Gone #fiction #fictionfriday #abuse

I studied the shadows of his face and wondered what I had ever seen behind those evil eyes…

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I inhaled deeply, wanting to take in the scent of his cologne that I had come to dislike so much, wanting to remember every second of this last encounter.

I tilted my chin upwards to him for a goodbye kiss before I went through the gate, knowing that this simple action would make him do the complete opposite. He leaned down and planted a light kiss on my forehead instead, just as I had predicted.

“Have a good flight. Give me a call when you get home.”

I smiled to myself, the shaking of my head was slight and uncontrollable.

He frowned. Of course, my smile annoyed him.

“What are you smiling at?”

I shrugged my carry-on and purse back onto my shoulder to stop them from slipping off. This time I smiled directly at him and looked him straight in the eye. I studied the shadows of his face and wondered what I had ever seen behind those evil eyes.

“Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Take care of yourself Dex.”

I turned around, handed the boarding pass that had been burning a hole in my hand to the gate attendant and slowly walked away.

“Wait. Delaney! Wait!”

I could hear the mistrust and confusion in his voice as I continued down the jetway. He was tuned into the heartless vibe I knew I was giving off.


I didn’t look back. I no longer felt lost.

©2017 Marquessa Matthews. All Right Reserved.

Originally posted on April 9, 2015

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27 thoughts on “Gone #fiction #fictionfriday #abuse

  1. I the subtleties you added in terms of their behavior towards each other, especially hers, the uncontrollable head shaking and leaning up to kiss which he doesn’t like. Makes it feel more real. I am intrigued. 🙂

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