“Hi, how are you doing?”
A brief pause which appeared to last forever, and then, “I’m good I guess.” All the memories made couldn’t erase the hurt in his eyes. She studied them, looking for any sign of lingering love.
“So, what did you want to talk about?” Months had passed and she heard nothing from him.
He reflected back to that day he reached out. Somber, grey, cold, and wet. He had just buried his mother only a few hours earlier, another victim to cancer, but hers was a life well lived.
“You hurt me. You cut me to the core-” Her sin was too great to be relived, she interjected, “Jason, I know what I did was,” it was his turn to interrupt. “No! Just listen to me!” His gaze was enough to gouge her eyes out. “You’re a sick, twisted person. What you did was vile. Please understand that I will never trust you again. I forgive you, but I do not want you in my life. I’m leaving Lakeview, tomorrow. You’ve ruined me, and, well, staying here is just, I need to put distance between me and all that reminds me of you.”
Crushed. “Jason, I’m,” he looked at her with disgust, eyes averted she continued, ” What i did, it was selfish, but you shouldn’t feel like you have to leave.”
Jason stood up. He knew she would probably never truly accept what she had done, and that was what hurt the most. Their whole relationship was built around her lies and deceit, but this, this last act of hers brought him to his knees, so he turned his back on Caroline, confident in the power he reclaimed from the toxic mess that was her.
To the reader: What was her sin? What did Caroline do that was vile? Hint: read the 1st three paragraphs carefully