I heard them, though, it was quite just like a tap. I look at the clock hanging in the wall. 2 in the morning.
There they go again. But this time, a bit louder. I look at the door, this time.
I am not expecting anybody. More over, at this hour? Every living being is supposed to be sleeping at this time.
My neighbors are sleeping. I should be sleeping. I wonder who is at the other side of this wooden door.
I waited for another minute. Maybe, a dream? So, i go back to lying in my bed. As my head hit the pillow, another set of knocks. More rapid, more eager.
KNOCK. KNOCK. KNOCK. KNOCK.
This time i answered, “Who is it?”
I stood up and head for the door.
“It’s me.'” I heard it clear, though he just said it like a whisper. I can’t believe. I don’t want to believe. I know that voice very well. But it can’t be coming from him. It has been two years. Two long years.
“It’s me”, he repeated. My mind is spinning as i open the door slowly. I never expected this thing would happen. Not in this lifetime, anyway. Much things had happened.
But there he is. Two eyes looking at me intently. As he uttered the words, “I told you I’ll come back. Im here now.”
I looked back at him, mixed emotions starting to build up inside me. Anger, relief, broken, happy. But most of all, sad. I cannot believe how can he say that casually after two long years of disappearing. Two long years of my misery.
But i won’t let him know it. I will stand my ground, so I look right through his deep brown eyes. It stared back at me, searching.
As I pulled out a long sigh, i got myself to answer. ” Why now?” “Why can’t it be now?”, he replied back, too quickly.
“Because when you left, you left without saying goodbye. You left my heart broken.”
“I can fix this. I will fix this, promise!” Those eyes, begging.
Teardrops fell on his cheeks. He hugged me tight.
Teardrops fell on my cheeks. I pushed him away.
“I know you can, I know you will. But I don’t want you to.”
Then my broken heart bursts completely, shattering into pieces. Its beyond repair now. Forever.
This is my very first try. What do you think? I just altered some major details but this was based from a recent encounter. Yes, it happened really, till now I cant believe it. Maybe, this is the ending i wanted to have. Just maybe.