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|broken sphere (standard:romance, 2608 words)|
|Author: Jasen||Added: Feb 19 2004||Views/Reads: 2190/1234||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Is love always peaceful? Think again…|
Is love always peaceful? Think again... Chapter 1: The Letters John is tidying up his desk, suddenly he chance upon a few blue envelopes in a file. It has been left to collect dust on the surface for quite sometime. As he held up the letters and began staring at them, slowly began to recall the past – his exciting secondary school life and how he had known Jessica, from the same class in secondary one. She went overseas to further her studies while he continued his education in a local institution after their O levels. They kept in contact through exchanging letters via snail mail, and each letter meant so much to him. No matter how far they were apart, they would always try to find time to send one another letters and cards. They seldom get to meet online, and whenever they meet online, either party will be too busy to respond. Though there were times when they did manage to chat, each chat would usually only last for less than 15 minutes with little to talk about. Silence usually stayed through almost the entire conversation, overwhelmed by excitement of being able to talk to one another. Years passed, they stopped sending one another letters and slowly their communication ceased to exist ever since he was enlist into National service for two and a half years. Despite his effort to get her whereabouts, no information about her could be located. As he was still recollecting the past, the phone suddenly rang. It was time for him to go out and meet his good pal for a movie that afternoon. He quickly shove the letters away into the drawer, changed into a army green sleeveless top and jeans before rushing out of the room into the living room to wear his shoes, before taking a run to the lift lobby. He arrived just in time to catch the lift ascending to the ground level. He met up with his good pal, Peter, who has been waiting impatiently in his ford for quite sometime. Peter is an average build person standing at 1.72m, with a photo genetic look. Works hard for his company and hopes to earn his first million by age 30. He works for his money and strategies. Now he owns a ford, and it makes traveling easier for him too. He has to travel between his chains of stores everyday, even on his off days. A well-liked person, though can be impatient at times, he makes a caring friend whom John can confide in with his personal thoughts. They are good friends since their university days, sharing the same room and taking care of one another like brothers. He open the car door and sat inside, fastened the seat belt and they sped off to Orchard Cathay Cineplex for a blockbuster hit. Gladly for them, John had already done online ticketing and they just have to present their printout to collect the tickets. On the trip there, Peter asked him what took him so long to get ready when they have agreed to meet at three in the afternoon at the car park of his apartment. He said nothing, except that he wish not to talk about it. That set Peter's mind racing. Why is he so solemn today? He should be happy about starting work in two days time at a local internet service provider as a website content manager. Though not a high paying job, but it is something worth celebrating since the job market has yet to improve with very little job vacancies. Peter on himself owns a chain of stores selling craft hobby items. He has since expanded his business with 10 stores across the country, with more in the pipeline. He had once asked John about joining his company as a website manager, but John declined the invitation. Despite that, their relationship as friends, remain solid and strong. Both came from average families. After some time of silence, John finally broke it. He decided to tell him that it was Jessica on his mind. After telling him that, he seek apology from Peter for being late. Peter accepted the apology after all. Click here to read the rest of this story (202 more lines)
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