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Any thoughts on this piece? Does Jeremy sound too girly? xD

Coming Back, Coming Home

June 24, 2016

PROMPT: All Talk

Hello? This is Jeremy. Um. I'm outside home right now, and it's kinda weird calling but...I've missed you. Today more than others.
What the hell? It IS weird. You're calling me now?
I'm sorry, but it was really bad this time. I...need someone to talk to. Can you come?
That's what you say every time I have to save your sorry derriere.
Okay, fine. Where are you now?
Um. Outside the pizza place we used to go. I thought I could find you there. You used to go there with Dave every Friday night.
Yeah, but...ah, never mind. Two years, Jeremy. Where have you been?
Around. Had some, um, issues.
Your leaving was really abrupt the last time.
I know. I'm sorry.
Is that all you can tell me?
For now. Please, don't ask. I'm not ready to answer right now.
I think I have a right to know, considering I'm driving three miles in the middle of the night to fetch you. You're not making this easy for me. 
I'm sorry. It might be weird, just saying.
We've got all the time in the world. I'm awake now, anyway.
Okay. Promise me you won't judge. It's about you. And me.
Yeah...okay...*deep inhale* here goes. I loved you. I left because it was difficult seeing you so much in love with someone else.
Louise? Louise? I told you not to judge.
Okay, never mind, it was stupid anyway. I'm gonna hang -

No. Wait.
It makes sense now. You, leaving, with no explanations. It must've been hard. I'm sorry I couldn't see it.
You had Dave, Louise. Love is incredible. I know it now.
I didn't love him, Jeremy. We broke up. 
Oh...I'm sorry to hear that. I really am. I hope you're better now. Heartbreak is -
Except I wasn't really sad. I don't think I loved him, in the end. Your leaving hurt me more than his did.
Oh, Louise, I didn't know. I didn't know.
Come back, will ya?
You don't think I'm weird? Calling you in the middle of the night? Camping in front of closed pizza restaurants?
I already do, no matter who you love. 
Ha-ha, very funny.
Thank you. For forgiving my leaving.

Thank you, Jeremy, for coming back.


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