This Ain’t A Fairytale

She stood frozen to her spot on the floor as she heard his voice on the phone. He sounded weak, unsure and a little bit afraid.
“Do you love me?” he asked quietly.
She looked at her feet and gulped. Did she love him?
She took a deep breath before answering. 
“Yes”
He smiled from the other end of the line. He felt a little hopeful now.
“Will you give me another chance?”
She let her breath out but didn’t say anything.
Could she give him another chance?


6 months earlier

“And then…. And then he leaned forward and whispered ‘I love you’ before kissing me!” she squealed, almost making her friend drop her smoothie.
“Well that’s nice!” the friend commented plainly, “I’m happy you’re taking this forward. So, you really like this guy?”
The lovesick girl grinned. “Of course I do. I think we really have something special. It feels like a fairy tale” she said, with a dreamy look in her eyes.
Her friend twirled the straw in her drink. “Well, there’s something you should know about him.”

She couldn’t believe her friend. “No way. He wouldn’t do that.”
“But he does, and he will. He’s done that with each and everyone he’s dated, and you’re no different.” her friend warned her.
She got up furiously, “I’m not the same as everyone else. He loves me and we’re going to make this work. He’s not going to be a playboy this time, you’ll see.”
Her friend simply looked at her with concern, “Babe, he may be your Prince, but you’re not his princess”
And that’s the last thing her friend ever said to her after that.


1 week earlier

It was pretty late. She’d had a bad day, and she didn’t want to be alone. As she walked down the road to her apartment, she called her boyfriend.
He picked up the call, “Hey babe, where are you?”
“Almost home. Would you come over please? Today was kind of crappy and I really need you to be there”
It was an odd request, because they never really spent nights together. And when they occasionally did, it was at his place.
He hesitated before answering, “Sorry hon, can’t make it today. My mum’s ill and I’ve got to be here for her”
She frowned as she heard a woman’s voice in the background, a voice too young to be his mother’s.
“And that’s her. She needs soup. I’ll call you tomorrow? Thanks and sorry. Love you” he hung up.
Something told her he was lying, but she blamed her doubts on the crappy day. She sighed as she turned a corner

Tonight, she took a different route, one she doesn’t take often. Tonight she took a route she almost wishes she hadn’t. Because if she didn’t take that route, she wouldn’t have seen her boyfriend. She wouldn’t have seen her boyfriend in front of another girl’s house, taking in groceries together. She wouldn’t have seen the girl with him.
If she hadn’t taken that route, she wouldn’t have seen her boyfriend drop the bags at his feet before pulling the said girl in for a kiss. If she hadn’t seen that, she wouldn’t have yelped in surprise and tears wouldn’t have stung the corners of her eyes. He wouldn’t have seen her and she wouldn’t have ran away. If she hadn’t taken that route, then maybe she still would’ve believed in fairy tales.


After that day, she learnt a lesson the hard way – fairy tales remain in the books. Princes don’t come looking for their princesses through night and storm. Princes don’t cut through poison ivy to kiss their princess. In fact, princes in real life grew the poison ivy that looked like roses and stung their princess. She had been naive and he had been deceiving.
He was her prince, but she wasn’t his princess.
She wasn’t the one he swept off her feet, led her up the stairwell. This wasn’t a fairy tale, this was reality. And reality hurt like a bitch.


“Do you love me?” he asked quietly.
She took a deep breath in.
She thought about all the times he made her believe in fairy tales.
“Yes” she replied.
“Can you give me another chance?” he asked, afraid of the answer.
She let her breath go.
She remembered when he ruined her fairy tale. When he made her realize that fairy tales don’t exist. 
“No.” she decided, before hanging up.


All credits go to Taylor Swift and her beautiful lyrics of White Horse

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30 Comments Add yours

  1. TechBook says:

    I’m so happy you found your one ♥ thank God you didn’t take the douche who broke your heart back
    I’m now in a really loving relationship, didn’t go looking for this guy but he’s my knight in shining armour and I absolutely love him C:

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    1. Rev says:

      Thank you! And yay I’m so glad he found you! I hope you guys stay together forever ❤

      Like

  2. Seen your link on share your link. Loved the story! Can’t wait to read more! Totally knew it was about White horse when you mentioned Taylor Swift!

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  3. Liz C. says:

    This was rather painful. Haha! You’re such a good writer! ❤

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  4. SerendipiDIY says:

    Found this scrolling through the comments of “Share Your link” and I loved it!

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  5. KP says:

    Great story! And great use of Taylor Swift as inspiration!

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  6. Natalie says:

    Nice to see a strong female character taking a stand 🙂 Makes me wonder — did she ever talk to her friend again? Perhaps a plot point for a sequel? 😉

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    1. Rev says:

      Wow hadn’t thought about that… She probably did actually. AND THANK YOU I SHALL BUILD ON THAT

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    1. Rev says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  7. I’m going to go listen to that song now. I know what it’s like to think you’ve found a fairytale only to find it wasn’t one in the first place. It’s also annoying when the guy that hurt you tries to get you back. I never took him back because of what he did to me.

    I’m now in a really loving relationship, didn’t go looking for this guy but he’s my knight in shining armour and I absolutely love him C:

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    1. Awh your relationship sounds so happy! I’m so happy you found your one ♥ thank God you didn’t take the douche who broke your heart back

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      1. Hehe thank you X3 I’m super glad I didn’t either, I think he still likes me but the way he treated me was definitely not right. The guy I’m with now, I couldn’t live without him C:

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  8. A nice post concerning the realities of love and romance. Great work.

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  9. You’re really good. Keep it up. Do go through my stories once. Ty

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    1. Will do! And thank you so much 🙂

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  10. mirrahbanday24 says:

    This 💕

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  11. Evie says:

    EEEEEEEEEE! I love this SO MUCH!!!! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Heyyyyy there! I missed writing and WP and you soo much :”). I’m writing to you rn hope it’s not too late

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      1. Evie says:

        Haha, it’s not to late 😀 I have missed WP too. I haven’t been writing all that much…. *sigh* I hope that changes!

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  12. Julie says:

    I spy a Swift reference here 🙂

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    1. White horse is my most favourite song ❤

      Liked by 1 person

    2. There’s a Swift reference?

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I haven’t heard that song so domt be mean to me hmph

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