She asked him, “why me?” The pieces seemed to fit so perfectly together. She was curious to know if he saw that. She wondered if it amazed him too. She wanted to know his reasons. He smiled at her, rather naughtily. For a second she didnt think he would answer her question seriously. Probably tease her with some random reasons. He leaned towards her and looked into her eyes. One by one he listed out his reasons. It seemed to her like his list was never-ending. He covered quite a range of reasons. They all seemed so flattering even if she didnt believe a few of them were true. With each reason, she felt her heart melt a little and goosebumps all over.
She acknowledged his reasons with a slight smile. She felt too overwhelmed to say anything. He probably knew ‘coz he gave her the silence and space she needed. After a few minutes, he grinned at her, “Your turn. Why me?” She confessed that there were too many for her to list out all together but she had three main reasons. He grinned at her first two reasons, not-so-secretly pleased with himself. When she finished telling him what she put as her ‘main reason’, a tiny frown formed on his forehead. He didnt quite understand it. It was just something he had said, just a belief. It wasnt a compliment to her or in any way flattering to him.
She leaned towards him and looked into his eyes. “There hasnt been a dearth of reasons to be attracted to someone, to become fond of, to adore or even fall in love. This just…..this made me respect you. So it might not be a glamorous or a very romantic or a highly flattering reason but it makes me respect the man you are.” A still silence filled up the room.
Suddenly, he grinned. He pulled her towards him and said, “Arent you a lucky girl then; I chose you!”