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talk to someone about your feelings and find out what letting go means

By grizzmanPublished 6 months ago 3 min read
Photo by Marina Vitale on Unsplash

In the quiet corners of a small town, where shadows clung to the edges of crumbling buildings, lived a girl named Lily. Her days unfolded like the pages of a worn-out book, each one narrating a story of solitude and aching emptiness. Lily carried the weight of an invisible burden—depression, a relentless companion that had settled into the hollows of her heart.

Her world, gray and muted, lacked the vibrant hues of laughter and connection. She moved through life with a quiet sadness that repelled those who attempted to break through the walls she had built around herself. Lily yearned for love, a warmth that could melt the icy grip of loneliness, but it remained an elusive dream.

One day, as the sun dipped below the horizon and the streets were cast in the soft glow of streetlights, Lily found herself in an unfamiliar part of town. It was here that she first glimpsed Oxlade, a boy with eyes that held galaxies within their depths. He seemed to carry a light that cut through the shadows surrounding Lily.

Oxlade noticed Lily's distant gaze, the echoes of pain that lingered in her eyes. Intrigued, he approached her, his presence a gentle invitation rather than an intrusion. "Hi, I'm Oxlade. Mind if I join you?" he asked, a genuine smile playing on his lips.

Lily, caught off guard by the unexpected company, hesitated for a moment before nodding. Oxlade settled beside her on the park bench, and they sat in shared silence, the quiet companionable rather than stifling.

Days turned into weeks, and Oxlade's presence became a constant in Lily's life. He didn't try to fix her or pry open the wounds she concealed; instead, he offered simple gestures of kindness—a shared smile, a cup of coffee, and the warmth of understanding without words.

But Lily, scarred by the echoes of rejection, couldn't shake off the fear that this newfound connection would crumble like the others. The walls she had built around her heart stood tall, an impenetrable fortress guarding against the vulnerability of love.

One evening, as the sun painted the sky in hues of pink and gold, Oxlade took Lily to a quiet spot overlooking the town. They sat on a blanket, the air thick with the fragrance of blooming flowers. Oxlade's gaze held an unspoken promise, a reassurance that she wasn't alone.

In that moment, Oxlade leaned in and gently pressed his lips against hers. It was a kiss that spoke volumes—a silent declaration of love, a promise to be a constant in Lily's life. The touch of his lips on hers melted the walls she had erected, and for the first time in a long while, Lily felt a warmth that reached the depths of her soul.

Tears welled in Lily's eyes, not of sorrow but of release. Oxlade's kiss had shattered the chains of her loneliness, and the weight that had burdened her heart lifted. In that simple act of love, Lily found the courage to let go of her fears.

From that day forward, Lily and Oxlade embarked on a journey together. The world, once gray and lifeless, transformed into a canvas of vibrant colors. Their love, a beacon of light, illuminated the darkest corners of Lily's heart.

They walked hand in hand, leaving behind the shadows that had haunted Lily's past. Oxlade's love became the antidote to her pain, and together, they wrote a new chapter—a story of healing, resilience, and the transformative power of love. In the embrace of Oxlade's unwavering affection, Lily discovered that happily ever after was not just a fairy tale but a reality waiting to be written. THE END

Young AdultLoveFantasy

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