All My Favorite Words: Naive

It was our first big fight.

You said the wrong thing, and I said some bad things too. We didn’t know each other well. We’ve only been in one other serious relationship before we met. We both were going into a battle where we were blind and deaf, both not knowing what makes the other tick. I exploded like a time bomb and you took cover, diving into trying to draw pity.
It was just one wrong word. One misunderstood word. But the next thing we knew I was ignoring you, and your were flooding my phone with texts.
We both didn’t know what to do. We were running before we even got the chance to stand up. We never got to try on our new legs. We just ran like a couple of idiots, trying to outrun the other without any particular reason.
And then it ended.
We ended.
We were a glorious mess, each of us trying to figure out where the other stood.
There was no bloodshed, no need for medical attention.
I thought it was the end, I thought I would never see you again.
You thought you lost your chance, you thought I would never go back to you anymore.
But then the next day, the next moment, we were side by side, gasping for air.
And then we rolled around and turned to each other, then slowly lifted each other up.
We didn’t know what we were doing, but it seemed like the right thing to do.
Then we began to walk. Together. Side by side. Our broken legs mashing together like a perfect piece.
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20 Replies to “All My Favorite Words: Naive”

  1. Ooh, this definitely makes me want to keep reading. Going there now …

  2. I am definitely going to have to check out the link. Lovely writing as always!

  3. Excellent piece. I enjoyed it. The emotions really come through. 🙂

  4. The first big fight is always remembered.

  5. A wonderful way of putting a strange and often upsetting time, those first arguments are definitely not at all fun.

  6. You are a great writer! You really piqued my interest with this. I can't wait to read more!

  7. What a beautiful piece of work. I enjoyed this a lot.

  8. Love the writing style. Is this you and your partner?

  9. Thanks for sharing your writing! I can't wait to read more.

  10. I love this. New relationships are always a struggle when you don't really know each other as deeply.

  11. I remember this time frame as a young adult. That first fight was always the hardest on the heart. 🙂

  12. THanks for sharing this excerpt. Naive is an interesting word for sure, so much meaning!

  13. Restoration of something special is always great. Very heartfelt

  14. This is such a wonderful representation of overcoming obstacles. You have a wonderful way with words.

  15. Ugh, I hate that feeling. Yes, I'm familiar with the explosion. It's how I tend to react when I'm anxious.

  16. I will have to check this book out. So far I am hooked and I can't wit to see what the other chapters are like

  17. What a great post, I hung on to every word to see what the outcome would be. You have a great way with words.

  18. I'm going to check the rest of this out! It is a great story! Deserves to be read.

  19. Very descriptive and it leaves me wanting to know what happens next.

  20. You really know how to write, what an amazing talent. I will keep reading!

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