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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Just two weeks



As I got on the jeepney ride home, I was completely and utterly tired. I had two exams tomorrow, my stupid boyfriend got jealous because of some guy who hugged me and I had to keep up with P.E. I squeezed myself in between the people, my head almost automatically resting on my bag. I was drifting in and out of sleep when I heard someone sob.

"Shh.It's okay." A soothing voice said.

I looked up to see what the commotion was, and I saw a couple sitting across me. The girl was gripping her boyfriend's shoulder, tears going down her cheeks. Her boyfriend's hand was on hers, and his eyes were holding back tears. Just then the girl released the boy, pushing him away. He immediately held her hand, and she snapped and glared at him.

"It's just two weeks, love. Two weeks then we'll be together again." He whispered.

I felt like I was eavesdropping, but I couldn't help it.I looked around me, the other passengers oblivious about the scene developing in front of me. When the guy's tear began to fall, I was tuned in to their conversation. The girl still wasn't looking at him, and seemed to push him away.

"I'm sorry okay? If I could stay here, I would. But you know how my parents are." He said.

The girl's tensed shoulders relaxed a bit, and she turned her head to face him. She caught my eye, so I embarrassingly hid my head on my bag again. A few moments I looked up again, and I caught the boy kissing her forehead. It was pretty sweet, the way they both comforted each other.

"You promised you didn't have to go home." The girl said, her voice cracking.

"I have to. But I'll do everything I could to go back okay? Plus, you're my home now. I'd just be going somewhere where I grew up."

He held her chin on his finger as he spoke to her, and I melted with the girl. She simply smiled at him, and leaned on his shoulder. They soon talked in hushed tones, their hands intertwined. The jeep soon fell into silence, except for the occasional sob that came from the girl. I tried my best not to reach out to her, because I felt like I knew her after minutes of listening to their conversation. I sound like a stalker, I know, but they shared a look I've only seen once in my life - the way my parents looked at each other - true love. Both of them didn't look like they're more than twenty years old, yet they were lucky enough to find each other.

All too soon the jeepney stopped, and it took me a moment to realize that the girl was getting off. She then hugged him tight, gathered her stuff then got off the vehicle. He then turned around to watch her get inside her house. Just then my phone beeped, and it took me a moment to struggle through my messy bag.

From: Stupid boyfriend <3
'I'm sorry about earlier. I just can't bear to see you with someone else.'

My heart melted like a pool of lava, and I began smiling like an idiot. I looked up to the guy, who was getting off the vehicle. I then realized that I was lucky that I had a boyfriend who was with me in the same city and loved me just as much. As the vehicle zoomed off away from the guy, I wondered how they were going to make it. I knew even just a week without seeing my boyfriend would be too much, and they're going through twice that span of time.

Before I went to bed that night, a single thought went through my head. They're going to make it. I thought. It looked like true love after all.

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slightly fiction. this really happened, although from another person's point of view. my boyfriend went to his hometown for two weeks yesterday, and I think this is my way of coping. :)

23 comments:

  1. Although it doesn't seem like it--2 weeks will fly by. Way back when-I went to college in a town in Northern Wisconsin--my boyfriend was in Boston. It is difficult-just concentrate on school or whatever else you are supposed to be doing and before you know--there he will be! (My then boyfriend and I ultimately broke it off but not until after we lived about 15 minutes from each other!)

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  2. True love never dies, it may make a u turn or two, but it always survives. Great story!

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  3. The time will fly by but i remember my husband going away for 2 weeks before i really do not know how i coped but i did and was so happy when he came back.

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  4. 2 weeks will go by super quick. When my husband deployed, I thought I would never be able to go through a whole year without him, but even that year flew by when I am looking back now :)

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  5. 2 weeks goes by SO quickly! I mean this year alone has flown by, hasn't it? I lol'd at "stupid boyfriend". :)

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  6. Beautiful writing. You really caught that moment of goodbye. My husband and I dated long distance for the first year of our relationship so I know all about the pain separation. Stay strong!

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  7. This reminds me of when my husband and I were still dating. We had a long-distance relationship for about a year when he lived in Texas and I lived in South Carolina. It was super tough, but it was totally worth it. By the time we got married, we had already dealt with more trials than a lot of couples do in ten years because of it. If this story is based on something you are experiencing personally, I would urge you to hold onto that person if it feels right; the time will pass eventually! :)

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  8. separation is always so hard. we've had our fair share with a military separation for 2 years, and multiple months of separation since them due to training and then internships for 4-6 months at a time. separation just stinks when it comes to the one you love.

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  9. It's only 2 weeks and those two weeks will fly by before you know it. You are going to make it and I think you'll cope very nicely indeed. :)

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  10. I love your description of your sad story. Just think how happy you will be when he gets back-go celebrate when he does!

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  11. it will work out.. 2 weeks seem sooo long but once you get busy and concentrate on the things that you need to worry about it will fly by in the blink of an eye.. trust me.. I blinked once and my son is now 18... yeah it goes THAT fast....

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  12. Awwww, this is so sweet and heartfelt. I hope it really does help ease the pain of separation a bit for you.

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  13. Two weeks is not much time at all. Although, I know it seems like an eternity. I was in a couple of long term relationships in my lifetime and yes, you are very lucky to be in the same city as the one you love. I hope you post again after he comes back and update us on how the time was without him and how you feel once he comes back.

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  14. Two weeks will go by quickly. I went on a trip shortly after I started dating my husband for three weeks. It seemed like it would go by slowly, but it didn't!

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  15. When you are young 2 weeks can seem like a lifetime. At this point in my life, a 2 week break would not be enough, LOL! I like how you write about young love, I forgot all about that stuff! :-)

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  16. True love. I love that. If a relationship can sustain itself even when the couple is separated by distance...you know it is true love, in my opinion.

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  17. Aww, being away from your romantic partner can be rough. When my husband and I were dating, he was stationed across the country in the military and I missed him terribly. Writing letters to him and talking on the phone really helped to put me at ease. With social media now, it is a little easier to keep in contact from long distances.

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  18. Before my husband and I got married, we had a hard time being separate.

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  19. 2 weeks will fly by. you can always video chat if you want to see each other!

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  20. Beautiful story! Writing is definitely a wonderful, creative way to deal with your feelings!

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  21. aww - i like that you were able to write it with the view you have with missing your bf! good luck!

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  22. This was beautiful written. I agree with the previously said sentiments... 2 weeks will have gone by before you know it. Thank you for sharing.

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  23. In the grand scheme of things, 2 weeks is nothing. BUT having been young and in love I get it. My boyfriend joined the Army and was gone for 2 months. he came home, we married and then he was gone for 3 months.

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