The story of Elly

How I Met Your Mother mode: ON

 

Kids… Did I ever told you about the story of dad and a lady named Elly?

“Who is Elly? whoa, is this one of the hopeless romantic stories again dad?”

“Darren!, can you please stop cutting off when dad speaks”

“Ah come on, I’m always exited to hear love stories from dad, its like watching movies on online HDTV”

Ok, Atilia, Darren, knock it off. Sit comfortable and listen to my story, ready?

Ready!

It was the end of 2011, when all this social networking was still booming and dad got the first smartphone ever, Blackberry Bold 9700.

“Wow, old skool phones was cool back then huh dad?”

Yes Darren, it is…

Back to the story, dad met Elly on a party occasion with friends, it was a swift weird feeling, but I know I had a crush again. I didn’t catch her name because she left earlier, but I do took some of her photos with great uncle David’s DSLR camera.

“DSLR, that big bulky camera right?”

Yes Atilia, dad still keep one that is mine though, bought few years later..

It took some time for dad to find her on Facebook, dad quickly added her as friend when I found her commenting on one of the pictures I uploaded.. But it wasn’t until February 2012 that we first chatted together on Facebook. The long friendly chat suddenly becomes… somehow romantic, that time dad was still in recovery after breaking up.

In that sheer unsure feeling, dad posted a blog entry about dad’s current state of relationship, and should I do it and tell the lady I had a crush with. Friends just keep saying go for it, go for it. Elly, who also read my blog, also encouraged me to tell that person how I felt(which she didn’t know it was really her I had a crush with)

So I did it, on Facebook chat, dad told Elly that I had a crush on her…

She laughed at it first, but she knew dad was serious… she said that she is a heartbreaker, but I still insist to become her lover, saying “challenge accepted”. Few days later, I asked for her number,  then Whatsapp became the medium of our conversation on the phone. Day by day, we always do changing question to each other about ourselves and our families, sometimes romatic stuffs, things that we like, things that we dislike.

She later admits that she was moving out from her bioyfriend’s home, trying to move on without him. Apparently their relationship was not that good last year, hoping that moving out will clear her mind, but then I came into the story. It was hard for her, because she still have feelings for him, and haven’t even broke up yet. I offer myself that I can be her better lover, even though I have’t got anything like a car and my own house. She only smiled…

In March 2012, I asked her out for a date… she agreed. That was the first date I had since I broke up in 2010. The place was Tanjung Aru beach, I finally met her, she is not into that chic stuff like other girls, she didn’t put any makeup on, but her personality trumps it all. She love to travel, loves funny stuff like my joke, and very affectionate… I was in love with her, this feeling of love comes back to me again.  That day was also the first time I gave her a forehead kiss…

Dad always said to Elly I promise to be by her side no matter what, I will always take care of her and always be there when she needed me. From there onwards, we always had our romantic chat every day, morning, work time, and night time…

I said I love her… and she said she loved me too…

But sometimes, she makes me sad, reminding me that she is still with her boyfriend. I was trying to forget that and tried to… make her believe more in me, I know I sounded so bad, but she said that she has never been happy with him. Thats why I tried to make her stay with me instead of him, asking her to break up and move on from her boyfriend. When I said who she loved most, she cannot answer. I gave up a few times, but then I came back again and tried to love her more. I know that she was happy to have someone like me as her lover, I know deep down inside she had found her perfect lover.

It was a painful revelation, when one day she told dad the whole true story, a story that would change the course of our relationship…

“What was th-“

“Darren stop.. continue dad..”

I feel like a thousand needles piercing my chest listening to every details of her true story. I don’t know what to do now, I loved her, I truly do. But she still love her boyfriend more than me in the end,

I just can’t take it anymore, I had to make a decision…

That fateful Sunday, dad decided to stop, stop every romantic emotions I had for her. It was hard for me, but I wanted to do this, for the sake of her happiness. So I told her that I’m stopping, apologized to her and said this is not her fault to begin with. I even asked her to go back and fix her relationship with her boyfriend, and  gave her all the advice that I can think of for her relationship. Dad was still in love with Elly, but sometimes, we had to sacrifice something very valuable, just to make someone happy…

That Sunday was the last day for us, in the night, we had our last Whatsapp conversation. I said to her that she was the last lady that I will ever love, and I will never go into a relationship again… because I thought, I can no longer love a lady like they deserve one, I’m worthless. I moved on… living the life, get everything what an adult should have, a home, a car, debt finally paid off, a good life…

And… the truth is, kids…

I’m glad you guys aren’t real…

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2 Responses

  1. Arms says:

    I think I get what you’re saying here. I’m sorry to hear about this, man. Sincerely hope you’re doing okay.

    Anyways, have a great Tuesday yea.

    • Rungitom says:

      Thanks bro..

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