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The Story of Our Meeting and Parting


By Hilda Putri RahmawatiPublished about a month ago 3 min read

Here's a story about two people, Alex and Mia, who meet and part in a way that leaves a lasting impact on both of them.


Alex was always the kind of guy who preferred the quiet comfort of a good book over the chaos of a bustling bar. But that Saturday night, his friends dragged him out to a new place downtown, insisting he needed to "live a little." The place was packed, the music was loud, and Alex felt out of place almost immediately.

That's when he saw her. Mia. She was standing by the bar, laughing with her friends, her smile lighting up the room. There was something about her that caught Alex’s eye, a kind of effortless charm. Summoning more courage than he thought he had, he walked over and struck up a conversation.

“Hey, mind if I join you?” he asked, his voice barely audible over the music.

Mia turned and smiled. “Sure, why not?” she said, moving over a bit to make space. They started talking, and it was like the rest of the bar faded away. They clicked instantly, talking about everything from their favorite movies to their most embarrassing moments.

As the night went on, they ended up on the dance floor. Alex, who usually had two left feet, found himself moving to the beat, all thanks to Mia’s infectious energy. When the night finally came to an end, they exchanged numbers and promised to meet again.

Over the next few weeks, Alex and Mia became inseparable. They explored the city together, discovering hidden cafes and scenic spots. They talked for hours about their dreams, their fears, and everything in between. It felt like they had known each other forever.

But life has a way of throwing curveballs. One day, Mia got an offer for her dream job. The catch? It was on the other side of the country. It was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up, but it also meant she’d have to leave everything behind, including Alex.

They sat on a park bench, the weight of the situation heavy in the air. “I have to go, Alex. I can’t let this chance slip away,” Mia said, her voice trembling.

“I know,” Alex replied, his heart breaking a little. “I’d never ask you to stay. You’ve got to follow your dreams.”

They promised to stay in touch, to visit each other whenever they could. But deep down, they both knew long-distance relationships were tough, and the odds were against them. Their last night together was bittersweet, filled with laughter, tears, and promises they weren’t sure they could keep.

Mia left the next day, and life moved on. They called and texted at first, but as time went by, the calls became less frequent, the texts shorter. Eventually, they drifted apart, their lives taking different paths.

Years later, Alex was walking through that same park where they had said their goodbyes. He saw a familiar face in the distance. It was Mia, sitting on the same bench, looking out at the lake. He approached her, heart pounding.

“Mia?” he called out softly.

She turned and smiled, the same smile that had lit up that bar years ago. “Alex, it’s been a while,” she said.

They spent the afternoon catching up, sharing stories of their lives and adventures. There was a sense of nostalgia, but also acceptance. They both had changed, grown in different ways, but the connection was still there, a quiet reminder of what they had once shared.

As the sun set, they parted ways once again, this time with a sense of peace. Sometimes, people come into your life, leave an indelible mark, and then move on. And that’s okay. Alex and Mia realized that their meeting and parting were part of their journey, shaping who they were and who they would become.

And so, they walked away, each with a smile, knowing that some stories don’t need a perfect ending to be beautiful.

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