Love Breaks Heart

By , West Milwaukee, WI
He stared at the screen of his computer not sure what to write. His fingers danced over the keys and the mouse as he pressed them but he kept erasing it. He read through their conversation again.

Alice: Hey
Ricky: We need to talk
Alice: About what?
Ricky: Something important…
Alice: Which is?

Finally Ricky began typing.

Ricky: It’s kind of complicated. I don’t know if we can be together anymore. I am moving away and I am not up for a long distance relationship.
Alice: We’re breaking up?
Ricky: Exactly. I don’t want you anymore.
Alice has logged out.

Ricky wanted to cry so badly but he never cried and he wouldn’t start. He would find a new girl to love and take care of. Alice didn’t need him and he didn’t need her. Or did he? He sighed and went to sleep. He didn’t care about her anymore. He couldn’t.

In the morning Alice didn’t go to school. She slept in on purpose. When she finally woke up, she refused to eat breakfast. She refused to go to school and she refused to answer her friends’ text messages. She only read a couple of them and she wouldn’t read the ones from Ricky. She sat and stared at her wall hugging herself and thought of all the times together with Ricky. She cried as she did. She finally got out of bed and wrote a fake sick note and walked to school. She turned it in at the office and went into class. She sat up front in the classroom instead of sitting at the back beside Ricky.

Ricky was sitting at the back of the classroom trying to avoid Alice. There were confused eyes flickering between Ricky and Alice but Ricky pretended not to notice. Ricky and Alice had been the best couple in the school. Later on, Ricky and his friends were talking and laughing and Alice walked by. They stopped laughing. She looked horrible. She stopped at her locker and they looked closely. She was pale white and looked sick.


One of Ricky’s best friends, Dylan left the group and walked up to her.
“You’re gonna be okay.” He told her.
She didn’t turn to look at him so he cracked a joke. She giggled when she finally turned her head and saw the hilarious look on his face. She stopped and turned back to her locker when she saw Ricky and his friends walked by.
“Go away Dylan.” She whispered and ran off to the bathroom.

Two days later

Ricky was sitting in his room on his bed in North Carolina. He stared at the wall and thought of his old times with Alice. He missed her. Should he call her? Should he ask his parents to return home? He wasn’t sure and he went back to sleep.

Alice was sitting in her room on her bed back in Vermont. She stared at the wall and thought of her old times with Ricky. She missed him. Should she call him? Should she ask her parents to move? She wasn’t sure and she went back to sleep.

In the morning Ricky got up and went to his phone and dialled Alice’s number. Alice noticed her phone ringing at home. She looked at the number. It was unfamiliar. She did not know that Ricky had a new number. She answered it.

“Alice! I am so sorry. I am going to get my parents to let me come home. I could never let you go. I love you.”
“I love you too. I can’t wait to see you.” She said.
They talked and chatted for a while and for the first time in a few days, Alice felt good.

Three days later

The car was flipping over. Ricky didn’t know what was happening. His face smashed into the window.
‘This is it. I’m going to die.’ He thought.
The car finally stopped and he heard a noise. He thought it was imagining things but he was soon being lifted out of the car.

He woke up in the hospital later in the day. Alice was crying at his side. Her eyes were red.
“Alice??” Ricky whispered.
“Oh Ricky!” She kissed him and he kissed her back.
“I love you.”
“I love you too Alice.” He whispered with his last breath and then his electrocardiograph gave off a sickening continuous beep.
Alice cried her eyes out as the doctors came rushing in and tried to revive him. Ricky died that day. Alice cried at his funeral and never returned home. Her body was found washed up on the side of the beach two years later. Apparently, she had committed suicide to be with the one she loves.





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