“Holly?” Artemis said, knocking me out of my thoughts arguments. I shook my head. “My mind was playing tricks on me again,” I said. “You’re not the only one,” He said. I guess I wasn’t the only one, I thought. I hope there isn’t a syndrome called “the valentines day syndrome” because I might have it.
I have to tell him my feelings, I thought. “Holly…” Artemis said, sincerly.
“Holly…” I said, nervously. I have to tell her my feelings before it’s too late, I thought. She looked at me with soft eyes. I looked into those eyes nervously. “Yes, Artemis” she said, softly. Her eyes were hypnotising. Even though she wasn’t mesmering me. “Holly…I…” I tried to say those three words. But it wasn’t in my system. From the many times I dreamed about saying them. Of the many times I dreamed of her with me forever, I couldn’t say those three words.
But I had another idea. I always do.
“Holly…” I said, “Do you…like me?”
His question startled me. I just stared at him. It felt like time had grown still between us. That time has stopped and we were the only ones in the room. I wanted it to be like this. His hand gently touched my free hand. Butler took the camera and took over the filming. Is he serious? I thought. Ofcourse he’s not! He really likes me. No, more than that. He loves me. I felt my stomach go all mushy just by thinking about it. A butterflies-in-my-stomach feeling.
I took a deep breath.
“Artemis…I…” I said. He looked at me softly still. “I love you Artemis Fowl!” I said, quickly. A little bit too loud, my girly side said. I haven’t heard of you in a while, I thought. “I’m sorry,” I said, blushing. He laughed. That was the first time I ever heard him laugh. “I knew it!” I said, tears coming out now. “I shouldn’t of came here and screw up everything.”