s been reading Twilight too many times.”
“Really? Think you’re Edward or something?” Janice teased.
“I’m no vampire.”
“No you’re not” You are rather god like. Now that I think about it, he’s better than Edward.
“You probably think being a vampire is incredibly hot though.”
“Nope. I perfer normal guys that don’t have to worry about killing me all the time.”
“Oh really? Normal guys like me?”
Janice stopped breathing. Did he really just say that?! Yes he did. Now say something! Something along the lines of yes. Guys just like you. Please, oh please say SOMETHING ! Right then incredible insight hit her.
“Yeah guys just like you. Though normally I like them just a bit taller,” she teased the almost 6 foot tall Kyle.
“Sorry to dissapoint you, I doubt I’ll get any taller,” Kyle laughed.
“Well maybe I can make an exception this one time.”
“If you could find it in your heart to make an exception this time, then I might have a question to ask you.”

Long Pauses

Even the voice in her head was speechless, but not for long. OH MY GOD ! He’s going to ask you out! Say something you fool!
No I’m probably reading too much into this. There are 5 million different things he could want to ask.
Sure there are, you’re probably right, the voice retorted, dripping sarcasm. You still have to say something.
“A question? Like what?” Janice finally managed to ask.
“Well its rather personal actually,” Kyle continued, ignoring the lapse in conversation he had just endured.
“Oh well in that case…” Janice paused teasingly.
“I guess I could make an exception, just for you.”
“Well a great many thank you’s. I greatly appreciate the exception.”
“So what’s the question?” Janice asked, dying to hear the answer. “Well…” it was Kyle’s turn to torment Janice with long pauses. Janice began singing the Final Jeopardy song.
“You can torment me with long pauses but I can’t torment you? That’s not fair,” Kyle teased.
“Oh come on just ask already.”

The End

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