❥ A Good ‘Bye’

The bell rang. I wanted to wait for you, but one by one when my friends started to go home, before I knew it, I was all alone.

Only one of them remained, and I agreed to accompany her to their classroom. I turned to the hallway, thinking that you left already.

And there you are.

With that goddamn smile of yours.

Our eyes met yet you turned your back against me. Just when I thought you didn’t want to see me,  I passed by you.

It was the first time I heard you say my name.

My heart pounded. I was almost out of earshot when your teacher suddenly called me.

I turned my head slightly, and saw you smiling. At me.

Then you said goodbye.