Things Between People
"So this is it?" She asked. Though, it was more of a statement than a question.
He remained silent, bent forward, his head resting in his hands.
"I guess so." Came his eventual reply. He sighed.
She clutched the blanket closer to her body and cried into it.
"Do you hate me?" He asked, looking at her with teary eyes.
"No." She paused. "I'm too heart broken."
They sat in silence for a few moments. He tried to hug her, and she pulled away. "Don't..." she mumbled.
"Sorry" came his murmured reply.
Time seemed to stand still, and stretch on at the same time. They were both silent, till she moved closer to him. Burying her face in his chest, she let out great heaving sobs.
He tentatively put his arms around her, and gently stroked her hair.
"I'm so sorry. It's not you, you, you know that, right? You're perfect." He said, trying to soothe her.
She sat up. Her eyes were red and her cheeks clammy with tears. "What happens now?" She said, a little above a whisper. "I don't want you to go, because then I know it's real."
She paused. "I'm sorry."
They sat together in each others arms for some time, before he finally spoke. "I'm going to have to go soon. The longer I stay, the more upset we both get. Will you come out and say goodbye?"
They both numbly walked to his car. He opened the door, then softly kissed her on the lips one last time.
"Goodbye" he said, wiping the tears away from her face.
"Bye." She managed to say, though the wind carried it away just as soon as it left her lips.
Created: Jan 13, 2011