9 May

They had nothing to say to each other because she knew he would leave her and never look back. And he knew he had his whole life ahead of him, and that she was “just for now.” She didn’t speak because she knew the answer. She had nothing to say for fear of tarnishing her cute, blunt attitude with a dirty, violent fear of being hurt. She didn’t want him to go, she wanted him to stay, but she didn’t want to have to say it first. In fact, she wasn’t going to say it all. She just wanted him to say it, so she could tell him to go. So she could tell him that we are both young, with so much going for them, and long distance is too hard, anyway.

That was the only way she was going to be able to have something to say. And if she had something to say, then maybe she could hold back the tears. Then she would appear stronger than she actually was, but the tears, they would give her away.

He didn’t say anything because he didn’t love her like that, and anything like that would just make her cry. And her tears, they were so wasted on him. He liked her jokes, and loved that she was smart, but she was so crtical of him. He could never see himself with her. He was relieved to be leaving.

So he kissed her, more than just once in order to make her smile, and then they left separately, thinking of all the things they could never tell each other.

Inspired by a past post by Chicken and Cheese


2 Responses to “Inspired”

  1. mrs. chicken May 20, 2009 at 5:04 pm #

    This is wonderful. Great way to take the prompt and make it your own!

    • busypretending May 28, 2009 at 7:17 pm #

      Thanks. I love following you and your family on your blog.

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