He was no fool. He knew he would never be the great love of her life. He knew she had settled for him.
‘Do you still love him?’
‘Yes, but you are the one I am with.’ She wouldn’t lie to him. There was no use in that.
'If you could be with him, would you?’
'Yes, but I can’t.’ She sighed, then. 'I do love you. I really o. But, I will always love him, too. I can’t lose him, so if you ask me to choose please understand that. I will never blame you if you want to leave. I know it’s not fair to you.’
They both knew he should go. They both knew he wouldn’t. He would go lie down in their bed and convince himself that it was enough.
— g.m. ‡ tales that weren’t meant to be told #8