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Age Doesn't Matter Semi Final

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AGE DOESN'T MATTER
Age Doesn't Matter Semi Final

Written By Ruthie Lee

  We both stayed like that and said nothing, other people's chattering could be heard from afar and the cool breeze just sweetened the atmosphere. 

 I watched the lake as the wind danced on the water making it create powerless and tiny waves. 

  My skin went cold and my blood went hot immediately Jason hugged me from behind. 

His hands across my shoulders and his chin resting on my left shoulder. 

"I'm asking for your permission, can we stay like this for just a second!" Jason's breath on my ear made my legs weak. 


"One! It's passed a second!" I found my voice and said. 

 Jason calmly laughed, "Please, Okay, just for five minutes!" 

 I rested my hands on the horizontal railings of the bridge and Jason tightened his hands a bit around my shoulder and rested his head more on my shoulder. 

   We both remained quiet as we listened to other people's distant voices. 

 It was actually nice, the hug from Jason, it was warm and I've never had something like that before.

  "Isn't five minutes over yet?" I asked even if I didn't want it to be over. 

  Jason didn't reply. 

"Jason?" I called. 

"I can hear you!" He said and I adjusted my head, his breath inside my ear was making my blood boil in a way I couldn't take it anymore. 

"Okay… Five minutes is over!" I tell him. 

"What? That felt like two minutes!" Jason whined. 

"Why are you even doing this anyways! Are you getting something from hugging me?" I asked in a teasing manner. 

"Well I am!" he said resting his chin on my shoulder.

"And what would that be." 

"I don't know, the best belated birthday gift ever!" He smiled. 

"Huh?" I laughed. 

"I don't know, I guess I couldn't take it anymore standing close to you and being able to hug you or anything, cause your tiny body is just welcoming!" Jason expound. 

I let out a nervous laugh.  "Next time. Keep your honesty to yourself!" 

"Why?" Jason asked. 

"It's making me feel… 

"Feel what?" Jason added when I couldn't complete my words. 

"Feel… I don't know… I'm flattered and also it's making me feel bashful." I breathed out. 

"Bashful is it?" Jason repeated and I felt him leave my body and suddenly the warmth was gone and the cold wind took over my body again. 

 So that is what a back embrace feels like. 

  Jason stood beside me and smiled looking towards the lake. Somehow I wanted him to hug me back, but I couldn't find my voice to say that. 

"So my honesty is making you bashful" Jason asked and I turned to him.

"You're not going to tease me being honest about me being flattered with your honesty are you?" I scoffed. 

"Of course not, I mean I'm just saying, if my honest words can make you flattered and bashful, then what would my honest actions make you feel?".

"What?" I narrowed my eyes at him. 

"What stupid honest actions!" I scoffed. 

"I don't know maybe a kiss.!" He said in a quiet tone and gave a big smile. 

 "I don't know maybe NO!" I mimicked his tone and he sighed. 

"Right I dreamt too big didn't I?" he asked and I nodded. 


"Well I couldn't ask for more but I'm really glad, I came to this date with you, I am so glad you came to this date with me, should I just write a book about today being my happiest day!" Jason said joyfully. 

"You should, so your memories won't just go down the drain" I smiled and he laughed. "You and your classic jokes!". 

"Yep" I laughed too.

"But seriously I can write a book about today and the pages would be filled with the excitement and delightful feeling I'm feeling right now!" Jason breathed out. 

"Okay" I laughed. "It's inappropriate to ask this, so give me your permission!" 

"Anything is fine by me, go on ask me?" Jason was really delightful being here, cause I could see it in his eyes. 

"On a scale of one to ten, how much do you like me?" I looked up at him. 

 He smiled. "Ten!" 

"Whoa!" I looked down.

"Thank you!" I silently said. 

"For what?" he asked. 

"For liking me" I breathed out and also to Neil, wherever he is now, I want to Thank him for liking me too. 

Jason gave a nervous laugh. "I should be the one thanking you!" He stated. 

"What do you mean?"

"Thank you, for letting me like you!" Jason smiled. 

"Huh?" I was speechless but I did manage to say that. 

"You know my mom found out about my feelings for you and told me never to tell you, cause you'll probably never give me a chance to like you, needless to say, go on a date with you, but I mean look at now, we're on a date and it's just like a dream to me! I'm really grateful!" Jason smiled. 

"Come here Jason!" I smiled as I spread out my hands for him. Letting him know he could give me a normal front hug. 

 He paused and looked at me, then at my open hands. 

"What?" I asked. 

"You really want me to h-

"Should I pretend I never asked for it?" I rolled my eyes at him, about to drop my hands when he let out a smile and quickly hugged me. 

"Why are you being so nice to me today!" Jason asked as he hugged me tighter 

"I'm not sure either, maybe I'm seeing your good sides too!" I tell him. 

 Or maybe it's something else. Something new. 

**

  Jason and I ended our date on wave lake and after watching the sun set together, we started to leave. Wave lake just took the whole day and it was one heck of a day. 

-

 Walking along the quiet street, the streetlights brightened up the whole place and it was just beautiful. 

 "You know I've never really been on a date like this before" Jason said. 

"Yeah I know!" I replied. 

"Huh? How did you know?" 

"Who would want to go on a date with you?" I teased. 

"What? What I meant was I have been on a date before but the date wasn't as fun as this one, don't misinterpret" Jason gave a nervous laugh. 

"Oops my bad!" I laughed. 

"Yeah your bad." he added. 

"Wait!" Jason paused and stopped walking. 

"What?" I asked. 

"This route we're taking is the route that leads to my house." Jason said. 

"Yeah so?" I shrugged. 

"Are you walking me home?" He asked. 

"Yeah, is there anything wrong with that?" I asked. 

"Yes everything is wrong with that, why would you walk me home, I'm supposed to walk you home, you're the female not the male!" Jason yelled disappointed me. 

I sighed "Well, sorry, cause actually we need to take this route for me to actually get to my own route, take the bus and then go home, so I'm actually going home and walking you home at the same time, so… don't misunderstand!" I said and he suddenly wore a flushed expression. 

"Yep! Come on let's keep walking!" I said and we both start to walk again.

 "Next time, we'll take another easier route for you and I'll be walking you home then!" Jason stated. 

I smiled. "Do you think there will be a next time between us?" 

"Won't there be… A next time?" Jason's voice was sad. 

"I don't know, it's up to you, to be honest I really enjoyed today's date, so it won't hurt going on another date, don't you think?" I smiled. 

 I did have fun today and then there was that moment at wave lake Bridge. 

 "So you're saying we can go on another date?" Jason's psyched voice made me laugh. 

"Hmm, sure why not" I shrugged with a smile and he breathed out a sigh-smile. 

 

  We both got to Jason's house and Jason laughed out loud as he said. "This is crazy, it feels like you're dropping me off, it feels crazy, so weird and awkward!". 

"It's not weird. I'm just saying good night and not dropping you off but taking my own route home." I made it clear to him and he smiled. 

"Okay, now that feels less awkward!" Jason grinned. 

"Okay then good night and I'll see you here on Monday!" I smiled.

"Oh yeah, right!" He sounded a bit sad.

I don't know why though, shouldn't he be glad he'll be seeing me again?. Cause I am glad I will. 


"Good night then!" Jason smiled and started to come closer. 

Wait! 

I was starting to panic.

 Is he about to kiss me? 

Well it was just a kiss but the thought of it being just a kiss. 

 Our lips were already an inch away when I placed my hands on his chest and pushed him back a bit. 

"Sorry!" I apologized. 

He grinned sadly. "It's okay" he said. 

I don't know why, I don't know but a kiss?? On a first date?. 

"I'll be taking my leave now!" I smiled one last time before leaving him. 

   #JASON 

 I watched as Elsa left my side and I smiled. 

 I didn't know why I wanted to kiss, I didn't know why I was being so hot blooded. 

Like she'd allow me to kiss her. Letting me go on a date with her was enough. I hope I didn't mess up by my actions. 

 I walked inside the living room still feeling about today. And I met my mom in the living room wearing her favourite robe my dad got her and talking to Dessera with a cup of tea in her hand. 


"Oh Jason, you're back!" She smiled as she saw me. 

"Yeah, how have you been?" I smiled as I walked passed her. 

"I've been great, you seem to be in a good mood! What's the secret!" She grinned at me. 

"There is no secret, happiness is free!" I smirked as I made it through the stairs and to my room. 

 I took my jacket off my body and did the same thing with my shoes. 

 I heard a knock on my door and yelled "come in" 

 The door opened and my mom walked in smiling from ear to ear. 


"Mom? What are you--

"Okay, Jason I'm so sorry!" she quickly apologized. 

I hate when she apologizes. 

"What did you do wrong this time behind my back!" I narrowed my eyes at her. 

"Sorry I have to be this mom, but can't I pry a little bit? I'm your mother, let me in of things that happens around you with me. Huh, come on!" She said with pleading eyes and I sighed. 

"Okay, what do you want this time," 

She suddenly smiled. "I heard from Elsa's mom you went on a date with her!" 

 My body smiled remembering the date, but I didn't let my mom see that smile 

"Do you have to go on about everything" I asked sitting on my bed. 

"Not everything, just a little bit, how was the date?" she asked. 

"It was my fine!" I rushed my words. 

"Did you like it?" she asked. 

I looked up at her. "Would I have said it was fine if I didn't like it?" I retorted. 

"Oops" she laughed. "Didn't mean to get on your bi-polar side, I just wanted to know if Elsa didn't act strange or… 

"And by strange you mean disgusted she went on a date with someone younger than her. No mom she was the sweetest and we didn't even care about age while we were together, just like you do!" I expound and my mom gasped. 

"Well that is wonderful" 

"Yes it is and guess what? She said we can totally go on billions of dates apart from this one and it's just up to me!" I said with proud and my mom gave an unreadable sigh. 

"Well if she is doing all this and saying all this, it only means one thing. She's either going on a date with you because of pity, or the feeling you have for her is mutual between the two of you!" my mom explained. 

Mutual? 

I hope so.! 


"I don't know mom, can we talk about this another time!" I said. 

"sure, but one last thing, just so you know that after tonight, things are going to change between the two of you, there won't be a Jason and Elsa teaching lesson anymore" my mom stated. 

"What? Are you going to stop her from tutoring me?" I asked. 

"No way!" my mom smiled. "Either she's going to quit. Or you're going to make her quit!" my mom said and walked out of my room. 

T. B. C

 

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