"You cannot act too interested"
Freddie's words rang in my head again.
I tried clearing the dreamy look in my eyes as I stared at him from across the table.
I believed in being straightforward about emotions, letting Sadiq know I liked him right since kindergarten. Telling him I still daydream of what it would feel like to have his full pink lips against mine.
But being straightforward only made a girl too easy and a bit too desperate.
And Freddie was more successful in the love business. So instead I married my feelings to myself and let silence and awkwardness engulf us.