Henry didn’t like to say goodbye. Each time he had to , he feared it would be definite. Goodbye sounded like forever.. He preferred to say” Till we meet again”. He love Hadiza so much because she was kind , gentle ,well-mannered and she drove him crazy with her sexy voice and dreamy eyes. Another plus was all his friends loved her but their religious arguments and some other cultural issues always drove them apart. They just couldn’t argue to disagree with no hard feelings when it came to those issues.They both took it personally and were very sensitive about their faith and culture.
However he just didn’t know how to tell her goodbye. They had gone steady now 7 months: the point where the test of relationships always comes and this test he wanted so badly to pass but it seemed it wasn’t going to happen. He pondered if they would remain friends, he pondered if he should talk to her about this or just disappear like a coward. He was confused. He knew how closure was important to most women but he feared he would look into her eyes and be lost again.
Hadiza had made up her mind it was over. She was tired of the constant arguments over silly issues with Henry,as she would say but he would insist they were not silly. She had dated men in her past who didn’t even love her this much but religion never came between them. She wondered if he truly loved her. She realized that love not enough. She remembered how often he promised her that their relationship would last forever , and she told him , time would tell. She scolded herself,” gosh! emotions often get a hold of you”.She would end it now before it gets harder. She had to.