Fictional dialogue on Tryst
As tears welled up in my eyes, I knew right then that I had to tell her.
“I just want you to know how sorry I am. I never meant for this to happen. I never meant for you to get hurt, ever! I am not this person. I can’t believe I let it get this far. Kelley, I am so terribly…..”
She cut me off and said, “I am sorry too.”
I stared back in disbelief.
“I’m sorry for the whole thing,” Kelley Continued “I’m sorry he left you and fell in love with me. I am sorry I ever met him. Most of all I’m sorry that he cheated on me with you and that I ignored it for so long.”
I didn’t know what else to say.
The damage was done.
Hearts were broken.
I got up and walked away from Kelley’s table, away from the guilt, the tears, and the apology that I left looming over the table-cloth.
“What a fool I am…” I said aloud to myself, as I pushed the door to the cafe open, and walked out onto the street.
~ J. Lefever ~