Boy: Baby, we need to talk.
Girl: Richard, about what?
Boy: Something has come up…
Girl: What? What’s wrong? Is it bad?
Boy: I don’t want to hurt you, baby.
Girl: *Thinks* Oh my God, I hope he doesn’t break up with me… I love him so much.
Boy: Baby, are you there??
Girl: Yeah, I’m here. What is so important??
Boy: I’m not sure if I should say it..
Girl: Well, you already brought it up, so please just tell me.
Boy: I’m leaving…
Girl: Baby, what are u talking about?? I don’t want you to leave me, I love you.
Boy: Not like that, I mean I’m moving far away.
Girl: Why? All of your family lives over here.
Boy: Well, my father is sending me away to a boarding school far away.
Girl: I can’t believe this.
[FATHER: (Picks up the other phone, interrupts& yells furiously
ERICA!, what did I tell you about talking to boys?… Get off the
damn phone! (And hangs up).]
Boy: Wow, your father sounds really mad.
Girl: You know how he gets, but anyways, I don’t want you to go.
Boy: Would you run away with me?
Girl: Baby, you know I would, I would do anything for you, but I can’t…
You don’t know what would happen if I did. My dad would kill me!
Boy: *Sad* It’s okay.. I understand, I guess..
Girl: *Thinking* I can’t believe what’s going on.
Boy: I need to give you something tonight, because I am leaving on
the early flight: flight 1-80 first flight out in the morning, so I need to see you now.
Girl: Okay, I will sneak out & meet you at the park.
Boy: Okay, I’ll meet you there in 20 minutes.
[They meet at a nearby park, they both hug each other. And he gives
her a note.]
Boy: Here you go, this is for you. I gotta go.
Girl: *tears* (Begins to cry.)
Boy: Baby, don’t cry, you know I love you… But I have to go.
Girl: Okay (Begins to walk away.)
[They both go back home. And Erica begins to read the letter he gave her]
You probably already know that I’m leaving, I knew this would be better if I wrote a letter explaining the truth about how much I care about you. The truth is, is that I never loved you, I hated you so much. I never cared about you, and never wanted to talk to you, and be around you. You really have no clue how much I hate you. Now that I’m leaving I thought you should know that I hate you. You never did the right thing, and you were never there. I didn’t think I could hate someone as much as I hate you. And I never want to see you, for the rest of my life, I will never miss kissing you like before, I never want to cuddle up, how we used to. I will not miss you and that’s a promise. You never had my love, and I want you to remember that. You keep this letter because this may be the last thing you have from me. I hate you so much. Goodbye.
[Erica begins to cry, she throws the paper in the garbage & cries for hours]….. A day passes, she is sad, depressed and she feels so lonely… Then she gets a phone call….
Friend: How are you feeling?
Girl: I just cant believe this happened.. I thought he loved me.
Friend: Oh, about that. Richard left me a message. A few days ago. He told me to tell you to look in your jacket pocket or something…
Girl: Umm.. okay.
[She finds a piece of paper in the jacket,
“Baby I hope you find this before you read my letter. I knew your dad might read it, so I switched a few words…
Hate = Love
Never = Always
……I hope you didn’t take that seriously because I love you with all my heart, and it was so hard to let you go thats why I wanted you to run away with me… -Richard”]
Girl: Oh my God! It’s a letter.. Richard does love me!!, he must of slipped it into my pocket when he hugged me. I can’t believe how stupid I am!
Friend: lol Okay but I got to go… Call me later.
Girl: *happy* okay, bye, I’ll be at home waiting for my baby to call me!
… Erica turns the T.V. on……
[Breaking news] “An airplane has crashed. Over 47 young boys died, we are still searching for survivors… This is a tragedy we will never forget, this plane was flight 1-80… it was on its way to an all boys boarding school…” the Reporter says.
[She turns off the t.v. … 3 days later, she kills herself, because of the fact that Richard was dead & she had nothing to live for… ]
… A day after that, the phone rings. Nobody answers. It was Richard, he called to leave a message. “Its Richard, I guess you’re not home so, I called to let you know that I’m alive, I missed my flight because I had to see you one last time. So, I hope your not worried. I am staying for good.”
Moral of the story? Many lessons here!: NEVER EVER LEAVE YOUR LOVED ONE’S AND NEVER MAKE PERMANENT DECISIONS WHEN EVER YOU ARE HURT OR ANGRY……..SOME JUST CAN’T BE TAKEN BACK! Say what you mean and mean what you say…..no matter who won’t approve. If you love someone; don’t be ashamed, and don’t try and hide it. In this story, which is not unique, always listen to that small still voice if it’s telling you to cancel a trip, or just wait till…..’ Be patient- it just might save your life. Can’t tell you how many people decided not to go to work in New York on Sept. 11th. Many played hooky and some just got- delayed. Many people were listening that day. God loves us, and does not want any of us to be harmed or killed.
Oh, and don’t write your girlfriend a letter that says you hate her; she may always wonder even if it was a joke. If Richard had got on that plane, his father would be one son short. Parents are not always right. It’s just to respect their opinions but if you feel like it’s a mistake- stand your ground. Pray about it!