By: Lindy Zart
Published: September 6th
There are three absolute truths in Grayson Lee’s life:
1. His existence was a mistake.
2. No one is good enough for his best friend, Lily Jacobs, especially not him.
3. He loves her anyway.
Aidan hesitates, hovering over my shoulder. “Grayson?”
“Why did you and Lily break up?”
I shut the laptop and get to my feet, causing Aidan to backpedal. Pain usually slashes through me at the sound of her name and this time is no different.
Glasses back on my face and straightened once, twice, three times, I finally meet my brother’s eyes. “Because she wanted me to do something for myself, regardless of what I wanted. She was unselfish.”
A frown fits to his mouth. “Isn’t that a good thing?”
“Not when the end result is my heart being ripped out, Aidan, no. I wanted her to be selfish, to want me more than anything. Only she didn’t. She wanted to do the right thing. You know what happens to people that do the right thing, Aidan?”
He stares at me, not speaking, maybe not even understanding the semi-rant I’m on. “What?” Aidan finally asks.
“They aren’t happy. And the person they’re doing the right thing for…they aren’t happy either.”
“So I should do the wrong thing all the time?”
I toss my hands in the air. “Why not?”
Eyes rolling, I sigh with exasperation. “Not okay. Don’t listen to me. Ever. You should know that by now.”
“Okay.” Aidan slowly nods.
Lindy Zart has been writing since she was a child. Luckily for readers, her writing has improved since then. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, two sons, and one cat. Lindy loves hearing from people who enjoy her work.