Eternally Teaser #4
“Catherine!” I yell out into the night, as loud as my voice will let me. My chest heaves. “Catherine! I need you! You gotta believe me. I'm just a loser. I was trying to save you from me. But I need you to save me from myself. All you've gotta do is just talk to me. That's it. I just need someone to talk to.”
The curtains split and she raises the window back up. “Okay. But that's it. Nothing else. I could never see myself with you.”
Her words. Biting into me.
I bottom out again.
I rise back up to the top.
I'm not willing to give up on this.
“I wouldn't want you to,” I say. The words tumble out of mouth, but the pain behind them is heart stabbing. I want to be the guy she'd want to see herself with. I'm miles away from that. Light years, maybe. “Can I come up?”