Learning To Love You More




Assignment #52
Write the phone call you wish you could have.

Katie K.
Denver, Colorado USA



Ring, Ring....
M: Wow.... hello.
D: Hey, how are you?
M: Um..pretty good, and you?
D: Ok, I guess.
M: (silence...)
D: I just called to see how you are.
M: Um, I'm fine...
D: That's good - good to hear.
M: Well, things are pretty messed up but getting better, I guess.
D: Yeah....well, I just wanted to say I'm sorry for everything that happened. And I wish things would have gone differently.
M: Yeah, well me too.
D: Are you ok?
M: Yeah, like I said, I'm better. I mean, I guess I'm still pretty pissed at you. I don't really know why you're calling.
D: I know.
M: I mean, I just wonder if you feel bad about it at all.
D: I do. I've felt terrible for the last month.
M: Well, you should.
D: I just didn't know how you felt about me, so I just got scared.
M: I wanted to have your child. Was that not enough to let you know how I felt?
D: I was afraid you would leave me and take the baby. I just didn't want another situation like that.
M: I told you I was in love with you. Why would you think I would leave you?
D: I don't know.
M: Well, you made it pretty clear how you felt about me. I can't believe what an ass-hole you shaped up to be. I would have done anything for you and all you did was throw it away.
D: I know I treated you badly and hurt you. I'm truly sorry.
M: You don't know the first thing about how I feel. You'll never understand what I went through. And you don't seem to care.
D: I do care.
M: (silence...)
D: I love you.
M: Fuck you.