12. Chapter eleven: Tasha
I can’t believe he just left me like that! He’s so confusing. One minute he’s all romantic and the next he pretends that he doesn’t even like me. I don’t think he realises how that makes me feel. I turned my attention to a piece of paper sticking out from under my duvet. I pulled it out and found a rose and a box of Thornton’s chocolates next to them. At least he remembered its Valentine’s Day. I unfolded the piece of paper and began to read:
I’m sorry that things between us have been so messed up. You know that we can’t be together because I am already in a committed relationship and I don’t want to cheat on my girl. That being said, thinking about you drives me crazy, and it happens more than it should. As much as I try to keep away, I just find myself drawn to you, like a moth to a flame, or a hungry person to KFC. But it can’t happen. I can’t be with you anymore. I’m sorry I wasn’t man enough to say it to your face but I thought you at least deserved an explanation. I won’t bother you anymore and I expect you to do the same back. I’m not worth crying over so please don’t. I don’t want to hurt you and this is better than leading two girls on. Don’t get me wrong, I like you Tasha Woodlyn. But it’s just lust; we’ll both get over it. I’m sorry,
I looked over at the neatly wrapped box of chocolates on top of my wardrobe and sighed. I never got to give Tony his Valentine’s prezzie. Oh well, I can’t let the chocolates go to waste. I may as well eat them as well. I would drop them round to his house but I don’t know where he lives. I might just give them to him on Monday to show how much I care about him, see if he might change his mind. That shouldn’t be hard to achieve if, like most boys, his brain is situated in his pants. But then again, he just ditched me for some girl he barely sees and I’m really craving chocolate right now. I lie back down on my bed and bury my head into the pillow Tony was lying on. It smelt of his aftershave. Then I had a good cry. I’m not normally the emotional type but Tony really got to me.