“Firstly, I want to say after your ten minutes if I ever see so much as your shadow or any of your men close to me, I’ll sue you. I’ve had more than enough. I want you out of my life. This is the last time we’ll speak to each other.”
“That all depends on you.”
He responded then exhaled.
“Your time begins now. Say what you have to say.”
“I’m sorry Elena. That has to be the first thing. I acted like a jerk. It was wrong of me to have an affair with you while I was engaged and I couldn’t even protect you. Then, I kidnapped you and made you run away. I acted Possessive when you were not a property and for that, I’m sorry.”
He breathed pausing for a second.
“I can’t say I’ll ever forget those things but I hold no grudge against you anymore. I’ve moved on.”
That wasn’t a total lie. I have forgiven Van a long time ago. It’s the only way I was able to live with myself.
“I want you to know that I never meant to hurt you. I was forced to marry Octavia and I only did those things so I wouldn’t loose the company at that time. I couldn’t loose you or the company so I acted crazy. I’m sorry.”
His words sank in and I felt a sense of closure. For the first time in years, the hole Van left in my heart had disappeared. Hearing him speak all these words made things a little better.
“Seven minutes left.”
I reminded him clearing my throat.
“After living with Octavia for years, I’m fed up. I have to get a dirvoice and I have to get my freedom back. I’m saying this because I want you to know that although I screwed things up, I would always care about you. Always.”
He says and I looked away brushing my hair.
“I did terrible things to you and I’m sorry but I sincerely want to make you for them. I’ve been a jerk even as of recent. I want to fix my errors somehow and I hope you give me a chance too. I’m sorry for the harm, pain, hurt I caused you. It was never my intention. I’m sorry Elena.”
I huffed out and held my other hand.
“That’s all I have to say. It may be late but I realised my mistakes after I left your place. I felt less of a man. I felt like a failure and you gave me a reality check. I’ll do better. I promise.”
“Van, I don’t know what to say. I’m happy you want to be good and fix things but don’t do it for me. Be better for yourself. Don’t do them because you want a chance with me because after everything that happened, I’m not sure there can ever be an us.”
I exhaled then continued.
“I’m sorry Van but you’ve given me the closure I needed. Thank you.”
I smiled and he exhaled in relief.
“I hope you find what you’re looking for. I don’t hate you.”
I chewed on my lips watching him look around. Could this man in front of me actually regret his actions. He seemed genuine and I really hope he does. Either ways, I no longer feel any form of attachment to him. I can now live my life without comparing it to what happened with him.
He announced snapping me out of my thoughts and I nodded my head.
“I guess I’ll see you around. Thank you for listening to me.”
I nodded my head and stepped out of his car.
Just then, I looked around until my gaze landed on a confused, annoyed, angry and definately hurt Damon.
“It’s not what it looks like.”
I muttered within me. It definately looks like I just stepped out of Van’s car.