Brief Chance

17 Jan
Brief Chance

“I am sorry.”

I put my head down.

“For everything.”

I only nod quietly.

“I truly do.”

I smile.

“Uh … Am.”


“I truly am. You said “I truly do”, while it’s supposed to be “I truly am”, because earlier you had said “I am so…rry”, which were you exact words, so …”

A chuckle follows. “You’re still a grammar police after all these years.”

A polite small laughter ensues. “Old habit dies hard.”

“I can see that.”

“What can you see? The way I dress? Well, this is kind of emergency and may not be to your liking …”

“No, no. I don’t mean that. Please.”

“… but I am only kidding.”

“Ha! Yeah. You got me there.”

“Well. Yeah. I got you. There.”

How can a second of awkward silence feels like a century of a lifetime?

“I didn’t expect to see you here.”

“I was on my way …”

“Oh, that direction?”

“Yeah. You headed to the other side?”

“Yes. They’re waiting for me by now.”

“Oh, if you must go then, I …”

“I think I must.”

And to think how many times I play possible scenarios of how we will meet again, in a different time, in a different place, in different clothes, in different shoes, in different hair, and in different manners. Where’s the angry glance? Where’s the cynical smirk? Where are the tears waiting to fall?

“Yeap. That announcement is my cue.”

“So. Goodbye for now?”

“Yes. Bye.”

We wave. We turn our back. We walk.

I hold my breath. I let it out. I put both hands on my jacket.

Should I turn around? Should I run again? Should I chase just to say everything I’ve wanted to say but I couldn’t?

I keep on walking. I keep on thinking. I reach my phone.

I stop walking. I look ahead.

“Thank you. For everything.”

I smile.


Posted by on 01/17/2017 in Blog, English, Personal


12 responses to “Brief Chance

  1. ujungsunyi

    01/17/2017 at 5:16 pm

    Thank you ^^

  2. psychkid

    01/17/2017 at 7:28 pm

    Ngga jadi jadian?

    • nauvalyazid

      01/17/2017 at 7:45 pm

      Uh … who?

      • psychkid

        01/17/2017 at 7:52 pm

        Kirain lagi pdkt

      • nauvalyazid

        01/17/2017 at 8:02 pm


      • psychkid

        01/17/2017 at 8:09 pm


      • nauvalyazid

        01/17/2017 at 8:15 pm

        Why would anyone want to date gossip?

      • psychkid

        01/17/2017 at 8:18 pm

        Oh yeah…

      • nauvalyazid

        01/17/2017 at 8:18 pm

        Ih gak dijawab.

      • psychkid

        01/18/2017 at 5:20 am

        Mau dijawab apa? Pecahkan saja gelasnya biar ramai?

  3. Arista

    01/23/2017 at 1:53 pm

    kak, aku juga sering bikin skenario dikepala, sering sekali. tapi punyamu ini, kok sedih ya habis bacanya? apa emang niatnya menjadi sedih? eh gimana?

    • nauvalyazid

      01/29/2017 at 9:50 pm

      Hahaha. Tergantung yang baca. Kalo ditanya ke yang nulis sih, gak mau yang sedih2. 😉


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