Sunday, January 22, 2012

Bromance


We sat by the countertop, facing the front window of a small but popular ice cream parlor. Seated close together, we merrily chatted away, sharing two scoops of our favorite flavors, watching people as they passed by.

To those walking past, we probably looked like a couple of guys out on a date. Well, technically we were. I mean, on a friendly date. And yes. We used to be together. Mark's was the very first promise that I held on to.

But then he had to go away to further his career. We each promised we'd wait. He became lonely, and I was too young understand what he was going through. In the end, the distance just became real.

We never got to tie a lot of loose ends. I knew he wanted to ask questions as much as I did. But we kept quiet, as we both set aside the peanuts in our shared dessert. Why bother, we were already both happy.

We hugged each other, perhaps a few seconds too long, before saying goodbye. He had to rush back to the hotel to meet his husband, while mine was on his way to pick me up.

I went to the counter and handed my debit card to settle the bill. The cashier handed me a device, and I typed in my PIN number.

Mark's birthday and mine.

photo from www.allkpop.com

13 comments:

Gaspard said...

suddenly, I remembered him...my first....hhhmmm

short and simple but poignant :)

Hoobert the Awesome said...

This made me smile. :)Very heartfelt. <3

Ryan said...

A clear proof that love never dies. It simply changes form, and that's what's beautiful about it.

Guyrony said...

The one that got away?

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

sad, sweet, romantic..... what else?... oh never mind, as long as you ended up friends.

JJRod'z

Leomer Apolonio said...

I like Ryan's comment. Can't add further. :)

Lalaki Daw Po said...

awww tagos..

KikomaxXx said...

awts... sakit naman ata nun...

bien said...

the one that got away

citybuoy said...

In another life... :(

red the mod said...

You really have a knack for making even the most pedestrian and quotidian of stories seem profound and devastatingly emotional. If you'd write a narrative, expect it to reveal more about the reader than the straightforward and apparent story it portrays.

Justin C. said...

aww, you don't forget your first.

Kyle said...

Just remember something but not my first love.LOL reminiscing right now.hahaha

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