Chapter 1: There's a New Beginning...
"So that's it. You're leaving me."
Those were the words my boyfriend, Jerome, uttered to me with a pained look on his face. I stared back him distraught and heartbroken unsure of what I should do or what I should say next. My world was shattering by the second.
"Jerome..." I said lowly.
"No, I get it. It's your dream. Who am I to stop you?" he said.
I didn't say anything. Just continued to stare at the man that brought me so much joy over the year and listened to what he had to say.
"I don't want to hold you back. You've been talking about this from the moment I met you. I knew it was coming."
"Bae,just come with me. We can go to LA together and have everything we ever wanted just over there instead of here in North Carolina."
"LA isn't in my dream anymore. It's yours."
"So that's it?"
"Yeah...I'm not gonna sit around, watch you get sucked into that world, only to leave me behind. I'm saving you...us...the trouble now." He said as he walked closer to me and placed both of his hands on my face. "Promise me, that when you get out there you kill it. You show them everything you got...no holding back."
I stared into his eyes and nodded my head. He began to lean down towards me and kissed my lips passionately. I began to cry because I knew this was our goodbye. He rested his forehead against mine and I whispered, "I promise," with my eyes still closed.
He sighed, acknowledging that he heard me and headed for the door. He looked at me one last time and disappeared behind it and out of my life. It felt like my legs were going to give out on me but I had to be strong. I slowly walked over to the coffee table in my apartment and picked up the letter.
From: Dance LA,
Congratulations! You have been selected to be a part of our summer intensive dance program at Dance LA. We are looking forward to working with you. Please be sure to register for your classes in the coming week so that you are ready for your first day on August 13th. If you need any housing assistance, please sure to contact our offices. Once again, congratulations and see you soon.
All my life, I worked hard for this. For that acceptance letter and I got it. I might've lost the love of my life but I was gaining a new life. In the end all I wanted to do - was dance!
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