That day she’d planned to visit him at his place. After thinking through stuffs, she’d decided they’d take it one step at a time.
No more running, no more frustrations.
Whatever had happened in the past wasn’t going to haunt her forever.
Her life could be different from that of her folks.
She had to learn from their mistakes and make things work..
As she took the bus to his place, she’d been excited and nervous;the good kind of nervousness. She’d bought for him two packs of his favorite cookies.
Finally she’d reached his neighborhood. Within five minutes, she was at his place.
“This is it”,she exhaled. On the verge of knocking, she’d remembered the number of times he’d told her not to knock but each time she defied him.
Today for the elements of surprise to work in her favor, she didn’t knock.
She entered his hall only to meet a shirtless Ash making out with a lady in the couch.
Suddenly she gasped as she dropped off package she’d come along with. That had drawn their attention. They’d both turned to see her. That was when she noticed who the girl was.
It was no other than Gail; The girl Ash had told him about. The girl who liked him but he’d not been interested. Once or twice, she’d teased him about Gail and him ending up together. And now they finally had, making out heavily in his couch.
The surprise had been on her. Heck, what had she been thinking when she’d decided to give him a surprise visit.
Two days ago, they had a fight about how she acted around him. It had ended with both of them throwing harsh insults at each other. No one had texted or called the other.
She stood there; inasmuch as she wanted to leave and not see his face again, she wanted to speak to him for the last time. “Can I speak to you, Ash?” Gail had excused herself to the bathroom. For a few minutes, they’d stood staring at each other. Then, a tear trickled down her face. “Guess you finally took my advice, huh?”, she’d said with a dry humour. “Sally, I’m sorry about this. I didn’t know you were coming.” “Really Ash. All you can say to me is that you didn’t know I was coming. And here I was thinking I’d come and see you for us to clear our differences but you had already moved on and very fast. “
Ash was frustrated and angry at the same time. Yes he admitted it was wrong but he’d been tired of her pushing him away and everything she did to confuse him.
“No wait you think this is all my fault. Every time, I hold you, you became overly anxious like I was going to do something unpleasant to you. When I tried getting closer, each time you looked at me like I was your worst nightmare in flesh. All this was killing me and each time I tried to make it work, it got rather worse. I just needed you to feel safe with me for once but….. ” Before he could finish his statement, Sally had cut him off. “Guess you don’t need me feeling safe in your arms again. You found yourself the one to do so.” The next statement she made, she’d moved closer to him till she’d been just a breath away. “To think I was fighting all my demons to be with you. Guess I was wrong. ” They’d been very close almost at the verge of kissing. With a breathy voice, Ash began to speak; “Sally I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to………” “No you don’t have to be. You did nothing wrong. You made your choice and it wasn’t me.”
With that she’d walked away as the tears rolled down her cheeks.

By Abis Psyche

A young lady with a passion for anything and everything artsy. Painting with words is what I do best. The motive is not to create the perfect picture of emotions, thoughts and feelings. It is to appreciate those imperfect flaws and choices that will always make every story worth telling. My dream is that someday people will learn to tell their stories regardless. Stories heal, and they need to be heard.