“Seriously. Forget it. Let’s pretend like it never happened?” I crossed my fingers under the table and hoped Bruce would just agree nothing had happened. I was too embarrassed to talk about anything further. I only knew I had thought he was along the lines I was thinking, but after tonight, apparently I was mistaken.
“How can I forget this has happened? You just made a fool of me in front of the entire council and in front of all our friends. How can I… How can I ignore this? How am I supposed to ignore this?”
I knew Bruce was angry with me and I knew he had a right to be angry. I knew he was going to be angry before we started. Even with all of this, I made my decision anyway. I had wanted us to be together, but always knew, deep inside, that this could potentially be a problem.
And now the problem was coming to a head. I loved him and I guess he didn’t love me. Everything he had been saying and doing had led me to believe he did love me. And I had mistakenly made a move at the worst time. Bad news for Bruce was the fact I knew how to make him love me. I could make him love me and he would be none the wiser.
I began plotting as soon as Bruce walked away with his shoulders hunched in anger. He didn’t know what he was missing.