Official M putting her arm around Bari tonight count: 3
Holy shit, guys. Tonight was a night, both good and bad. Polar extremes. Tonight was a trip night, and you band kids know how crazy trips can get.
We get to the place, and we’re all set up. I went up to M to ask her something, and she starts talking to the band. As she was talking, she just put her arm around me. I think I was visibly panicking. I remember my face changing rapidly in about three seconds. I looked at all of my friends, so I definitely gave myself away.
A friend in my section and I have a lot of fun making fun of people, including M. I’m definitely mean to those I love, and she is no exception. I sneakily told her that she sucked, which got a fantastic reaction. We also pointed out her terribly selective hearing.
Later, we experienced some tragedy in the band, regarding our equipment. My heart broke, seeing M’s soul absolutely crushed. I was one of the people who helped take stock of the situation. I had to break some unfortunate news to her, and I will never forget what I saw. It was like I could feel the Earth’s rotation, the ground was absolutely spinning, and the sky came crashing down. She turned around and walked off, then just stood there, absorbing her tangled thoughts and emotions. My heart broke once again, as I stared at her back, which rapidly decreased in size as she walked further and further away. When she came back, she was obviously shaken and angry. I asked her if she needed a hug, to which she said she didn’t. She then proceeded to hug me. She squeezed, and her fingers tightened on my shoulder. I could tell she was really distraught. On the bus, I shed a few tears. Unfortunately for me, she asked me some questions while I was crying, so she had to see me fervently wiping tears from my face. Afterwards, she came up to me, looked me in the eyes with her stupidly gorgeous ones, and asked me if I would be okay. I told her I was fine and that I had laughed it off, but something in her eyes asked are you sure?
Afterwards, she thanked me for trying to comfort her, and hugged me again. This one lasted longer, as we both reveled in our emotions for a bit. My head fell on her shoulder/chest, and her head was on mine. For the first time, I could smell her, sharply fresh and clean. It was a smell I could never get tired of. Earlier, a friend had told me that I smelled like mint, so I hope that’s what M picked up. We both shook in fake sobs.
So tonight was quite interesting. Tomorrow is going to be even more interesting, I think.
Oh, and she put her hand on top of mine twice.