Keegan picked up on the first ring. “Hi, Vivian,” he said quietly.
“Hi Keegan. How are you?” I asked shyly. We had never been this formal with each other.
“How are you? I miss you and really want to see you. I know that I’ve hurt you, but I love you. Give me another chance?” he said quickly.
I was shocked. There he was, finally telling me he loved me, but it took falling off of the face of the Earth to get him to realize it. “What are you doing later?” I asked, trying not to sound happy and confused at the same time.
“Hopefully seeing you, if you’ll have me,” he responded somberly.
“Meet me at 8 p.m. at my apartment, so we can talk. We are leaving here shortly, and it’s a couple hours drive. See you then.” And with that we hung up.
“Did you hear that, Kate?” I asked jumping up and down.
“I told you, he knows he screwed up. There’s not another girl out there like you that’s as perfect for him as you are. Let’s get going. We need to get you home so you can get ready!” said Kate.
That was that. We left and hauled ass to get home as quickly as possible. I cleaned the whole place top to bottom and showered, putting on my best makeup and the cutest outfit I could find. The time I had spent with Kate was not wasted. If it weren’t for her urging me to give him another shot, I probably wouldn’t have. I’m thankful for that every day.
A knock on my door came nearly two hours early; I was nervous because I wasn’t ready, but opened the door anyway. There was no one there, just a bouquet of flowers, a card, and a small gift bag. I quickly looked out the windows in all directions to see if I could spot the person who had just delivered this little bit of happiness to my doorstep, but there was no one around.
Inside the card, there was a message that read, “No one else will love you better than I will. That is my promise to you. Give me another chance, please. I truly do love you. I was just scared by things going so well. I did what I always end up doing, sabotaging my relationships. I’m sorry. Love, Keegan.” I still have that card today, and every single card he’s ever given me after that.
I quickly opened the small gift box to discover a beautiful bracelet he’d purchased for me. It was stunning, and it matched the necklace he’d given me previously. I put it on and stared at it for a little while, waiting for him to come over.