is sitting in her car waiting for the light to change
when “their song” came on the radio.
Tears welled up in her eyes as she tried to
focus, waiting for the light to change and the wave of
feelings to go away.
and Melissa had another fight but this time it brought
their engagement to an end.
They yelled at each at the top of our lungs,
slamming doors and said things so hurtful they knew they
could never take them back.
HELL!” shouted Melissa.
FIRST!” he shouted back.
did you lie to me Danny?”
play stupid Danny, you know what. I saw the way you
acting around her at the party!”
the hell? We
just work together.
You have known Sarah for over six months.”
saw the way she was coming on to you!”
on to me? Here
we go again with that shit.
We were by the keg talking about work!
We work together remember? Hello?”
try to hide your cheating ass with her behind the “we
were talking about work” lie.
It didn’t look like work talk from where I was
best friend Kelly saw they way you two were talking and
how close she was standing to you!
She was the one that pointed that shit out to
What? Is she supposed to be your spy? Do you have
spies all over the place keeping tabs?”
know what I saw Danny and she was comin’ on to you.
Why don’t you just tell me the truth?
I watched the way you were looking her.
Is it her tits?
Her ass? Her
blonde hair? What?”
are blowin’ things way out of proportion Melissa.
I can’t believe this.
We have been together for three years and here we
are fighting again about some girl you think I’m
gettin’ with or gonna get with on the side.”
what are you sayin, you two been hookin’ up behind my
that what you’re trying to tell me now?
Sounds like the truth is finally coming out of
your lying mouth you son of bitch!!!!”
the hell now? You
think that’s what I’m sayin’?
that’s what I’m sayin.”
this is non-sense. You’re
making something out of nothing”
getting the hell outta here”
I’m tired of arguing with you.
Just take your shit and leave.”
Shouted Danny pulling open drawers, pulling out
her clothes and throwing them at her. “Just take your
shit and leave!”
fine, I’ll go and you won’t hear from me again.”
She said shoving her clothes into a duffel bag.
just don’t get you Melissa.
We go for months with everything okay, then you
just blow up over something that’s nothing.”
she said as she kept shoving her clothes into a duffel
want her! I
know you do. Two
people don’t stand that close and talk that long about
work!” she screamed.
you sure this is what you want? Be damn sure because
I’m not going through this shit again once you
leave” he said trying to figure out what the hell went
was the real reason why she’s blowing up?
yeah I’m sure. Here…”
she said reaching for left ear then her right ear and
took off the diamond earrings then her engagement ring
he got her for Christmas three months ago.
She began to cry as she held out her hand and
dropped them in his hands.
His heart began to crack… then it finally
shattered into a thousand pieces as he stood there
looking at them shinning in my hand.
okay I won’t fight with you any more. I guess this
means we are over for good this time.”
Just remember I love you and this isn't what I want.”
He said handing her back the earrings. “Keep these.
I really want you to have them and no one
curled them up in her hand and slipped my duffel bag
over her shoulder. She
walked to the front door, opened it then looked at him
one last time and stepped out leaving the door open
started to rain slowly, then a full down pour as she was
pulling out of the driveway.
She looked in her rear view mirror one last time
to make sure he didn’t see him waving for her to come
wanted him to and she would have, but he wasn’t.
Melissa drove down the block.
"I’m just a block away wont you come stop
me from leaving" she thought to herself.
blowing horn interrupted her thoughts.
The light had changed to green.
She pressed the gas pedal and pulled out to make
a left hand turn. Then
suddenly she heard the sound of squealing brakes coming
what is your emergency?”
been a car accident! I saw it! This car ran the red
light and slammed into the turning car. Hurry send an
ambulance!” shouted a guy into his cell phone.
sir, I need you to stay calm. Where are you located?”
at the intersection of 32nd and
, hurry she’s bleeding a lot!”
sir an ambulance it’s on the way”
could hear the sirens.
He went to the patio door and tried to see what
was happening. He
could see his neighbors walking towards the corner, then
they started running. Danny slowly opened the patio
door. One of
his neighbors rushing by slowed down passing by him
been an accident on the corner.” He said with his cell
phone in his hand not sure if someone had called the
slowly began walking towards the crowd heading for the
corner curious to find out what had happened.
People were standing on all sides of the street
as an ambulance pulled up with rushing paramedics
leaping from the back with medical gear.
back!” the paramedics shouted as they tried to pull
the driver’s door open but it was wedged shut.
A fireman with a large claw device ran in between
them shoving the device into a slight opening in the
made his way to the front of the crowd and could finally
see what was going on.
He couldn’t believe his eyes.
It's Melissa’s car! She was unconscious with
blood all over the front of her shirt.
Her head was tilted back and bent to the side.
Her eyes are closed.
MY GOD, Melissa!! Shouted Danny not believing what he
was seeing. “Melissa!!!”
Danny shouted again trying to run out to her with tears
streaming down his face.
policeman held him back.
you have to stand back and let them work”
that’s…” Danny stopped his words realizing that
just a few minutes ago she had told him that it was over
she’s my girlfriend.
My fiancé. We had a fight.
It’s my fault. It’s all my fault.” said
Danny slowly looking at the crumpled car.
please just stand back and let them work”
got a pulse” said one of the medics looking back over
his shoulder as he was working to revive Melissa.
“Get the stretcher and let’s move her slowly
and get her in the ambulance.”
O’ please God let her be okay” Danny said trembling
watching Melissa’s limp body be placed on the
stretcher. It was as if everything started moving in
slow motion around Danny.
The rain drops even looked like they were kissing
Melissa’s body as they slid her into the ambulance.
ambulance pulled away quickly and headed down the
crowd slowly began melting away.
stood in the rain in shock at what just happen.
He went over to Melissa’s crumpled car and
began weeping deeply.
He looked at the blood in the front seat.
He could see the CD’s they had just bought
yesterday shuffled on the floorboard.
He saw her T-shirt from the softball game half
hanging off the backseat with broken chips of glass all
over it. Then
he saw one of the diamond earrings she gave back to him
laying on the front seat.
What happened to the other one? He thought to
looked all over the car for it.
was in shock as he drove to the hospital.
my fault.” He kept telling herself.
“It’s my fault.”
my name is David Fallen, my girlfriend was just brought
into the ER. Her
name is Melissa, Melissa Hogan.” David said looking
intently at the ER trauma nurse.
the name again honey?”
right, they took her straight into surgery upon arrival.
my god she’s not….”
she’s not what you’re thinking.
The doctor will be out when they’re done.
I’m sure she’ll be okay.
Just take a seat over there.”
slowly went over to a chair in the front row so he could
see down the hallway.
He reached into his pocket and pulled out
Melissa’s single earring and began to cry again.
you alright honey” asked the nurse seeing how upset he
We had a fight. It’s
all my fault.”
now, you’ll find away to make it right”
gave her these earrings for Christmas.
She was so happy.” He said showing the nurse
the earring. “I
don’t know where the other one is.
I looked all over the car for it.”
mean like this one?” said the nurse reaching into her
pocket and holding it out to him.
Where was it?”
had it on when they brought her in. Its procedure for
all body jewelry to tagged and signed in.
They said a guy might be coming in shortly asking
mean she had it on?”
Nurse Baldwin” said a doctor with a surgical mask
hanging down the front of his chest.
“I need to talk to you about the young lady
that just went in to surgery” he said flipping some
papers and scribbling.
be right back honey”
could see them talking.
He was watching for any sign of how the surgery
went. Did the surgeon just shake his head?
Did she just shake her head?
The surgeon handed the nurse the metal flip chart
as he slowly turned away and went back down the hall.
The nurse turned and looked at Danny.
she alive? All kinds of thoughts rushed through
Danny’s mind. Nurse
Baldwin started walking towards him.
sit down…” she said sitting next to him opening the
she could finish, an emergency ER team burst through the
doors holding bags of fluids up over their heads rushing
head wounds, a collapsed right lung, blood pressure
stabilized en route” said the lead EMC.
it” said Nurse Baldwin squeezing the oxygen bag over
the patients mouth.
she alright? Danny asked standing up looking intently at
Nurse Baldwin. “Is she?”
now honey, I’ll be right back” she said walking
quickly along side of the stretcher with the doctors as
they disappeared behind swinging OR doors.
sat alone in the ER room.
It was cold and quite.
He looked at the diamond earring in his hand.
so sorry Melissa. I
love you. I
love you with all my heart.”
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