The Single Chronicles: The Fed Up Woman

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“So how was work?”

I look up from my phone and look at him. I should be thinking about my answer to his question but instead I’m thinking about how I never noticed I don’t like the way he looks at me.

How does he look at me you may ask? Like I’m the most important person in the world yet we have been growing apart of late. We barely see each other and it’s not because we are busy but because we can live without each other.

I’m a lost girl I think to myself.

Why am i lost now?

Why after 3 years?

Because I’m fed up I answer myself.

I look at him and smile.

And my mind strays to the first time we met. We had been introduced by a mutual friend who thought we were absolutely perfect for each other. And the instant we met – him with his brown eyes, dark skin, bald head, medium height, amazing killer smile and a beard to go with it in his african print shirt and chinos and me with my short hair, big brown eyes, chubby cheeks, short in my white dress- I knew my friend had been right. We just clicked.

We’ve had amazing three years together. Or was it two because for the past year we have been arguing a alot. Arguing about how we no longer see eye to eye about most things.

I wonder when we fell apart. I also wonder if we will ever get back what we once had. But one thing is for sure, everything is different.

I feel his hand on mine and I look into his eyes. The spark is gone. I think he knows but he’s not willing to admit the truth. But then again am I?

“Are you okay?” He asks looking concerned.

How do I know? His worry wrinkle is out on his forehead. I want erase it from his face but I don’t move. I just look at him.

“Babe… are you okay?”

“I’m breaking up with you!!” I blurt out loud. “I don’t want us to be together anymore. I love you but it’s not enough.”

Was that my voice?

Did I just tell then love of my life I want a break up? Can I take the words back? Did I just ruin the best thing in my life? Why doesn’t he look surprised? Does he understand? Will he beg me to stay?

We sit in silence for minutes.

“For how long?” He asks eventually

“We no longer work. For a year we have tried to make it work but I’m  tired of fighting. I want out.”

I want passion, excitement, the thrill. But I don’t say it out loud.

“For how long?”

“I don’t know.” I respond.

He looks at me and I see him nod.

“Can we at least be friends?” He asks

I smile. Of course he sees the best in any situation. Even a breakup. Though for the life of me I don’t know why he would want us to stay friends.

“Why?”

“Just because you want out doesn’t mean everything has to go. I don’t want out. I love you. I’ll wait for you. Besides if I’m still your friend then I can still give you this.”

He reaches out into his front pocket and in his hand I see it.

An engagement ring.

Really.

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32 Comments Add yours

  1. NIce. I particularly love the ending. Good read. That whole “how long?” question took me somewhere else: thought the question was how long have you been seeing another man 🙂
    Oh and it should read “I want to erase” somewhere in the story. I think there is a “to” missing there.

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    1. vhuvu says:

      I’ll read it and fix that mishap. Thank you. 😊

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  2. ferddhie says:

    OMG! That came out of nowhere! I’m reading this in class and I swear I just swore. I love your ability to end with a twist.

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    1. vhuvu says:

      Lol. Day made… Thank you. Careful hey. Your classmates might get worried.

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    2. Bless Afrifa says:

      I guess we share the same sentiments. You are just great

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  3. Mr Mayor says:

    Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world right in the eye.
    In this case I bow down. This is masterpiece

    Liked by 1 person

    1. vhuvu says:

      Thank you. 😊you are on a roll huh.

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      1. Mr Mayor says:

        Im enjoying a true legend here

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        1. vhuvu says:

          You are too kind

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  4. makupsy says:

    Like talk about wrong timing!! How do you pop up an engagement ring when I just broke up with you, who does that???

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    1. vhuvu says:

      lol. he never thought they would break up hey. so i believe to keep her hooked. bam. ring. i don’t know. hahahaha

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  5. Leo says:

    there is more to this story….

    I feel I hasn’t yet finished…..

    I feel there is part two of this story and given permission I can finish it…

    but it’s a good story….

    thumbs and toes up to the writer!!

    bowing head low.

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    1. vhuvu says:

      Thank you very much. Thank you. I’m humbled. You are welcome to write the second part. I can post it for you on my blog as a guest blogger.

      Though will you write from the guys perspective or both or just hers.

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  6. Engagement ring abi? Ah! Me I’m reading like OMG, this is very similar to my own situationship then I get to the ring part and my heart sort of sinks……is this just a story or real life!? I wonder what she’s gonna say to that ring! Must be hard jare! 😭

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    1. vhuvu says:

      lol. Not real life at all. Just stories about single people. random you know. similar to your situationship. Ahh you have to tell me what happened.

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  7. Akotowaa says:

    LOOOOL Bruh!

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    1. vhuvu says:

      lol. Please give your views.

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      1. Akotowaa says:

        LOL, at this point, I don’t even know what my views are!

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        1. vhuvu says:

          lol. it will come to you. hahahaha

          Liked by 1 person

  8. Joel Jemba says:

    Ha! In that moment you wanted the ground to open up and swallow you, yes?

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    1. vhuvu says:

      Exactly. I remember when i wrote the words “Engagement rings” i was like really. just like that. this dude. this girl. whaaaat.

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      1. Joel Jemba says:

        I can’t really relate but I can imagine. . . lol

        Liked by 1 person

        1. vhuvu says:

          you know you put yourself in the shoes of your characters. that kind of feeling

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  9. Oh my heck! Like, oh my heck!

    I just can’t!

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    1. vhuvu says:

      LOL… please dont die. Its just a story. haha

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      1. Just a story?!
        Just a story!
        Never!!!

        *grabs cheat in pain* I feel his pain… This bruh!

        Liked by 1 person

        1. vhuvu says:

          lol. you are killing me. i felt the pain too.

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  10. The twist at the end got me feeling real bad for the guy.

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    1. vhuvu says:

      Awwwww. Now I feel bad for him too.

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  11. Grace Mwendi says:

    you have to write a romantic book Vu.lol

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    1. vhuvu says:

      I am. I am trying to finish one and its so hard.. 🙂

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  12. Grace Mwendi says:

    you have to write a romantic movie Vu.lol

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