Learning To Love You More




Assignment #52
Write the phone call you wish you could have.

Juliet Capulet
Chino Valley, Arizona USA



Juliet: ...hello?
Romeo: hey... it's romeo.
Juliet: hi... uh, what's up?
Romeo: how are you?
Juliet: fine... y'know, living life... how are you?
Romeo: i'm ok. I just, well, I needed to talk to you. I know things have been... well, weird... but I think about you all of the time and I just needed to hear your voice.
Juliet: mhm. Are you sure this is ok?
Romeo: no. probably not. But I can't do this anymore. I can't not have you in my life. I don't know how it's supposed to look or how it's supposed to be, I just know this isn't fucking it. Every time I'm in town at my office all I want is to see you. I wonder how you are. If you think about me. I look at the stars and have to look away because it would be too hard to feel you there.
Juliet: i... i... don't know what to say... I miss you so much that it hurts sometimes. Cliché, I know, but true. Every car that even remotely resembles yours has my heart in my throat. Every song I hear, ANY song, makes me think of you. i go to softball just so I can be near you for an hour. I'm afraid of what will happen when it's over. When I can't see you anymore. I don't think I can handle you being gone. I don't want that.
Romeo: I won't be gone. I can't be. I have to live my life and make it work. She isn't you. she's great. A good person. But I don't love her. I know we can't be together. At least not right away, but, I love you, Juliet. My sweet stargazing Juliet. And you need to know that I have always known that. And I can't deny it anymore. Even if I could only come and stroke your face one last time...
Juliet: where are you?
Romeo: in front of your house...