Say yes or no.

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

When a girl has to decide if love is stronger than faults.

My breath was getting short, my chest was burning, and my legs had sharp pains running through them with every step that I took… but I couldn’t feel the pain. The only pain that I could feel was my heart and All I wanted to do was make it stop.

I wished it was as easy as just stopping running to make the pain go away, but it wasn’t. nothing in life was ever that simple.

I just kept going as far as I could go trying to get away. I just couldn’t believe what I had let happen.

The more I ran the more and more my vision got blurred. I couldn’t see where I was going but at the moment it didn’t matter.

I had to get away from the world that surrounded me. I had to at least try. I wished that was as simple as getting pixie dust and flying up to never land but, nothing in life was a true fairytale.

I finally collapsed to my knees. I felt like I was paralyzed from the waist down. I could have cared less though. I just laid my head down, into my hands, and cried. Where I was at that moment I didn’t care. I was just far away from the guy that could hurt me the most.

I sat there until my eyes became dry from crying. As I looked up to see where I was I felt a hand on my shoulder. I quickly cringed away not even looking at who it was.

“I’m sorry. You weren’t supposed to show up. She was just an old friend. The kiss you saw…”, He tried to say through the tears he was trying to hold back. “You just weren’t supposed to be there. The kiss was just two old friends getting back together. It didn’t mean anything. I Lov…”

“Stop!!! Don’t even say it.” I whispered as I stood up with my back towards him.

I just couldn’t hear those words come out of his mouth again. I just didn’t understand how someone who loved you could watch you suffer like he had done to me so many times before.

I slowly walked forward praying to god that he wouldn’t fallow behind or that he wouldn’t say anything, afraid that I would forget everything that he had done just like I always have.

“I love you.”

I froze dead in my tracks. I couldn’t go back to him, although I wanted to. I slowly looked over my shoulder to see him standing there shocked on what was going on. I just couldn’t turn around and go back to him like I had many times before. It always turned out the same way. Him breaking my heart but, me, always running back into his arms.

“I know you do.” I said with tears rolling down my cheeks again.

He cocked his head at me in disbelief of what I was doing. By now we would always be back together acting like it had never happened.
“I’m sorry.” He said now with his eyes filling with tears that he couldn’t hold back any longer.

“Ya, I know you are.” I said just loud enough that he could hear. By now the tears had started too roll down his cheeks unable to take the pain anymore.

“So… will you come back?” He said flinging out his arms for me to run into.

I slowly turned around to look straight into his eyes. More pain struck into me when I saw the pain that he was in. All I kept thinking was that I was the one that could make his pain go away But, who would make my pain go away?

I took a sort step toward him and took in a deep breath And I opened my mouth to tell him, yes or no.

Submitted: March 31, 2009

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Helena Parris

Great read! Well written. The only suggestion I have is that first paragraph. "My breath was getting short, my chest was burning, and my legs had sharp pains running through them with every step that I took… but I couldn’t feel the pain." I am very bad myself about using WAS all the time. Another writer suggested going through everything I wrote and finding another word to replace WAS. This gives it a little more punch. Instead of "was getting," how about: "My chest burned like fire, and my breath came now in hot, angry gasps." Other than that, this is great. I love how you leave the reader hanging at the ending. "Is she going to ditch the weasel? Oh, come on, ditch the weasel! What? Don't end it here. Ditch the blasted weasel! Aghh!"

Tue, March 31st, 2009 9:53pm


Thx :)

Tue, March 31st, 2009 3:18pm


:( i say no..then again i've never been in that kind of predicament..hmmm i think i still say no though... great short story!! it's always hard for me to write them because i want to keep going...but you do them really well! good job!!

Wed, April 22nd, 2009 11:06pm


Ya I know what you mean. I almost want to make a second short story to See You Again but, that would defeat the purpose of a short story.:( so I can't.

Wed, April 22nd, 2009 5:28pm

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