fairtytale love

But” he said, “I love you.”
She took a step back. “Don’t.” She said to him, “Don’t tell me you love me…”
He frowned. “Why not?”
She looked down at her sneakers, dirty from standing in the mud for so long.
“Love is just an excuse to get hurt. Love is nothing but a myth.” She stared him dead in the eye. “I don’t believe in love.”
“I will make you believe.”
She hugged herself and took another step back. “You cannot make me believe in fairytales. They are nothing but false hopes and crushed hearts making trails of unforgotten memories and tear stained cheeks. Fairytales have love in them for a reason, and I will not make the mistake of believing for a second that love is beautiful when it only ends in tragedies.”
He took her hand and looked into her eyes. “Some love lasts forever.”
She pulled her hand away. “A love like that only exists in books. And even then, a book couldn’t get me to believe in love.”
“What made you not believe?”
She felt her heart crack for the first time in years and a tear rolled down her cheek.
“A boy I use to know. He was wonderful in ways I can’t quite explain, but abusive when he wanted to be. And I thought it was natural, but it wasn’t. An abusive love, was not love. I was just his punching bag while he treated other girls like angels.”
“I would never treat you like that.”
“Maybe not… But because of him, I might treat you like that. And I am nothing like him.
—  Excerpt from a book I’ll never write #12 (via saywecanella)
You know how you’re really in love?
When they make cliché’s not feel cliché anymore.
When they run on to your train just to tell you they love you, when they look deep into your eyes and tell you how beautiful you are, when they take you to their special places, kiss you on the forehead to wake you up in the morning, drive to you at a stupid time of night just to see you. When all the clichés you laughed at in movies finally become a reality, that’s when you know you’ve found someone who will always make you feel like you’re in your own love story.
—  Myself