Sean’s First Love

It was the weeks leading up to Christmas. The lights were up around the city, there was snow starting to fall. Ireland really was beautiful around Christmas.
Sean decided to go out around the city with his friends. He met them there and noticed a girl he had never seen before. She was five foot two inches tall he guessed. Five inches smaller than him. Beautiful, tanned skin. Sean knew she couldn’t be Irish.
This girl was talking to one of Sean’s friends. It turns out Sean’s friend was also her friend. Sean approached his friend and got talking. The three of them laughed and talked, and spoke about Santa and Christmas, and presents. The girl announced she had to leave. Sean offered to walk her home so she graciously accepted.
The two of them walked back to hers. She stopped as they passed through a narrow walk way to sit down for a moment on the cold, icy, snowy ground under the street light by some buildings which were made of stone. Sean set close to her.
Sean noticed her shiver and gave her his jacket.
“Thank you” she smiled at him. “Are you not cold?”
“Nah” replied Sean. “I’ve a few layers under this hoodie.”
They sat for what seemed like only a few minutes to Sean, but it turned out they had been sitting, talking for over an hour. The girl announced they were outside of her house already, but she was enjoying the company so she did not want to part ways just yet.
She hugged Sean, kissed him on the cheek, and thanked him for walking her home. Sean couldn’t stop thinking about this girl, and when he got back to meet his friends he asked the one who was with her how he knew her.
“We’re really good friends and I really like her. I’m thinking about asking her out” the friend replied.
“Oh.” Sean was disappointed, but tried to hide it. “Well you should ask her out” he smiled”
“Thanks man” the friend responds.
The following day Sean ran into the girl in the city again, told him his friend had asked her out. When Sean asked her about her response she said she couldn’t bring herself to say yes.
“That’s a pity” Sean states. “He really liked you.”
“I know. And he’s so lovely. I really like him. But no more than just a friend. I wish I did, because he is so nice, it’s just I don’t find him attractive as a boyfriend at all.”
“I understand.”
Later in the day Sean got the girls number and after they departed ways they stayed up all night talking to each other on the phone. A short while later Sean asked her to be his girlfriend. She said yes. Sean had never been so happy. After all the hard times in his life, it all seemed worth it. Sean knew he was hopelessly in love with her.
Christmas came and went and it was the best Christmas Sean could ever remember, and he knew it was because of this girl. He could not believe his luck.
Suddenly they got into an argument. Something petty which just blew way out of hand. It lasted for three of the longest days of Seans life before he apologised. She accepted his apology. All seemed okay between them. Sean met her the next day and brought her out to a restaraunt for lunch. It was the first proper date he had ever been on. But then she was also his first love. Sean apologised again for upsetting her and what he said but she told him not to worry. They hugged, they kissed and they made up. Everything was fine.
New year eve came. Sean was in his friends house spending the night while his girlfriend was out with her friends. Sean was playing computer games. He was with his best friend and the friend who introduced him to his girlfriend. Sean was texting her throughout the night. He could tell she was drinking by how she was texting. Sean didn’t mind, she was able to look after herself. Sean got a text but never replied for about half an hour as he didn’t notice it. He was laughing with his two friends. They were now watching comical videos on YouTube, having a good time. Suddenly Sean felt his phone vibrate and realised he hadn’t replied.
Sean’s eyes started to tear as he read through the four pages of the text message. His friends consoled him. In the text she apologised for any pain she may cause and for ddoing it over text. Sean didn’t reply. He just stared blankly at the phone. His friends tried to console him but no words could fix what he was going through. Sean hoped, pleaded and begged God that she didn’t mean it. He prayed that she only said it because she was drunk.
The following morning Sean text her and asked her if she meant it. She said she did. And that was the end of it.
Three years later and they still have not spoke.