(100 word challenge)
“I’ve been thinking about what I said about not being able to love you the way you love me. I can’t love anyone like that and I hope that makes you feel better.”
“I don’t care about feelings anymore. But I am glad that you are feeling better.” We are still separating.
He thought they’d stay together; she was not the person he wanted her to be.
Later, he yelled at her. She declined to yell back this time and imagined her own place, smiling. No one would yell at her there. Ever.
Life opened to life. She grasped it.