It was Christmas but she wasn’t feeling jolly. Her relationship with Bo was over. They’d been dating for a year and just when she thought that things were getting serious between them, he broke up with her. She’d sat there on the park bench, stunned. She hadn’t seen it coming. She was speechless.
“Why?” she finally managed to ask. “What did I do wrong?”
“There’s no easy way to say this, Chloe. “I like you but I’m not in love with you. If we stay together, you will be happy at first but then miserable later on. You deserve to be with a guy who will love you as much as you love me.”
She flinched as if he’d struck her. “I can’t believe it.”
“I’m sorry…I never meant to hurt you.”
It was the worst moment of her life. She collapsed on the bed. I can’t be Santa’s helper today. I can’t face those kids. Bo’s going to be there. I can’t face him…
She wrote Bo a letter of resignation.