He left and she moved on.
It has been 16 hours after the break up. I’m still curled up under the sheets. We were so cute, we were made for each other, we were the one. At least that’s how he made me feel. A text, three and a half years gone. All he had to do was send a text. No reasons, he didn’t give me any. I can’t bring myself to reality. Maybe if I acted like nothing happened, he’ll forget about it. Maybe he was kidding! He always said he wanted to work on his sense of humour! But as I think back about the past few weeks, he had to be a very good actor to pull this all off… maybe it wasn’t a joke. I look around at my messy bedroom, I almost wish I hadn’t. Right when I glanced up, I saw “our” jacket. He bought it for himself in London, but he gave it to me on the first day we met.
Looking around where I’m standing, I can’t believe it, I’m actually somewhere else other than America. I have never been to any other country so traveling to Paris is my very first time. When I told my parents about this idea, they were even more excited than me. My parents love traveling and they couldn’t believe I didn’t travel anywhere else so they even offered to pay for my flight. The thing is, I’m traveling by myself and I’m quite lost. I don’t know how to speak french either so maybe this wasn’t a very good idea. I sit down on a park bench and decide to study the map. Just when I found my hotel on the map, a stranger sat down next to me. A handsome stronger.
“Chilly day, isn’t it?” He ask, breathing air into his hands as he sits down next to me.
“Uhm… yeah… haha… hi,” I reply nervously. Why is he talking to me anyway?
“Anyway, I see you might be lost? Can I help you? You look so cold, heres my jacket.” He say as he takes off his jacket and puts it on my shoulder.
“Uhm… yeah… haha… sure, and yeah, thanks,” I reply nervously like I did previously.
We ended up talking about whether the world would’ve been the same if the thirteen colonies had not declare their independence. Time passed and we both knew inside that there is a chemistry between us that we never felt before. Now, we are just acquaintances but too awkward to talk to each other. I can’t let something like this slip away. I nervously dialed up his home number, someone answered, it was a girl.
“Uhm, hello? Is Dave there?” I asked, not wanting to hear the answer in my head.
“You mean Mr. Middleton? He already moved out a few days ago, he said he’s going back to Paris or somewhere near there.” She replied matter-of-factly.
Numb. That was how I felt. He’s gone. He left. What about me? What should I do? Move on, a voice in my head told me.
He left and she moved on.
“Luke? Some girl says she’s your girlfriend and she wants to talk to you right now! What is going on? Girlfriend? Maybe I need to talk to you too!” She shouts as I wait furiously on the line. Why did a girl pick up his home phone? Who is she? What is going on? Suddenly I hear muffled shouting on the line.
“Hey, uhm, sorry I really need to go. I can explain, trust me, I’ll call you back. Bye.” He says as he hang up.
What is going on? Is Luke cheating on me? He’ll call me back, he said he will. I pace back and forth in my living room making up scenarios in my head. Beep beep! My phone rings as it receives a text.
Hey, im so sry bout just now, can we talk now? meet me at the cafe in 10 mins? <3
What is going on? Is luke cheating on me? I’ll just meet him, it’s probably no big deal. Who am I kidding? No big deal? Of course it is a big deal! I grabbed my coat and left my apartment. When I got to the cafe, Luke already ordered for me and was waiting for me at a table.
“Hey, how’s your day? Just now I met John on the way and-”
“Just tell me what happened, Luke.” I interrupt before he could finish.
“You were gone for 2 weeks, I made a dumb mistake, please forgive me.” He sighed.
My mind went blank, he told me he would never do that. What will happen next? Do I forgive him? What if I don’t? Break up?
“Look, I know you wouldn’t want to forgive me, but please, just one last chance.” He pleaded.
I mean I shouldn’t just break him off because of one little mistake, right? Think about all the good memories we had together, maybe he is worth a second chance. I can’t think well right now, might as well just give him a chance.
“One and only one chance though,” I said, making sure we are agreeing on the same thing.
“Of course, thank you for giving me a last chance, I will not let you down.” Luke reassured me. “Look, I really need to go… er… run some errands… yeah that’s it. I’ll call you later, bye.” He says as he rushes out of his seat and leaves the cafe.
What was that all about? Just as I was about to pull my phone out and text Luke, my phone beeped. It’s from Luke.
Hey babe just talked to her, gosh she is so nice, too nice. but whatever i got you <3 everything is fine, i’ll be there in 5 mins <3
WHAT IS GOING ON? I dial Luke’s number and wait for him to pick up.
“Hey, what’s- oh no… no… please, I didn’t mean that text.” He says as he realized what he did.
“You know what, Luke? How about you go and tell that girl your stupid excuses because we’re done.” I say calmly into the speaker before I hang up.
He left and she moved on.
He’s gone, he’s gone forever. My mind race back to the first day we met. My parents gave me up for adoption,that was when he came into my life and adopted me. Memories fill up my thoughts, this is too much for me to bear. Who’s going to teach me cheesy life lessons? Who’s going to make me try new things?
I roll down the window and looked outside. I don’t think I can ever appreciate anything in life anymore. Although he has taught me to try to enjoy every second of life, because life is too short. He was 54, he didn’t know about how short life can be until he got to his forties, he started to get weaker and weaker. He had the time but no energy. That’s why he never wanted to me to waste my youth. I know he doesn’t want to cry over him, I know he wants me to live life to the fullest and enjoy it for him. But my tears didn’t listen, they slowly roll down my cheeks. He was the only one who accepted me for who I am. He left and eventually I will move on but he will always be in my heart. I take a last glance at his tomb before I got into the car.