Traitor Tears

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
I can pretend everythings ok. It's just another day.

Submitted: November 04, 2011

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I checked my face in the mirror hanging on my wall. I try to smile. Just practising incase someone comes in. but I fail, I can’t smile.  Not like this, not right now. My grieving had left me tired and empty. I didn’t think I had any water left in me. The tears had left my face smudged with black in random spots from where I’ve wiped them away. My tears had also left my face showing the bones around my eyes – like a panda. I can smile. I can do it. But as soon as I try, traitor tears slide down my cheek in refusal. I wiped my face where the black spots remained with the back of my hand. I checked my eyes. They were watery, but nobody would notice from far away, as long as I kept my distance. I run my hand through my hair. Still silky, still blonde, and not messy. My cheekbones and rims around my eyes stood out but I knew they go back to their normal look as soon as some life seeked back into me, whenever that was. I checked my clothes. The front of my shirt was soaked with tears so I put on a jumper. It was rainy and gloomy, nobody would notice a thing. Another day. Another day of pretending everything’s alright. I’m good at lying. I can do this. Just pretend everything’s ok. Walk out the front door, smile at friends and make small talk, then sit in my classroom and cover your face with a textbook.  I looked presentable. I could lie through my appearance. That’s what ill do. My appearance is enough to get me past my friends without any questions, just don’t look them in the eye. I looked out my window. All shades of grey covered the sky. If worse came to worst I could blame my behavior on the weather. I can do this. I can make it through. It’s just a normal day.


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