Love

6 min read

Published: 11 Jun 2020

R
Ria
Alex proposed.
Irene
Irene
Waitt! Really? Congratulations
R
Ria
I said no
R
Ria
You know why
Irene
Irene
The only reason you said no was because of your family
Irene
Irene
You can't make such choices solely on the basis of their approval or 'values'
Irene
Irene
You love Alex more than anything or anyone else
Irene
Irene
You deserve to be happy with Alex
R
Ria
Irene, I can't do this to my mom. Her life revolves around my happiness. This would kill her. She has a life planned for me
R
Ria
She wants grandkids and a normal life for me, Alex can't give me that
Irene
Irene
What about you then? Do you care about those things?
Irene
Irene
You want ALEX. You deserve to be happy with Alex
Irene
Irene
As your best friend, I'm obligated to tell you when you're making a mistake.
Irene
Irene
This isn't just a mistake, this is a blunder
Irene
Irene
You'll regret doing this for the rest of your life
R
Ria
Stop
R
Ria
I can't do this
R
Ria
I have to think of my family
R
Ria
I have to go
R
Ria
I'll talk to you later
Chat with Alex
Alex
Alex
Ria
Alex
Alex
Please, I'm sorry
Alex
Alex
Ria please, come back. What did I do wrong?
Alex
Alex
I love you, you love me. We work so well together, why did you say no? Why did you break us up?
R
Ria
Alex, I can't do this. I can't keep lying to my parents. I can't keep living like this
R
Ria
This isn't what they dreamt for me. They have loved me and supported me so much, I can't do this to them
R
Ria
They deserve to see me getting married to someone they approve of. I can't do this, I'm sorry
Alex
Alex
Do you remember our first date?
Alex
Alex
We went out for coffee because Irene forced us
Alex
Alex
Neither of us were interested
Alex
Alex
The first 15 minutes of that date was torture, neither of us knew how to start the conversation. Then they start playing Radiohead and you and I start humming to the song. We talked about radiohead for 30 minutes. Then we talked about books, about our mutual love for harry potter and then somehow we started talking about our families.
Alex
Alex
A date that was meant to be a 30 minutes favour to Irene lasted 4 hours
Alex
Alex
It gave me my soulmate.
R
Ria
Alex don't make this harder than it has to be. We can't do this
Alex
Alex
Okay then what about the time we had to drive to the city for a meeting of yours? On the way, my car breaks down and we're stuck in the middle of nowhere. You call up a tow truck and then your office saying you won't be able to make it. As we wait, you put on some music, get out of the car and start dancing. All I can think is, god she is crazy. You had always been the most perfect person I know, but this was more. There was beauty in your imperfections, in your horrible dancing skills, in your weird choice of music when you danced. Your imperfections made you perfect
R
Ria
You had always been it for me. Our first Valentine's day together, I remember looking at you and just thinking, this is it. I found the one
R
Ria
But that changes nothing
R
Ria
I'm sorry
Chat with Irene
R
Ria
What do I do?
R
Ria
I don't want to break up
R
Ria
I just can't stop thinking of the moments I had with Alex, yk
R
Ria
Remember your birthday party?
Irene
Irene
You mean the worst party in the world?
R
Ria
It was a horrible party. You had invited the most random group of people to your apartment and had somehow expected for us to bond. Alex and I were bored out of our minds and I kept on noticing how sad you were.
Irene
Irene
Alex got rid of the other guests by pretending there was an emergency and I was needed immediately.
Irene
Irene
Then Alex, Jer, you and I rush out of my apartment, go to club and dance all night. Alex took care of us and made sure we were all home and safe.
R
Ria
Alex is the most caring person I know. The ability to always look out for others and to always care for other's needs doesn't fail to surprise me
Irene
Irene
Remember when Alex took you to meet the puppies for your birthday because you've always wanted one. You swore to me you'd get a puppy when you get married and buy a house after that.
Irene
Irene
Alex is your perfect person Ria.
Irene
Irene
You need to talk to your parents
Irene
Irene
Tell them the truth
R
Ria
They won't accept it Irene. They can't
Irene
Irene
Ria, are you really willing to give Alex up without at least trying to talk to your parents?
Irene
Irene
Alex LOVES you and deserves a chance
R
Ria
How do I tell them?
R
Ria
How do I tell them that the Alex I've been going out with for over a year is not who they thought was
R
Ria
How do I tell them that Alex is a girl?
R
Ria
They want me to have kids and get happily married. How can they accept this?
Irene
Irene
You can do all those things with Alex, Ria!
Irene
Irene
You need to talk to them, finally come out to them
Irene
Irene
You've know about this since you were 15
Irene
Irene
Don't you think your parents deserve to know? A family who has always loved you won't simply turn their back on you for something you can't control
Irene
Irene
Talk to them Ria.
R
Ria
You're right
R
Ria
I owe it to Alex
R
Ria
I owe it to myself
R
Ria
I'm driving home
One day later
Irene
Irene
So?
R
Ria
They need time
R
Ria
Mom said she loves me but she needs time to think
R
Ria
Dad hasn't said a word yet
Irene
Irene
Don't worry, they'll come around. Give them time
Two years later
R
Ria
What do you want me to bring you?
Irene
Irene
A keychain? Idk, maybe a tshirt?
R
Ria
Why do you always demand for gifts when you're so indecisive?
Irene
Irene
I always do when you go on trips without me.
R
Ria
Well I couldn't take you along with me here could I?
Irene
Irene
It could be fun you know, third wheeling on a honeymoon.
R
Ria
Next trip, Alex and I will take you along
Irene
Irene
Yes, obviously. Now go have fun and send me pictures
Irene
Irene
You happy?
R
Ria
Couldn't be happier 🥰 🥰






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