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Words unsaid

Updated on September 8, 2011

Words unsaid

Each day in passing they say hello. No other words are ever spoken, at least not out loud.

“Hello.” He says.

“Hello” She says.

He smiles and she shyly bites her bottom lip as they pass.

On the walk to her class she thinks about him and how much she would like to say more than hello to this striking man she sees every day. But alas her heart is too shy and the words always die on her lips and so she says “Hello.” instead.

While in his office, the man wonders about the woman he says hello to each morning. How he would like to kiss this woman so tenderly, making her heart beat wildly! But alas she is much too beautiful, he thinks to himself, she probably already has someone kissing her tenderly…he wouldn’t stand a chance. So he’ll just say “Hello” instead.

So days turn into weeks, weeks into months and months turn into two years and still every day without fail they say hello in passing. Both wanting to do and say so much more than “Hello” but not having the guts to do so.

One day something rather…unexpected happens…she was not there to say hello. Maybe she’s sick he told himself. But when over a week passes he begins to worry. What could have happened to her? Could she have changed jobs? Did she even have a job? Was she a student? He could go up to the collage and ask around. But wait, he didn’t even know her name how in the world would he find her? The answer to that question he knew…he wouldn’t. How he wished now that he would have asked for her name. Her name at least! He shook his head sadly at himself. Why had he been such a coward? Why had he let her slip through his fingers? What would he do without seeing that lovely face of hers?

The simple answer to these questions is…he would live. Life would go on. The sun would shine, the leaves would turn, the snow would fall and the flowers would bloom. Life would indeed go on.

So the days passed and passed and little by little he let go of that wonderfully anxious feeling he would get when he has yet seen the woman that brings him joy just by the sound of her voice when she says her gentle “Hello”. And surely enough the flowers did bloom, the sun did shine, the leaves did turn and the snow was falling. Life had gone on, winter was here, his heart was all heeled and he had a Christmas party to go to.

Songs were being sung while presents were being handed out at his office Christmas party. He takes a look around at all the happy faces in his office and smiles when he realizes that he too is happy. Maybe it was the cheerful faces that made him feel this way or the funny jokes his boss was telling. It could even be the spiked eggnog that loosened his frown. He couldn’t really tell, it just felt so good to feel this way after so long.

As he ladled out himself some more eggnog his longtime friend Jim happily strides over to him.

“Hey buddy!” Jim says. “You’re not lookin’ so down in the dumps these days. I told you this party would do you some good.”

“Well I have to admit this joyful atmosphere is harder to ignore than I thought.” He answered with a chuckle.

“You better believe it!” Jim said loudly while clapping his friend on the shoulder. “I have a gift for you.”

“You do, huh?”

“Yea it was more Liza’s idea than mine but you know married people have to stick together.”

They laugh.

“I see, well what is this present your wife made you put your name on?” He joked.

“Believe me buddy this isn’t the kind of present you can sign, and besides I don’t think we would be allowed to sign it anyway.”

“Well where is it?”

“It’s coming with Liza she had to go pick it up…there she is!” Jim exclaimed smiling as he pointed to the elevators.

Following Jim’s pointing finger, he turned around and his heart felt as if it would explode at any second.

“Merry Christmas pal, we’ve set you up on a date. I know it’s not your kinda thing but she’s new at Liza’s firm and she wanted to introduce her to someone and she thought of you so if you will, can you at least pretend to be happy about it.”

He was stunned speechless so he just nodded to his friend as the girls walked the short distance over to them. He saw recognition cross over the beautiful woman’s face as she reached him. What was he to do? It was her, the woman who had stolen his heart from the first day they had said hello. Instinct, he told himself, follow your instincts. And before he knew it, he was pulling her into his arms and kissing her like a long lost love before the introductions could even be made. It was slow coming but the stunned woman circled her arms around his neck and was kissing him with all the passion she could muster. All was lost, everyone disappeared. It was just him and her lost in a sea of emotions neither thought was possible. To him she seemed like the lost piece to the puzzle of his heart finally making it whole. To her he seemed like the missing link to her life finally coming home. Finally when her knees were too weak for her to stand without the support of this man’s arms wrapped around her and he could hardly breathe in the scent of her perfume he lifted his head from her and smiled.

“Hello.” He said.

“Hello.” She said.

And that was it. As it turns out they never needed to say the words unsaid, it seems as though fate thought "Hello" said just enough...


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    • Sweets21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tara Sellers 

      9 years ago

      Thank you for reading cleaner, I'm happy you enjoyed it and that it take you to another place. And I am so happy you will be following my work I really appreciate it!

    • cleaner3 profile image


      9 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Sweets, That is what you are

      your story hits home

      brings memories from afar

      Now I will follow you

      and we will write words

      that will be so true

    • Sweets21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tara Sellers 

      9 years ago

      Thank you so much!!

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      Caroline Marie 

      9 years ago

      Gorgeous. :)

    • Sweets21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tara Sellers 

      9 years ago

      Thank you so much SusieQ It makes me incredibly happy to know that you enjoyed it!

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      9 years ago

      I was hoping that they would finally meet! This is such a beautiful story. Excellent ending...and beginning. And middle. And everything! Perfect!!!

    • Sweets21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tara Sellers 

      10 years ago

      Thank you Ubani!!

      Yes Romance is wonderful in every way thank you for reading and you're sweet comment Hyphenbird!!!

      Thanks soo much Raciniwa thats what I was shooting for glad to know I nailed it!! lol

    • raciniwa profile image


      10 years ago from Talisay City, Cebu

      hmn...oh so romantic...

    • Hyphenbird profile image

      Brenda Barnes 

      10 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      sigh....Romance is a wonderful thing and this story is lovely. Thank you very much.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      10 years ago from Lagos

      Incredibly sensational and awesome!

    • Sweets21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tara Sellers 

      10 years ago

      Thank you so much!! I'm glad you loved it...and the best to you!

    • ROMANCER OF LIFE profile image


      10 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      Beautiful work... Beautiful! I loved it! Sweets, you are truly talented... I wish you the best!

      God bless...


    • Sweets21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tara Sellers 

      10 years ago

      Truer words were never spoken!! Thank you for sharing and visiting my hub I am greatful for both!!

    • sweetie1 profile image


      10 years ago from India

      Hi sweets, My best friend once told me if you can not understand my silence than you would never understand my words. Many things at many times in life are better left unsaid and only body language is enough to communicate.

    • Sweets21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tara Sellers 

      10 years ago

      Well, thank you very much!!! I know the feel very well also and it is unfortunate when love stories don't lead to happiness...I'm glad my words has inspired you!!!

    • fratjoe18 profile image


      10 years ago from Bluffton, SC

      It's great the way people will create stories hopefully leading up to love. Sometimes it doesn't end that way unfortunately. I know that feeling of liking someone, and being too shy to really say what is on your mind and how you really feel. I see some girls walking off, and others clapping and smiling, knowing that the man and woman had definitely met before, and love spreads through the room, people can't resist but to acknowledge it. Once again your stories inspire me.

    • Sweets21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tara Sellers 

      10 years ago

      I'm so glad to hear that it made smile!!!! Don't we all, lol! And thank YOU for reading it!!

    • satice_j profile image


      10 years ago from via the Bronx, NY

      I am smiling! I loved this story. I'd love it to be my scenario! Thanks for the read. :)

    • Sweets21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tara Sellers 

      10 years ago

      @Shea I was just reading through my comments when I realized that I had not replied to you when I could have sworn I did...I might be lossing it lol or I just might not have pressed the "post comment" button either way...Thank you I almost always disney(fy) my my stories I'm in love with happy endings!! Thank you for reading sis!!

    • Sweets21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tara Sellers 

      10 years ago

      No, thank you for reading it and your wonderful comment!

    • Twilight Lawns profile image

      Twilight Lawns 

      10 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      What a lovely gentle story. From "Hello!" to "Hello!" makes it so nicely rounded.

      Thank you.

    • Sweets21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tara Sellers 

      10 years ago

      Thank you for reading it and the compliment I am ver pleased you enjoyed it!!!

    • SilentReed profile image


      10 years ago from Philippines

      Just like your avatar this tale is sweet and has a feel good afterglow.It was an enjoyable read.Thank you

    • Sweets21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tara Sellers 

      10 years ago

      Thamk you very much and I will!!!

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      Latanya M Williams 

      10 years ago from PHILADELPHIA

      That was awesome! keep on writing. :^)

    • sheabutt3r profile image


      10 years ago from inside my own mind where nothing is bound or constrained by definitions or societal norms :) try it

      I love it, as I told you before. I have been disney(fied) and Love when things end Happily :) Keep up the inspirational work

    • Sweets21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Tara Sellers 

      10 years ago

      Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! I'm soo gald you enjoyed it!!

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      10 years ago from JABALPUR

      great great great, really this is the best post i had seen incredible!!!


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