"Can we talk?" He asked her as she opened the door, and Jane knew that something was wrong.
It was snowing that day, a cold windy snow that seemed to consume you. Stand for a moment in the cold, your tears freeze over, and you can't move your hand because they're so numb. The weatherman said it was below freezing point, but it had to be much, much colder.
As Adam walked in, he bent over, allowing her to kiss his left cheek, and they stood there in silence.
Jane had seen him only a week ago, but it felt like an eternity. She had so much to tell him since then. They had been going out on and off for the past 6 months and she knew that he was upset she didn't say she loved him. She had been thinking for a while about it, and planned out exactly what she would say to him, and then they would be like those perfect couples you see in the movies.
He signed heavily, not knowing how to begin. Adam told himself to just say it, and get rid of the burden he had been holding up for the past week. He needed to tell her exactly how he felt, and how he wanted to do things with her.
" Jaine, come here," Adam began, and she came closer to him, her face just inches apart from his, and he took her warm hands into his.
"You're frozen Adam," Jane began. "I have something I want to tell you."
" I do too," he replied. Jane's smile was so sweet, it almost brought tears to his eyes.
"You go first," she said. Jane wanted to get everything else out of the way before she told him that she was in love with him. Finally, all that they had been through, all their fights and arguments, all the opposition they had from their friends and parents to the relationship wouldn't matter. She loved him.
"I think we should break up," he said after a while.
"What?" Her heart dropped when she heard the words.
" We can't be together." He said again, in the same cold tone, releasing her hands.
Tears immediately fell from Jane's eyes. She couldn't believe it! This was supposed to be a special day, the day she finally confessed her love to him. She turned away from him.
"Why, ADAM! Why are you doing this?" she whispered, wiping away the tears which rolled down her cheeks, so he wouldn't see.
"Please, don't cry. Please—" Adam said turning her towards him. "You can't do this to me, Jane, It's hard enough as it is."
By now she was upset, hurt, confused. " HARD for you!!!" She yelled, "Why are you doing this!! Why are you ending everything??"
"I just, Don't know what it is that I want anymore, Jaine." He had mixed feelings about his love for her, and whether or not it was meant to be if so many outside factors were pulling them apart.
" But Adam," she said between sobs, "I love you." The look on her face as she said those words were too much for him. She said the words with such innocence, such anguish and it was as if her whole world had come crashing down.
" I need you! I don't want to lose you!!" She yelled, and soon enough tears came to his eyes too.
She looked down at the necklace he had given her. A simple silver chain with a heart shaped diamond in the middle, and tried to take it off, but the clasp wouldn't budge.
" Don't," he said, "please, Jaine." He brushed her hair out of her face, and pulled her towards him as they both cried. Outside the snowflakes cascaded downwards hurriedly.
" Adam, don't you love me?"
His damp blue eyes glistened and she couldn't understand how in a couple of days, everything could change so drastically. How she could be losing the one person who had ever cared about her so incredibly much. Or was that all an illusion? Her heart fell again when he didn't reply.
Instead, Adam grazed his lips along her soft, wet cheeks, kissing her forehead, the top of her nose, her damp eyes. Then her lips. Her full lips which begged for his, and the kiss intensified quickly.
She clung to him desperately knowing that this may possibly be the very last kiss they share.
" I don't want to lose you." Jane said.
"I know. But I can't be with you right now. …I'll always love you though, you know that, no matter what happens."
As Janie ripped herself out of his arms, her chain broke, and it fell to the marble floor. Janie let out a faint gasp.
Neither of them moved.
At last, Adam dried his wet eyes, and walked towards the door, and Jaine tried her hardest not to run after him.
"Don't say goodbye," she whispered desperately, "please,"
As Adam stepped outside the intense frost got to him, but he knew he couldn't look back at Janie's sad eyes once again.
Janie bent down to pick up the necklace, now a broken chain and closed her eyes.
It really was over.