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The Breakup

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Addy

I can’t believe this is happening! Something that I never thought would happen is finally happening! I know that right now it kinda sounds like it’s a good thing, but, trust me, it’s not. I’ve had a boyfriend for about three years. I met him in tenth grade and we basically just clicked! I knew that he was the one since I met him. He’s the best person I’ve ever met. He does charity for homeless animals and he donates every other month to researching the cure for cancer. On Valentine’s Day, he gave me a whole bouquet of my favorite flowers, roses, and wrote a really meaningful note and put it in my locker as a surprise.

Instead of talking about how good he is, I’ll just tell you what happened. Today (Tuesday), I went to school. Right when I was about to leave my house, I knew that something was wrong. Usually, Jake, my boyfriend, picks me up and drives me to school so that we can be together more. Today, I didn’t get any, “good morning,” messages or, “when should I pick you up?” Which seems really weird because that was like a daily thing, a routine. So I get ready, eat my breakfast, get dressed, not in that order, and walk outside. Since I don’t have a car yet and my mom went to work early today, I had to walk the four miles to school IN A DRESS! I know that I shouldn’t wear a dress to school, but that’s my style. When I finally got to school, I was super sweaty. I went inside and I texted Jake, “What’s going on?” I could see that he had seen the message, tried to answer, but didn’t reply. So, I went to my locker and got everything that I needed.

I checked my phone once again just for safety and he had sent me something. He sent, “come to the football field at ten.” It was nine forty nine so I had some time to kill. I walked around for no reason and then just walked over to the football field.

 

Jake

 

I didn’t mean for it to be a big deal. I just needed a change. After I had texted her to come to the football field, I walked over to the very middle of it. I didn’t talk to her the whole day except for that text message. I just couldn’t face her before the right time to tell her. She has told me so many times that we were meant to be and that I was the one and that when we met we were right for each other. I don’t want to be mean to her or anything, but it used to be like that for me. This last year it was just like “old news” I guess. To me, it wasn’t anything special. It was like normal and a daily routine that I couldn’t run away from. I kind of felt trapped and that’s not what relationships are supposed to be like.
It had just turned ten and she was there. She was walking straight towards me. I looked down because I couldn’t stand to see her so happy with having no idea what was going to happen.

 

Addy

 

I was walking towards him quickly. It was kind of awkward walking towards him without having anything to say. I got to him and said, “Hi!”

“Hey. Um, so you’re probably wondering why I didn’t pick you up today,” he said.

I looked at him confused because he made it look like such a big deal, “I guess?”

“Well. That’s not what I came to talk to you about. I just need you to listen to me before you interrupt me.”

“Ok,” the thing that he just said was kind of rude but I got over it.

“Okay….Yes….Okay….Here it goes. This isn’t working out for me. I just need to have some time for myself. There’s somebody else. It’s not you, it’s me. I still want to be friends,” he said.

This really shocked me so I needed a few seconds to process what he said before I actually reacted to it. He had just said everything cliche of breaking up. I got insanely sad because I couldn’t imagine my life without him. It seemed empty, boring, lonely, sad. Instead of arguing with him, I walked away. I got to the edge of the grass, far away from where he was and ran to the bathroom. Then, I cried my eyes out. I couldn’t believe what had just happened.

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