"You're like a femme fatale," he was saying.
I swiveled my head around, looking behind the booth for whoever he was talking to.
"No," he said, pointing his chin at me. "You. You're dangerous."
I blinked, confused.
"Okay, nevermind. Tell me 10 things you've always wanted to do."
He picked up a pen to write it down and stared squarely at me, studying my face hard.
I blinked. My wishes are not so concrete.
"I would like to be stronger," I said.
"Stronger," he repeated, confused. He couldn't deliver strength. "No, something concrete."
I struggled to meet his demands.
"I'd like to do something someday to help people," I struggled, vaguely.
"No, no, no," he signed. "Okay, think about it and let me know."
In my head, I said, "I don't think someone can give me what I want anymore."
"You need to break up with him," he said wistfully, eyes filling with hunger.
"I love him," I replied plaintively.
"I know you like to write about stuff," he said. "Please don't write about this. But I think we could be really happy together."
(Sent from my phone)