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The Garden of Lilies
1 week ago · · story
"I think I'm in love with you"
"Not the best idea you ever had, but I'll happily take it"
I sit there with a complete loss of words, "That's how you would respond to someone claiming their love for you?!"
He sits across the table and laughs at me, looking at me like I'm crazy.
I continue, "You came to me for this, and then you give me this crap? Do you really think that would work? Ever? Anyone would punch you in the face after that one, and to think... I really thought we were making progress here."
***Two weeks Before***
"Ophelia! I swear I will do anything for you as long as you help me out here... friends help friends, you said so yourself."
He got me with that one, I did say that. Reluctantly I have to agree, I'm such a pushover.
"Why do you want help anyways? Everyone is already in love with you"
He nods his head in agreement and then opens his mouth, hesitating before saying
"Yes, you are right, everyone who I DON'T want to be in love with me is already in love with me, but the one person that I DO want to be in love with me is not. And Oh, what a trifle it is."
He keeps talking, per usual.
"You need to help me learn how to make someone fall in love with me, and it shouldn't be too hard since the Goddess of Love is your mother, right?"
He got me again, Lauri is always one step ahead of me, and it is quite bothersome. Contemplating his proposal and reasoning in my head, I admit to myself that he has a point... I mean, how hard can it be? Maybe Lauri will be a cooperative and studious student and this can be done in two weeks, that way he will leave me alone.
"Alright," I say, "You have yourself a teacher. We will start tomorrow, meet me in the commons by the lily garden. My goal is to teach you this in two weeks, and then you have to promise you will leave me alone."
He thinks before responding (this is a first) "Alright, deal."