“He Said, She Said.”
A follow-up to “She Said.”
She Said: Hey.
He Said: You look good.
She Said: I know. (she smirks)
He Said: (he smiles and looks at his feet nervously) How are you?
She Said: I’m really good. (she smiles simply but it’s genuine)
He Said: Good.
She Said: And you?
He Said: I’ve seen better days.
She Said: Haven’t we all. (she laughs) It’ll pass. Some days are good, some aren’t.
He Said: I know this is in poor taste to bring this up but-
She Said: Then don’t. It won’t really make a difference at this point.
He Said: Maybe not. But I just- I need to say something…
She Said: Okay.
He Said: I’m sorry. And I know that’s lame and I’ve said it countless times before. But I really am sorry. I’m sorry for what I did, I’m sorry that I hurt you and our relationship. Basically I’m just so sorry for how we left things. I really hate that the last memory you have of me is a rotten one.
She Said: Yea, well the whole situation pretty much sucked. But what can you do right. What’s done is done. It’s all in the past now.
He Said: I feel like you hate me. And I totally deserve it but-
She Said: I don’t hate you.
He Said: You don’t? (he says in shock)
She Said: I’m sure at some point I thought I did. (she laughs) But I don’t really believe in hate… I mean even if you hate someone, it’s still a feeling, you still have some kind of feeling toward them. And to me, hate is just a gateway to love. Even if you hate someone you probably have some love for them too or at least you used to. So I don’t believe in hate. I don’t hate you.
He Said: You’re kind of amazing you know that?
She Said: Obviously. (flips her hair behind her shoulder dramatically)
They share a laugh like old times.
He Said: So you still believe in love?
She Said: Oh absolutely. But you already knew that. So why are you asking? (she laughs)
He Said: I guess I just needed to hear that I didn’t ruin it for you.
She Said: (laughs) Someone’s a little full of himself. And you wonder why we never worked out. Hmmm? (she rolls her eyes and laughs making light of their situation)
He Said: I just meant…I’m sorry. (he shakes his head in frustration with himself)
She Said: It’s okay. I get that your nervous.
He Said: I can’t tell you how many times I’ve rehearsed this conversation in my head. I guess I didn’t expect you to be so nice to me. I’m losing my cool.
She Said: Well considering you were never that cool…that’s not saying much- (she laughs)
He Said: (laughs) Why are you being so nice…are you secretly plotting your revenge? (he raises his eyebrows)
She Said: Nah. I’m just a better person than you. (she fakes seriousness, then laughs)
He Said: No that’s actually true though.
She Said: Forgive yourself. I have. Life’s too short to live in regret…to live in the past.
He Said: Have you?….Forgiven me?
She Said: Look at me…do I look unhappy to you?
He Said: No. You look amazing, and you seem happier then I’ve ever seen you. Way happier than you ever were with me.
She Said: And it’s not even an act. (she smiles) Look after we broke up, everything just kind of fell into place. And I really went for the things I wanted, things that I realized I was holding myself back from. So I guess in some twisted way you cheating was a blessing in disguise.
He Said: Wow. Well then I’m really happy for you. I just wish I treated you better when I had the chance. You were worth it. That’s my biggest regret.
She Said: Well…I appreciate that.
He Said: Well now at least you know what not to look for in a relationship right? (he laughs)
She Said: You’re not a bad guy. You just need to learn how to let people in. Learn how to let a woman love you, that way you can learn to love them back.
He Said: I did love you. I need you to know that. I need you to believe that.
She Said: Oddly enough I do.
He Said: Good… Do you think we could ever give it another shot?
She Said: No. (she laughs)
He Said: Sorry. Can’t blame a guy for trying right?
She Said: I suppose not. (she laughs, shaking her head)
He Said: Whoever gets to marry you…is one lucky guy.
She Said: I’ll tell him you said so.
He Said: Have you met him yet?
She Said: I think so.
He Said: Good for you. (they share smiles and understandings) I guess I should get going.
She Said: Okay. It was good to talk to you. Good Luck. (she gives him a goodbye hug)
He Said: Thanks for hearing me out. And for being as graceful as I remember you to be.
She Said: Oh you know… that’s just how I am. (she shrugs and laughs)
He Said: I’ll see ya. (he waves, smiles and begins to walk away)
She Said: Bye.
He Said: (he turns back toward her) Hey… if you say hate is an extension of love and you believe in love, but you don’t believe in hate. Isn’t that kind of an oxymoron?
She Said: Hasn’t anyone ever told you…everything in life is an oxymoron.
They both smile at each other one last time before they go their separate ways.
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