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I was enrolled in a prestigious university where on the other hand I despise. Whenever everyone would learn that I was enrolled here, they would be like “Man, you won the lottery” “Oh my gosh, Miles,Congratulations, you’re so lucky” and blah blah blah. I just want it to stop like, c’mon, it’s no big deal. And then in this one fine afternoon, I was at the cafeteria, taking my lunch when I saw her again. My ex. No I don’t like to think like that. She’s not her and I know that very well. But she’s just like her. The way her hair sways, her crooked smile, the way the corner of her eyes wrinkles when ever a smile spreads across her face. And those eyes-- those pretty ocean blue eyes. It’s mesmerizing and it’s pulling me into her.

Reluctantly, I sauntered my way to her. God, she’s so beautiful just like the way I remembered. I kept my eyes into hers until I halted in from of her. She looked at me and I stared at those bewitching eyes. I studied her face for a moment-- perfectly sculpted lips, fine eyebrows like my ex, but only this girl has a mole under the corner of her right eye. “Shaye” I uttered. She gave me a confused look and took a step back. “Excuse me?” she said and her brows furrows.I smiled like an insane person and said

“ Shaye, it’s you”

“No, my name is Aleeyah”

I shook my head and cupped her right cheek with one hand. “No. You’re Shaye and you’re back. I missed you so much.” I can already feel the tears threatening to come out. She took a step back but I held her in place. “Shaye, I’m so sorry, please come back. I love you. I missed you everyday. I feel like I’m going to die in regret and pain from longing.” These are the words I long to say to her. I know she’s not Shaye but I just can’t hep it. I miss her since the accident took her life--took her from me. I was all to blame for that accident because If I weren't just stubborn and listened to her explanation, she could’ve been alive right now. If I was not driving mad that time, we could’ve been together in this university.

I know I already sound insane. God I’m loosing my wits, I’m already crying and everybody in the cafeteria is watching but I don’t care.

“Wait, I’m not--” Before she could finish with what she was about to say, I enveloped her around my arms. I held her tight as if she’s going to break. I know this is crazy but right now, I can’t bring myself to admit that is was not her. She pushed me hard but not enough to knock me on the floor. Her eyes widened and obviously scared. Shit. Dammit. I caused a scene and I must’ve look crazy right now. I was about to apologize but she walked out to the cafeteria. I walked out of the cafeteria too and went straight to comfort room. And a week later after that incident, I did not see her again. Right now, I’m back at visiting my psychiatrist again. Looks like I’m still not over from my PTSD.


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