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September 21, 2009
By unwrittenlove DIAMOND, Mount Berry, Georgia
unwrittenlove DIAMOND, Mount Berry, Georgia
61 articles 11 photos 153 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, its yours forever. If it dosent, then it was never meant to be" -anonymous

My dark blue eyes swept over the letter once again, checking for any signs of falseness. I paused at the word love. Tracing the block lettering, I realized that there are many ways to show love. Moving away wasn’t one of those reasons.

I glanced up onto the beach. One lone silhouette of a boy in his late teens stood at the water’s edge. I slowly walked up to him. Without making a sound I glanced up at his profile.

His shaggy brown hair fell in front of his eyes and his square jaw had a hint of stubble shadowing his mouth. He looked down at me and the corners of his mouth hitched up.

“I knew you would come.” His voice was hoarse as if he had been yelling all day. “You always do.” I reached for his hand and he took it, squeezing gently. I forced a smile at him.

“I love you,” I spoke, my voice breaking on the last word. He laughed; it was a low sad sound, unusual for him.

“As I love you.” Using his free hand, he stroked my cheek. I pressed my face into it breathing in his scent. He smelled lightly of soap and had on a hint of the cologne I bought him for his birthday.

“Then stay,” I pleaded. He frowned as if he were asked a difficult question.

“You know I can’t.”

“Then stay here with me tonight,” I argued holding tighter onto him. He hesitated and then nodded. He sat down, pulling me with him. Cradling me in his arms, he started to stroke my windblown hair. I closed my eyes; I was hoping that time would stop right there.

“I leave tomorrow morning,” he said to the air in front of him. I let a few tears trail down my face without speaking. For if I did, I knew I would weep. “Megan, look up.” I obeyed and he turned my face to the source of the dimming light. The sunset’s vibrant oranges, yellows, and reds painted the sky. I sighed, realizing that this was the last sunset I would spend with him. Reluctantly, I turned back to him.

“Don’t let me go,” I murmured before turning back to the sunset.

“I won’t,” he answered, but as he said those words we both knew they weren’t true. I took them to heart anyways. Tears started streaming down my cheeks and I let out a sob. Shawn held me tighter and I could feel his own tears falling into my hair. The sunset colors were turning into blackness and I could make out a few stars in the sky. The day was ending and so were our lives together.

The author's comments:
I am such a romantic. I love a good romance novel.

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on Apr. 17 2010 at 8:45 am
written_love BRONZE, Nanuet, New York
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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that's why they call it the present."
"Shoot for the moon; even if you miss, you will land among the stars."

I love this piece. It was short and sweet.. It lasted just long enough, and it flowed beautifully.

on Mar. 27 2010 at 8:49 am
MissFaber SILVER, Wayne, New Jersey
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Nothing Less.

heyy this is MissFaber from order 423! I absolutely LOVED this piece... it was short and really sweet.

I feel for you... the guy I love moved away as well. :'(

on Mar. 26 2010 at 4:10 am
Rosalie PLATINUM, Maryville, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
-you have many to learn but nothing to lose.
-the hardest thing to do is watch the one you love, love someone else...
-good girls are bad girls that dont get caught.

I love this! you are a great writer! please keep writing!

on Mar. 4 2010 at 7:16 pm
biggerinfinities SILVER, Superior, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

oh, im such a romantic as well! we should start a club! hehe

on Mar. 2 2010 at 10:39 am
unwrittenlove DIAMOND, Mount Berry, Georgia
61 articles 11 photos 153 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, its yours forever. If it dosent, then it was never meant to be" -anonymous

Thank you so much! :) i love all of these positive comments! haha. i just wrote this after my best guy friend moved away. I think i may have loved him but he never found out. lol. thanks anyways

on Mar. 1 2010 at 7:22 pm
thewritingclarinetist, Port Orange, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Those who try, are those who plan on failing.

wow i loved this article. probably the best one ive read so far out of yours. YOU ARE AN AMAZING WRITER! please, for the love of all things holy, DO NOT STOP WRITING! you are so good at it. :)

on Feb. 26 2010 at 10:07 am
PoetLaureate07 PLATINUM, Aberdeen, Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing..

AWWW!! Their life together didn't have to end... Where was he going..just away mabye... It was sweet, amazing, and it took me in!!! check out some of my work!!

on Feb. 10 2010 at 3:08 pm
JohnnyDeppLover123 DIAMOND, Holyoke, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
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wow that was incredible!!! Oh my gosh I absolutely loved was so passionate and incredible!!! wow pure genius...good job! : ]

on Jan. 5 2010 at 7:45 pm
natygrace1217 PLATINUM, Jefferson, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
trying is failing, doing is succeeding.

ok seriously, this was the best article i have read on the whole website! it was focused souly on their relationship and nothing else. you didnt spend too much time on the character detail, but there was just the amount you needed! the focus was their romance! incredible!

Ada_500 BRONZE said...
on Dec. 26 2009 at 12:10 am
Ada_500 BRONZE, Fort Washington, Maryland
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to me this is kind of a coincidence (don't know if i spelled that right) anywho i was listening to kelly clarkson "already gone" and it matched the story perfectly of how he knows that they are going to be away so it just ties together perfectly almost cried though.

on Dec. 6 2009 at 10:08 pm
writingtiger25 BRONZE, New Providence, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Do not follow the path that others make and force you to follow. Make your own path and leave a trail." -Dalai Lama

Two words. I cried.

on Oct. 12 2009 at 7:52 pm
SugarnSpice SILVER, Aurora, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets."-Titanic

Great story!

on Oct. 12 2009 at 7:39 pm
HarryPotterFan09 SILVER, China, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
Harry Potter: "This is night, Diddykins. That's what we call it when it goes all dark like this."

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.-Unknown

Laundry is the only thing that should be sorted by color.-Unknown

AMAZING...Im a hopeless romantic and this cured my craving. Keep up the great work!

on Oct. 12 2009 at 10:42 am
unwrittenlove DIAMOND, Mount Berry, Georgia
61 articles 11 photos 153 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, its yours forever. If it dosent, then it was never meant to be" -anonymous

The sequel is out! comment! :)

on Oct. 11 2009 at 1:47 pm
EHunt96 PLATINUM, Swampscott, Massachusetts
32 articles 0 photos 215 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never give up on something you can't go a day without thinking about."

Love it!!! I will be looking out for the next one!!!!! Keep up the good work!!!!!

windblossom said...
on Oct. 2 2009 at 11:25 am
windblossom, Hyderabad, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"The caterpillar does all the hard work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity"

Its wonderful!! :) Loved it!

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on Sep. 30 2009 at 1:31 pm
very nice thank you

on Sep. 29 2009 at 9:45 pm
unwrittenlove DIAMOND, Mount Berry, Georgia
61 articles 11 photos 153 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, its yours forever. If it dosent, then it was never meant to be" -anonymous

Thankz! :) these made my day!

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on Sep. 29 2009 at 3:53 pm
AGREED with fredwardness!

on Sep. 26 2009 at 8:53 pm
Fredwardness SILVER, Romeo, Michigan
8 articles 6 photos 211 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The stars are blazing like rebel diamonds cut out of the sun" -The Killers (Read My Mind)

"If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there." -George Harrison

I really liked this, keep writing. oh and im definetly going to check out the sequel =)