He’s got to do it now. He’s probably a coward to do it this way… well, definitely a coward, but hey, it’s got to be done.
He brings up her contact details on the mobile phone screen and presses ‘call’.
“Hi babe, what are you up to?” she answers after the second ring.
He leans back in his office chair. “Nothing much, having my lunch break.”
“Great.” She sounds happy to hear from him.
“Where are you at the moment?” he asks.
“I’m at home working on my coursework, why?”
“Look. I need to talk to you… ehm, it’s a bit tricky,” he says.
“Oh, what’s wrong?” she asks.
“I, ehm, I don’t think we should see each other anymore…”
“Oh…” she says.
“Kristy, are you still there?”
“Yes, I’m here,” she says.
“Ehm, ok. What do you think?” he asks.
“Us not seeing each other anymore?”
“Cool,” she says.
“Cool?” he asks.
“Yeah, why not?”
“Hang on a minute. Are you not upset?”
“No, why?” she asks.
“But. I’m breaking up with you…”
“Yeah, I know,” she says.
“Don’t you care?”
“Yeah, a bit,” she says.
“A bit? What’s wrong with you?”
“Nothing. Why?” she says.
“Oh my god. I can’t believe this.”
“Believe what, Jake?” she asks.
“You’re so… shouldn’t you be upset?”
“Would you like me to be?” she asks.
“No, no. For heaven’s sake. I just thought you’d be … hurt.”
“No, not really,” she says.
“Didn’t I mean anything to you? Were the last two months nothing? What’s wrong? Why are you so cold towards me?” he pleads.
“Goodbye, Jake,” she says.
He stares at his phone, then puts his head in his hands.
Caren is a qualified and experienced digital copy & content writer with both a corporate and small business owner background. She runs KreativeInc Agency, a web design, development and content creation agency with her autistic son Callum Gamble.
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