It was complicated, it was also just the beginning.
A simple choice.
There is always that one moment in life where things could have been different. That one moment where you could have chosen a path that would lead you down a certain road.
A different life.
It was easier to pretend that we were still best friends, and that she was my girl and I was her boy.
Pretending was better than knowing the truth…
I. Ruined. Us.
I had her.
I lost her.
I love her.
All I did was complicate us.
“It was too much. It was too real. It overwhelmed me and consumed me. It hurt me and slayed me. Like a giant blade was driven directly into my heart.”
All that and more was this book! Do you remember the first time you gave your heart away? Do you remember the pain, the excitement, the butterflies? THAT’S WHAT THIS BOOK BRINGS BACK!!! Alex and Lucas bring you right back to that first love and they make you fall even harder then when you fell the first time by yourself. Alex and Lucas are best friends that have been together since birth because their parents are connected! In fact there is whole group of boys but Alex is the girl, their Half-Pint.
“One day you won’t be our Half-Pint. Let’s keep you just the way you are for as long as we can, huh?“
Alex has a piece of each of their hearts. However, the bond between her and Lucas is something that completely melts you. They have a connection that scares parents and makes friends jealous. The love that has the ability to hurt you the most.
“I don’t want either of you to settle down until you know what else life has to offer, and if one day you find your way back to each other then you know… You know it’s for sure. There will be no doubts and no regrets.”
How do you walk away from your soul? This book takes you on the journey of how you do just that. I loved how this story was written. I loved growing with these characters. This book hits your every emotion and makes you remember every heart break, every first kiss, everything you wish…
“I wanted that feeling to stay forever. I wanted to bundle up whatever emotion coursed through me, and that stare that was just for me… Bring it home with me, and bottle it up, where I could cherish it and relive it whenever I wanted to.”
I cried with this book, I was pissed at this book and this book got me rereading things days after I finished. It completely has a piece of me and now I am beyond ready for Jacob’s and Lily’s story!!!
My brown eyed girl sat on our blankets with her arms wrapped around her knees, hiding her face. The tiny frame that I adored so much shook uncontrollably, only heightening the deepest sobbing that escalated with each passing second. It was such an intimate moment, not to be shared with anyone, especially me. Alex didn’t cry. I watched her bawl for the first time in my life. I had never seen anyone cry like that before, and it shook me to my core, slicing me whole, and making me feel like I was dying. Carving a memory that I would take to my grave.There was no going back…No erasing.No do overs.No deleting.What I witnessed tonight would be my purgatory; I would now close my eyes and forever see her falling apart in front of me. Shattering before my very own eyes and I found it hard to breathe.Hard to move.My feet were glued to the goddamn floor as she continued to weep, sob, bawl, violently sucking in air that wasn’t available. I accepted it all; each tear that fell from her face becoming pieces of me. Circulating through my veins and blood, it flowed endlessly, a river of her sadness and sorrow and of my broken promises. No beginning or ending to her cries, just an infinite current, flooding the hole
where my heart should be. The shadow of her trembling petite body reflected off
the walls, leaving a trail of regrets in its wake.Mine.Hers.Ours.Growing up in a small town you overheard a lot of things. People talking, stories told, town gossip. You listened a lot. You learned a lot. Tourists, townies, friends, and especially family all shared wisdom and advice that you think you will never need.Bunch of bullshit.They say you have that one moment in life where things could have been different, that one moment that changes the course of your life or the direction you could have taken. That one moment that could forever change you and everything you wanted to be true,
everything you wanted to believe.One simple decision could
alter your entire future.My entire world.I would forever remember this moment for the rest of my life. This is the moment that changed everything. This is the moment where I took another direction, another road that led me to my own demise. My own regrets. I should have walked in there. I should have apologized. I should have begged for her forgiveness. I should have promised that I would never hurt her again. I should have done whatever it took to make her look at me the way she had our entire lives.But I didn’t…I did none of those things…Not one.Nothing was said between us.No words.No actions.I was a coward and couldn’t do it. I couldn’t see her like that. I couldn’t look into her eyes and know that I had hurt her. That I had disappointed her. That I ruined her love and lost her respect for me.The boy who promised he would never hurt her.The boy who swore he would always protect her.The boy who vowed he would never let anything happen to her.That same boy was me.I was the reason she was bawling.I was the reason she was hurt.I was the reason she was broken.She knew the truth. It had finally caught up to me… I shattered her illusion that I was hers. I ruined the one good thing I had in my life. The girl that owned my heart was bleeding out for me in a way that I had never seen before. The house was no longer our safe place.I had brought my hurricane with me…I couldn’t risk the possibility of losing her permanently if I walked in there and admitted my truths. She wouldn’t love me anymore, she wouldn’t look at me the same anymore, and she wouldn’t be mine anymore.My brown eyed girl.The girl that I had loved all of my life.The same girl that I would
love for the rest of my life.Alexandra.I gave her the only comfort I could in her moment of despair. I turned around and left. I walked down the stairs and got into my truck. I turned the engine on and drove my sorry ass home. I took a shower and never once looked at myself in the mirror. I pretended that nothing changed. That I didn’t cause her pain, and that she didn’t know the truth. That I didn’t see her sobbing and that she wasn’t even bawling to begin with. That we were still just best friends, and that she was
my girl and I was her boy.My Half-Pint and her Bo.It was better than knowing…
I ruined us.
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