What Do I Get?


I don’t understand men. Kele was fine, but Ben… I shook my head. He is such a joke. Ben’s lazy, flaky, and nerdy. I have to admitted, Ben and I are an odd match. I’m more of the semi-popular girl while he and Kele are geeks. How did the three of us end up together? It’s a long story.

I don’t remember who approached whom first. I believe it was between ’91 and ’92. I turned to the living room. “Hey Kele, what year did you, Ben, and I meet?”

Our roommate sat back on the couch, thinking. “’91, I think?”

I narrowed my eyes. “You sure?”

“Yeah. My family and I had just moved to Japan that year.”

“Okay… who met whom first?”

Kele tilted his head. “Why do you ask?”

“I was just wondering.”

He leaned back on the sofa, looking at the ceiling. “I don’t exactly remember it myself.”

I frowned. “You don’t?”

“No.” However, I noticed the look on his face as he remembered something else. “Actually, there was something.”


Kele hung his arm over the back of the couch, grinning. “He had a crush on you since day one.”

My eyes grew wide. “What?!”

“Oh yes. The day we first saw you, Ben went on and on about how cute you were. I almost wanted to hit him. In fact…” Kele leaned forward on the couch. “He prayed that you would come over and notice him.” Hearing all of that stole the words out of my mouth.

“I… I…” Kele’s smug look on his face didn’t help. I pressed my lips together.

“I’m just going to go.” I turned and sped back to my room. Once I closed my door, I broke down screaming. What the hell? Ben waited for me to make the first move? The fuck? What did I do to deserve this?!