Though I only knew him since the last three years of our bachelors, it feels as if I’ve known him since my schooling. He has earned my affection by being a good friend and for me, getting to meet him for the first time is still one of the most memorable moments of my life. Mostly because I adored the way he looked.
I’ve honestly thought we were a couple until he mentioned we were just good friends. I cared about him so much more than I cared about myself. He is my smile, frown, wrong, right and happiness. Honestly, I was addicted to him!
I’ve never cared about his past because I believed he was mine forever. But when he said we were just friends, it hurt me. However, I couldn’t stop caring for him because I have always considered him as my better half.
I know he loves me as much as we love our silly arguments but what broke me was when he confessed that he was in love. What could I say? I knew she didn’t care about him. At least, not as much as I did but I was in no position to express my thoughts. The last thing I wanted for us is to fight over his choice.
For awhile he was happy with her and I moved on even without wanting to do so. I knew he wouldn’t be mine any longer and life seemed to heal me until one day, while I was leaving college, I was shocked seeing him approaching me. My heart paced and I stared at him without blinking. A cold breeze touched both of us before he asked, “Why didn’t you tell me that you loved me?”
I didn’t know what to say. Holding my hand, he said, “I’m sorry. I’ve had to know about it from her.”
Looking into his brownish-black eyes, I asked, “So how is your relationship going?”
He stayed silent for a moment before saying, “I’ve chosen you instead of her.”
For a moment, I was taken back until my brain kicked in to make me ask, “Before or after she dumped you?”
Unhesitantly before he even answered, I concluded by saying, “I’m not a substitute. Find someone else for that!”
I didn’t want to listen to anything of what he had to say. So I walk past him.
This short story is dedicated to Mounika Kodeboina. Add your opinion on the short story in the comments and thank you for your time - WP Team.