I’ve never been in this situation before. I’ve never had feelings for someone, not acted on them, and watched them fall for someone else. See, the only other time I had feelings for someone – you know who you are 😛 – we tried something and it didn’t work out, and that was okay in the end. Slightly different situation maybe, as well.
But this . . . this is a learning experience. I feel like I now understand more about what my exes go through, hearing about the new guys, it’s tough. It can get you down. But I also, even with all that, I almost still feel like I am handling it better than the druid did. I’m being supportive, and I don’t let it get to me while I am with him and I don’t tell him when I get down about it. It’s not for me to begrudge him this happiness after all. She seems like a great girl, and I’ve known for a while he never would be mine. (He knows this)
Hehe, I thought of this line – “I am but a supporting character in his story.” – and I really actually like it. We all are, after all, supporting characters of other’s stories, and we really have to try to make the choice to be a positive impact on them. We all mess up . . . which is something I am trying to accept . . . but all we can do is try to be good to the people around us. This is my role here, in this job, in this place, knowing it’s temporary.