The Other Half of a Heart
The Other Half of a Heart and Soul
"Itís your own fault."
"I know, but please, donít leave!"
"Thereís nothing you can do or say to make me stay."
"Baby, I beg of you, please donít go! I canít live without you!"
"You shouldíve thought about that before you decided to sleep with her."
"Please, I can make it up to you! I swear to you, she meant nothing
"How could she have meant nothing to you? You kept her number, remember
her name, the layout of her apartment, nearly called me her name!
I refuse to be your toy when you come home, I refuse."
"But, honey, I love you!"
"You ever say that to me again, youíll get something worse than a slap
across the face."
"Iím begging you, on my knees, please, donít leave me!"
"No, Nick, you cheated on me, not the other way around."
Nick got up off the floor and hurried across the room. "But I didnít
mean to! I missed you so much, I didnít know what I was doing until
it was over!" He grabbed her arm, stopping her from packing.
Sarah wretched her arm out of his grasp. "Donít touch me, you disgust
me. And to think, I wanted to spend my life with you. I canít
believe I was such a fool to fall for you. And what are you talking
about that you didnít know what you were doing? Brian said you were
as sober as ever! And if you missed me so much, you couldíve just
"You wouldnít have answered!"
"Thatís because I was coming to see you! Goddamn, Nick, I cannot
"Sarah, Iím begging you, please donít leave me, she meant nothing."
"Is that why you didnít bother trying to come after me when I walked in
on the two of you? You didnít seem to care! It was like you
were looking through me! No, you never loved me, you just wanted
someone to screw you and when I never did, you had to turn to some whore!
What hurts the most is knowing that you tried your damnedest to make sure
I never found out. You told the guys to not tell me! You cheated
on me and you expected me to never find out. You were never planning
on telling me, were you? You know what, donít answer that, I already
know the answer," Sarah said, turning back to finish packing her suitcase.
"Sarah, thereís no way in hell I would ever hurt you intentionally.
You know that!"
"Nick, I canít believe anything youíve ever said to me now. For all
I know, you couldíve been lying to me the entire time," Sarah said crossly.
She zippered her suitcase shut and started tossing things in an overnight
"I havenít lied to you! I never could and I still canít. Sarah,
Iím begging you, please, donít leave. Let me make it up to you, give
me one night, thatís all I ask, one nightÖ"
"No, I canít. Nick, I told you in the beginning that I would tolerate
the touring and everything, but if I heard anything that remotely sounded
like you were cheating on me, I would disappear in a snap. I warned
you, Nick, and Iím not going back on my word."
Nick ran out of the room and Sarah could hear him opening and closing drawers
in his room. She ignored it and finished packing her overnight bag,
then moved on to stuffing things in her backpack.
Nick ran back in the room and stood back as Sarah walked back and forth
between her bed and the bathroom. "Sarah, I beg of you, please, donít
Sarah shook her head and finished packing everything. "I have to
leave, Nick, I canít stay here."
Nick stopped in front of her and got on his knees. He pulled a ring
box out of his pocket and showed her the ring inside.
"Please, Sarah, please donít leave. I love you, marry me?"
Sarahís eyes filled with tears. She shook her head and turned away
from Nickís pleading eyes. "No, I wonít. I have to go, my plane
leaves in less than an hour." She gathered her bags and carried them
out to her car, Nick still chasing her.
"Sarah, please, I canít live without you. You and I were meant to
be together. Weíre two pieces that complete the puzzle. Sarah,
I love you so much it hurts. Iím sorry for hurting you and I could
kill myself for doing something so stupid. Please, baby, donít walk
away from the perfect thing," he pleaded.
Sarah paused at the car door and turned around. She pulled Nickís
head down to hers and kissed him, deeply, for the final time. She
broke the kiss and slapped him across the face again. "I love you
and hate you at the same time. Goodbye, Nickolas," she said, letting
the tears flow freely. She got in her car and drove away, leaving
Nick sitting in the driveway, crying. Sarah didnít look back, knowing
if she did, sheíd go back for the other half of her heart and soul.