[500 Days Of Autumn]
He’s from the outskirts of Chicago, IL. He worked at an office firm for 7 years.
The girl, Autumn Rae. . Or simply just Autumn. A girl from New York City. Who happened to work at the same office as Chris.
To be Frank, this isn’t a love story. Autumn isn’t the villain.
Chris was working on a couple of papers, to present on the projector - because they were a company who made greeting cards and get well cards.
Chris: “I’m so in love with Autumn, I love the way her hair is parted to the side and her smile.
Her hazel eyes, which are as beautiful as heaven itself.
She’s the one, I’m never giving up on her. I don’t want to.”
Now, of course — Autumn told Chris, that she didn’t want a relationship; she viewed them as overrated, and that people end up getting hurt when feelings intertwine.
Chris was head over heels for Autumn, she was different — from the previous women he’s had his relations with.
Autumn? She was the one for him, or so he thought.
As months went on, after the IKEA dates and the movie dates, and them ordering pancakes and sausage. That’s when the dice was rolled: was it love, what was it? Heartbreak?
It was heartbreak. Disappointment.
Chris was inside his apartment, with a huge chalkboard — he always wanted to be in charge of an architectural group.
He even had a book, on how to be a lead architect. And architectural ideas.
Now, he fell in love with Autumn, but she didn’t feel the same.
She was engaged, and on the verge of being married.
Now, her and Chris were the best of friends. Even though, their ‘relationship’ was cut short.
Autumn: “Oh, h-hey, Christopher. I hope you’re doing well.”
Chris would then reply, with a scuffle.
“Well? I mean, sure. I see that you’re married now or it’s a work in progress.
I, I’m really happy for you, Autumn. I hope you’re happy.”
And, Chris meant that. It was genuine, despite everything.
Autumn would flaunt her ring, in front of him — an 8 karat, pretty pricey, right?
Autumn: “you know, ever since you showed me this spot. I’ve just fallen in love with it.
The beauty, how the tree line just aligns with everything, and it’s breathtaking.”
Chris concurred, as he would nod steadily.
But, Autumn had to go — she had to meet her newly wedded husband.
But, Chris — he had one more word to say, before they never see each other again.
Chris: “Autumn, I mean it.. I really do hope that you’re happy.”
He gave a wave to her, that was goodbye for now but not forever.
Autumn smiled to herself, as she nodded and off she went.
Which, leaves Chris there by himself. On the bench, with the memories and whatever life would throw at him.