Face in the hall
My love we don't got each other so I run for cover. I feel better knowing it's all over and I'm free to be who I want to be. You used to mean so much now everything has changed. You had your chance now watch it fade away.
Nat loved Rosalina more than life itself but their age difference was just too much for her to take. They were always fighting anymore and it was ruining their friendship. Nat finally got tired of fighting and broke up with her. He watched her run away with tears falling down her cheeks but for some reason he didn't care.
You make something just turn into nothing. That's what you do what you always do. Just blending in I know it's a sin but I'm forgetting you. Just a face in the hall you used to mean all to me. Just a face in the hall now it's all gone you see times of pain are soon to over.
The next day at school when Nat talked to Rosalina she took everything he said the wrong way. He felt bad but anger was over powering his friendship with her. He screamed "Rosalina I wish I'd never met you! You never listen to a word I say! Everything is always about you isn't it it's never about the people who love you!"
Rosalina sobbed "Nat I love you. Why won't you listen to me?"
Nat snapped "I used to be in love you but I'm just not sure anymore! Things changed Rosalina you changed!"
Rosalina ran away from Nat tears freely rolling down her cheeks. She screamed "I hate you Nat!"
Nat watched Rosalina run away. Tears stung his own eyes and he hoped that this pain would go away. Later at rehearsal Nat tried to practice face in the hall but his voice kept breaking. Cooper pulled Nat aside and said "Nat are you and Rosalina ok? She just came back from being on her cruise I know this must be hard for you."
Nat sadly said "no Coop I broke up with her yesterday. Dating her was hurting our friendship. I couldn't just stand there and let that happen. Today she screamed that she hated me."
Cooper said "that would explain why she threw that music box you gave her in the trash. I'm sorry Nat I really don't know what to say to help. Can you hold it together long enough for us to get through the first part of the song?"
Nat sighed and sat down on the couch. Then he said "I'll try. We need to practice and it's my own fault that I'm upset."
The girl I knew I don't even know her. What we had was thrown away and all my demons were kept at bay. A blank stare and an awkward call I wasn't able to say this to you that's why I wrote this song. After all that we've been through its better that you're gone."
After rehearsal Alex sat down next to Nat and said "if you miss her this much call her. It's not over yet Nat."
Nat called Rosalina and left a message on her answering machine. Tears filled his eyes and rolled down his cheeks. The message he left said "Rosalina please pick up it's me. I know you're probably still really mad at me. I don't know what I was thinking. I know that I can be a real pain some times but that doesn't change how I feel."
Meanwhile Rosalina was sitting on her bed crying. She heard Nat's message and it broke her heart. She loved him so much and they'd been through everything together. Sure not everything they'd been through was pleasant but they'd had helped each other through it all.
Alex saw Nat sitting on the couch crying. He gently said "Nat if thinking about Rosalina hurts this much maybe it's a good thing it's over. Did you talk to her or is she still angry?"
Nat wiped the tears from his eyes and sadly said "I only broke up with her to stop hurting our friendship. Now she won't even look at me I miss her Alex."
Alex said "Nat remember that one line in face in the hall that goes I wasn't able to say this to you that's why I wrote this song."
Nat said "yeah but what does that have to do with Rosalina?"
Alex said "you and Rosalina meant the world to each other now that you split it off she doesn't want to talk. Do I have to spell it for you? Rosalina isn't upset she's forgotten all about you. She just can't find the words to tell you that it's over."
Nat snapped "Alex Rosalina wouldn't do that to me! If something was wrong she'd want to talk about it."
Alex was just about to tell Nat that he had the wrong idea when the phone rang. Nat answered it and Rosalina said gently "Nat I've done a lot of thinking and I've decided that us being together isn't meant to be."
Nat said "don't be like this Rosalina. I love you so much."
Rosalina screamed and said "that's not what you said earlier! You practically called me a spoiled brat! You said that I didn't care about the people who loved me! I thought you were different from most guys Nat! Now I see that you are exactly the same!"
Nat was both shocked and hurt. Rosalina had never spoken to him like this before. He took a deep breath and said "Rosie please I was wrong. Could you just listen for a minute?"
Rosalina started to cry and said "I can't Nat. It's better this way I don't know how to make you see that."
Nat said "Rosie I love you so much. Please try to understand that I didn't mean anything that I said."
Rosalina hung up the phone on Nat and sobbed into her pillow. That was the most awkward phone call of her life. She hated hurting him but she thought that it was a mistake for the two of them to together.