by Joz Maxel
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Have you ever loved a woman with your heart and soul, just to watch her slip away?
I had her.
I broke her.
I left a piece of me behind.
My best friend put her back together.
Loved her the way she deserved.
My time for absolution has come.
And I'll stop at nothing until I get it.
Now I'll have to fight my way back to what I left behind.
"Hey, you. This seat taken?" She takes the seat next to me on the bench. I just stare into the fire, not saying anything. "Thought you could use some Jim Bean by now." She holds out the tumbler of amber liquid in front of my face. Without thought I grab the glass, drink its entire contents and hand the glass back to her. "Looks like I was right." She offers me a subtle curve of her lips that I catch out of the corner of my eye. I'm too numb to care about how anything about her affects me.
"What are you doing out here Nova? Don't you have a husband to fuck or something?" Jesus, I'm an asshole.
"I know this is hard for you, Corey. But taking it out on me isn't gonna make things better!" She stands up to leave when I grab her arm. Her features are highlighted from the fire and all I can think of is how god damn beautiful she is, and I can't fucking have her.
"Please don't go," I plead as I stand up too fast and almost lose my balance. "I'm sorry."
Nova places her hand on the side of my face and caresses my unshaven cheek. I close my eyes to savour this moment. "What's going on in that head of yours, Corey?"
I open my eyes and stare into her watery ones. "Nova, you need to stop." I place my hand over hers, still resting on my cheek. "My head isn't in a good place right now."
She moves herself to stand toe to toe in front of me. "Maybe I don't want to." She looks from my eyes to my mouth, biting down on her bottom lip. "Corey..." was all she got out before I took her face in both my hands and brought my lips to hers.
It was a sweet touch between two people that knew every scar, every smile, every dream of each other but it quickly turned to something more...something we weren't prepared for. Nova moved her hand from my cheek to just over my heart and I was done. I pulled her closer to me and kissed her with all that I had. If this was the only moment I had with her like this then it would be one that we both would never forget.
But it ended as fast as it started when Nova pushed me away, touching her lips with her fingers. Before anything could be said I could hear Dane coming around the building, calling out her name.
Joz hails from Western Canada. She's a hockey loving, tattooed adorned sassy bitch who is renewing her obsession of skateboarding.
Writing is an experience that I lost along the way. Finally in a place where I can write about the things I love and share it with you.
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