i liked knowing that i was one of the few people who remembered, like really remembered the things that came out of his mouth. i liked being the reason his eyes light up when i would say something he told me a long time ago anf the surprise that he comes after when he says, “you listened” because of course. that's what you do when you are so utterly in love woth someone. you listen to the words that come out of their mouths, you pocket every detail they throw at you and you save it. cherish it.
i liked knowing those things because it made me feel something. important. it made me feel important and i didn't know why.