6:13PM: ‘Story Time!’
“Given the nature of their relationship, I wouldn’t be surprised if he didn’t leave her dear.” The older woman stated bluntly.
“Boy, that sure was quick. Look, I understand that you don’t like me very much…”
“Stop! Please, just stop. It’s not that I don’t like you dear, I just don’t like what you did.”
“What I did… You have to know, I never intended…”
“…To hurt anybody?” She interjected, cutting off the young woman. (If she could even be called that).
“Well guess what, you did. You broke my son’s heart, and you have the audacity to show up here a month later…”
“To apologise!” The young girl exclaimed. “I know that you may not believe me but it’s true. I’m not here to win him back. In fact, I’m quite pleased to hear that’s he’s in a relationship that is healthy and makes him happy.”
“Good, because he is. For the first time he finally has found stability within his relationship.”
Carol looked down at her shoes, unable to maintain eye contact. She was ashamed that she even had to apologise, but she was even more ashamed of what she had done in the first place.
“I really messed up. I lost the guy that saved me, and traded him for the guy that caused me to need saving in the first place.”
“Yeah, well… It happens. You’re young dear, there’ll be other guys and you’ll learn from the experiences you have with them.” She said as she squashed the cigarette between her shoes and the concrete.
“Maybe I will, maybe I won’t. After all, look at you.”
Mrs Wilkins raised her face to meet hers, it was like looking in a mirror. She couldn’t help but hope that their situations wouldn’t mirror each other also, despite what she had done.
“Have a good afternoon Mrs Wilkins. Please tell him that I stopped by, and that I apologised.”
“”Will do.” Mrs Wilkins said with the tone of a lie, but with good intentions in the forefront of her mind.
Mrs Wilkins couldn’t bear to tell her son about Carol’s apology. She knew what that could do someone, especially someone as sensitive and forgiving as her son. He’d go running back to her in a heartbeat, because that’s the kind of thing you’d do for your first love.
She knew very well of the effects that running back could do to someone.
After all, sometimes you literally have to live with your mistakes…
Also, thank you so much Linda for this prompt! (As always).
And as always, for those of you that are curious about the rules, here they are:
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3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started.
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– A.J. BAWSE, Xx