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I am needy as hell. It is 8:19 pm, my parents are talking about how their day went in the background and I can’t stop thinking about you. I want to sit with you on this sofa, have some cold coffee together, and indulge in a conversation that strikes both our chords. It isn’t much to ask for, is it? I’m needy as hell. It’s been a day since we spoke properly, and our talks lack the romance that swept me off my feet. I need a text from you that says, ‘Baby, I miss you and I can’t stop thinking about you.’ This isn’t too much to hope for, is it? I am really pampered or rather even spoilt. I’ve grown up with nothing but love and attention. I am used to getting everything I asked for. But now, with you, I can’t ask for these things. Or rather, I don’t want to.  I want these things, really bad, and as insane as this sounds, I don’t want to ask for them. I don’t want to ask for a conversation or some extra effort. These aren’t things I have to ask for in a relationship, are they? I don’t expec
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Get the hell out

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My cup of comfort

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Offence much

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