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I immediately saw Ronaldo when I got to the fountain. And he kind of scared me. He wasn't the same cocky, full-of-himself guy I knew. He was hunched over sitting on the fountain, looking like a little lost boy, obvious to the looks girls were shooting at him.
"Hey." I said, when I got over to him. I examined him, spying a sad expression, his arms folded in a defensive way.
"Bregje. You came." He gave me a sad smile, like that was all he could muster. I sat down beside him, trying not to stare into his gorgeous eyes, so I stared across the street at a food vendor.
"Yes. And have to leave soon, so please hurry." I lied through my teeth, but I couldn't just sit here and comfort him when he fu-king cheated on me. He closed his eyes, I saw from the corner of my eye, as he took a deep sigh.
"My mother... she died last week." He tried to keep it together but failed miserably. I turned my body, facing him. I couldn't just look away and ignore him.
"She's been sick for a while, and she was always very proud of me as a child. But now, she didn't like the new me. So I'm changed, Bregje. In her memory, I'm a new guy. I'm done with cheating, I'm done with one-night-stands, I want to start over." He spilled out his heart, and I couldn't help but feel moved. I opened my mouth to speak, but he shook his head.
"Wait. Look, this is hard coming from me, since it's completely new, and I usually never express how I feel. Our relationship... well, our old one, was the best one I've ever had. Because you know what I like about you? You challenge me, you tell me when I'm being a f-cking a-shole and I tell you when you're being a stupid b-tch. But it's not like we don't like eachother, at least before, because at the end of the day, I still loved you Bregje." He looked surprised for saying the word 'love', and I couldn't help but smile.
"Like the movie The Notebook," I whispered, more to myself than to him.
"Yeah, like that." He laughed. I couldn't imagine him watching those love movies, and just the thought of it made me laugh. He took his hands in mine, and smiled.
"Can we start over, B? In fact, let's start by being friends."
But I want to be more than friends, ran through my mind, over and over. Like it was stuck on the repeat button.
"Okay," I smiled. I knew I shouldn't get back together with a guy who cheated on me, but I couldn't help myself. Ronaldo acted like he really changed, and I had to believe him, and help him through this tough time.
He's a whole new person.