What I need is you
"You need me," my boyfriend said, pressing his hand against my back, keeping me close. I'd just jumped at him for a quick hug, and it was nice that he took time to savour it. I smiled.
He knows it's true. And I liked his confidence.
"You need me," he repeated. And after only a short pause, said it again, "You need me."
It was getting weird. But what the hell, I played along.
"OK, I neeeeeed you."
He squinted. What's he getting at, I wondered, feeling at a loss. Then he reached his hand down to the front of his jeans, gingerly cupping himself, before saying it one last time in a way I finally understood.
"You KNEED me!"
When he recovered, we decided both were true.