Chapter 25

I couldn't keep the tears from falling down my cheeks…and I just started backing away from Mark…He started to come towards me…and I put my hand up and said, "Stay away from me…Just leave me alone…I don't need you…I never will." Mark said, "You're bleeding Samantha…let me help you…" I said, "Stop calling me Samantha…I don't need your help Mark…I don't need anything from you…I hate you." I turned and walked out of the locker room…and grabbed my jacket…

Jamie said, "What was that I heard break in there?" I said, "My heart. Jamie I gotta go…" Jamie jumped up and came over and said, "No wait…what's going on…you can't leave…" I said, "I have too…I don't want to be here right now…I don't feel good…" Jamie said, "What about Vince?" I said, "I'll call him and let him know…" Jamie grabbed my hand and felt the blood…she looked down and said, "Oh my god…Sami…you're bleeding…"

Glenn heard that and came over and said, "What happened?" I said, "I had the fight of my life…I couldn't even tell you if I won or not…" Glenn said, "Let us take you to see the company doctor he's down the hall…" I backed away and said, "No…I'm fine…Jamie…I promise I'll call you in the morning…" I hugged her and kissed her cheek and I took off down the hall…running as fast as I could to get out of the arena…I didn't even want to breathe the same air as Mark…

Thank god for small favors…when I ran out the back doors of the arena…there was a taxi waiting…I got in and the driver took me back to the hotel…when I got there…I went about a million miles a minute, packing up all my stuff and getting it sent down stairs to the taxi…

I called and told Vince I was going to have to quit…when he asked me why…I told him it was a personal and professional decision…he just agreed…and said he'd keep my position open and if I ever wanted to come back I could…I thanked him and then left Mark a note and e-mailed Jamie…I knew she wouldn't check it until Mark had confirmed I left permanently…

I looked at the room one more time and then grabbed my backpack as I walked out and closed the door behind me…the limo took me to the airport…I had called ahead and reserved a seat on the next plane to New York…I was going home…I got situated on the plane and turned off my cell phone…I wanted nothing more then a peacefully silent trip back to New York to just keep my sanity intact with my thoughts.

Mark didn't talk to anyone and was a complete bear for the rest of the night…Jamie and Glenn just let Mark go on about his business and didn't ask him about anything, figuring he'd talk when he wanted too… Mark got back to the hotel that night after the taping and when he walked in he found the letter I left him on the night stand he sat down on the bed and slowly read it…It said:

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Mark,

I knew this would happen some day…you'll never look at me as anything other then a little girl…you know something…our age difference was never a problem…and I know it was never your problem…my problem was that I fell in love with you too fast, when I should of just walked away when I knew about you and Sara…but I couldn't…I wanted you to be in my life…but I didn't want it bad enough and I finally figured out I could have you the rest of my life…but it wouldn't matter because I wouldn't have all of you…I'd only have pieces…and I don't want pieces of someone I love…I want it all…including your heart…which would be virtually impossible to get from you, because you gave it away when you met Sara…and she kept it with her when she died…too bad you can't get it back from her…because you could really make someone happy…and someone could make you happy as well…if you'd only give them half a chance…I wish you would of given me a half a chance…

Sami

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Mark folded up the letter and stuck it in his wallet…The next morning when Jamie asked where I was…Mark just told her I left…and he didn't know if I was coming back…hell he didn't even know where I had gone…

Jamie got my e-mail and knew where I was…but decided to give me my space…she knew I would need it…

When I got home…I went and dropped off my bags and then went to the ER and had my hand checks…it didn't need stitches but they did bandage it up…I went home and sat on the balcony watching the dark thundering clouds roll in…I put the canopy down and stayed on the balcony as the rain poured down around me…I loved the rain…but it would always remind me of Mark…I missed him…I know it had only been a few hours since I left…but if I was going to get over him…I knew it would have to be like this for a while…I started writing some things down on a big yellow tablet…listening to my radio and the rain…

The DJ came over the radio and said, "This song is for everyone who loved someone and gave them up because it was the right thing to do." I looked at the radio and thought…'Yea…but how do they know it was the right thing?'.

The End…Eh…Maybe!

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Nala23 – Hey what story wouldn't be complete without at least SOME comedy!

Bkerbunny – Shoot I can take criticism…This was one of my VERY first Mark stories…so I really was a little apprehensive about the dialogue. I didn't know much about Mark when I wrote this…but I'm glad you're enjoying it.

NSB – Of course Make up sex is the best…Just ask my man. LMAO! More to come.

Pianogal – Hell I don't know ANYONE who wouldn't be mortified! Farting on your man when you're trying to get some…So not attractive. Of course you know…I wouldn't have put that in the story if I didn't know someone that had happened too…lmao…My best friend! And she was mortified as well as she told me the story…I couldn't help but laugh my ass off!

Demon Spawn – Thanx so much for your constant support and wonderfully excellent reviews…I hope you have been enjoying the story!