Him: Sorry, I’m going to have to leave a few of my things…
Me: That’s okay. After 8 years, you can think of me as a sort of storage unit.
Him: Believe me, I do.
Me: Wow. Thanks.
Me: Are we doing the right thing here? Should we be turning our backs on 8 years of a relationship? Shouldn’t we be fighting harder to preserve this?
Him: Michael. We’ve been fighting. We fought. And then we stopped fighting. And we were still together. And we were unhappy for a long time.
Me: But – what about all those hugs? There were lots of hugs. And, now there won’t be any. And I’ll be all alone here.
Him: You’ll be fine.
Me: I wont! I’ll just be here. Alone. With your lazy ghost rattling around the place. It was hard enough to get you to clean up before you were just a memory.
Him: Stop it. You’re making it harder. We decided-
Me: GOOD. It should be hard. It should be hard to walk away from someone who you made a life with – a LIFE. That’s what we have here. We have a life together, and you want to walk away from it.
Him: This isn’t fair. You’re the one who broke up with me… I’m just doing what you asked me to do.
Me: But is this the best idea?
Him: It’s the best idea. Yes. We reached a point where we weren’t good for each other.
Me: But I lied.
Me: I lied. You asked me to tell you point blank, that I didn’t love you anymore, and I lied and said ‘I don’t love you anymore.’ I lied. I do. I don’t know how to stop.
Him: What? Why would you…?
Me: I felt like I was drowning and I felt like that for a long, long time. And I felt like the only way to throw myself a life preserver was to do this.
Him: This is unfair – and I’m getting impatient. Why should… We’re doing what’s best for both of us, and you’re not making it easy.
Me: It. Shouldn’t. Be. Easy.
Me: Will you listen to a song I wrote for you?
Him: (exasperated) Fine…
Him: That’s really beautiful, but I don’t think it changes anything.
Me: It’s okay. I’m probably going to add a bridge in the middle about felching.
Me: Make it funny…
Him: Is everything a joke?
Me: It is now.
4 thoughts on “Would You Let Me Stay?”
the story was heartbreaking…the song beautiful (well, the felching part at least…)… you made me cry..jerk…
Oh wow. Thanks for reading, and commenting. Glad I struck a chord with you. Jerk. 🙂
Aw, how sweet. I’ve been reading your blog, but never have left a comment on here (as I’m sure many others do as well).
thanks for reading canh.