Learning To Love You More




Assignment #37
Write down a recent argument.

Tori C
New York, New York USA



(Speaking on the phone)
Boyfriend: Well, you know I'm leaving in June to do that movie in China. I'll probably come back in September, and then I'm going back to Hong Kong.
Me: Oh yeah? What for?
Boyfriend: Well... I haven't been doing too well, with money and everything. It's just so hard to make it here. So, I'm leaving to become a singer there. And I'm staying there.
Me: Wait.... so, you're leaving here for good?
Boyfriend: (pauses for a second) Yes.
Me: What?!? Are you serious?!?
Boyfriend: I'm dead serious about this. I'm so sorry. I've just got such a good chance of making it there, so I should do this while I'm still young. I'm just coming back to pick up my stuff, then I'm leaving.
Me: Well, what about me?
Boyfriend: I... I don't know.
Me: You don't know?!? What do you mean you don't know?!?
Boyfriend: I just....
Me: Oh my God... I can't believe this. (eyes getting teary)
Boyfriend: Baby, I'm so sorry, you have every right to be mad at me.
Me: Um (sniffles)... I really don't feel like talking anymore. (sniffle) Okay?
Boyfriend: ... okay...
Me: Okay, well, bye.
Boyfriend: Bye....
(I hang up the phone and burst into tears.)
(A couple days later, the phone rings.)
Boyfriend: Babe? I've got something else to tell you... it's really important.
Me: What?
Boyfriend: I've been seeing someone else.
Me: WHAT?!?!?
Boyfriend: Baby, I'm sorry, I'm so sorry...
Me: (teary-eyed) Oh, my God, I fuckin' hate you right now.
Boyfriend: You've got every right to hate me...
Me: No, really? (sarcastic)
Boyfriend: I'm so sorry. I just feel so guilty, and I couldn't take it anymore. I had to tell you. You're the sweetest girl I know, and I didn't want to leave before telling you...
Me: How long has this been going on?
Boyfriend: A month. With this girl from work.
Me: (crying like crazy) God... I really hate you.
Boyfriend: It's just that I haven't gotten to see you much, and I see this girl everyday, so... I don't know. I've just always been the type of guy who goes where my feelings go...
Me: You saw me once a week? You couldn't wait a fuckin' week?!? I've been in relationships where I've gone 2 weeks without seeing them. You're a fucking asshole.
Boyfriend: (crying) I'm so sorry... this is the worst thing I've ever done...
Me: So, does that mean you don't want to see me anymore?
Boyfriend: I... I've just been so confused. I don't know. I just haven't been feeling the same way I used to about you. I don't know why... I just don't know... I just gotta go with how I'm feeling....
Me: You can take all the shit you've given me back, because it all means shit to me right now. Everything you've ever done for me, anything nice you've said... it all means shit! You and your stupid song about me... it doesn't mean a thing 'cause it's fuckin' shit.
Boyfriend: (sob)... okay...
Me: You're a fuckin' asshole, and if I ever meet that chick, I'm gonna fuckin' beat the shit out of her. Okay? You're an asshole, and she's a fucking bitch.
Boyfriend: (sniffling) I'm so sorry...