I Miss You
Do You Love Me Back?Tyler smiled. "That's the only reason? My parents told me that just before I ran out after you."
I looked away from him. Could I say it out loud? Could I tell him? I sighed heavily.
"You can't leave because . . . because . . . I love you," I whispered the last part.
Had he even heard me? I kept my eyes down but I didn't move away from him. He was silent. Why was he silent? Why wasn't he saying anything?
"Alexandra," Tyler whispered.
Here it comes. I couldn't look up at him, fresh hot tears threatened to pour and I tried to keep them back. It felt like someone had punched me in the gut and then ran over me with a car.
"I'm going to join the army no matter what you or anyone else says," Tyler said.
WHAT? Did he not believe me? Did he think that I said that so he wouldn't leave?
"What?" I said confused.
I looked up at him. How could he think I wasn't serious?
"Tyler what are you talking about?"
"I-I love you too Alex, but I don't want to do anything about it because I'm going away," he said.
My heart swelled and I couldn't seam to look away from him. He loved me. He said he loved me.
"But Tyler you don't have to go," I said.
"I know Alex but I want to. This was what I want to do, I'm eighteen now I'm old enough."
"But Tyler do you realize what it would do to me if you died?" I nearly shouted.