You before Me

You before Me

Rafa’s heart ached fervently before sending out the messages. She remained sited inside the public restroom afterwards holding back her tears. The messages popped up with a sound on her phone which she left lying on their table. Bash heard the phone beeped and hesitated for a while before peeking into the screen. What he saw therein was as brief as it was piercing. He read the message over and over again but the meaning didn’t change. He wept bitterly before walking out of the restaurant with a sour face.

Rafa came out of the restroom timely enough to watch Bash leave. She knew how much those messages would hurt him, but there is no other way.

“I rather he hates me than severe ties with his parent”, she reaffirmed amidst the tears rushing down her cheeks.

©Zasi (2017)