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Truths And A Lie

In explaining what we have between us it sometimes gets very confusing. But this is why need to stop worrying about the mundane and trying to conform to a mold that others would define for us…we end up with this crazy situation where every conversation is two truths and a lie.

“So, how do you know Laura?”

We’ve been friends for a while, a couple of years.”

“Friends, hey. So does that mean she is single?”

“Yes, she is single. Are you interested in her?”

“She’s stunning. So, you’re not interested in her then?”

“No, no, we’re just friends.”

***

“NICK, I WAS THINKING OF YOU ALL DAY.”

“HI LAURA, I MISSED YOU. HOW WAS WORK?”

“BORING. I LOVED YOUR NEW SONG ON TIKTOK ❤ “

” 🙂 I WROTE IT ABOUT YOU MY SWEET FRIEND 🙂 “

” ❤ BLUSHING ❤ I WISH YOU WERE HERE WITH ME”

“LAURA, I DON’T THINK WE SHOULD GO THERE.”

***

“Nick, can I talk to you about my date with Laura?”

“It’s hard to hear the details Roy. I care about her.

“There are no details to tell. Is she seeing someone?”

She has been single as long as I have known her.

“She told me she’s in love with someone. Who is he?”

I have absolutely no idea.

***

“I HAD A DISASTROUS DATE WITH THAT GUY ROY”

“REALLY, I THOUGHT HE REALLY LIKED YOU.”

“HE WAS ONLY INTERESTED IN GETTING SOME”

“I’M SORRY, I DIDN’T THINK ROY WAS LIKE THAT.”

“I TOLD HIM I WAS IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE ELSE”

“OH REALLY – HE DIDN’T TELL ME THAT.”

***

So, it goes on – conversations always with two truths and a lie. I am growing tired of it Nick. I can’t do this anymore. I know the truth. I have had over two years to figure it out. You are in love with me just as much as I am in love with you. But you are afraid, I don’t know exactly why, but I think it has a lot to do with fear over what will happen if it all goes wrong. You cannot bear the thought of losing me. You need me.

Nick…I know it’s hard…but I need you to be truthful with me and drop the lies. Please don’t think of worst case scenarios. Just let me love you…and please love me in return. I think we’re going to go crazy if we don’t just admit we love and need each other. It’s not always going to be easy – we will have misunderstandings and we might hurt each other – but we will work things out because we love and need each other.

Two truths and a lie isn’t good enough any more Nick.

10 replies on “Truths And A Lie”

This is amazingly clever Jenna, what a wonderful concept and well executed. Really enjoyed it and it made me think how much we navigate our lives with half truths/lies mixed in. As ever you made me think more deeply Jenna, the trait of a good writer.

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