The sweet thing about man is that they always have high self-esteem and a warm heart. Therefore, one way to get closer to them is to learn something from them. Find some skills that your William can do well but you know only a little such as billiard.
After the “cup of drink”, our hero William and heroine have become closer but were not lovers yet. To make the relationship one step further, Grace wisely picked a chance to let William teach her play billiard
I went to the gym the day after the karaoke night. I knew William will always be there around eight so I did so. The billiards drew my attention. I wanted to play it but I was a total amateur. As I expected, William came and saw me so he joined me or to be precise taught me how to play the game.
I put my thumb close to my index.
“This is like the trajectory.”
“Put the cue on the slim part of your finger else it will hurt.”
I hit the ball and it did not go as expected. I bowed down and verified the direction. I could see William’s cue showing me the right trajectory.
“Look at my cue. Yours need to be parallel with that. ”
I heard the ball falling into the pocket. “
“You need to think about the location of the cue ball if you are confident about shooting the first one. It should be around this area.”
I looked around and found the blue object ball met the requirements. No the trajectory was a little tilted. “Shoot the direction of my finger tip! ……You did a good job. It was my fault. I put the finger in the wrong place. Try it again! Catch the cue ball”.
I put the balls back to its original location and shoot again. I made it!
I tried to calibrate and find my next object but I can’t. What is my next object? Or I should play it randomly? I asked.
“It is not necessary to attract in all the turns. You can also defense or prepare for your next shoot. ”
I got it. !
I went to the gym as usual and unexpectedly saw Grace playing billiard awkwardly. She cannot control the balls’ direction. I have learned to play billiard since high school so tutoring an amateur was a piece of cake. Besides, I ever taught Salina playing billiard last year but Grace was smarter and quicker to learn. She would jump up like a little kid if the target ball went into the pocket as expected. Her excellent performance motivated me to play well. Sometimes I could make double hit that I was not intended to. Even so I still failed Grace for two runs. Admittedly, every time she made a stupid mistake such as miss or jump shot I will allow her do it again. We had a great time together without realizing that it was almost ten o’clock.
On our way, we talked about graduation again. She said she was hesitating whether to skip the grade or not. “Life here is lonely. In a small town, no much entertainment, no place to visit, no much friends, the only thing I can do is going to the library and study. ” She did not seem to love the life here. “Skipping the grade is cost efficient, right?” “Yeah, but staying here longer and finding a summer internship are more rewarding.” I realized that I was trying to persuade her to stay. “Yeah, but……so I have not made up my mind”. It seemed that she wanted to give more reasons but did not say it. “How I wish I could stay here longer!” So just stay! I exclaimed in my heart.
We soon arrived at her house. “So, just here, thank you! See you! ” Grace walked in front of me. When she looked back at me and said goodbye with her charming smile, I lose the ability to smile back.
The sound of her high heels ticking the wooden stair echoes with my heavy heartbeats.
You see, how smart Grace is! She used mere exposure effects and appeared at the exact time and place that William usually go. She also let William teach her play billiard so they had a great time and their relationship moved forward.