Jason Thorn… My brother’s childhood friend.
Oh, how stupidly in love with that boy I was. He was the first
boy that made me blush, my first official crush. Sounds beautiful
so far, right? That excitement that bubbles up inside you, those
famous butterflies you feel for the very first time—he was the reason
for them all. But, you only get to live in that fairytale world until
they crush your hopes and dreams and then stomp on your heart for good measure.
And boy did he crush my little heart into pieces.
My name is Alexander, and I’m no fucking hero.
Not when I couldn’t even save the little heartbeats
I was supposed to protect with my life.
When a fist closes around my heart after a death
brings me to my knees, I finally go after the woman
I’d been craving for months.
My name is Maya, and I’m not the same girl I was
a month ago. There is an emptiness I carry around
in my chest now. A broken heart caused by grief.
Then there is always a hero to every story, isn’t there?
A hero who I despised from the moment he opened his mouth.
Have you ever been in love?
So in love that you believed all the lies, again and again?
Because I did…