Chapter 16 – Miserable

11-20-17_7-23-33 PMBen was lazing on the couch thinking – no – obsessing about Grace. His heart had indeed broken into a million itty-bitty pieces. But he had had to do it. It had been exactly 4 weeks, two days and 5 hours since he broke up. So why was he still so miserable?

grace1After they got back from their spring break weekend, he had told Grace he couldn’t see her anymore.  It was one of the hardest things he ever did.

grace2When he told her she had cried silent tears. When she could talk, she simply said, ‘You promised you would teach me to fish, but I understand.’ She understood? And wanted to learn to Fish?  That made him feel more like a jackass. How was she letting him off so easy? He must have read her wrong. But did he really want her to beg him?

After he told her, she turned around and left and he hadn’t seen or heard from her since. Maybe she didn’t care for him as much as he thought. Why then was he so miserable and cranky? And why were his friends so pissed at him for breaking up with her?

11-20-17_7-41-28 PMNick walked in from class.  He walked over and kicked Ben’s feet off the couch so he could sit down. “Fuck, Ben! It’s been a month and you are still moping around like a love sick teenager. Go get laid. Or better yet – pull your damn phone out and call Grace. I can’t stand your mopey ass anymore.”

11-20-17_7-52-49 PMBen pointed his finger at Nick. “I’m not mopey!” he said even though he knew Nick was right.

“You are too!”

“Am not!”

“Are too!”

11-20-17_7-52-05 PMBen sighed.  Nick was right – again. Maybe it was time to get back in the saddle.  “Fine, let’s go out tonight. You are right, maybe I just need a hookup.”

“That’s my boy. Care if Rach joins us?”

11-20-17_7-51-32 PMBen rolled his eyes. “Sure, bring her. I wouldn’t want to be the cause of trouble in paradise.”

“Good.  Now get your mopey ass in the shower and shave. You are starting to look and smell like a fucking caveman.”

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A/N:  Thanks to Pammiechick for allowing Marley Asher to be Ben’s next conquest – and go Marley for giving Ben what he had coming to him. My apologies for Ben’s behavior.  🙂 

P.S. – Pammie – she had a birthday before she and Ben found themselves in the closet…… 🙂

31 thoughts on “Chapter 16 – Miserable

  1. Pingback: Chapter 15 – Spring Break | New Beginnings

    • You are so right. He can never go back. One night stands will never make up for those two women that he let get away. Especially Grace. He was with her longer than anyone although he chased Emma for awhile, she finally cut him off.

      Grace tried to be patient with him and let him open up in his own time but he couldn’t do it. When he realized how much she could hurt him, he panicked. But it was too late. She had his heart.

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    • What will it take? Good question. We will have a Grace chapter on Thursday. I hope he doesn’t have cursed. Sofia is safe for the time being way back in Twinbrook. Maybe I will get Marley to slap him again for you for good measure! He certainly deserves it! 🙄

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  3. Ben, just…ugh. Grow up!! You’re going through this for nothing. But maybe he needs to see what life without her is, so that he can appreciate what they had more. Poor Grace. Ben really needs to shape up and I agree with everyone else, there’s no turning back now. He’s in love!

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    • No kidding! Why would you just hop into a closet with someone you just met! But still…it was pretty awful the way he blew her off…but it was Grace… sniff


  4. LOL!
    Well, I suppose no one has tried to physically knock some sense into him yet?

    I am insanely curious what it will take to break this destructive cycle

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