Wilting Bonds2 mins 396 2 mins 396
He looks stoically across the room
His uncertain gaze resting upon her
She is speaking with someone
Her voice hurried and abrupt
She stops to take a breath
Then she notices him looking at her.
The world is such a small place, dear
Her mother had once said
You never know who you get to meet.
Her world now does feel smaller than it was before
With only her and her two-year-old son...
She sharply turns her face away from him
He sighs and looks down
What can he say more anyway?
He was cheating her
She tells herself.
She was ignoring him
He had told her before.
She was not
She thought he needed some space
Maybe she gave him more than what she expected...
He never asked for space
He never ignored her
He was always there for her
But now, when he wanted a divorce...
She is blaming it all on him.
She doesn't care who he goes out with
She had always been a good wife and a mother
She is a good mother, yes
But she was never a good wife
She lacked love for him
She is honest and obedient
But she is selfish
She only thinks about her pain
She never tried to understand him.
But we have a son
They now both think in distress.
My son will remain under my custody
He was right over his son too
How can he give up on his own child?
Ending a marriage doesn't mean ending a father-son relationship.
The boy is just two years old
He needs his mother
He looks from his lap and casts her a look again
She returns his gaze, suddenly looking very old and tired.
You cheated me, her eyes read.
You left me, his lips murmur.
Tears well up in her eyes
But at least I never cheated you!
His eyes begin to water as well
The tip of his nose becomes red
That is why I think us getting a divorce will be best
I am sorry, he finally mouths
Really hoping that they can part on good terms
No, you are not, she thinks
A monotonous look sets on her face
And she plainly looks the other way.