“you can’t just say that!” he yells. “you can’t say that you will always love someone who has hurt you time and time again. it doesn’t make sense,” he says with his hands running through his hair.
“of course i can,” she replies. “the world isn’t black and white. there’s a whole array of colors. we have been taught to see things as either good or bad. to judge things as either evil or virtuous. but it’s not. yes, there were bad moments, but how can i remember the bad and forget the good? how can i forget the love we shared? i won’t do that. society has made us believe that love is ephemeral, short-lived, transient. but it’s not! don’t you get that it’s not? you don’t stop loving someone. ever. no matter what they do or say, love doesn’t just disappear. the love you feel towards someone starts the first day and continues until the day you die. that doesn’t make you weak, it makes you human. love is forever. so yes, i can say that i love him because i have and i always will. he’s not the first thing on my mind in the morning, and he’s not the last thing on my mind before i go to bed at night anymore, but he lives in my heart. he holds a space just like every person i have ever loved. please try to understand that,” she pleads.