short story for your consideration
There is a jacket.
It rests in a closet next to a Supernatural t-shirt, and a Black Parade band jacket. There was psych merch in the third shelf up, sitting aside all kinds of nintendo merch, and some comics.
But there is a jacket, that sits in that mess, and it’s a grey jacket with green designs and black fancy letters. Just the mere sight of it is filled with memories. M … that’s her name, and his was K. That story started when they were only middle schoolers. Yet, they never waited for summer, because they could never really see each-other when it came. They were always by the door every morning holding hands.
M- “You and I should spend a summer together, shouldn’t we?”
K- “I’m sorry, I can’t … I just wish I could.”
He always said that, always told her someday they could be together with no problems at all. So to reassure her that everything would be okay, he flung his jacket over her shoulders and shared with her.
It was a cold day in Sophomore year, after about 3 years of dating, they were starting to speak by the flagpole after school hours. They sat at the armory across the street from M’s house. M was a terrified girl … there was no hiding it. It was obvious that she was hurt to everyone except for her parents. K understood, he felt the same.
This was just an average day for a lot of people. But it wasn’t for M. As they talked, they continued on the subject of Love.
They continued on a subject they called “fair love.”
K- “You know, I would wish for a new world, but what would happen in that world. Something always gets twisted you know? What if in that universe I didn’t end up with you.”
M- “What do you mean?”
He held her tightly, his warmth cutting through the cold.