Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
BajanZealandian would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Tears

By BajanZealandian All Rights Reserved ©

Romance / Other

Chapter 1

The rain thudded against my roof, the noise like pounding drums in my ears. The plate of cold food sat untouched and forgotten on the dull wooden table in front of me. The outside world was grey and cloudy, the windows fogged over and dotted with small droplets of water. I sat there, alone and broken hearted. The memory of you shone clear in my muddled mind; your laugh, your smile, your everything. 

You were my everything. But to you, I was nothing. Just another girl to date and then dump. Nothing special. Just someone who clung onto you as a lifeline. Someone who needed you. But you used me, you had me fulfil your need of romance until your precious ex-girlfriend finished school. And then you threw me away, you replaced me with her.

My mind didn't want to forget you at first. When I left my cosy little home, you were everywhere: browsing the shelves of the supermarket, at the counter of the book shop, laughing with her at the restaurant that we used to go to. You sat in the same booth, gripping hands underneath the polished table, exchanging light kisses in between conversations. That used to be us. 

Then the world became blurry. My mind was clouded over, my thoughts and memories were jumbled up in a tangled mess. My life fell into a routine I wasn't strong enough to break. I lost my job, I lost my friends, I lost everything. Even my family never calls anymore. My parents probably wrote me off as a failure in their books, made everyone forget that I needed support more than ever now.

But there is one painful memory that I can't forget, one I treasured for so long. That drizzling morning on the cliff side. I had been sitting on the freshly mowed grass of the cliff that descended sharply into the beach. The waves were thundering and the rain only seemed to intensify. I was lost in thought, and then you came along. You sat beside me and said the words I never forgot.

"You know, people say that the rain falls because the sky can no longer handle it's weight."

Then I turned around and replied,

"Just like how your tears fall because your heart can no longer handle the pain?"

"Exactly."

Then you invited me to lunch that day and I giddily accepted. 

I was naive and stupid then, my mind still dreaming about my fantasy fairytale ending. So you lured me in and trapped me inside your stone cold heart, you tempted me with kisses and eternal love. You fooled me, and I fell into your trap.

3 years passed, and I never suspected a thing. You were the perfect boyfriend, my friends were all so jealous. I flaunted you, displayed you like a trophy. But not many keep their trophies, and I should've known that eventually, you would be passed on into someone else's snatching hands.

Unluckily for me, that someone turned out to the the ex-girlfriend you always loved.

So here I am, slowly breaking into pieces as every day goes by. It's a rainy day again, but now I know that even if I sit at the very same cliff edge, you won't be there to welcome me into your open arms.

Ever since you broke up with me weeks ago, I've figured something out.

Rain is the skies tears. The sky cries too, just like me. The sky cries because somewhere in the world, people are suffering. Just like me.

The tears slide down my gritty face, forming wet, salty tracks. They drip onto the table.

Why should you try and hold the tears back?

Even the sky cries.

Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, BajanZealandian
Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

Catherine Kopf: This novel has an interesting perspective on a broken mind that obviously the author took a lot of time into creating. The main protagonist is very fleshed out and complex, allowing the readers to root for and feel empathy towards him. There is enough in there to really give the reader an emotion...

bethnaloza: Good book... bad grammar though it gets a little annoying though but otherwise it's good..I stayed up like almost 4am for this damn book!!!It's good and frickn *JehshhsDjjdjxjxmsdbhsjDhsjkakanabshjsjssA

mullikin902: Do not start reading this book unless you have enough time to finish it in one sitting, because you will not be able to put it down! Superlative! Addictive! Deliciously wicked characters you can't get enough of. Impatiently waiting for the sequel!

annie08c: I really like this story, I can relate to it a lot and with how she feels, the boyfriend and the events that happened but I'm a little bit younger. It was really good plot, really liked how you stuck to the topic and you had a new title for every chapter making me guess what's going to happen. Ma...

the unedited writer: It's a guilty pleasure. The characters are brought to life and you find yourself loving them worrying for them and so on. The plot was serious but at the same time it had a light tone that didn't make you depressed as other drama genres. 5 stars for me

Hudson: Your story was fantastic Erin! The Rising Sun was one of the first stories I read on Inkitt, and I have to say I don't regret the three to four days I spent pouring through the story.Probably the biggest strength I see in your writing is your characterisation of Eliana, Oriens, and the rest of th...

ynez2005: I LOVE THIS BOOK SOOOOO MUCH!!!!Though you really need to make another book,more Princesses!!! Whoooo!!!Girl Power!!!Mabey it could even be Devona's BFF???That would make it even better!!!Plus can you pleeease make Akki come back,together with Thea and Authur amd the whole family is back!Other th...

Grapes Are Juicy yes!!!: I give this novel FIVE STARS ! This novel is worth reading from the beginning to the end! The plot and conflicts in this story are very smartly integrated. The language facility is a little odd , but i guess this was done on purpose, given the novel's set era. Other than that, this should definit...

OpheliaJones: This story took a different kind of spin on the "normal girl lives with definitely not normal guy" plot. The plot points of Frey's father, Liam's family, and Frey's view of Liam's world were good to read. She did not fall in love with him in the first couple weeks. Their lives were not smooth in ...

More Recommendations

SPepper: I had a hard time putting this book down even to go to sleep. The story is compelling and beautifully character driven. I hope author will make this a series.

Stephen Warner: To start off, I am thoroughly impressed. The writing style is somewhat unique, and the plot seemed to move at a nice and steady pace. However, I was not expecting this to be a vampire book! I am usually not one for novels about vampires, but I was pleasantly surprised! You wrote with such grace a...

Ruby0h: Overall I thought your story was really good! It drew me in right away and kept me interested as the story progressed. I loved the character of Kayla being inserted into this story, and the way she affected and shaped the life of the original story into something totally new and interesting. I lo...

JONANNA: As an avid reader it is not often I say that about a book. The plot is what was different and the twists where unexpected. This book is defiantly a page turner and enjoyable read. I can't wait to reread this novel after a little editing to finish off the shine on this wonderful novel.

Flik: Hi! ^.^ huge fan of yours on ff.net! When I saw the note about this contest on The Way We Smile, I couldn't help but rush over here, create an account, and vote! XD Seriously love this story and would recommend it to anyone! :D best FT fanfiction out there. Amazing story, amazing concept that wa...

Jennifer Sibley Jannise: So, I originally read the book because my daughter asked me to. However, I read it in 2 days and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is well written and thought out. If the author writes and publishes any more books, I would definitely read them.