Chapter 1 Intro
Let’s start with a bit of background..
Ruka, 11 years of age starting her first year of secondary school, the school she met her boyfriend Eric
She didn’t really hit it off with him at first, but as time went on and the more he kept pursuing her, the more she got closer to him
It was weird to her though, as he was one of the most popular guys in school.
On her 15th birthday he asked her out, it was a shock to her that she needed time to think about it, but in the end she agreed to be his girlfriend.
Everything was going great for them, they never argued, they trusted each other, they did almost everything together
They were like a fantasy, the “perfect couple”
He treated her like a princess..
Ruka really thought this was it, being with him made her feel like nothing else mattered, that she had no worries.. why? Because she had Eric because they loved each other because they had a long, strong relationship....
Or so she thought...
Ruka: “Hello? Eric?”
Eric: “What Ruka?”
Ruka: “Iv been calling and texting you for almost 2 weeks and you’ve been ignoring me”
Eric: “Sorry... I thought I told you... my 18th birthday is coming up and my family want to plan for that”
Ruka: “I see... are you sure it’s just that?”
Eric: “What do you mean by that? Ruka do you even trust me?”
Ruka: “Yes but do you even want to be with me?”
Eric: “Ruka don’t be one of those girls, if I didn’t want to be with you I would’ve ended it, can you just trust me?”
Ruka: “Okay sorry....”
After that phone call they barely interacted with each other except for the occasional date here and there...
Ruka felt like something was wrong, like Eric was hiding something but Ruka wanted to trust him
she needed some advice so she went to the next best person
Becky: “Ugh shut up you’re too loud”
Becky is sitting down with a ice-lolly to her lips because she just got her lips done
Ruka runs up to Becky in a panic
Ruka: “What happened to your mouth? Did someone hurt you?”
Becky holds Ruka’s head back to stop her from getting closer
Becky: “What? No you idiot, I got my lips done”
Ruka is intrigued and touches Becky’s lips
Ruka: “Does it hurt?”
Becky shivers in pain
Becky: “Yes! Yes! Get off!”
Becky is another person Ruka was introduced to around the same time she met Eric
Becky: “So what do you want? Make it quick, My boyfriend is coming over, I gotta get ready and I’d rather you not be here when he comes”
Ruka begins to explain to Becky what’s been happening with Eric
How he’s been like a switch
One day being all over her, being all loving, texting and calling all day everyday, wanting to be around her all the time
Being distant, not calling or texting, making excuses not to hang out
A show of Ruka and Eric’s texts ⤵️
[Ruka: Eric where are you?]
[Eric: shopping with friends]
[Ruka: You told me we’d go on a date today...]
[Eric: I already took you on a date]
[Ruka: That was 3 weeks ago. We haven’t seen each other since then.. we go to the same school yet it feels like you’re purposely avoiding me. If I didn’t text you we wouldn’t even talk for who knows how long]
[Eric: ok ok I’ll come meet you in an hour love you bye]
Even tho he’s like this, he still tells me he wants to be with me and that he loves me, that I need to trust him or our relationship won’t work
Becky stands up looking a tad bit annoyed
Becky: “Bro you’re tripping, remember, Eric can have anyone he wants, I mean look at him, he’s gorgeous and yet he’s with you, feel lucky you even have him”
Ruka looks slightly down
Becky with a gentle smile puts her hand under Ruka’s chin and lifts up her face to face hers
Becky: “Just trust him, he’s probably just busy, remember his 18th birthday is coming up, he’s probably just planning for that, once his birthday goes he’ll be all over you again. Just wait”
Ruka thought Becky may be right
But unfortunately another year went by without any change from Eric’s actions
He still is telling Ruka he loves her and that he wants to be with her but yet his actions are not showing it
She doesn’t want to let go, she wants to know why, she wants to know what to change, if changing would even help, she wants to know what happened, if she did something that could’ve caused him to become like this.. she thinks that maybe he thought she wasn’t loving enough.. maybe she did something to push him away
But he won’t tell her..
Why won’t he tell her?
What is he hiding?
Thank you for reading! I do hope you enjoyed, I'm not the best with reading and writing as I'm dyslexic but I hope this was easy to understand
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