She wasn’t able to give any response. She remained silent and he started to move his hand to hold hers while the other one was holding the steering wheel.
“Stay, will you?”
She smiled widely as she let out a soft giggle. All he did was asking her to stay but it was pain that she felt. That was the only thing he asked and she did not think he’d understand a thing.
“Don’t go anywhere, stay.”
He did not understand anything. His hand stayed there, holding hers tight. She looked away as she slowly took a deep breath. That night, she knew exactly the meaning of ‘temporary’.
I can’t. With your hand on mine, like this, I can’t.
“Please stay. Because with you, it is enough. This is enough.”
This is enough. You are enough. She could’ve said yes to that but she hated the idea of hurting someone else, and no matter how much she wanted to stay, no matter how much she cared for him, she knew it wasn’t right.
But I have to go.
Because I am temporary,
and she is your permanent.