~The Broken Parachute~ A short story. Part II At this point,
~The Broken Parachute~
A short story. Part II
At this point, they are not together.
It's been this way since one afternoon after he drove me
home from school. Her friend saw me get into his car and she
immediately reported this sighting to her. As we were in the
car, half way to my house, his phone rang. It was her. He
ignored the call. This happened three more times before we
reached my house. He just continued to ignore the call. Later
when I was alone, he texted me, "Hannah and I are done
once and for all." I smiled at my phone yet I
couldn't help but have the slight fear that this was too
good to be true. She would somehow find a way to get him back
even if he didn't want to go back. He wanted to be done
with the drama. He wanted to be done with all the difficultly
she had caused him in the past. He wanted to be done with
It was too good to be true. Time went
by and we were still not together. Neither were they, but
something was wrong. I noticed her casually trying to
hold his hand. She tried grabbing him from behind. He did
nothing to stop it. She wanted me to see her slight gestures
and it was painful. Dealing with depression made it worse.
All I wanted to do was scream at the top of my lungs and run
out of town. My pain gave her joy.
I tried so hard to look past
the moments I saw them together. I didn't want to mention
it to him. If I did we would get into a fight. Last time we
fought he came so close to leaving me. I didn't want to
lose him. His life was complicated enough and I will admit
that I don't make it any easier. Neither does she but I
didn't question them together.
I finally got up the courage to ask him to hang
out. I invited him over for a movie night. I asked a week in
advance prior to the night I wanted to spend with him. In the
moment he didn't have an answer. Day by day he did not
have a final answer for me until the day before our date.
Unfortunately, he said he could not hang out because he was
busy. I did not question it. I knew he and his parents we
going through a difficult time and figured he wouldn't
stand me up unless it was something
Saturday came which was the
day after our abandoned date. I was on twitter when I came
across her account. I just casually happened to click upon it
and I was shocked to see what I saw. The night we had plans,
he was not busy. He was with her. My heart sunk and my eyes
filled with tears. Salt water poured from my eyes and my
makeup smeared down my face. He lied to be with her. I was
done. I was done with the lies and I was done chasing after
something that would never be mine. I couldn't deal with
the pain for one more second.
I was home alone. There was no
one there to hold me back. I grabbed a stool and dragged it
into my closet. No more suffering. I turned off the lights
and shut the door.
Thank you to anyone who took the time to read my short story.
I'm consisdering writing a full length story. Would
anyone enjoy that? If you have not read Part I, the link can
be found below.