Post Reply The Tree
Creator
63251 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / F / In my own little...
Offline
Posted 1/12/10 , edited 1/12/10
Story by Ember
Enjoy~!




The Tree


A man in his mid sixties wandered through the forest growth, reminiscing. The wind through the trees and the birds calling to one another were the only sounds that reached his ears, aside from the occasional honking of a horn from the highway not too far away from the spot. A plane flew by overhead, and for a brief moment, all the sounds of the forest were drowned out by the jet’s engines.

“Such a noisy world we live in these days…”

The man sat down on a stump. It was a well-known stump. It had been there when he was a child. He and Lisa; they’d played in this area so much as children.

He watched as a young version of himself, blonde and blue-eyed, ran across the clearing in front of him. The boy climbed a tree that was off to the man’s right and about 20 feet ahead.

“Come on, Lisa!” The boy called, poking his head out from the branches, beckoning with his arm.

A young girl, about a year and a half younger than the boy, came into view, seemingly from nowhere. She laughed and grabbed the hand that was outstretched from the tree, disappearing in it’s leaves with the boy.

The man sitting on the stump sighed and smiled at the memories, and the scene jumped ahead a year.

The boy and the girl were sitting in the branches of the tree again, reading a book together. They giggled and chatted, and dangled their feet happily.

Then, they were older; about thirteen. They were leaning closer to each other.

Their lips met.

The thirteen-year-olds vanished and there stood fourteen-year-olds, carving something into the tree’s trunk with gentle smiles on their faces. They stood back to view their work with pleasure, hands interlocked and fingers entwined.

The little heart with “Sam and Lisa Forever” written in it remained as the youths disappeared, to be replaced with seventeen year old versions. They sat in front of the tree, kissing. One thing led to another…

Soon they too disappeared, and the girl, aged a year and a half, stormed into the clearing, angry tears falling down her cheeks.

The boy followed after her, reaching for her arm. He finally got hold of it, and there was an argument.

Words were said that they wished could be taken back, and feelings were hurt. In the end they hugged and made up.

But as they disappeared, multiple copies of the two appeared at once, all arguing. More and more hurtful words, and more tears were shed.

Finally, they too disappeared, and the boy walked into the clearing with a knife in hand. He shook his head, and with a look of sadness, scratched out the words in the heart. Mixed in that look were feelings of sorrow and also that of inevitability.

The boy disappeared, and the girl walked into the clearing, two years older, with a different boy, their hands interlocked, and smiles on their faces.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The man sighed, and stood up, making his way to the tree. He brushed his wrinkled hands over the rough bark of the old, old tree. Over the distortions in the bark that used to be the promise of an everlasting love.

“Things don’t always go the way you expected, I guess,” he said, and walked away from the trees and away from the memories that even now brought him pain. She had been his first love, and nothing could erase that feeling; even if the words had been scratched away.



The End
Member
25801 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / M / Archangelus
Offline
Posted 1/12/10
Nice story, and first post!!
Creator
63251 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / F / In my own little...
Offline
Posted 1/12/10
Thanks Angelo ^^
Member
25801 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / M / Archangelus
Offline
Posted 1/12/10
It is reminiscent of many people, actually.

And, you're welcome Embie-chan
Posted 1/13/10
MELOVEEEIT OWO
mine wasnt ANYTHING like this Xd
...i don't think it was of an old man anyway XD
AHAH REMINDS MEH OF MEH OLD LADDY IN LONE BENCH
OO OOO! I FINALLY FOUND THIS PIC OF A BENCH AND WANNA PUT IT UP NOW >W<
-Lazy to find again tho- xD

ANYWAY.
GLAD YOU MADE THE STORII JUST FOR ME
XD
Creator
63251 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / F / In my own little...
Offline
Posted 1/13/10
Yeah I was hoping it wouldn't sound too much like the Lone Bench DX
but THANKS ^^
and LOL YEAH XD
I might not have written it out or at least not posted it if you didn't want me to XD
TOO LAZY XD
Member
2645 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / F / What? Your mom di...
Offline
Posted 1/14/10
Embie-chan..... WAAAAAAAAH!
So sad...
Good story though ^^
Creator
63251 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / F / In my own little...
Offline
Posted 1/14/10
thanks Meg-chan ^^
I was aiming for sad =w=
I feel like I should write more sad stories D: I seem to be good at it XD
but I like cheerful romances better D;
You must be logged in to post.