Tina did her best to avoid breaking down, but tears began falling from her eyes.
“What happen, dear?”, a puzzled Rita asked “Am i bothering you?”
“No, honey”, mumbled Tina “It is just.. what you said really hit close home”
“May I ask why?”
“It´s really a long story. And I'm not really sure if I can open up and just tell you”
“Why? You know I am your friend. You can trust me”
“I know I can trust you! What I don't know is if my soul is ready to let it go”
“I know how hard is to open up at first, so, don't, worry, darling!”
“Thanks for understanding, my friend”, cried Tina “I really want to tell you what happened to me.. but my heart still aches when I try to”
“I understand that feeling. There's no need to hurry. I know you will talk when you feel strong enough to do so”
And, as if it were nothing, both girls keep talking, this time, about happier things. When their reunion was almost over, Rita got up from her chair, and gave Tina a warm hug.
“Why was it for?”
“Just a way to remind you that everything is going to be ok”
Tina really hoped so.