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It was the beginning of March when the most heart breaking thing happened to Sarah. Her boyfriend of 3 years had broken up with her with no explanation. She was devastated; crying, she tried to call him but the other line’s response was “Sorry your call cannot be completed.” He had blocked her and disappeared from her life without saying a word. She didn’t know what to do. She was so confused and she felt so low. Going into work the next day, she was still weeping over what happened. The last thing she wanted to do was face her co-workers and customers. She spent most of her shift in the bathroom crying. She tried calling other co-workers to see if they could cover her shift, but it was on a Saturday, so she knew no one would be willing to take it. When she faced people, she tried her hardest to wipe the tears away and keep a fake smile. During her shift, there was a group of friends who came in. Working at the register, she took their order. When Sarah and her co-worker Lauren brought them their food. One guy apologized to Lauren and said, “I’m sorry, I could not stop staring at your friend,” while getting up and introducing himself to Sarah. Her face turned red like a tomato when he offered his hand(*). On the other side of her, Lauren started to giggle. While walking back to the restaurant’s lobby she whispered to Sarah, “Maybe this is your time to move on.” Sarah just kept on walking with a smile creeping up on the side of her face. She looked at the guy who introduced himself to her as Ryan. He was a very attractive man, tall, and had great style. As she was cleaning in the dining room, she could see him gaze at her like a guy who just met his future wife. (*)She didn’t think much of it. Although it made her feel good that she was getting attention from another man, she was still crushed over what happened with her and her ex-boyfriend. When she got off work, she looked at her phone, and she had gotten a text from a random number saying, “Hey. This is Ryan, your friend Lauren gave me your number.” She laughed to herself as she was texting him back. She was up till late at night exchanging text messages with him. For a moment there she forgot about her ex. She thought to herself that maybe Lauren was right. It was time to move on since her past relationship hasn’t been going well for the past year. They had both discovered that their families knew each other, and they had a lot in common. They both liked the same music, food, and shared the same hobbies. It turned out that both of them were also going through a break up. They talked to each other and gave each other advice about how to move on. After talking for a couple of weeks, Ryan asked Sarah out on a date. She was excited and accepted his offer. He took her out to a fancy dinner. They talked and laughed for hours like they’ve known each other for quite some time. They had great chemistry. She was really starting to fall for him and he for her as well. During the date, they had played pool and he let her beat him a couple of times and ended the date with a movie. They spent the entire summer together, and they had gotten really close. Ryan, whose hobby was to make race cars and go racing, took Sarah to the track every other weekend. He showed her something that she had never experienced before and she loved every second of the time she spent with him. They took a lot of trips together; he took her camping and went out of town for a few days a couple of times. They had a lot of fun together. There was not one time she was with him that she didn’t enjoy. Yet all the fun they were having had to come to an end. Sarah really did fall for Ryan, but there was one huge problem. Since their families knew each other. Ryan’s aunt who is friends with Sarah’s mom believed that he was still in a relationship. This made Sarah question Ryan, but he refused all the accusations that were put upon him. He had told her that his ex- girlfriend wanted to get back together with him, but he did not feel the same way he once felt about her. Sarah put her doubts aside and continued on talking to him for a little while. One day, Sarah asked him one more time if he was still involved with his ex. He finally told the truth. He had been seeing her and his girlfriend at the same time. When she heard those words come out of his mouth, she felt like her heart had leaped out of her chest and ripped to pieces(*). Her emotions were everywhere. She was shocked and confused at the same time. Tears came running down her cheeks, and she was speechless. For a couple of weeks, she did not feel like doing anything. She did not know what to feel, and she questioned why this happened to her. She then realized that what had happened between Ryan and her was basically a lie. She stopped all communications with him and tried to go on with her life. Despite what happened to her. She started to better herself and focused on her studies. A few months later she was a lot happier than she had ever been. She thought to herself that that was a lesson learned, and she moved on. She was more focused and had more time to herself. After all the drama that had gone down, was content and glad that she had met a Ryan since that helped her move on from a bad relationship and taught her a huge lesson.

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