[center [i There’s always a story to tell. From beginning to end which marks the day that they fell. Sweet young girl and silly boy both put under a spell that was unparalleled.]]
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[center [#9251c1 Muse A as a child was the type that thought girls were icky and gross. Wanted nothing to do with them. So when his father invited Muse B, a little girl from down the road to go camping he threw a fit. Asked his father if they could take ANYONE but her to which his father told him no. Even said that in time feelings would begin to grow, just to wait and to see.]]
[center [#9251c1 That had been when Muses A and B were about seven or eight. Over the years and many pushes by Muse A’s father the two began to form a bond. One might have even compared them to Bonnie and Clyde. Where one went the other was sure to follow.]]
[center [#9251c1 On one of their dates, Muse B’s eighteenth birthday to exact the two had gone to a show. They had laughed and talked of a future without a care in the world. And the night seemed perfect or did until they left the theatre and were stopped by a couple gunmen who took hold of the girl. The boy begged that they take anything but just not the girl. The gunmen did, leaving the young couple alive but scared.]]
[center [#9251c1 Five years passed and Muses A and B moved away from the quaint little town they had grown up in. They went to college and promised to keep in touch. Promised to keep their relationship. But we all know how things turn out and little by little they began to drift apart. ]]
[center [#9251c1 As Muse A and Muse B seemed to think of their history, Muse A’s father died. And so both were called back to town for the funeral.]]
[center [#9251c1 It’s the first they had seen the other in years. They get to talking and it’s as if all the years melt away. Can they stay this way and rekindle an old flame? Or are they destined to forever be apart?]]
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There was a lot to take in for the both of them. Emotions on both ends and hard ones to deal with. Daphne had always been the emotional one where he had always been the level headed of the pair. Now that didn't mean he didn't care but just that he knew how to bite it all down. Joseph would allow himself to feel but not yet. He could not and would not allow himself to break. His best friend, the one that he had left behind needed him. And she seemed to need him more than she needed anyone. He could not let her down this time.
[b "You know Daph.. We all struggle. This time it is your time to let down your walls and to just let your emotions out. To push it down would only make it worse later. So really there isn't a need to be sorry... I get it..and it is hard to know what we have to do when we're done here.."] The words were quiet as he spoke them and the man offered a weak smile. None of what he said was comforting and he knew it. But in a sense he knew it had to be said before he would again be choked by the racing of his heart and the lump in his throat.
Silence fell and he like she began to eat again. Did he really want the food? Nope. But it had been ordered and Joseph had been taught by his momma that you don't order something and waste it. So he forced himself to eat it and finished when Daphne did. Neither of them wanted to go back to the house. Neither wanted to face the funeral and how it still had to be planned. But it was in a couple of days and needed to be done. [b "Yeah... I guess we gotta go."] He said and stood with her, also paying for what he had ordered before the two left.
The day had finally come and the man of twenty-seven didn't know if he wanted to face it. Daphne had let him help in the planning but not much else. Whenever he tried to get close to her or to comfort her, Joseph was unable as she pushed him away. Or she would simply lock him out. Honestly it had the man feeling both hopeless and helpless. But he knew he could not leave her.
Dark eyes stared at the man in the reflection. It looked so far from himself that he was thinking it was someone else entirely. His hair had been cut and he made sure to be completely clean shaven. He even wore a nice white button up shirt and black dress slacks. The only thing that remained even remotely him had been his boots. Everything else, no..but he figured he owed it to the man who had been like a father to him to at least be presentable by some standard.
For a few moments more he stared at the stranger in the mirror. It was only the creak of a door down the hall, Daphne's door that called his attention. With a look to the clock, Joseph realized they really didn't have much time and he went to meet her. A small smile managed to grace his lips but did not meet his eyes. [b "As ready as someone can be for something like this...and are you?.."] He asked quietly as he took in her apperance. From the looks of her he knew she wasn't but was trying to be both brave and strong. Slowly he held an arm out to her and walked with her to greet everyone and then to take a seat where they were meant to. He listened to the preacher and the sermon given. All in all it was beautiful and set the way both had known her father would have wanted. And then finally, Daphne was called to the front to say her final words which ended the ceremony.
It was when it ended did Joe find his way back to the young woman and they all went to the diner for the after reception. People did keep coming up to say how sorry they were and stood in groups talking. Joseph himself stayed close to Daphne. His arm linked with hers as the two sat. Dark eyes locked to dark eyes and he gave a weak smile. He wasn't ready to leave her again. Not yet anyway. Hell after everything he didn't even think he could.
[b "Actually I was wonderin' if you wanted to come with me..? See the city for a little while. It would only be a few months until I finished school.."] Maybe he should not have said it. But it was out. And he wanted her to know he didn't intend to leave. She just had a choice to make here.
[size12 Everything that the female was feeling was a bit too much for her. Well, she thought so anyways. Her best friend left her a while ago, and now she had to deal with the fact that her dad was gone forever. Daphne had to figure out how to deal with all of this emotion at once. She realized that she needed to take one thing at a time, and not try to do it all at once. That was her biggest downfall. She thought everything needed to be done at that moment. Not everything needed to be done at that moment. Daphne took in a deep breath. She took a few bites, and then looked up at Joe. She realized that the hatred that she was feeling was radiating off her body. But on the bright note, he understood she was hurt and he was the only person left in this world. She wasn’t ready to lose him once again.]
[size12 Daphne looked down once more, as she could feel the tears building up once more. She was trying to find the courage to talk, but it seemed like it was taking a lot longer than she thought. She had a huge lump in her throat, and she could feel her heart beating hard against her chest. [b “I’m so sorry Joe.. I shouldn’t be acting like this at all. It’s just a lot to take in. Just for us to finish here, and go plan my dad’s funeral.”]] [size12 She gulped once more, and then she went back down to looking at her food. Does Daphne even think about telling him that she isn’t ready to lose him again? Daphne didn’t want him to leave. Daphne was really worried that he was only going to stay for the funeral, and then leave again. At this moment, that was just another thing that Daphne didn’t want to deal with.]
[size12 Daphne finally finished her food. There was an awkward silence between the two. She was praying that she didn’t end up hurting his feelings. If she did, she was hoping that he would be understanding about it all. Daphne paid for her meal, and then she gulped as she was not ready to head back to the house yet. Daphne looked at Joe once more. It looked like he wasn’t ready for this either, but there wasn’t much that she could do about it. The funeral was in a couple of days. Planning needed to get done. [b “I guess let’s get this over with…]]
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[size12 Daphne was looking at herself in the mirror in her black dress. Daphne couldn’t believe today was the day. It seemed like it was hours that she was staring at herself. Daphne wasn’t ready to leave the room. It was hard enough having them take her dad away. She just cried and cried. Daphne knew that Joe felt so hopeless, because Daphne literally was pushing him away, because she didn’t want to be around anyone at this time. But, Daphne realized Joe was the only person that she would have left. Daphne sighed as she smoothed out the wrinkles, and fix her hair a little, and was getting ready to face the world.]
[size12 Daphne took in a deep breath as she opened the bedroom doors, and was getting ready to meet Joe. Daphne knew she had to be strong today. But that was the hardest thing she ever had to ask herself to do. Daphne finally met up with Joe in the hallway, and she looked at him with sad eyes, trying to force herself to smile, but she failed miserably. Daphne felt her eyes starting to water, and she shook her head. She knew she needed to be strong right now. Daphne linked arms with him, and looked back up at him, [b “Ready?”]]
[size12 Everyone arrived at the funeral, and she watched as many people were filling up the seats. Her eyes scanned the area, making sure everything was in top shape still. Daphne knew that her dad would be proud of how her and Joe set everything up. Daphne was tired, and literally just wanted to sleep. Daphne sat down in her designated area, and she just continue to watch. She saw the priest walk up, and she gulped once more, getting ready for everything that was about to be said. Once the priest was done, Daphne made a little speech about how much she will miss her dad and how much she loves him. That was the closing of the funeral. She looked at Joe and then just smiled at him sadly. Daphne knew she had to let go of her dad, and she knew that was going to one of the hardest things ever.]
[size12 Everyone met up at the diner for the dinner reception for her dad’s peace. She was sitting next to Joe, just thinking about everything. She knew what was going to happen. But she couldn’t even think about the thought of losing Joe again. She didn’t want that to happen. She pursed her lips slightly, and then looked up at Joe with big eyes, [b “Please don’t ever leave me again…”]] [size12 Daphne linked her arm with his again, as she laid her head on his shoulder, and closed her eyes, just trying to relax herself.]
The man's dark eyes were upon the young woman before him, a hand resting on the table. Everything about her spoke volumes. Just the air around her was different than what he had known. A deep sorrow and sadness radiated from her, so did a bitterness. One he was sure was directed at him. And why shouldn't it have been? He had skipped town and gone to the big city. Had gone to try and live out his dreams and left the small town life behind. But what was funny was he had told her he was going to go. He had told everyone it was what he was going to do. Did he regret his choice? Hell yeah, but it had been made and was now a part of his past. A part that could not be rewritten. Even that glare upon her pretty little face had screamed it at him. Yes, Joseph had noticed the glare that had been shot his way. He noticed everything about the girl who had once been his world. Both the big and the small.
He tapped his fingers on the table as she looked away. Seemed she was trying to hide from him. [b "Doesn't sound as boring as you make it. Maybe you didn't follow the dreams you once had, but doesn't mean you didn't do nothing. You were here to take care of your daddy and did it alone. And that from what I have been gathering was a big feat in itself. For not being here I'm sorry Daph."] The man said quietly, dark gaze still upon her. But those were the only words he spoke. For one it was all he could think to say and two their food had come.
When it had been brought, Joe thanked the woman and handed her a small tip. He then turned his attention to his food, taking a bit. His eyes soon came up again and studied the young woman across from him, that bitter rage still radiating. This was not the same girl he knew and had fallen in love with when they had been young. She was broken and he got that. And now that he was back, the man was going to try and help her. All she had to do was trust him and let him in.
Daphne was just simply sitting there, when she heard some words slip out of his mouth. She just eyed him for a moment, and then took in a deep breath. She felt a little hurt by his words. He never said a word to her, but yet, he says that he didn’t want to leave anyone. Daphne moved her leg up and down for a moment, thinking about what she could say at a response like that. Daphne took in a deep breath once more. Daphne realized that she saw more people coming up, and she was totally ignoring them, because she caught herself basically glaring at him. Daphne then instantly looked away, hoping that he wouldn’t have noticed her glare.
Daphne thought about his question. She really didn’t do much. She didn’t go after her dreams because her dad ended up super ill. Daphne felt like she has been fighting this battle for the longest time with her dad. Daphne sighed softly, and then just shook her head. [b “Honestly? Nothing. My dad was so sick, that I spent most of my time just taking care of him. I literally have no life.”] Daphne just shrugged it off, and then saw that the food was brought to their table. She didn’t even want to talk about herself. She was boring. Her life was chaotic right now. And in all honestly, she kind of wanted Travis to take the pain away. But Daphne also had to think about the fact that he left. She was here this entire time.
Daphne had the hardest time dealing with the fact that he left. He had his own life. And honestly, it seemed like it was going well for him. On the outside, she was happy for him, but on the inside, she was slowly dying. She wanted him to suffer. Feel the pain that she felt. But he didn’t seem upset about any of the choices or actions that he made. Daphne just continued to push her food around on her plate, and eat slow bites. She hasn’t eaten much food since her whole situation with her dad. She ate and drank enough to survive. Someone had to take care of her dad. And that person was her. No one else would do it. Daphne just stared at her food, as she didn’t even want to make eye contact with Travis at this moment.
Seeing the young woman so broken when he had opened the door was enough to freeze the man in his tracks. Of course he had seen her cry before, many times before. But this time was different. Unlike all the times before, Travis couldn't just pull her into his arms and hold her. He couldn't kiss her head, rock her, or promise that everything would be okay. That he had given up the moment he had left town all those years ago and NOTHING could make this right for Daph.
For a few moments after the woman had left the room, brown eyes stayed on the man in the bed. He was picturing the many lessons he had learned from him and just the past. It was hard to know he would never hear the man's voice again. Would never hear that laugh, and most importantly never would he be able to ask advice again. [b "You truly were like the daddy I never had...and I owe you everything. So thank you...and I'll never forget you.."] He whispered before finally exiting the room and meeting Daphne in the hall. Once he did, Travis and she went to the small coffee shop in town and he ordered the same thing she got.
While the two were in the shop, many people came up and said how sorry they were. They had given desserts and foods and lots of hugs. But as that was going on, Travis could only think of how there was only one person he wanted to talk to. One person he wanted to hug. But he couldn't and finally when everyone left the pair alone and she spoke her words, did the man set his tea down. The faintest of smiles was on his lips. [b "It wasn't what I thought it would be. Being in a big city and so far away from home...Everyday I missed being here..the people I knew and left behind. But I had to stay...and I had to prove to myself I could do it...But I never did forget about you...how could I?"] His last words were out without him meaning to say them. He realized he really had opened a can of worms with those words.
[b "How had things been going for you? I mean since we graduated?"] Travis was now trying to get her attention off of him. And he really wanted to know what her life had been like.
[font "Ruda" Daphne was squeezing her father’s hand, as her cries were more than just sobs now. She was lost at this moment. She didn’t know what to do. She needed help getting through this. Who was going to help her? Who would even understand the pain that she was going through right now. Daphne shook her head, and then she heard the door open slightly. She figured it was Travis just coming in to pay his respects. She didn’t mind it at all. She told him to come in here. She felt shivers run down her spine as she felt him slightly touch her. Daphne slowly rose herself off the ground with his help, and she simply just stood there, helpless.]
[font "Ruda" Daphne found herself just staring at him. [b “Sorry. I didn’t exactly want you to see me all broken down like this. It’s just hard. You can pay your respects, and then we can go. "]] [font "Ruda" She knew it was a good idea to get out of the room, and just relax. Honestly, she didn’t want to talk about her dad. She kind of wanted to know about him. He’s been gone for so long. She needed to know how he was doing, since he got to see how she is doing. Daphne waited patiently for him to be done, and then they went down to a coffee shop and just relaxed. Daphne needed it more than ever.]
[font "Ruda" Daphne ordered some tea, and just simply sipped on it. She was still crying here and there. And everyone knew in the town why she was crying. She has already gotten dinners and desserts from other families in the town. Daphne didn’t deny the food, she simply smiled and said thank you. She was getting lots of hugs, and she would hug back. She wanted a hug from Travis. She really just wanted to throw herself in his arms and just hold on for dear life. She knew that wouldn’t happen, and she also knew that inappropriate. Daphne took in a deep breath, and then looked at Travis. [b "I know I said let’s talk funeral stuff, but I kind of don’t want too, at this moment… So, how has life been treating you? You’ve been gone for a while now. "]]
[font "Ruda" Daphne gulped as she felt like the last sentence was a bit mean. Daphne was having a hard time just having a casual conversation with the man that she was madly in love with. But she had to respect boundaries. She didn’t know if he had a girlfriend at home. And if he did, Daphne definitely didn’t want to know. Daphne sipped on her tea some more, as she just kind of looked around, and noticed that some people were giving her sad looks. She sighed sadly. She knew that this would be the case. But for the time meaning, Daphne was just going to have to ignore it.]
None of this was easy for him. It had been hard for him to even muster the courage to decide to come back and even more to gain the courage to speak to the young woman before him. He was aware that she might have thought it easy for him. Maybe even thought that he had wanted to up and leave like he had. But the truth was, Travis had wanted more than the small town life. Had wanted to possibly be able to offer his future family the world and to have a good paying job or rather career to do that. Back before he had left he had tried to tell Daphne that. But still it had ended in a huge fight and the two had not spoken or seen the other until this night. The night when he had come back to the place and to the people who had always been his home.
All of that had been going through his head as brown eyes were locked upon the woman. Only was he able to snap out of it when she spoke. And her voice sounded every bit as sad and broken as he knew she felt. It also reflected so well what he himself was trying to hide. [b "I'll be in in a couple...and then we can talk or do whatever you want to do.."] His words were slightly strangled as they left his lips. He had not meant them as rude but he needed a few minutes to get his wits about him and he was sure that she did too and wanted to be with her father.
When she had gone inside, Travis found himself staring after her. So much the same but also so different. They both were with the time that had passed. And yet he found that even now he was still in love with her. Would always be and would do anything she asked or needed of him. And if that meant coming home for a funeral and sucking up his pride and pain of the past then be damned that was what he would do. Hell it was what he had done and why he was back.
Soon, just as he said, the man got his things and went into the house. It was the same one that they had sneaked to when her daddy had been at work and they just wanted time alone. The old memories stung but they also were refreshing as they reminded him of who and what they had been. Reminded him of much happier times. It was the sobs that grabbed his attention and led him to the room where her father lay in the bed. Brown eyes fell on the young woman and the man and slowly did he enter. [b "How about we get some tea or something..? We can even go over what you had in mind, Daph.."] Travis said as a hand had slowly gone to take hers and gave it a squeeze as he began to gently pull her to her feet. He did not do much more than that and gave her the choice if she wanted to follow him to the kitchen or not as he stayed standing beside her.
[font "Ruda" Seeing him just walk out and actually try to take his time to talk to her was kind of shocking. She was really at a loss for words. Everything was happening so fast. She felt like her whole world was spinning. It was all happening so quickly. She gripped onto her head for some comfort and then she took in a few deep breaths. She needed to calm down and she needed to relax. After her mind came back to reality, she looked up at the guy that used to be her best friend. She sighed, and actually started to speak to him. [b "I honestly didn’t know if you were going to come back or not. I know my dad meant a lot to you."]] [font "Ruda" Daphne gulped. There was a lot of unexplained feelings, and there also was a lot of stuff that she didn’t understand. She wasn’t for sure if this was the time to find out everything. Daphne was in love with him before he just up and left. Feelings were still the same, but Daphne knew that she didn’t know the person that she was in love with.]
[font "Ruda" Daphne decided that having those kind of thoughts in her head were not healthy for her at all. Daphne sighed once more, and then looked at him, but with a gentler look, [b "Why don’t you come inside. If you want, you can see him. We can plan the funeral and stuff. I wanted to do an open casket for him. And then get him cremated later on. "]] [font "Ruda" Daphne gulped as she felt tears sting her eyes. She blinked them away. She knew that her father would want her to be strong. But at moments like this. It was super hard to be strong for him. Her other half basically left her, and she couldn’t deal with the pain right now.]
[font "Ruda" Daphne wasn’t for sure if he was going to follow or not, but she decided to go on her own way and go back to where her father was at. She knew people got her out of there, but she wanted to feel like everything was going to be okay again. So that meant she needed to be in the room with her father, saying her goodbyes. She knew she would say her goodbyes later on at the funeral too. But this was more on a personal note. Once she entered her father’s room once more, she took in a deep breath, and then sighed intently. She felt her heart starting to beat hard against her chest. Daphne chewed on her bottom lip for a little bit, and then finally found the courage to walk over to his bed. She sat down, and instantly grabbed his hand and squeezed. This was going to be a very difficult time for her. She could already see it was going to be. Daphne laid her head on the bed, as she let loose of all of her emotions, and started to sob into the bed.]
The drive has been a long one, but gave Travis time to think. Which wasn't a good thing because of all the flashbacks in his mind. All from his past and all having been from when he and Daphne had been close and nearly inseparable. So it caused pain he had not felt for a long time because he had been trying to bury it deep down and to move on with his life.
When he pulled up to the old neighborhood and the old house, the man shut off the engine. Was he ready to be back? Not at all. But even with so many years passing and so many years of not having the contact, Travis still cared. He would always care. And would always try to be there for her. Daphne had been his first. Had been the one to show him what love was. And as long as it had been, neither his brain nor heart could forget it. Though he was sure she had.
Shaking his head and thoughts away, he opened the door to his jeep and slowly got out. Dark brown eyes looked up at the young woman and his heart leapt to his throat. He could and would recognize those long red locks and those sad eyes that followed his movements anywhere. Even he was nervous but he had come and there was no turning back. So to "face the music", Travis went up to the front porch but stood at the bottom step, looking up at her.
[b "I'm so sorry, Daph..."] But those were the only words he could push past the lump in his throat. She did not look good at all. And truly he wasn't okay as the man had been like a father to him too. This was a huge blow to the both of them.
[font "Ruda" This shouldn’t be happening. None of this should be happening. Tears just flooded down the girls face, as she was holding onto her father’s hand. She continued to bang on his chest, banging for him to come back. This world was cruel, and she didn’t want to live in it without her father. The red head just shook her head, as people tried to pull her off her dad. She didn’t want to go, she felt like she was abandoning him. She finally just gave in, and opened her eyes, as they put a blanket over his face. Her whole world was crushed, and she had no one, anymore.]
[font "Ruda" Daphne finally made it back to her room, and she just sobbed and sobbed on her bed. She couldn’t handle all of this pain at once. She ended up locking the door, so no one could come in and bug her. She laid there, and cuddled with her blanket that her dad ended up buying her a long time ago. All the emotions were just flying out of her. She wanted to stop, but she didn’t know how to stop. Daphne then stopped, and realized who she needed. She didn’t know if it would really work because she hasn’t seen him in ages. She even wondered if he would have known by now.]
[font "Ruda" Daphne decided that it was time for her to leave her room. She knew it was going to be hard enough. She grabbed her cell phone, and she decided that she would sit outside. She wanted to see if he would actually come back. She hasn’t seen him in years, but he was still her best friend. Even if they have been gone for a long time. Maybe times have changed. Daphne just simply shook her head, and decided that she would wait for him.]
[font "Ruda" Hours seem to go by when before she was about to give up. When she was standing up, she looked up and she saw him pulling up. He did find out. But one thing she had to admit, he didn’t look okay at all. Daphne gulped and was trying to hold the tears back. She didn’t want to make any sudden movements, as he may have not recognized her. She wrapped her arms around herself, and her eyes just followed every movement that he made, wondering how this was actually going to go.]
The man crumpled the letter in his hand as he read the news. He couldn't believe that Mr. Macarthur was gone and he hadn't had a chance to even tell the man good-bye. It had been thanks to him that Travis had learned what love had been and had learned so many other things since his own father had walked out when he was still just a kid.
He must have been tapping his foot or making some sort of noise he was unaware of because his roommate shot him a questioning look. [i "Yo Trav, you okay man? You've been tapping your foot and making those sounds for the last five minutes. What gives?"] Frank asked as he kept dark eyes upon the man.
[b "Just this letter I got. It's from back home and I have to go."] He said quietly as he didn't want to explain. The news was just sinking in and he didn't feel like talking about it. [b "I'm going to be leaving in an hour...try to be good for once and don't have me come back to a trashed home."] Travis tried to joke as he didn't want his roommate trying to ask him more about his business.
After his spoken words, Travis packed his things and was quick to get into his jeep. He had a long drive in order to get back to the small town where it all began. And as he drove, the man wondered if he would be seeing her again. Wondered what she had been up to after all this time. And most of all, Travis wondered if Daphne remembered him and their story.
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