The Last Regret

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

He stood against a tree, in the shadows, watching a mother and her five year-old daughter playing around the playground. He felt so stupid to let the woman he love slip through his hands so easily. He could feel the tears roll off his face as he remembered the night everything went wrong...

 


The Last Regret 

He stood against a tree, in the shadows, watching a mother and her five year-old daughter playing around the playground. He felt so stupid to let the woman he love slip through his hands so easily. He could feel the tears roll off his face as he remembered the night everything went wrong.

 

He was driving down the road, way over the speed limit. He didn't care where he went, as long as it was far away from that house and the wretched woman that lived there. He drove for hours drinking the whiskey that he desperately needed at the moment. Soon he ran out of whiskey to drink; grumbling to himself as he pulled over into the parking lot of a liquor store. Once he had his bottle he drove off again, only this time he remembered all the good times he had with his wife. He laughed when he remembered when the both of them went skydiving on their honeymoon. The face she made before she jumped was priceless.

 

As he continued to remember all the good times he spent with her, he realized he loved this woman with his whole heart. Then when she came to him and gave him the best present that any man would kill for, he threw it back at her face, saying it was a mistake. How stupid he felt for the way he acted towards her. That's when realization hit him hard. He had to go back and make things right with her.

 

He slammed down on his brake, quickly threw out his bottle, and rushed back home. He begged and prayed that it wasn't too late to apologize to her. As he drove on, one thing was on his mind, “Who knows?” he asked himself, “I might like being called Daddy.” he said smiling.

 

The following morning, the ringing of a phone woke a woman up from her sleep. The woman was stunning, she had long black hair, and bright brown eyes, but you could see tear streaks as if she had been crying the whole night. She sniffed a bit and wiped her eyes, before picking up the phone and answered, “Hello?”

 

There was a man voice on the phone, and he sounded like a police officer, “Yes, is this Mrs. Angela ?” he asked.

 

“Yes, this is she,” she replied.

 

“Mrs. Angela , I'm sorry to tell you, Mr. Davidson was killed last night in an car accident...”

 

He shook the memories from his head, and looked back at them, only to see the little girl had ran up to him. He knelt down beside here and gave her a soft smile, “Good-bye Aimie, go back to Mommy before she starts to yell at you, and remember that I will always be looking after you both and that I love you both very, very much.” he smiled one last time before disappearing into thin air.

 

The girl smiled to herself, “Good bye Daddy. I'll see you next time we come back.” she said and ran back to her mother. Her mother looked at her and bent down at eye level, “Sweetie, who was that man you were talking to?” she asked.

 

The girl just smiled at her mother, “It was Daddy. He always here to see what we're doing.” she giggled.

 

The mother smiled back at her daughter as a tear rolled down her face, “Oh did he now?”

 

The girl nodded and gave her mother a hug, “He said that he will always be watching us and that he loves us very much.”

 

The mother just tighten her hug on her daughter before letting go, and taking her daughters hand, leading her back to the car.

 

When she had her daughter seated in her car seat she looked back at the tree where she first met David. Another tear rolled down her face as she looked at the tree, “Good bye, David.” she whispered.

 

Just as she was about to get into her car she heard a faint whisper from the wind, it sounded like a mans voice whispering into her ear, 'Good bye, Angela...' 


Submitted: March 30, 2012

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AshSteig

What great piece of work! I must say, it brought a tear to my eye.

Fri, March 30th, 2012 4:12am

Blade Runner

Thank you AshSteig I'm really proud of my short story

Fri, March 30th, 2012 1:15pm

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