well that’s… that’s his penis you can see there
- Go to bed earlier
- Finish things ahead of time
- Eat whole-food
- Be present
- Listen to music
- Think positively
- Drink lots of water
- Be productive
- Eat fresh fruit
- Breathe deeply
- Go for a bike ride
Do you drink your coffee while you’re doing wire tricks?
Uh… Heh, heh. Funny.
The next day, I received a text message from Henry wanting to meet up at the park close to my house. I agreed to meet up, yet nervous to see him in person after all these years! I get myself ready and head out, walking. Arriving at the park, having no sign of his location, I sent him a text,
Me: Hey, I’m here at the park. Where are you?
I wait for a reply as I sat down on a nearby bench. Where is this guy? Hope he didn’t ditch me. Who am I kidding? It’s Henry! He wouldn’t blow me off like that! The ringtone from my phone went off as I look at the screen,
Henry: Behind you!
Oh, God. Here we go, the moment of truth! I gulped, taking a deep breath, exhaling nervously, then turned around to his direction.
"Hey, beautiful!" Henry smiled with his arms wide open.
I got up and ran towards his arms, giving him a huge hug as he lifts me up from the ground. Then we sat on a wooden bench, next to the swings. ”Henry!! Oh, my goodness!! It has been a very long time!!”
"Yes, it has! A very long time, I’ve missed you, so much!!"
"Really? You have?" I reply in denial.
"Of course! Well, if I didn’t miss you this much, I wouldn’t be here." He raises an eyebrow with a sensual smirk in his face.
"Well, your Grace is most certainly right." I laugh. I had to do that as a reference to The Tudors. I think he knows what I’m talking about. "So, what have you been doing, Mr. Big Star? I’ve seen Man of Steel and I thought you were amazing in it! Can you breathe in that skin tight suit? I feel sorry for your balls!"
Henry starts to laugh. “My balls were perfectly fine, although, the suit was pretty tight. Overall, I could breathe. Not to mention, I will be wearing it, again for Batman V Superman in 2 years.”
"Look at you! My best buddy, Henry making it big! I’m happy for you, sweetie!!" I bump my arm against his.
"Thanks, I appreciate the support."
We stood quiet for a bit. Oh no. Awkward tension is rising, think of a subject, Stacy. Think, think!!!
"So, how are things with you? Are you still with the guy you dated in high school?"
"Um…" I didn’t say a word, wishing he didn’t ask. Then Henry looked at me with worry, furrowing his brows. "Are you all right? What’s wrong?"
I shake my head at first, but with no strength of holding the tears, I burst out crying in front of him. “Hey, come here.” He gets closer to me, wrapping his arms around me. I hugged him, so tight I didn’t want to let go. After a minute, I calm down and stopped crying, pulling myself away from Henry a bit. I feel so embarrassed! I can’t believe I cried in front of him. “I’m sorry about that, Henry. I wasn’t expecting this to happen.”
"Don’t be, love. It’s okay…" He duck his head down, tilting it to the side. "Mind if you tell me?"
"I don’t think you would be interested."
I explain what happened with the guy I was with for 4 yrs. He came to my house just to tell me that he’s unhappy, the spark went away, and he doesn’t see us in the future, anymore. The guy grew tired of being with me and I couldn’t do anything about his decision. I can’t force him to love me when he can’t anymore. Henry stood quiet, listening to every single word that came out of my mouth.
"Wow, I am so sorry that you had to go through that, Stacy. I can’t imagine how heart broken you were."
"It’s fine. Shit happens, I guess."
"Yeah." Henry sighs, putting his hands into his pockets.
We decided to take a walk around the park. I can’t help, but stare at his muscular arms. They’re so toned! “You’ve been working out, a lot Henry?”
He chuckles softly, ducking his head shyly. ”Ah-yes, I have.” I see him flex his biceps on purpose, and I grinned slightly. “I can really tell. Last time, I remember you were fit, but more lean.”
"You don’t like my body, now?"
I begin to laugh, “Oh, I do. Do not take it wrong. It’s just - you look different than I remember.”
"Well, things change love, but I’m still the same Henry you’ve met in freshmen year."
"Yes, the same Henry who was lost and didn’t know where homeroom was located at."
We laughed, exchanging memories of high school and embarrassing moments. Then Henry stood staring at me with those beautiful blue eyes I always admired. I look back at him, furrowing my brows, having no clue why he’s staring at me. “Is there something on my face?”
He smiles. “No, not at all. I miss your cute little laugh. It’s a melody to my ears.” What is he doing?! Henry is flirting with me, my best friend is flirting with me. “That’s a nice thing of you to say, Henry.” Why would he flirt with me, why now? We kept walking, but suddenly, Henry decides to stop. What’s up with him?
"Stacy, there is something that I’ve been wanting to tell you."
Oh no. “Yes? What is it?”
He licks his lips and takes a breath. “I’ve always been busy as an actor, I try my best to keep in contact with the people that I love so much. I thought I’d never see you, again. You were the only person who knows the real me and who truly understands me. You were always on my mind. I couldn’t stop thinking of you. Now, that I see you here, standing right in front me after so many years, nobody has ever made me this happy the way I am with you.”
I’m speechless! Where is this coming to? “Henry…”
He continues. “I’m in love with you, Stacy. I’ve been in love with you ever since I lay eyes on you that day when I was lost, trying to find my way to homeroom. I was an exchange student from London and you helped me, every step of the way.”
My heart beats rapidly, my ears are ringing, trembling to every word escaping through Henry’s mouth. I don’t know what to say. Ending a 4 year relationship with the guy I once truly loved and now, my best friend admits his true feelings for me.
"Please, say something." Henry says in a soft tone voice, wondering what’s on my mind.
"I’m sorry Henry, I can’t." I begin walking away from him, making my way back home with tears running down my face. Why is he admitting his feelings to me, now? Why didn’t he admit them to me, earlier when we were graduating? Why now? I don’t want to hurt, again.
Is Robert Downey Jr’s facebook even real?
It is. And I’ve seen his replies to people and just…he confirmed on Twitter that he runs that fucking facebook and I’m like “YOU!”
Captain America: The First Avenger
This is why you were chosen. Because the strong man who has known power all his life may lose respect for that power, but a weak man knows the value of strength and knows… compassion.
- Dr. Abraham, Erskine.
(Next up - Iron Man. Give me a couple days.)
Sebastian Stan in Red Doors