She took a long drag of a cigarette, leaning against the balcony railing, as one might do in cliché style in popular movies. The hot evening stars glimmering in her amazingly blue eyes.
Her hair floating in the air as a small breeze passed us by. Smoke trails wafting, circling into the sky above, disappearing into nothing.
I stood upwind of her as to avoid the smoke, i couldn’t stand the smell of it, and she knew it. She butted the cigarette against the railing, throwing it into the small bin behind her, smiling as it went in.
But it was a short lived, and grim smile. “You know i can’t keep doing this James, i can’t keep doing this, living this lie.”
A lie she indeed lived, a face shrouded in mystery to society, like fog against the pale white full moon on a cold autumn evening.
“I have to leave you James, i have dreams aspirations, i want to travel the world, i’m not ready for a full time boyfriend like yourself, yes, what we had it was fun, enjoyable. But not for me”.
She walked inside from the balcony, turning to the bar i had in my living room covered in photographs, shot glasses, tokens from my adventures.
She waved across the souvenirs whilst pouring a whisky for her and myself, “You’ve had what i want, i need to do this.”
Tears started filling the bottom of her eyes, this was it. The end, we had been together unofficially for four months, with no strings attached…
But the strings which weren’t meant to form, had..
They were about to be severed.
“I have to do it this way, otherwise i’m just going to hurt you, i have to go.”
Pecking me on the cheek and pulling me close, i was shocked, this was how she would leave me, i held her back, my face buried in her auburn hair, her lovely smelling hair.
And with that she walked out of my lounge door and my life forever, remaining only in my memories…
I moved to the balcony watching her leave my apartment,and so she joined the path to destiny, fate pathing the way for her, to her dreams.