Fix You (A Jacob Black Love Story)

Enjoy! ~ Abbey

Chapter 38

Wars with the Mirror

by: Missin
I woke up the next day in Jacob's arms. I smiled and got up to take a shower. I got undressed, let the water get warm, and I turned to look at myself in the mirror. I hated what I saw. The image looking back at me was like a 'before' picture for a weight loss company. I was fat. I was ugly. I broke down crying. No matter what I did, no matter how much I refused to eat, I never lost weight. I felt trapped in a body that wasn't mine. My thighs... my stomach... all of it was too big. I was looking at a fun house mirror, I always tried to convince myself. This only made the sting worse when I realized this was how I looked, and this was how I would always look.

Right then, there was a sharp knock on the door. "Kara?" I tried to stifle my sobs as I said, "I'm in the shower." A pause. "What's wrong?" "Nothing, Jacob." "Kara, let me in. I could hear you crying." "I'm in the sho-" Suddenly, I heard the door knob start to shake. I grabbed a towel in an attempt to cover myself up. Then the door opened. Jacob came to hug me and said, "What's wrong? Please." I just shook my head and glanced at the mirror, and a shiver went down my back as I looked at the reflection. He, too, looked at my reflection and said, turning his attention to me, "Kara... look at me." He cupped my face in his hands when I didn't look up and he said, looking into my eyes, "You're the most beautiful person I have ever seen." I shook my head and said, "I need to shower." "I'm not leaving until you believe me." I hung my head. "I'm all gross from everything that happened yesterday. Please let me shower?" He shook his head. He wrapped his arms around my waist and pulled me close.

He came close to my ear and said, "Repeat after me." "Jacob, I-" "Repeat after me. I, Kara Surman," I sighed and said, "I, Kara Surman," "am beautiful, loved, special, and important." A tear fell from my eye and I said, "I can't..." "Kara. You need to do this. Do it for me?" A sob escaped from me and I said, "am beautiful..." I couldn't continue. He whispered again, lovingly, "loved... special... and important." I took a sharp breath and said, "loved, special... and important." He smiled and said, lightly kissing my ear, "Now all together." I shook my head. He sighed and said, "Kara, please. It will kill me if you think you aren't any of those things. Just once." I sighed and said, "I am... beautiful... loved, special... and important." He smiled and said, "One day, you'll believe it." I looked back at the mirror and smiled. Not because I was looking at me, but because I was looking at the love of my life, holding me close. I was looking at the first person in my life to really, ''truly'' love me.

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