I watch as the man I took everything from, withers into depression as I leave him behind. He believes that love conquers all. He lived in a fairytale.
I watch as he thinks he will never be happy again, because I made him believe I was the only one he needed. His soulmate. Another myth.
I watch as his self-esteem shatters when he starts blaming my leaving on himself. The truth is, we never cared for each other. Love is superficial.
I watch as he hides from the world around him and hides in self-pity as he aches from the emotional heartbreak I caused.
I watch as he becomes nothing. A void. An empty husk with nothing to hold on to except the memories of me.
I watch and laugh, because he believed in love, when love doesn’t exist.
I watch as the man I destroyed, breaks the mental hold I have on him. I can no longer string him along to use whenever I want to.
I watch as he crawls our of the dark hole I threw him in. He cast off the misery and despair I introduced him to and builds himself back up mentally.
I watch as he finds another woman and foolishly calls her his soulmate. She will do the sam to him as I did.
I watch as their love flourishes, but I know its demise is inevitable. Love is unsustainable, but he still believes in myths and fairytales.
I watch, shocked, as their love endures all obstacles that tear a couple apart. Even when I tell him I want him back. Their bond remains strong.
I watch and start to wonder if love really exists.
I watch as the man I had broken, proves me wrong. Love overcomes, love can outlast, Love is real.
I watch as the realization of my ways settles within me. The pain, the hurt I caused. I am the broken one. My heart never knew love, so I could never accept it.
I watch as she treats him how I should have. They are honest with each other. They uplift one another. They are faithful. They are one.
I watch, and it is a beautiful thing to see. Loneliness sinks its claws in me because I know I missed out on something wonderful.
So I continue to watch and learn, because I now know that love really does exist.
Sometimes the most important lessons come from the mistakes we make. Feel free to share/reblog this and leave a like and comment if you felt this!
For the beginning fo the story, click the link below! “The Watcher pt.I-III” https://authornicklousadams.com/2020/03/15/the-watcher-pt-i-iii/