i found this in a pile of my old writings and i can't stop laughing i didn't even know what love was back then so
mainly consists of excessive run-on sentences and italics for emphasis
When you fall in love, you are skating on thin ice. You are treading new ground and you're stepping into the battle zone without a shield, opening your arms all wide, saying, "Hey, look at me, I'm open, I'm open, I'm ready."
But you aren't ready. You aren't.
And the one you love smiles at you - they smile at you like you're competition - and they take advantage of you. And - and you're so blindsided when they shoot you down and you're stupid. You feel so, so stupid because you knew. You knew it would happen, and how could you be so stupid? You expose yourself and you give them everything you have and they take and take and take because you let them and in the end, it's your fault.
And then - and then, well, what's there to do after that?
It's over. That's it. Just like that.
For all that it's never been worth, it's over.