I've had this one written out for a while now. Finally have the confidence to put it up.

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I don't know why I keep thinking about it, but something seemed to get under my skin during the voluntary vigil I kept over Numbuh 362 during that week.

I knew Lizzie would probably kill me if she knew I'd been talking to another girl, but I didn't care.

I was just so worried about Rachel. I mean, she ate so much broccoli. I thought what she did was really brave, and I wanted to be the one to tell her when she woke.

I kept my eye on her, staying by her bedside the whole time. That way, I knew she wouldn't be alone when she did wake up.

The medical staff were a bit skeptical at first, but agreed to let me stay at her side during those few days. I'd made that decision after we got everything back to normal and the Delightful Children and Father were finally cleared from the code module. I'd been worried about her, so I'd asked what happened to her and they'd told me she was recovering in the infirmary.

When I saw her, I was relieved that there didn't seem to be any other physical effects from the broccoli. I only hoped it didn't affect her brain.

There were moments when I was at her bedside in which I realized how... what's the word?

Nevermind, anyway, there were moments where I would glance at her to check for any sign of stirring, and I would find it hard to look away. I don't know why.

What's wrong with me?

I mean, sure, she has a pretty face... soft hair... beautiful golden color... warm brown eyes I wished I could look into... makes a sweet sound like a soft hum when she sleeps... something I never noticed until then... Oh, who am I kidding?

Adorable! That's the word I'm looking for.

I never knew before how adorable she was.

What on Earth am I thinking? I already have a girlfriend! I'm very happy with her-

Moderately happy with-

Pretty happy with-

Somewhat happy with-

I- I am with her!

But still, it feels nice to be able to help out a friend. I can only hope things turned out better for Rachel. She seemed a lot happier when she returned to office. I hope she doesn't lose that happiness again.

Okay, I have to stop here. Numbuh 4's pounding on my door and asking if I want to play some video game with him and Numbuh 2.

That's my report for today, Diary Nobody Knows About.

Signing off,
Numbuh 1

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No flames please