There are many things that come to mind when I think of love, but if I had to describe what love is to me, I would say love is tested. It stretches, but never breaks. No matter how much you pull away. It can look so much like loss, but is really gain. When he left, I thought nothing in the world could offer relief...and we all know I tried.
But now he's back and he wants what he left behind. He's determined to show me how much I mean to him and how much it hurt to leave. I guess I never considered that leaving someone behind could be as painful as being left, but there was a lot I didn't know at seventeen.
Love is tested.
I'm just not sure I want us to pass the test.
**This is the final book in Emily's story and it is highly recommended you read Going Forward first. Recommended for readers 18+**