What happens if a human suddenly finds themselves
in an uncompromising situation like Martin found out? Turn back to a couple of years ago, Martin bumps into Lillian in a professional club end of year party and the sparks fly. Forget the old soapy love at first sight story.
This time it is common interests enjoyed, witty jokes exchanged, poetic liaisons assumed, and the unsaid dominant phrase is “where have you been all this time?” One would say, a few dates and a lot of soul searching and soul finding, the usual man and woman arguments plus the obvious but not very occasional, very enchanting, roll in the hay that makes the arguments seem like trifles, a lifetime of happiness should be pretty sewn up.
As you would have guessed, a problem manifests itself in a friend of Martin and an acquaintance of Lillian who does not seem to like the unlikely but magnetic liaison, seeks to nip it in the bud. So Miss Congeniality uses her free hand on Martin to put down Lillian’s reputation while tearing Lillian with some harsh patronizing words.
By sheer bad luck, Lillian loses her phone and chooses to buy a new line in the firm belief that the cool attitude of her supposed prince charming represents an official thawing of bilateral relationships and some unreplied emails which are actually undelivered confirm Martin’s supposed ceasefire. Meanwhile, Miss Congeniality feeds Martin with crap when he asks for Lillian’s phone number and after incessant pursuit of each other, both in the ignorance of the other’s desperate attempts to link up, give up after a year of frustration to the delight of Miss Congeniality.
They would-have-been lovers try to move on and after a difficult self soul searching somehow meet new wonderful partners at around the same time begin to cultivate new satisfying relationships,but just not yet.
Martin and Lillian suddenly bump into each other, of all places
on the pages of Facebook, two years after they would have been relationship.
The passionate feelings for each other wake up from their deep slumber even though they do not necessarily dampen their new loves.
Their new loves know their history from the horses’ mouths and come to separately learn of the latest twist in the love quadruple but trust them enough that they will not pursue a cameo rematch.
Martin and Lillian instead appreciate that the past is gone and that the clock can not turn back but instead plan a grand secret no-holds-barred reunion for the purpose of “ending it amicably and in a proper way.”Good enough Martin and Lillian bothered to ask for free advice from yours truly who had only three pieces of advice. Run. Run. Run far away from each other, because any reunion is like a recipe for a disaster waiting to happen.
Only that I actually forgot to say it loudly. Which is why, I am asking for forgiveness in advance for ruining two good relationships on the way to marriage, by omission.
Who wants to mess with other people’s mess? Or what do you think?Have a faithful Sunday