Unconditional Love

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b_unclove“I love you” she said to me.

“Don’t say that,” I answered, running my fingers up and down her forearm.

What I didn’t say is how much I’ve wanted to hear her say that, how much I love her back, and how I’ve been longing for this moment for so long.

However, this couldn’t go on. It was wrong as much as I wanted this to never end, this unconditional love to last forever. It couldn’t.

We both knew it, but I’d have to be the one to say it out loud.

As I ran my fingers through her hair, I tried to gather the words, the perfect words that would never come.

There are no words good enough to end a love so complete.

Should I be blurted, dished out the cliché “we can’t do this; this has to stop.”

I wish I could think of a way to candy coat it, a way to tell her she has to go back to her old life, a life completely void of this unadulterated bliss.

My heart sank as I gazed into abysmal hazel eyes, and I couldn’t get the words out. She was positively glowing.

I’ve never seen her this happy in all the months I’ve known her and I didn’t want to be the one to destroy it.

Not now… I don’t even know if I’ll ever be able to.

What was the right decision? Which would hurt her less? To extinguish her burning fire that grew and grew with our love, or to let it burn out? I can’t even fathom hurting her more than life already has. Either way, I fear she will get hurt.

Contributed by Julz

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