15. things you said with too many miles between us
“This sucks,” Beca said, rolling onto her back, her phone still pressed against her ear.
“I know it does,” Chloe replied, thousands of miles away across the country, her own phone to her ear. “But it isn’t forever.”
“It feels like forever,” Beca replied, grumbling.
“Just two more weeks,” Chloe said, reassuring herself as much as Beca. “Two more weeks and I’ll be home.”
“Why did you have to go away for Christmas anyway?”
“I had to see my parents, Becs,” Chloe said, laughing slightly.
“Parents, shmarents,” Beca said, relieved to hear Chloe laugh again. “I just miss you. Like, all the time.”
“I miss you too,” Chloe said. She really did. She’d only been away from the small brunette for a few days and it felt like she was missing a piece of her heart. It was like a physical pain.
“I didn’t think being away from you would be so hard,” Beca said, her voice softer. Quieter. “I miss everything about you.”
“Even my shower singing?”
“Even your shower singing. And cooking singing. And cleaning singing. All of your singing,” Beca said, laughing. “I wish you were here.” Missing Chloe was like having a persistent stomach ache.
“I’ll be there soon,” Chloe said, matching Beca’s soft tone. “I know two weeks feels like a long time, but we can do it.”
“It hurts,” she said, barely loud enough to be heard.
“I know it does,” Chloe said, closing her eyes. She wanted nothing more than to get in her car and drive to their apartment. And hearing the need in Beca’s voice was making it very hard not to.
“Sorry,” she said, letting out a breath. Chloe could tell she was crying, and it hurt her even more. “I didn’t mean to bring you down.”
“You didn’t. Just know that I miss you with every bit of me, and that I love you.”
“I love you too,” Beca said. “So damn much.”