Hi, so okay, I don't know if you'll understand this but I can't kiss you or anything. Not that you'd necessarily want to, but I can't.
When I try to look at you like that, all I see is what I'm going to put you through. Maybe that doesn't make sense to you.
He responded a few minutes later.
I wrote back.
Oh, my God, stop flirting with me!
I just said:
My phone buzzed a moment later.
I was kidding, Hazel Grace. I understand. (But we both know that okay is a very flirty word).
I was very tempted to respond okay again, but I pictured him at my funeral, and that helped me text properly:
(The conversation taken from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, as reviewed by me in Bahasa Indonesia, here).