It’s OK, it’s love

He asked, “What’s the one thing you’re most afraid of?”

“My mind,” I answered.

He said, “me too.”

Petrified, I asked, “mine or yours?”

“Yours,” he nonchalantly said, his eyes never leaving mine.

Before my heart could hit the floor, he shrugged his shoulders, smiled, and quickly added, “But that’s okay.”

I believed him.

No, not his words per se. It was his eyes… but also something else I couldn’t quite put my finger on.

There was just something about his eyes. At first I loved the fact that his eyes never lied. But every now and then he would lie to spare my feelings, or just lie as human nature. But his eyes, they would always betray him. In those moments, I wished he could be a better liar, if only to spare myself the pain of his truth.

And then it hid me.

“Your eyes,” I said. “They’re my favorite thing about you.”

He smiled and said, “I know.”

He sure did.

5 thoughts on “It’s OK, it’s love

  1. Sorry, this comment is for another post but I could not comment on it. “I feel sometimes interracial dating may be easier than marrying your own race in certain African settings. My mom is Yoruba and my dad is Igbo. They had to struggle and fight to marry each other. I think it may have been easier if they even married a different race because most African tribes have deep seated hatred for each other.”

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    • You’re so right. Even in my country, certain tribes have been at war with each other for so long that some parents go as far as disowning their children for marrying someone from a particular tribe. And the stereotypes attached to each tribe don’t help things. You’ll have the family of your potential spouse mistreating you based on beliefs they’ve attached to ‘your group’ of people, and it doesn’t matter whether you are a good person or not. So yeah, differences and complications exist in both types of marriages/relationships. However, I feel it’s much harder to deal with hostility from people of your own race.

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