One More Chance



What harm could it do to give us one more chance? Like the gambler placing another bet in the hope of winning big, there is everything to gain and not much more to lose really is there?

You are down amongst the dead so what could possibly go wrong? Besides, imagine if you did not do so? Imagine that you pass up this opportunity and somebody else takes it? Somebody else benefits from all of your work and they get it right.

They do and say the right things so they enjoy the joy of the ecstasy forever. It would be like allowing someone ahead of you in the queue and they buy a winning lottery scratchcard from the selection you had your eye on. So near, yet oh so far.

Imagine the crushing dejection of knowing that you had it in your grasp but you failed to follow through and seize the moment. How could you live with yourself thereafter if you failed to act on this glorious chance?

You don’t want to let anybody else gain the advantage do you? Not after everything you have done to steady the ship, to keep things afloat and to steer a sensible course through hazardous waters.

You are owed that chance.

You are entitled to that magnificent outcome and here it is being offered to you. All you have to do is take hold of it and give us another chance to make things right. Yes, it has failed in the past but did Robert the Bruce give up in his attempts to defeat the English? No he did not, he kept on going didn’t he and I know, I just know that you are made of similar stuff.

You have that indefatigable spirit, that is why I chose you. I knew you would not give up. Too many people let me down, but not you. You aren’t going to do that are you? You have your eyes on the prize. You could not live with yourself if you knew you had given up the chance for us to return to our glorious relationship once again.

I know some people say that past behaviour is the greatest indicator of future behaviour but they are just bitter because they lacked the capacity and the ability to make a change. They wanted to make a difference but they didn’t have the goods.

They didn’t have the gumption, the wherewithal, the necessary to do the job. You have. I can tell. I know these things and if you just believe in me this one time then everything will be different. Just one chance. That is all that I am asking for. It isn’t much, not after everything we have been through.

You aren’t going to throw away everything that we have built up are you? I surely do not think that you will do such a thing. You are not like that. You believe in us and you are the one who holds the key to a magical future. Just place the key in the lock, turn it and open the door to me.

I will be there waiting. I have all the time in the world. I am not going to go anywhere soon if I know that you are going to continue to believe in me, but if you are going to give up, even though I don’t think you will, well, there are plenty who will take your place.

No, I haven’t got anybody lined up, I am not saying that. I am just pointing out that someone as special as me, well, there are people who would be interested, that is all that I am saying. But let’s not talk about them.

That is just something which might happen if you make the wrong decision. Not that you will. You are good at making decisions. I know that. You chose to be with me. Oh I know I made it seem like that I came after you but let’s not delude ourselves here, you are the one who made the decision.

After all, you are in control of your own destiny aren’t you? I just offered myself to you, you had to make the decision to make that step towards me and you did and do you know why? Because you know. You know that we belong together. You know how we feel about one another.

Yes, I know there are difficult times, but that is just what life throws at us but you and I, well, we are better than that aren’t we? I am not trying to influence you because I have ultimate faith in you to do the right thing. You know your own mind. All I am doing is asking yourself whether it is worth throwing away all that we have, all that we can have, just because you will not give me another chance?

I know you are someone who believes in the power of love. I do too. Love is all that we need and what you and I have, well, nobody else really understands it do they? I know what people say about me and you being together, but it is all jealousy. Are you going to let the outrageous comments of others deny you your happiness?

I would not think that for a moment you would conceivably allow that to happen. You are your own person. I have always respected that. I gave you what you needed. I know at times I might be a hard task master but I did it for us because it is only when you are truly and sorely tested that you can tell that it is love.

Anybody can love like the books and the films. Anybody can be on top of their game when they have no worries and no concerns. A real test of a relationship is when the chips are down, when your backs are against the wall when it is against all odds. It is when somebody else interferes, wants what you have and you have to fight for what you want. You have.

I have seen the fire and the determination in your eyes because I know you want me. You want us to be together. We have been tested, repeatedly, but have we not come through it? Have we not come out on the other side and we are better for it? Our love has become stronger because we have been tested and we survived that test. Are you going to let all of that go to waste just because I say some things in the heat of the moment?

That is passion for you, you bring it out in me, I cannot help it that you cause these emotions to erupt from me. Would you rather me be a cold and heartless shell? Of course you would not. I am what I am and I am a cauldron which you manage to stir because that is how you and I are.

Other people hurl their opinions around, I know they do, I am not stupid, I know what they say, but they do not understand you and me. They do not have what we have and they are misguided at best and jealous at worst. It will always be the case that people are envious of me, it happens repeatedly when you are someone like me, I deal with it.

So, give me another chance. It is easy and we have so, so much to look forward to. There is nothing really more you can lose is there by trying again, but if you don’t you will always wonder, “what if?” and it will drive you demented not knowing what might have been if you had trusted your instinct and allowed me back.

Let’s do it. Let’s create our wonderful world again. Just you and me.

Just say yes.

13 thoughts on “One More Chance

  1. Bubbles 🍾 says:

    Dear Mr Tudor,
    This is what our son wants for the narc …….another chance !
    We didn’t get to see our son for his birthday, Christmas or new year

    He has indicated he won’t be at Mr Bubble’s upcoming birthday dinner unless the narc is invited
    It appears they now come as a ‘package’, its all or nothing

    Our son indicated he was going to only ‘drop off’ gifts on Christmas Day, however, they BOTH rocked up on our doorstep. Our daughter answered the door and didn’t invite them in when she saw the narc standing there, our son went to the front door as back up (our son didn’t even come in by himself)
    As his mother, I’m totally heartbroken, however, I tried not to let my disappointment interfere in the celebrations with the rest of my family, hard as it was !

    Apparently, he’s going to keep persisting no matter what
    Luv Bubbles xx 😘

  2. lickemtomorrow says:

    “So, give me another chance.” – You’ve had enough chances already.

    “It is easy and we have so, so much to look forward to.” – According to your future faking ass!

    “There is nothing really more you can lose is there by trying again” – My dignity, self respect, sense of identity.

    “but if you don’t you will always wonder, “what if?” – No, I won’t. I already know the answer to that one.

    “and it will drive you demented not knowing what might have been if you had trusted your instinct and allowed me back.” – I’m strangely at peace right now, knowing exactly what might have been and having the strength and courage to trust my instincts and bar you entry to my life again.

    “Let’s do it. Let’s create our wonderful world again. Just you and me.” – Let’s not create hell on earth again.

    “Just say yes.” – No.

  3. Asp Emp says:

    I wonder how many people would take the ‘chance’ and sneak around to be with others with it being New Year’s Eve….. I’d take the chance and say ‘yes’ to company to also say ‘furq20’ to end this year to…. (still laughing at the discount code)….. well, I’ll open some wine in a bit to get myself in the mood…..

    1. Eternity says:

      Happy New Year Asp Emp! I took a chance having some friends over. We did the social distancing. In terms of one more chance with N no way in hell he can stay away and keep his distance that’s for sure.

      1. Asp Emp says:

        Thank you, Happy New Year to you too Eternity. I was bored & sober – didn’t open any wine in the end. What I hate about tv on NYE, they tend to broadcast a lot of shi*e. The last NYE I spent with a friend and her friends – I had fun with their chinchilla – ah, bless, that fur ball….. the owners also had 2 dogs in the house but I know how to handle a chinchilla….

        1. Eternity says:

          I agree it is so overrated. I used to go to New Year’s Eve parties but tend to hate crowds and so many people very overwhelming .
          A chinchilla wow!

          1. Asp Emp says:

            Yeah, NYE & Christmas & Easter has all become too commercial these days and it is absolutely ridiculous. Yes, money is good to have but at the end of the day, money is not the be all and end all for happiness.

            Yeah, it was great to have one as a pet years ago.

          2. Eternity says:

            I agree money doesn’t buy happiness ! And yes it is all very commerical and people forget the true meaning of it all.

            I am sure it was interesting having one as a pet.

          3. Asp Emp says:

            It was a lively animal to have – a pleasure too.

          4. Eternity says:

            Sometimes animals are so much better than people. They are loyal

          5. Asp Emp says:

            Animals are unconditional – that’s the difference & the reality…… hence why I said to myself 4 years ago, get a small-holding and animals, no people…. but I am glad I learned about narcissism and found out why I turned out the way I did…… so, maybe I don’t feel animals & small-holding is the answer now….

        2. BC30 says:

          Oh wow! I’d love to have a chinchilla, but I don’t have room for the habitat and cats are predators.

          1. Asp Emp says:

            Oh, that was years ago…. yeah, bless him, Dumbo he was called….. yeah, I’d get rid of the cats and get a chinchilla instead – much better than a cat, any day….. cats are a pain in the ass….. that’s my opinion and my preference….

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