Looking in the Mirror

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Glancing at myself in the mirror, I didn’t think I would ever regret anything. But that was back then. Back when I was happy with my life the way it was. Back when I wouldn’t have changed a thing. In retrospect, I realize my logic was flawed. I do have regrets. After all, I am human. Fast-forward a few years into the future and I am watching two people who would later become my trusted allies. They chatted effortlessly like old pals with plenty to say and not enough time to say it all. They respected each other like blood brothers who had grown up together. So who was I to ruin that bond they shared? How could I intrude on a relationship that spanned for years and will probably span on for more years in the future? I could not ruin their friendship but maybe I just had to. For my sake. My curiosity towards them scared me but it also fascinated me. Perhaps, my initial interest was piqued because seeing them interact was like witnessing two dancers dance in utter unison. To be honest, I saw a part of myself reflected in them. They reminded me of me to the point where I felt as if I was watching an exact replica of myself. Somehow, they managed to feed on my needs, transforming into the very people they knew I would come to respect, come to love even. They were exceptional actors, seemingly appearing to have perfected their craft over the years. Just when I thought I knew them inside out, they turned the tables on me. At the time I didn’t see it coming until finally, I saw

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