Unchained Love

June 1, 2013
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As I said goodbye one last time, I felt a throbbing ache creeping into the very depths of my heart. I didn't know it was going to be this hard to let go of “my other half” but it had to be done. I could feel his stare burning in the back of my head. I wanted to turn around but I couldn't bear to see the anger and the hurt in his eyes. The guilt would eat me alive , bit by bit, until I was nothing but a soul filled with contrition . I could just picture his gaze; filled with accusation and a touch of pain aimed at me for breaking his heart and his trust as well. He had given me all his love with an expectation that I would return the love to him. But I couldn't. So what was I supposed to say? Love should be something that is expressed in everything you do; it can’t be forced, no matter how much you try to gain that loving feeling. Love is interconnected with truth. They bind you in chains and force you to do what your heart says is right but they leave you lying there, feeling hopelessly dejected. At least, that’s what my sister told me when her fiancé broke her heart and left her waiting on her wedding day. You shouldn't have to lie or hide anything from the one you love. They should be able to understand everything without being told a single thing. He should put a smile on your face whenever he does something sweet or even stupid. The feeling you get when you are with him, should be the happiest few moments of your entire life. But they aren't and they weren't. So why should I lie to him and keep both of us unhappy? Isn't love telling someone the truth even if it might hurt them? Maybe not. But even if it isn't, then so be it. I am not chained to anyone nor their love. I am free.

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Famous-in-Training said...
Dec. 11, 2013 at 2:37 pm
You have no idea how much that plays into my life right now. That was extremely well said. I really enjoyed the tone of the story all around as well. It had an honest and somewhat of a sad truth vibe going on that just made me want to keep reading. =) Any chance you can check out my short story, Long Lost, on my page. You keep writing and i'll keep reading, ~Famous-in-Training
guardianofthestars This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 5, 2013 at 6:41 pm
I agree with vegangirl0725.  It was very brilliant, but I would have enjoyed more details.   I could really get into the MC head and see her point of view.  It was very deep and well worded. Very nice! :D
vegangirl0725 said...
Aug. 4, 2013 at 10:06 pm
This is a great story, I can imagine all of this, as i read it. Only problem i have is make it more descriptive.
Carly_Elizabeth said...
Aug. 3, 2013 at 12:33 pm
This is really good. A perfect explanation of love in a way. And what a quincedence, I just broke up with my boyfriend and this was the situation I was in. Funny, haha. Anywho, this is really good, but I kind of don't feel any emotion or there's no tone to this. I know that's kind of hard to get, but try using more descriptive words. Tone is differently used with every author, so you kind of have to find your own way how. Also try to have more variety in your sentences. You had a lot... (more »)
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