THE GOLDEN MISTAKE
I looked down at the box below it, following along as Sean read it.
“Their fingers seemed to fit together in just the right way-effortlessly clasped, like perfect complements,” He read aloud.
I turned the page, still smiling, as I saw the next picture. This time it was a picture of us at the karaoke club, kissing, the night of my eighteenth birthday. That was our very first kiss. Well, our first kiss that actually meant something to the both of us…..
“And when her lips met mine,” He began to read,”I knew that I could live to be a hundred and visit every country in the world, but nothing would ever compare to that single moment when I first kissed the girl of my dreams and knew that my love would last forever.”
I couldn’t wipe the smile off of my face.
I looked at the page next to it, staring at another picture of us. Sean was staring down at me, holding me as we were about to kiss. We were stargazing that night. It was a night that I enjoyed very much. This picture was taken the day before Sean asked me to Prom. I still remember when Sean took it.
And just like I was doing before, I followed along as Sean read. “He stared at her, knowing with certainty that he was falling in love. He pulled her close and kissed her beneath a blanket of stars, wondering how on earth he’d been lucky enough to find her.”he said
The next picture was a picture of Sean and I dancing at Prom. He had just stopped dancing with Kayla moments before this picture. This was another one of our many moments that I will never forget. Sean began to read the quote below the picture.
“He closed his eyes as she put her hand on his shoulder, and in that instant, nothing else mattered. Not the song, not the place, not the other couples around him. Only this, only her. He gave himself over to the feel of her body as it pressed against him, and they moved slowly in small circles on the spotlight, lost in a world that felt as though it had been created for just the two of them.”
It continued from there. I would turn a page, see a new picture of us and I would follow along as he read the quotes out loud.
“We fell in love, despite of our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created. For me, love that’s like that happened once, and that’s why every minute we spend together has been seared in my memory. I’ll never forget a single moment of it.”
I was nearing the end of the scrapbook and I honestly didn’t want it to end. Sean had put so much love, effort and thought into this and I loved everything about this. I looked down at the next picture as Sean began to read aloud again.
“It is at moments like these that I know what my purpose is in life. I am here to love you, to hold you in my arms, to protect you. I am here to learn from you and to receive your love in return. I am here because there is no other place to be.”he read
I continued to smile as I looked at the next page.
“She was everything I wanted. She was beautiful and charming, with a quick sense of humor, and she supported me in everything I did.”
I looked at the next picture.
“I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours.”he read
I stared down at the picture, admiring it. Just as I was about to look at the next picture, Sean stopped me. “Anabelle.”
I looked up at him, noticing that he has become slightly more serious, but he still had a smile on his face.
I gave him a small nod before looking back down at the scrapbook. I looked at picture before reading the sentence out loud.
“Do you love me?’ I asked her. She smiled. ‘Yes.’ ‘Do you want me to be happy?’ as I asked her this I felt my heart beginning to race. ‘Of course I do’ ‘Will you do something for me then?’ She looked away, sadness crossing her features. ‘I don’t know if I can anymore.’ she said. ‘But if you could, would you?’ I can adequately describe the intensity of what I was feeling at that moment. Love, anger, sadness, hope and fear, whirling together sharpened by the nervousness I was feeling.
Jamie looked at me curiously and my breaths became shallower. Suddenly I knew that I’d never felt as strongly for another person as I did at that moment. As I returned her gaze, this simple realization made me wish for the millionth time that I could make all this go away. Had it been possible, I would have traded my life for hers. I wanted to tell her my thoughts, but the sound of her voice suddenly silenced the emotions inside of me. ‘Yes’ she finally said, her voice weak yet somehow still full of promise. ‘I would.’
Finally getting control of myself, I kissed her again, then brought my hand to her face, gently running my fingers over her cheek. I marveled at the softness of her skin, the gentleness I saw in her eyes, even now she was perfect. My throat began to tighten again, but as I said, I knew what I had to do. Since I had to accept that it was not within my power to cure her, what I wanted to do was give her something that she’d wanted.
It was what my heart had been telling me to do all along.
Encouraged, I leaned closer and took a deep breath. When I exhaled, these were the words that flowed with my breath….”
I stopped reading, my heart pounding in my chest as I turned the page……..
Aw Was This Chapter..??
To Be Continued
THE GOLDEN MISTAKE