Knightly News: Hey, what’s up y’all?
Ben Caldwell: Hey, Aman!
Lily Kahn: Hey! Are you recording this?
KN: Yes. Is that OK?
LK: (Light chuckle) Sure.
KN: Alright, so how long have y’all been dating?
BC: It’s been about three months now. Wow!
KN: Good stuff. When did y’all first meet or talk to each other?
BC: Music Midtown.
LK: No, no, are you kidding me? That’s not true. It was a year ago.
KN: Come on, “Squatch.” Why did you decide to start talking?
BC: Well, I always knew of her but was too shy to say anything. I just thought she was really cute, though, so I went for it. Turned out pretty well, I guess.
KN: What’s it like being a couple but in different grades?
BC: It’s different because we don’t have any classes together, so we try and talk during break and lunch as much as we can.
LK: Yeah, I always look forward to those times because I don’t get to see him much otherwise during the day. We also hangout after school or practices.
KN: That’s nice. What’s your favorite trait about each other?
LK: Like character trait?
KN: Yes, please.
LK: Um, this is hard. (Laughter) Just kidding, he’s really nice and makes jokes.
BC: Her personality. She’s really fun to talk to and I just love being with her.
KN: What was the first date y’all went on?
LK: Oh my god no. OK fine, well, kind of. That was our first real date night, but he took me to Taco Bell once before that.
KN: That’s sweet. Who paid?
(LK and BC laughing)
LK: He paid, but I have paid for him before.
KN: Do you remember what the other person ordered at Houston’s?
BC: She got pickles, I think. Chicken fingers and pickles.
LK: I don’t even know what he got. It was like a sandwich, a Reuben something. It really didn’t look good.
BC: Nope. Are you serious? It was a French dip sandwich.
LK: Shut up, I’m good at this.
KN: OK now, what did you get each other for Christmas?
BC: I got her a sexy shirt. She picked it and I just paid for it.
LK: His mom paid for it, and he got me eyeliner. I got him a weighted blanket that was really expensive.
KN: That’s nice of you both. What’s your favorite thing to do together?
BC: We just hang out and talk about our feelings a lot!
LK: Oh god, that’s awful. I guess we watch “Black Mirror” a lot. He only ever wants to watch “Star Wars,” though.
KN: How did y’all’s families react to each other?
BC: Pretty good, I’d say. They were very welcoming.
LK: Same for me. I met his brother “Chuck” and his dog is so cute.
KN: Nice. Now let’s do some fast facts. What are each other’s shoe sizes, birthdays and favorite foods?
BC: Easy money. Eight, Dec. 9, Taco Bell. Let’s go!
LK: Aww. He’s a 13 1/2 shoe size, Mar. 9, and let me think… he doesn’t eat, like, ever!
BC: Look at me, I definitely eat.
LK: OK fine, Goldfish and Cheez-its.
KN: Are you going to miss him next year when he goes to college?
LK: Yes, don’t start. I’m going to cry.
(Ben hugs Lily).
KN: OK, we won’t talk about that. Is there anything you want to say to each other before we wrap up?
LK: Really? You are so mean (jokingly).
BC: I’m kidding. I love you.
LK: Love you too, Squatchy!
KN: Cool! Thanks for sharing and see you around.