Life Matters Over Hot Chocolate

Sylvia is enjoying her friendship with Tom and their deep conversations. She wonders why she does not get easily attracted to men and decides she might have a short life…

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We went out for coffee again. I got hot chocolate with whipped cream on top. It was so good, I drank it very quickly. I love sweets. He ordered another one for me and then insisted on paying the bill. I stopped arguing and let him do it in the end. He is very insistent, and although I am too, I felt compelled to surrender in this case.  I don’t think I have ever gone out with anyone who showers that much attention on me. He looks in my eyes and listens to what I have to say with interest. Usually I am the one who listens attentively to other people’s problems and I try to offer advice. When I share some of my dilemmas with him, he just laughs and makes me see them from a different perspective. A much lighter approach, so remote from what I am used to. It feels really good, though. He likes to hold my hands and just caress them with his fingers. It is so bonding, yet not sexual or anything like that. I do not have a desire to kiss him, but I very much love sharing with him. As if he showed up in my life to help me figure out who I am and what I am supposed to do. He knows, but he won’t tell me. How can he know? He barely knows me. However, he just knows. And he also delights in watching me devour hot chocolate 😉