The Wrong Response (Dialogue Tale)

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"I love you."

"Are you being serious?"

"Um, yes. I have to say, that really wasn't the response I was expecting."

"I'm sorry, I just don't know what to say here."

"Well, I know of one thing you could say…"

"No, stop. I can't say it yet, because I just don't know."

"Oh. Okay, then."

"I really wish you hadn't said anything."

"Why? My saying it or not saying it wouldn't change how I feel."

"Yes, but I didn't have to know. Now there is all this pressure for me to say it back to you and I feel guilty for not doing so."

"You don't have to say it if you don't feel it. I just had to get it out."

"I just don't know, okay? I don't know if what I feel for you is love, but I don't want to say that it is and then later realize that it isn't. I don't want to lie to you."

"Alright, I understand that. And I appreciate it."

"Are you okay?"

"I'm not going to pretend that I'm not a little hurt, but I'll be fine. I understand where you are coming from and you shouldn't feel obligated to say it back."

"Okay. I am sorry if you feel hurt, though. God, who knew that three little words could make things so complicated?"

Created: Apr 22, 2012


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