Call Your Girlfriend

“Answer,” he pleads to no one in particular, voice quaking.
A few seconds pass, and ring sounds through the phone. And again. A third
“Hey! Sorry I can’t get to the phone right now, leave a message after the tone!”
her voice came to his ears, the smile in her tone was visible. Her smile, the one
he fell in love with, but the one he has to say good-bye to.
“Dammit!” he’s flustered, upset. His slender fingers weave their way through his
mop of curls.
Petite fingers find their way to his shoulders and press soothing patterns into his
”What’s wrong?” April whispers into his neck, her warm breath sending his
figure chills.
“I need to talk to her, to end things. The right way, not like this,” he pushes his
way from under her arms. “You and I, we can’t kee-” his words are cut short
with the ever-so-familiar ringtone. Her picture lights up the phone, her name in
large letters across the top with a small smiley face at the end, the way she
entered it when they first met. “Excuse me,” he pushes past April and out the
front door, alone.
He presses the small green button, connecting their two voices for the last time.
“Hello?” he’s quiet.
“Hi, Harry!” her voice filled with happiness, only soon to be shattered. “Did ya’
“Yeah, we need to have a talk,” seriousness in his voice, trying to keep strong,
trying not to break.
“We’re a little late for the birds and the bees, Haz.”
“No, you don’t get it.” he swallows uneasily, the heavy lump in his throat is
caught. He can’t bring himself to say her name, the name he whispers out to
into the cold nights, the name always finding a way to escape his lips, can’t find
it’s way back.
The line is silent, uncomfortable as she waits for further explanation.
“You need to know… None,” his voice cracks, going just a little out of his normal
octave. “of this is your fault.”
He waits for a reaction, just silence. A few seconds pass and she mumbles, not
speaking to him, but to whoever she’s with. Promising she’d be back soon.
She finally speaks, “What are you talking about?” she’s quiet. She’s whispering
like she’s afraid someone will hear her secret.
“Just get out!” her voice rings through the house loudly as she points to the

” she states a little louder. She mumbles. Y’anno? It’s being able to stick with that person through the rough times. toying with Harry’s fingers that lay upon her stomach.” her arms wrap around his neck and she buries her face in his shoulder. Her hair scatters over his chest and his arm is wrapped with her torso. and celebrating through the great. and she smiled. whispering to her cheek. and friendship. That’s just one of the countless arguments they have on a weekly basis. It was never her fault. “I don’t think I understand the question?” she giggles back. her lips aren’t wanting departure and are begging just for a second more of that pure satisfaction. someone. You’d like her. Her eyes meet his when they pull back. intertwining with the sounds of the night. and her words fall from her lips like she’s been thinking about the answer to this for years. The argument was long forgotten. “I’m sorry. He pulls back. “I’m not in love with you anymore. She balanced him out until April came along and threw it away. She’s wonderful. Her peppermint lips relax into his and her angered eyebrows settle down. “it always is. He nods his head down and kiss for a second longer. and the sky is clear. but he continues. “What do you think about falling in love?” he whispers into her hair. “There’s. but if you could…” she takes a deep breath in. and angry. and support. it’s my fault.. “You’re joking. “What is it to you?” “What is love to me? It’s not really something you can describe. uh. she’s melting into him.. “This isn’t funny. Her voice sounds as soft as silk. but she was perfect. his fine lips press to hers. It’s putting them in front of you. is something I think everyone desires. “Why are we fighting again? ” Harry smiles. comfort.” “No. Her arms fall to her side. She always has that feeling that she’d never be good enough for him. no one could have heard her if there was one slight sound in the background. but she always thought it was.” she says so quietly. It all happens so fast.” her voice is sincere. dark as night itself. It’s peaceful. and they’re sprawled out on the grass on the mild summer night. It’s difficult not to let his tear brimmed eyes overflow. The quiet sounds of her breathing are cut short with a sharp gasp. “Falling in love. I started it. limp. It’s trust.” the pain shooting through his chest is indescribable with words.He pushes toward her and places his palms on her waist. She’s breathing hard. finding their way back into her heart. Harry!” The stars shine out. caring for their needs before . the trees are blowing slightly to the warm wind. aggravated. one of the memories that came rushing to his mind in that moment. Harry just kisses her forehead and rocks her small frame back and forth.

your own. and everything anybody needs.” her tone quiets. He was sure of the answer that is to come. wasn’t a moment to remember. it hides his weaknesses and his vulnerability.” he hesitated.” “Does she make you happy?” her tears stop. and there’s going to be that trust. A forgotten memory. “Maybe.” he began slowly. she likes the things he gives her.” it’s a risky question. She was safe with him. ”Don’t think I never loved you. “You’re going to love again. and her tone strong. and he gives her everything she wants. but it’ll do. He stares down at her and she stays. “she does. Love. the sound of her tears crushing him to pieces. “Stop yelling and listen to me. interlocking with each other to keep her safe. but Harry was fearless. he has to let her know it’s over. “that the time I’ve spent with you. The barrier around his heart that she doesn’t know how to get to. a salty stream making it’s descent down his cheek as well. “Yes.. betrayal. He kisses her forehead and wraps his arms fully around her stomach. “Do you think we.. She tilts her head just the perfect amount so the moonlight reflects off of his emerald green eyes. so he continues. April. careful not to trigger anything. you’ll have it. And you’ll love it. telling me you don’t love me anymore and you’re saying I’ll be fine?” “You’re going to find someone else.” Her weeping was audible again.” Harry tries to calm her. The pain in your chest right now will be gone. the small blonde gives him everything he needs. He likes the enclosure he has with her. Don’t think that every moment you and I shared together. “Are you okay?” his fingers entangle themselves into her dark locks. she was crying from anger. And she. His voice cracks. it’ll be fine. Her white teeth sparkled and he could gaze for days. you and I. and lust. “Do you think we could be in love?” his fingers stop moving with hers while he waits for the assured answer. to make her smile. and comfort and everything you think love is. “I never meant to hurt you. But he has to be strong. “You’re calling me. . and he was safe with her. and the phone is quiet.” Her breath falters and quiet sobs make their way to Harry’s ears. piercing his heart.” he’s quiet. she’s quiet. with a perfect smile strung to her face. “Fine?!” she shouts through her cries. to make last forever. someone bette-“ “How do you know that Harry!?” her tears weren’t just sadness anymore. It’s not the same smile he fell in love with. soothing back into the quiet night. “Hey.” he asserts.” she smiles into the night. It’s passion. has been perfect. The memories spill back to his mind. “You need to know.” The receiver is silent.

” he breaks the silence. but knowing she’s happier. messing it up only to fix itself as he walks back inside. wrapping his arms around her shoulders. “You tired?” he chuckles. If you need me.” his tears have spilled away. strength pulling through. but you’re always gonna be there?” she laughs to herself sarcastically. Her legs crossed sitting on the dark leather couch. and his hands ruffle into his hair. realizing it’s done. April’s there. Now her tears are gone and she has nothing to show from them except a broken heart and one less friend in the world. and I always will. I’m scared of dying. Her high-pitch cries make her voice as shaky as ever. staring blankly to the white wall across the room. He brings his fingers to his face. Harry takes a deep breath and sits down by her. her eyes stained red and burning from the overwhelming amount of salt spilling from them. his shoulders shaking. Harry.“Life’s precious and short. “No.” he sighs. He slips his phone back into his backside pocket. better. “You’re scared of living?” he questions in a hushed tone. vibrating throughout her body as well.” She’s baffled.” she’s monotone. He hums her to sleep. For you.” she takes a deep breath and the three tones sound through to Harry’s ear.” She’s been crying her heart out for days. It’s scary. wiping away the waters surrounding his eyes. confused by his words. coming back into reality from the memory of the worst week of her life. announcing she was ready for a rest. She’s just an angel now. She nods and Harry takes a thumb to her cheek.” “I love you.” he murmurs softly into the phone line..” the waters break the dam and she’s crying all over again. “I love you. twisting and turning her hair until her breathing gets slow and heavy. “Always and forever. signaling the call has ended. washing the memories away for good. “You’ll be there for me? You don’t want me. “She loves you. that’s silly.. She just closes her eyes. “I did it. “I’ll be here. . I’ll always be your friend. free.” She smiles. “That’s great. “I have to get back. “Goodbye. filing her perfectly pointed nails. to protect you. wiping away the last trickle of tears. not at the thought of her friends protection over her.