“But I don’t want to leave,” I whined into Cory’s warm shirt like a petulant child. How could I say good-bye? It literally made me feel ill. I mean…this was not how we were supposed to break up. One of us was going to get tired of the other or we’d start fighting and throw cuss words at each other or…we’d live happily ever after, making tons of cute blonde and brunette babies. And if one of the rotten munchkins messed up at all, we’d say it was the others’ fault like a funny, cute old couple.
It was like someone was about to rip off one of my fingernails. Pure torture.
He tried to comfort me like always. “Listen, Lex, I’m sure we’ll go to the same college and that’s only two years from now. So, it’s not forever good bye.”
I sniffed. “But you’re going to find another girl who’s way prettier and smarter and who won’t fall over her big feet all the time.”
Stroking my cheek, he said, “There’s no one prettier or smarter than you. And I like catching you when you fall.” He blinked then said, “If we’re meant to be, Lexie, it’ll happen.”
“You sound like my uncle.”
“Well, it’s true.”
Tears pooled in my eyes. “And if we’re not meant to be?”
Eyes glittering, he whispered, “Then I got the privilege of knowing the prettiest, smartest, funniest girl who I love more than myself.”
He gave me a salty kiss as our glasses clinked but I didn’t care.
And then both of us cried for a bit until my mom called for me.
“Bye,” I said as our hands parted. It was like a ribbon that attached us was snipped by some evil scissors.
I knew I’d never see him again.
I wanted to be bitter. To blame Uncle Beau and my father for ripping me away from Cory, but as the weeks passed, and I saw how happy they were together, I couldn’t stay mad.
Fast forward to their tiny wedding, and I wholeheartedly was a fan.
The pure love I saw in my dad’s eyes made me extremely happy.
I hoped one day, I’d find someone who’d love me the same way.
My mother burst into tears when Uncle Beau said his vows.
It was such an awesome day that I couldn’t even crack one joke about it.
Now that’s saying something!
Congratulations, Mr. & Mr. Blackwell-Day.
My two dads.
Next chapter Wednesday, May 30th