We were standing in the middle of our universe, surrounded by our stars that painted the night sky we loved dancing in. Or I knew I was. Lately, it seemed I could never speak for the both of us. And for the past three weeks I’ve been spending time that could’ve been with you, on the couch wondering what to do. But now, here we were. In a moment where my slippers can’t comfort me and the tv won’t drown out my thoughts.
Slowly, I began reaching my hand to yours, only to think better of it and grab a cup off the table. I knew you must have seen my arm though because immediately after you stiffened.
“Jasmine,” you breathed. My name no longer sounded sweet and promised on your lips, only tired and heavy. “I didn’t think you’d be here.”
I could hear everyone’s voices turn to whispers, as they stole glances in our direction as if the matter concerned them. And in a sense, maybe it did, they were our family and friends, ex-lovers and fellow coworkers. Each one of them made up pieces of us.
Once, I would’ve claimed we made up pieces of each other.
“I told Evie I’d be here for her,” I mumbled, looking to see what drink I had. Pink lemonade, like the kind we use to make on hot summer days.
“It is her birthday,” you sighed, clenching the cup in your hands. Finally, you turned to face me.
It was then I saw a million broken promises in your eyes, the biggest one being my name.
“Well, I better get this over with.”
When we first met, you gave me goosebumps. But now, I could feel my face pale.
“We need to break up.”
Shooting stars fall whenever a hope is lost.
“Who’s going to be my new year's kiss?" Was all I could manage to say.
guys, i don't even remember writing this! i was cleaning out my notes where i have a punch of one-liners and decided to clean out my writing folder as well. and i found this piece in like the bottom of scrolling and read it and was like, woah okay. so i did some editing and i think part of this was inspired by abi's pov's contest from forever ago and i just never finished it, but i don't know for sure.
anyway, please enjoy! also, i probably won't edit or extend this, so reviews won't be necessary but i'd love some feedback in the comments about whether or not you liked this! and/or your favorite lines!!