"I’m jealous." She wanted to say, but instead she held her tongue.
Instead, she muttered: “Other girls look at you like they want to eat you alive.”
He laughed a little at this, convincing her it was his smile that attracted so many admirers.
“I hate it. It makes me uncomfortable how they flirt with you and act as if I’m nothing.” She almost blurted out, but for fear of being labelled insecure and clingy, she was silent.
"Say something." He told her when she’d been still for what seemed an age.
And in her head she’d been trying to formulate words to tell him how much she loved him and how scared she was that he might pack up his bags one day and leave without a second thought.
She was never the most eloquent though, and the words just wouldn’t present themselves. So today, all she could manage was a laugh and change of subject, and he was none the wiser.
Have you ever had that feeling— that you’d like to go to a whole different place and become a whole different self?
[new text message/ 3:16 am]
I just drove 16 hours. I need to see you.
[new text message/ 2:09 am]
I’m drunk and I know I told you I didn’t want this anymore. But I want it. I want you. I’m sorry.
[new text message/ 12:13 pm]
Maybe if I could kiss you one more time everything would be alright.
[new text message/ 8:07 am]
Fuck. I shouldn’t have let you go.
[new text message/ 4:02 am]
Are you up? I miss you.
[new text message/ 4:05 am]
[new text message/ 5:16 pm]
I saw something that reminded me of you and my throat caught fire.
[new text message/ 12:22 am]
I wish you were here.
[new text message/ 3:17 am]
I need you. Please call me back.