“I feel as if I just drank a bottle of bamboozled.”

“What do you mean?”

“All this time I thought she loved me but it was all a terrible lie.”

“Are you talking about Inga?”

He nodded.

“I tried to warn you about her.”

“Yes, you did.”

“But, as usual, you wouldn’t listen.  I don’t know if it was your stubborn pride or stupidity but you refused to believe me even going as far as accusing me of being jealous.”

“I’m sorry.”

“I forgive you, now tell me what happened.” 

“It turned that she was using me to make her ex jealous.  This morning, she told me that she was going back to him.”

“You mean the same guy who cheated on her with one of her friends?”


“Then, they deserve each other.  And you deserve better.”

“I truly believed that she was the one. This thing called, unrequited love, it leaves a real bitter taste in your mouth.”

She squeezed his hand. “I’m sorry.  The best thing for you to do is to put all of this behind you and to move on.”

“That’s easier said than done.”

“I know it is.   It will take time but, I’m here to help you.”

“Thanks for being such a good friend.  Sometimes I don’t think I deserve you.”

“A true friend sticks close at all times.”

“The guy you end up with will be one very lucky guy.” 

She didn’t answer but thought,  I wish with all my heart that you were that guy.

He was right. Unrequited love did leave a rather bitter taste in your mouth.

Posted for July 2020 Writing Prompts – #25 – A bottle of bamboozled

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