Being Julia

“I love you,” Jake said as he kissed me on the head.
I stopped the moment he said that and looked at him. My heart was racing and my skin started to heat up. “What?”
“I love you.” He smiled.
Neither one of us had said those words yet. As much as I knew I loved him, I didn’t want to be the first one to say it just in case he wasn’t ready.
“Why do you look so shocked?” he asked. “I love you, Julia Rose Black,” he screamed through the streets of the city.”
People smiled at us as they walked by. We were near an alleyway and I grabbed Jake’s arm. I pulled him towards the brick wall as I leaned my back up against it, wrapped my arms around his neck, and then my legs around his waist. He held me up and smiled as he kissed me.
“I can’t help falling in love with you. You’re an amazing woman and I love everything about you. I’ve wanted to tell you for so long that I love you, but I didn’t want to scare you.”
Tears started to form in my eyes. “I love you too.”

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