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Love & Hate Relationship

A Love Story

By Rezaa WahyuPublished 2 months ago 2 min read

Once upon a time, in a small town nestled between rolling hills, lived two neighbors, Rey and Olivia. They had known each other since childhood, and their relationship was a rollercoaster of love and hate.

Rey was the type who loved order and routine. His garden was always perfectly manicured, his car always spotless, and his schedule meticulously planned. Olivia, on the other hand, thrived in chaos. Her house was a whirlwind of half-finished projects, her yard a wild garden of mismatched flowers, and she embraced spontaneity.

Despite their differences, there was a spark between them. They shared a history of late-night talks under the stars, laughing about their misadventures, and leaning on each other during tough times. But they also had their fair share of clashes.

One sunny Saturday, Rey decided to paint his fence. He spent hours choosing the perfect shade of white and painstakingly applying the paint. Olivia, in her usual fashion, impulsively decided to throw a backyard party the same afternoon. As her guests arrived, music blared, and kids ran around, splashing water and, inevitably, muddying Rey's freshly painted fence.

Rey was livid. He stormed over to Olivia's yard, his face red with frustration. "Olivia, can you not see what you've done? My fence is ruined!"

Olivia, with a drink in hand and a carefree smile, shrugged. "It's just a fence, Rey. Chill out. We can repaint it."

Rey couldn't understand how Olivia could be so nonchalant, and Olivia couldn't grasp why Rey was always so uptight. The argument escalated, both of them shouting things they didn't mean.

Days passed with icy silence between their houses. But as much as they tried to stay mad, they missed each other. Rey missed Olivia's infectious laughter, and Olivia missed Rey's steady presence.

One evening, Olivia showed up at Rey's door with a bucket of white paint and a couple of brushes. "Hey, I brought some paint. Thought maybe we could fix the fence together?"

Rey's anger melted away. "Sure, let's do it."

As they painted side by side, they apologized and laughed about their silly argument. They realized that despite their differences, they balanced each other out. Rey's need for order and Olivia's embrace of chaos created a unique harmony.

From then on, they learned to appreciate their differences. Rey became more spontaneous, and Olivia tried to be more considerate of Rey's need for order. They still had their moments of love and hate, but they knew that underneath it all was a deep bond that made their relationship special.

In the end, they found that their love and hate relationship was what made life interesting and kept their connection strong. And so, in their little town, Rey and Olivia continued their journey together, navigating the ups and downs with a little more understanding and a lot more laughter.

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Rezaa Wahyu

A dreamer who loves to photograph and write

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