More Than Miles

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

Brantley, is leaving his true love, Amy behind to prasue his life long dream of becomeing a country music singer, and song writer, after a fight they had just had. On his way to, Tennessee he relizes how much he truly loves her. The idea came from the songs "You Promised" And "More Than Miles" By Brantley Gilbert. I hope you enjoy, and comment!

The rain was pouring down chasing his tears. It had turned in to a cloudy, and teary day. With all the shouting, and screaming it was hard to even hear the thunder, and lightening. Their tempers had gotten way to heated, and there was no taking back the words that had been said. He had taken his ring off, and laid it on the night stand next to her. She watched him pack the whole time begging him to stay, but he ignored her. "You promised!" She shouted. He choked back his tears, and said nothing. He walked to the dresser grabbing the rest off his things. When he finished he grabbed his bags, and walked out in to the rain to his truck.

Brantley, through the last of his bags in to the bed of his beat up pick-up truck. He looked over the bags carefully to make sure every thing was there, when he realized his guitar case was no where in the truck. He ran up the steps of the house passing, Amy on his way inside. Her cheeks were kissed with tears, as she stood on the step watching every move, Brantley made. She was bare footed standing in a white cotton dress. He didn't seem to notice, he was still angry with her after their fight. He came back a few minuets later with his guitar case. The slamming of the screen door made, Amy jump. She looked at Brantley, but he wouldn't let his eyes meet hers. It would hurt him to much, he knew that. Brantley, walked to his truck and sat his guitar in the passenger seat. When he started to get in on the driver side, Amy walked down the steps.

"I'm sorry." She had told him. He turned to look at her, his eyes meeting hers. "How can you say i lost your love? I still have your ring on my finger!" She held her left hand up showing her wedding band.

He shook his head at her. With out saying a word he got in to the truck, and drove away. The pain in his chest was tearing him apart. As he drove he tried to get her out of his head, but couldn't. The picture taped to the dashboard kept catching his eye. He thought of throwing it out of the window, before her memory hit the breaks and took the wheel but he couldn't seem to bring his self to do it. He betted his self that she was still standing on the front steps crying. He knew this time, it would take a long time for his heart to heel. "Your making my heart hurt." Her words echoed in his head.

He turned on to the interstate around dark, to chase what every one called a dream. Then he thought to him self, "Maybe it ain't my dream, cause that girl's in every song i sing, she's in every song i write, and that six string riding' in her seat won't keep me warm tonight. What am i supposed to do? There's more than miles in my rearview." He was now headed north, to what he swore he wanted. But, again her memory was creeping in to his thoughts. He remembered the summer just four years ago, when he and Amy both had snuck out to spend the night snuggled up together in the bed of his truck down by the lake. He shook away the memory when he realized he was starting to doubt his discion. But, he couldn't keep his self from wondering why he was jealous of all those headlights heading south because, he was on his way to, Tennessee singing "Georgia on my mind".

He had been changing lanes with out using mirrors because, every time he looked behind him, he would see her crying in the October rain. Her memory was making him change his mind every second. By now he had forgotten about the fight she, and he had. He was no longer angry, and he no longer wanted this dream of his. Now, he was longing to see her face, to feel her touch, and to say he was sorry. He had just realized how much he really needed her. "Damn" He muttered to his self. When he seen an exit to turn off the interstate, he took the chance, and turned around to head back south. He had finally realized he couldn't put his dream before her. He needed her with him.

Brantley, was breaking the speed limit by going 90 miles an hour, to get back to Georgia and, to get back in to his Amy's arms. He tried calling her on his cell phone, but she wouldn't answer. He was ready to give up his dream, for her. He was ready to make things right again. An hour later he was pulling in to the drive. He was shocked, when he seen her sitting on the front steps bare feet, and all with her head in her hands. He shut the engine to the truck off, and slammed the door of the truck. She looked up at him, her eyes swollen from crying. She stood up, and stared at him. He ran to her, and held out a letter, that he had given her the day they had wed.

"Do you remember this?" He asked her. She looked down at the letter, then back up at him.

"I thought you would be half way to, Tennessee by now." She told him. He shook his head, and handed her the letter.

"Read the last part of it." He told her. She took the letter, and read the part about growing old together. He seen her tears fall.

He heard her words, he heard her say. "It will never work." She looked back up at him.

He hit his knees, and looked up crying " No baby don't, your making my heart hurt. Don't say those words, take it back, you know you don't mean that. You swore when you wore my ring, it meant forever. You've got it on, how could you say you lost it. You promised! Look at all the hateful things we've said, and I'm just as guilty, but girl thats no way to be!" He told her.

"Just like you said earlier, our love isn't worth it!" She told him.

"Take it easy baby I'm still broken. I got memories enough to tear me wide open." He got off his knees, and held his hands in hers. "You know Il always love you, hell i have to cause i promised. They both shared the same pain as, she was telling him their love wasn't worth it. "I take it all back." He told her.

"I promised you, forever." She nodded as, he took her in his arms, and kissed her.

He pulled back. "Forever then?" He asked her.

"Il take forever, if you will take forever." She nodded. He brushed her tears away, and kissed her again.

Submitted: February 26, 2012

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Aww that's so sweet and sad!
Btw, you should check your space bar... you've missed a few spaces between words... maybe use the spell check?
I like how the story had so much emotion in it!

Sun, February 26th, 2012 1:28am


Thank you! Um i did do it on spell check, guess it didn't pick it up but, il be sure to fix that! Thanks for telling me! And thanks for your comment! I tried to put as much as emotion i could but, i didn't think i put allot. Thanks again for your comment! ~Katey

Sat, February 25th, 2012 5:44pm


Awww I was crying when I was reading this is soo sad in the negging but in the end its soo sweet an filled with love I loved it very nice an yea other than some missing spaces an some mispelled words u did a wounderful job

Sun, February 26th, 2012 3:35am


Thank you, Ambernett! Means so much that you comment on my stuff! And yeah, i still have to fix that LOL! Thanks for the awesome comment! ~Katey

Sat, February 25th, 2012 7:51pm


Awwww, the beginning is sad! But then it gets better. This is cute, Katey! I love how the end is happy. There's not always happy endings in life, but in stories there can be. That's the magic of writing?. Here's a tip though, sweets. Don't use as many coma's. You don't need a lot :] I liked reading this, thanks for sharing!! ?Emily

Sun, February 26th, 2012 4:02am


Yeah to bad lifes not a novel! Oh, and yeah i go over the top with commas i do admit haha! Thats a habit im trying to break :( lol! Thank your for commenting! :) ~Kaety

Sat, February 25th, 2012 8:07pm


gosh, that was so sweet! i'm so glad you asked me to read it :)

Mon, February 27th, 2012 12:29pm


Aw well thank you for reading it, and commenting!~Katey

Mon, February 27th, 2012 5:54am


that was beautiful... really beautiful... You did a great job on it Katey. I was glad to read it.

Tue, February 28th, 2012 2:10pm


Thank you! Means allot, that feed back came from you! it really means so much to me! ~Katey

Tue, February 28th, 2012 6:35am


hey friend.. sorry if i responded late..
anyway, this is a sweet love story.. to be honest, im not much in romance.. but i really find this very sweet..
keep writing ! :)

Thu, March 1st, 2012 12:55am


Thank you! And thanks for takingthe time reading it :) ~Katey

Wed, February 29th, 2012 5:25pm


nnaaaaaaaaawwwww!!!!!!!!!! that's cuteee! :") loved it!

Sat, March 3rd, 2012 2:46am


Hahah Nawwww? I know what it means
but why are you saying it hahah!!!
Thank you and im so glad you loved it!!!
:) xoxo

Fri, March 2nd, 2012 7:19pm

iola ried

This is so good, made me cry :') I love the lines they say, it's all so lyrical. And you described the pain, the emotions so well. GreatWrite! :D

Sun, October 14th, 2012 9:51am


Haha some of it is from songs! Lol! Thanks for the comment! ~Katey

Sun, October 14th, 2012 3:43am


The beginning was kinda sad but as the story goes on it suddenly changes. The story was really good. And I love love love your writing style. This is great Katey! :) Love it!

Fri, November 2nd, 2012 8:51am


Aww thank you, Kimmie!
Your becoming one of my Fav commenters!
It means allot that your commenting on my stuff!
Again Thank you!

Fri, November 2nd, 2012 5:15am

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