There was nothing more I could detest than what had just happened.
I opened up my eyes and saw a fainted shape of a face. It was saying something but I could hear nothing. Inaudible sounds just conquered the seams of my ears. Everything seemed foggy but his lips.
Then, suddenly, I finally heard him.
‘I love you.’ he said.
I was shocked. Chills ran to the depths of my bones. I closed my eyes and told myself that this is just a dream and I will wake up at the count of three.
‘I love you.’ he spoke again. I opened my eyes again and I could see him, he was sitting next to me. I was lying on the grass and my head on his lap. He was looking upon me.
‘Are you okay? You have been asleep for half an hour now.’ he said again.
‘I’m fine. I just… I just can’t comprehend this.’ I said
‘What?’ his forehead slightly crumpled.
‘I mean, I can’t understand this. You and me lying on a picnic blanket at the top of a hill and the sun is setting and we are next to a full-grown tree. This is like a dream. It is a fantasy, at the very most, for me.’
‘It is, isn’t it?’ he answered. ‘At first, I didn’t believe this. You were my dream since we met and we’re finally together.’
I was hoping for a different answer. I was referring to the very fabric of the current world, if it is true or not. I closed my eyes and tried really hard to wake up if this is just a dream. But it didn’t work. And now, I think this is real and the confusion was influenced by my dream.
‘I think we should go now.’ I said to him.
‘What?’ he looked surprised. ‘Are you kidding me? We came here to see the constellation of stars and its grandeur. You were literally jumping when you were telling me about that before we came here.’
I got really confused. And I finally said to him, ‘I think this is really a dream and I shall wake up when I close my eyes.’
He answered nothing. He just nodded. Again, I closed my eyes. I ended thinking of anything and started to clear my mind. I breathed slowly. I opened my eyes again and there, he was unhappy.
My heart crashed as I look at him. Great pain surrounded my heart and it slowly reached in to the core. Tears fell from my eyes.
‘I can’t believe this is really happening.’ I cried with tears gushing from my eyes. ‘I have this feeling that this is just a dream and nothing in this world is true. It is like a dream that came true. From what I believed was real, you and I were never meant for each other. It is the nature of humanity that kept us.’
He answered none and just hugged me. I could feel his heart beating like a fine symphony synchronizing with mine. I hugged him back and convinced myself to stop crying.
‘You were just drawn from the quiet tad tedious discussion with your philosophy class.’ He comforted me. ‘You told me that earlier when we arrived here.’
Then, all of a sudden, a colossal instance of memories flashed before my eyes. Everything came back to me now. There was a lot of work to do, to differentiate dream from reality.
I answered to what he said earlier even though it was not a question. ‘I love you.’
I looked into his eyes and noticed something real. That instance placed a great relief in me, a relief from a demented thorn that once struck me.
I smiled at him. The scene was perfect. The day was shifting, the night was dawning. The winter wind has gone off and the summer breeze was already starting to move in place.
By the time I finished telling him about the Philosophy of Reality, the stars above us were countless. They aligned in a quite unique but beautiful sight. The sky was patterned with twinkling and non-twinkling stars. There was the milky way, a white-tinged of specter. And just below the sky’s horizon, there lies the city, the city that me and him always walked unto and where we conformed to the reality of social classification and stigma. Yet here, at the top of an uninhabited hill, we are free. Free to consume and succumbed ourselves with ecstasy and happiness. Such splendor is the grandeur that our universe offers, yet, to be most cautious, I could say that there are things that our universe hide and some things that we, humans, are not able to find out yet.
‘I brought jam sandwiches, your favorite. Let’s eat!’ He said.
‘That’s why I love, you always make me feel special and as for you… I brought my love!’ I laughed hard.
He also laughed. I could see happiness drawn fully on his countenance. He always has that sweet eyes, pulled-up checks and luscious red lips. Such splendor brought upon to earth by humanity and I think, no one could ever snatch such from him.
‘I love you, Alex.’ He said.
‘I love you too, Angelo.’ I said.