Trying to figure out the L-O-V-E situation. Does he or doesn't he? Do I? Don't I?
"What do you like about me?" I asked Christopher. We were cuddling in front of the TV and he had stepped things up a notch by resting his head on mine.
This is Christopher's response when he doesn't want to answer a question.
"What do you like about me?" I repeated.
"No seriously, what's the question?" he asked.
"What do you like about me? What makes me special?" I said exasperated.
"I like everything about you right now," he answered nonchalantly.
"No! You can't do that! Wait... right now? As in 'Now, but not later?' You attached a clause to why you like me?"
"You picked up on that? And who says clause?" he laughed.
"Do you like me for my astute observations? Or for my grammatical wit?" I pressed.
"I like everything about you."
In Man World, this is probably a great compliment. However, in Woman World, this means I don't like you enough to give you one specific reason, or even to make one up, but I don't feel like being in trouble with you right now. I huffed.
Christopher squeezed me. "You don't like that answer?"
"I'm disappointed that you can't articulate why you like--"
"You're the best friend and the best girlfriend I ever had." He spat it out so quickly that it sounded more like You're thebestfriend andthebest girlfriend Ieverhad.
"What makes me a good friend?" I prodded, still looking for one single, unique detail.
"You don't judge. You are a good listener. You think logically."
"What makes me a good girlfriend?"
"You put up with my bullshit. You watch football with me. You're honest. You're loyal."
And there it was. The single detail that I knew was mine: loyalty. I have a hard time giving myself compliments and finding good things about me, but one I can easily say is that I am the most loyal girlfriend you will ever have. I don't cheat. I don't try to upgrade. I don't even really crush on celebrities (except for Gerard Butler whom I openly call my boyfriend). I usually like to boast this to my boyfriends, but I never said this to Christopher.
"How do you know I'm loyal?"
"I just know."