Five Months Later
I woke up with a start, realizing
my alarm hadn’t gone off at all. I smiled to myself as I
looked out the window. I had a date with Ty today. Six months
ago, I would have gone crazy trying to get ready in the fifteen
minutes I had, but now, I didn’t need half of that time. I
got out of bed lazily, stretching as I stood up. I trotted over
to my closet and pulled out a navy blue spaghetti strap dress
with a ruffled top and brown gladiators. I threw my dress on and
then put on just a trace of mascara. I brushed through my hair
and grabbed my shoes. Ty didn’t care whether I was wearing
a prom dress or my pajamas. He said I was beautiful no matter
what I did to myself. I could die my hair to look like the
rainbow and walk around in a sack for the rest of my life and he
wouldn’t care. I took one last look in the mirror and then
I walked out my bedroom door and down the stairs.
I passed the kitchen
and walked over to the entry-way.
little girl,” Michael came out from the kitchen and handed
me a granola bar. “Didn’t think you’d get out
of here without something to munch on, did ya?”
I laughed. “I
guess not!” Michael and I exchanged goodbyes and I walked
out to the driveway.
Ty was standing in
front of his crappy, old car. I couldn’t hold my smile back
when I saw him. He was wearing a blue plaid button down with
light wash jeans and tan sneakers. But what made him look so
handsome was his smile that seemed to get bigger every step I
took closer to him.
“Well, hi there,
beautiful lady,” Ty grabbed my hand and pulled me towards
him, picking me up into his arms, my feet above the
I giggled as he lowered
me to the pavement. He opened the door for me, not just to be a
gentleman, but also because the door was so rusted, it was too
hard for me to open by myself.
As we were driving
along, my mind wandered back to what had happened the past five
months. Ty had been the one to find me in the bathroom and had
carried me outside to the ambulance in his big, muscular arms.
Michael made me join a support group and always made sure that I
had something to eat every meal of the day, even when I was
stuffed with food so I couldn’t move. Alice and I are okay
now, but we are no longer friends. She is currently studying
abroad in Italy and I haven’t talked to her since she left
the airport four months ago. I haven’t talked to Carson in
months and any time he comes near me, Ty would put his arm around
me protectively. I even quit my job at Framed. But the
biggest and best change was that Ty and I fell inevitably and
unconditionally in love with one another. Ty had been the one who
came with me to each and every therapy session, support group
meeting, and even helped me find a new job at a local boutique in
When I started my job
at Framed, I weighed about 140 pounds, which really
wasn’t anywhere near overweight. I just thought it was
because there were so many girls around me in the mall, obsessing
over their “fat” bodies when they only weighed 98
pounds. I thought since they thought they were overweight, I
certainly needed to change my diet. After two weeks of working
there, I had gone down to 103. Slowly, I was working my way back
to a normal weight and I was currently at 116. I never realized
how what I was doing was so bad for my body. Food still seems
disgusting to me at times, but I’m starting to recover and
becoming the old Victoria again.
We turned a corner and
drove along the woods. After about fifteen minutes of driving, we
pulled to the side and got out of the car.
Ty walked to the back
and pulled out his picnic basket and I grabbed the blanket out of
the backseat. We walked across the street and up to the little
white cross with a pink-floral wreath around it.
Ty pulled out a bouquet
of red roses and laid them next to the small cross. I came up
behind him and gently grabbed his hand. Once he felt my touch, he
looked up at me and smiled. Then he pulled me into a light,
tender kiss. His lips fit perfectly interlocked with
He pulled back and
whispered, “I love you, Victoria.”
“I love you,
too.” My smile was radiant.
And then he pulled my
hand and we walked down the road to our favorite spot alone in
the woods that no one else knew for our quiet picnic.
And I swear, the sun
was only shining for us.
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Hearts: I turned my head to see his bright
blue eyes. They met my brown eyes, showing love, but something
else as well. They were glistened with