She couldn’t stop thinking about her. She couldn’t stop hearing that angelic voice in her head. She couldn’t think up a decent excuse to talk to her. Until now.
“Just try and sound convincing. She’ll totally buy it.”
Ruby took a deep breath, approaching the tree she knew she liked sitting under during the afternoon.
“Okay, here we go. Just walk up and…”
Before she could approach, her blue angel started singing a simple tune.
“…Or I could wait. Just wait and listen.”
She sat on the opposite side of the tree, closing her eyes and listening to her mystery crush hum to herself. Or so she thought.
“Are you enjoying my melody? I came up with it just for you.”
Ruby went stiff as a board.
The blue girl rose from where she sat, strolling around to the opposite side of the tree.
“I’ve noticed you the past few days. It’s okay that you were too bashful to say hello.”
Ruby shot up from her seat, trying to save her rapidly bruising ego.
“Bashful? Me? Not a chance. I was just coming over to talk to you today. I had an excuse ready and…every…thing…”
The blue girl stifled a giggle.
Ruby stared at the ground.
“I was going to pretend to ask you for singing training. I don’t really like to sing. I just wanted to hear you…”
The blue girl extended her hand.
“It sounds like a very good excuse. My name is Sapphire. Might I catch yours?”
Ruby looked back up, and in full Casanova mode, knelt down and kissed her hand.
“I’’m Ruby. And…um…can you sing the rest of that tune?”
Sapphire nodded, sitting back down.
“I’d love to.”
Ruby joined her on the ground, closing her eyes and listening to her blue beauty sing for who knows how long.