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Just For the One You Love
A life without mistakes isnít a life at all but some mistakes are just a simple
lack of showing emotion.
She had a close circle of friends who were passionate about music. They were
never the popular girls of school yet they got along with them. The five of them
were meant to be friends forever even with all their differences. Her name was
Heather and she had sky blue eyes with black hair that emphasized them like
crazy. She held a deep dark secret. A secret that she kept all to herself.
He was a fanatic writer who took writing very seriously. His friend situation
was much different but thatís not important. His short brown hair just covered
his brown eyes. His name was Talan and he held something in common with Heather.
What might they have in common one might ask? They both hid a deep secret that
no one knows. That deep dark secret affected many of their choices and if only
they both knew they had it in common.
Heather and Talan both attended the same high school in which they were both
present in the same creative writing class. The two of them talked rarely except
for the odd online conversation and when they were put in groups together.
Heather spent class sitting with her friends and giggling while Talan took class
The pair could be called complete opposites but the one thing that was similar
was their desire for each other. There was chemistry that no one could see but
was only felt by the two of them. Talan didnít have much experience except the
odd fling. Heather went through guys of all shapes and sizes like she went
through her songs on a record (pretty much changing every minute). After a few
bad experiences Heather chose to sit back and wait for the one thing she wanted
most in the world. The one thing she was waiting for was waiting for her also.
Weeks turned into months and finally months became a year. Talan and Heather
went on without each other preventing showing any feelings they held for one
another. That would be the worst mistake they could have made. If the second
hand on the clock was waiting for the minute hand to move, while the minute hand
was waiting for the second hand to move, time stops and it is wasted. That was
the case of Talan and Heather.
One year had flown by and Talan was still awaiting Heather with Heather still
awaiting Talan. They were both questioning what they were waiting for because
each showed no emotion towards the other. They were both hanging on the edge
trying not to fall but when they did fall, it was hard. Talan was awarded for
his academic excellence and was to join Princeton on a scholarship. Heather was
given the information at a general assembly and didnít take it well. When she
left the assembly Talan followed. ďListen, you will think I am totally random
but here goes. For the past year or so I have been wishing for one thing and
that was one chance with you. I would give up this scholarship just to spend one
year with you. Now I am stuck and have no idea what else to say.Ē Talan
explained with deep sincerity. ďWell, I did feel that way about you once, but
right now you arenít what I want.Ē Heather said as she walked away sobbing.
Heather and Talan never saw each other again or spoke of that day to anyone.
There was one thing that was present on the scorching June day, and it was love.
You do crazy things when you are in love and even more so, you give up
everything for the one you love. Heatherís love for Talan was clearly still
present but if she didnít give him up he wouldnít have accepted that scholarship
which is what he truly should have gone after. One would think Heather would
spend her life wondering what if, but instead she spent her life remembering she
did the right thing for the one man she could ever truly love.
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