A Really Terrible Love Story

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
My first attempt at a short story. Give any advice you have! Its a love story that at the end will make you hate me.

Submitted: March 26, 2016

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His side

Hi,  welcome would you like to try our Super Fudge brownies?
This is my third year at this job.  I've probably said that line a million and one times.  As the only guy working here I tend to have a lot of female friends that work with me.  But none have ever really caught my eye.  So I work from three til close and go to college before work.  Pretty exhausting, but I still have time to sleep and do nothing.  God I feel like I'm writing a dating profile.  Sorry.  In this relationship we have you have the boring side.  You just hearhear about and see my life.  I never get to see yours.  Weird isn't it? Well,  anyway.  Besides looking happy for my job,  friends, and parents most of my life on the inside I have been very sad.  The usual teen angst.  I don't like how I look.  I don't like how I am.  The list goes on.  So with this and a heart break last December I somehowsomehow force myself to smile.  But you get through it.  

Her side

Hi! How is everything going mom?
We'll I'll introduce myself.  I'm Cassy I go to community college and work for the local pawn shop.  My mom here is not doing so well after my dad died.  I have had therapy and have accepted everything.  Mom my is not so great with it.  So for most of my life since my dad I went from boyfriend to boyfriend and party to party.  I still love to party more than I should but it helps keep me busy and numb. So without a lot of emotions I can just be okay with whatever life throws at me.  Plus not having steady long term friends helps too.  Nobody to get attached to.  No need for heartbreak or feelings.  I drink til the room is black and my worries go out the window.  Cigarettes keep me off the edge during the day.  

Him

Working in a bakery has its benefits.  The smell of amazing food is all around you.  But that smell went away all the colors of the cupcakes and candy faded away when I saw her.  She was the brightest thing in the world.  Her smile was a ray of sunshine on a cloudy life I live.  I introduced myself and tried to flirt a little.  She smiled and left.  I thought she's the one.  I know it.  I blew my chance to meet her

Her

I walked into a bakery after I got home from school.  It's almost my mom's birthday I wanted to get her a cake.  I walked in with a design in my head.  When I saw him I nearly forgot my name.  He smiled and for the first time I smiled because I was happy.  My heart raced and spun.  I ordered and tried to flirt with him.  I came home and kicked myself for not getting his number.  That guy had eyes that told me he cared about more than what other guys cared about.  He cared about my life.  Not my body.  I laid in my bed.  I didn't need the alcohol to drown sorrows I didn't have any.  I thought again and again for those damn eyes.  I thought again about his laugh and corny jokes.  I looked at my phone.  Saw all my friends telling me to come out to a party.  I didn't want to go.  My heart was full.  In just a minute I knew he was worth a heartbreakheartbreak.

Him

After I get off work I went home to my uncomfortable bed that hast fit quite well since December.  But tonight it's the clouds that God's sleep on.  I couldn't get her voice,  her smile, and her eyes out of my head.  I replayed that moment for hours.  No other thoughts ran through my head.  Not the usual stress of money,  or thoughts of working on homework.  Just her.  Her. Her. Her.  

Her

On my way to work I didn't have an cigarettes.  I didn't even feel the withdrawal from cigarettes. I saw him looking at some drum sets.  I walked over to help and nearly jumped into his arms.  His voice rang in my head with every word.  Every laugh was music that I could put on repeat forever.  I wanted more of him.  I wanted more of his eyes. I looked around and saw my boss was busy and slipped him my phone number.  I couldn't wait to talk to him.  Send him stupid text.  I knew in my heart this wasn't who I was.  But in the matter of two days he changed me.  

Him

I went to look for a drum set for my brother at a local shop today.  She came to help me.  Her smile made me melt.  I wanted nothing more than to pick her up like in those movies and take pictures with her and kiss her forehead and hold her hand.  She was laughing and it slipped in my mind to slowly make me feel happiness.  She slipped me her number.  My heart was in her hand I chose then to give it to her

 

60 years later

 

Her

 

So, it's been a while since we've talked.  So I'll catch you up.  We dated for 3 years.  We became madly in love.  He slowly worked his way up to manager at a tech company.  We still laugh at how the first time we meet we didn't exchange numbers.  We love each other.  We got married and had 3 kids and now 6 grandkids.  I'm a grandmother.  My mom never got to be that.  But my kids never had an alcoholic mom.  I haven't even put more than a wine glass to my mouth since I met him.  And my last cigarette was that day too.  He changed my life for the best.  He still makes me happy.  He may be going through some dementia but he remembers us.  I'll always love him. He's my world.  That smile still makes my heart beat like it did when I was 20.  Our wedding invitation is hung up on our wall.  Jane and Chris.  That still seems like it was just yesterday.  I couldn't imagine my life without him.  

 

Him

 

Hello.  It's been some time.  You see after we met we dated for 3 years. I don't remember much of that time but I will never forget the day I met her.  Or the day I married her.  She wrote our story in a book and I read it a lot to try to remember details like she does.  But I will never forget the feelings I have for her.  Our kids come over and say that we are what they inspire to be.  We did it right I guess.  She made me happy.  My heart is back together and she keeps great care of it.  I love her more than life itself.  Our wedding invitations that we thought about for almost 3 months is hanging on our wall.  And I see it everyday and smile.  Her eyes are what I fall asleep to.  My thoughts are always her.  Her.  Her. Her.  I want to thank her for all she's done for me.  I've began to contact some bakery to make her a cake with all of her favorite things.  But in the middle is a picture of her.  With her name on top of it.  Ashley. In the same red as the first dress I saw her in. She always says “Reggie I wasn't wearing red that day.” but on my life that's how I remember it.  If there is nothing else I remember it's that. I'll always remember the day she changed my life.  

 

Narrator.  

 

Now,  you may be a little confused if you read carefully.  Her story is about two people called Jane and Chris.  His story us about two people named Reggie and Ashley. These two people you read about are two people who have never met.  They have almost the same story.  The thing is they were ment to fall in love with each other.  They were meant to have this story with each other.  The problem is that they never met because Jane went to the wrong bakery and so did Ashley.  If they had fixed that this story would have been about heartbreak.  It would have ended it one suicide. A divorce and a very lonely woman.  See the story that was supposed to happen isn't happy.  Sadly that's the true story.  This is how I imagine it would have happened if only the girls went to different bakeries.  Just think about how much a very small decision can change your whole life.  Picking up a penny on the sidewalk instead of bumping into the love of your life.  Not picking up that penny and bumping into the one who would ruin your life.  Everything can change in a minute or less.  That's the beauty of this world.  We are constantly dancing on the edge without knowing it.  Love or Sadness.  Death or Life.  

 


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