“So…” said Sarah, looking at Danny Boy across the table
“So…” Danny Boy replied.
“What have you been up to this past time?” asked Sarah (God she thinks, is this what its come to? me asking menial questions like, what have you been up to?)
“uh, well, a lot I guess… where do i start? Its been a whole year Sarah.” Danny Boy replies (I can’t believe our friendship is down to this he thinks… where did time go?)
“yes i know Danny Boy, a lot has happened, we barely spoke, thats why im asking” Sarah replies, bristling slightly (he was the one who never replied to my attempts at holding together a beautiful friendship… its his fault we seem like strangers_)
“Sarah, i know, there was hardly time, we were both so busy and our paths turned so far away from each others” Danny Boy shot back (she’s blaming me, again, like she always did_)
“Yes but we could still keep in touch Danny Boy… its not like i was in deepest darkest Africa… I was in bloody England with full means…” Sarah replies, not looking at Danny Boy (He’s making it seem like its my fault, i hate it when he did this before all this stuff came between us… we’ve drifted, like we promised we wouldn’t_)
“Sarah, don’t be like this! We haven’t seen each other in a year, lets be happy together, like we always were.” Danny Boy pleads (she better not make me seem like such a evil man. I hate this, why doesn’t she look me in the eye_)
“I know, i want it to be happy, but we broke our promise to each other and i hate breaking promises Boy. I hate it i do.” Sarah replies, looking up and into his eyes (i wish he wouldn’t say these things, especially since..)
“Sarah, i have really missed you i won’t lie, there would be times when id turn to tell you something crazy that only you understood and you weren’t there. and it broke my heart, i so wished you were with me. I still love you dearly..” Danny boy looks her in the eyes (Why is she looking down all the time, damnit, look me in the eye Sarah!)
“Uh, Danny Boy? I have to tell you something. I loved you all my life, you always knew it i think, but avoided it. Well, i’m over you now. Iv met someone, someone who makes me happy, and understands me for once, and doesn’t demand my constant attention for nothing in return.. He makes me happy.” Sarah says tentatively (he’s going to hate me for this… but its the truth, he has to find out)
“Oh right, yes, i thought so, i um, im happy for you Sarah, i really am” Danny Boy smiles but it doesn’t reach his eyes (i knew she loved me.. and now iv lost her, to some other lucky man who seized the opportunity when i should have… i think i should leave now, i have nothing more to say)
“Thank you Boy, i do still love you, you will always be my brother, the best one. I want to hear of your news, your excitement, im back now for good remember?” Sarah smiles back in relief (He is cut, i hate seeing him like that, but its how i felt every time he fell in love with some girl and then got his heart broken… but i needed to tell him… wait.. why is he standing up?)
“Boy? Where you off to?” Sarah asks
“Sarah… we both know that we have nothing in common any more, there isn’t much to say any more, but i will always love you. Not loving you back the way you loved me will be my biggest regret..” Danny boy speaks, standing up and leaving
“Danny Boy! Boy? Wait, there is always something in common between family members…” Sarah cries out
“Im sorry Sarah, maybe one day. One day we’ll bump into each other, introduce our lovers and have champagne on the rocks like good times right? One day, but for now, wounds are raw. Goodbye my dear.” And with that Danny Boy left, and Sarah felt a piece of her heart leave with him, never to be seen again….
Time is beautiful, terrible too in that it shows us the real us, but at the same time, pulling us apart as we drift along its ticking tocks to places we have yet to discover and faces we have yet to see. Maybe we will come upon love, maybe war? But we will never be alone, for our heart will always belong to someone, and theirs to ours.