Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sweet Memories - 10thDoM Confession (Part 2 of 4)

One last look in the mirror, and she put on her brightest smile. Sarah knew what would be lurking outside the bathroom. She threw back her shoulders, straightened her spine, took a deep breath and opened the door. Just as she had silently predicted, he was there, smiling in his special way, reserved for her. She couldn't help it if it made her feel good even if he was just using her.

"Hi," he said, "It's been awhile."

"Yeah, it has."

"I'm glad you're here."


"I've been thinking something for a long time. Seeing you..."

Jake paused, shifting his weight and fidgeting in his pockets.

"I'm sorry..."

"For what?" Sarah asked.

"Let me finish."


"I'm sorry for how I was to you. You know... Before. In high school."


"No," he said, his voice growing more stern, "I need to say this."


Sarah's eyes dropped, and when he reached out and took her hand, she tried to pull back, but his grip was firm.

"I was wrong. I knew you loved me. I loved you. I love..."

Sarah cut him off.

"Why would you tell me this now? Why?"

"When I didn't have you, I realized I missed you. I've thought about you... Almost every day."

Their eyes met. Sarah wanted to run, but she knew Jake wouldn't let her. She'd vacillated between love and hate for him over the past couple of years and truly didn't know how she felt, but she knew she wouldn't, or was it couldn't, walk away from this even as she felt nauseated thinking about what was about to happen.


  1. This coupling has a serious use-by-date!

  2. ha. love julies comment...she can see it coming though....

  3. I have no idea where this is going, but I sure know the nausea of relationship chaos she is having ;).