Story of Regret

There was this guy who believed very much in true love and decided to take his time to wait for his right girl to appear. He believed that there would definitely be someone special out there for him, but none came. 
Every year at Christmas, his ex-girlfriend would return from Vancouver to look him up. He was aware that she still held some hope of rekindling the past romance with him. He did not wish to mislead her in any way. So he would always get one of his girl friends to pose as his steady whenever she came back.
That went on for several years and each year, the guy would get a different girl to pose as his romantic interest. So whenever the ex-girlfriend came to visit him, she would be led into believing that it was all over between her and the guy.
The girl took all those rather well, often trying to casually tease him about his different girl friends, or so, as it seemed! In fact, the girl often wept in secret whenever she saw him with another girl, but she was too proud to admit it. Still, every Christmas, she returned, hoping to rekindle some form of romance. But each time, she returned to Vancouver feeling disappointed.
Finally she decided that she could not play that game any longer. Therefore, she confronted him and professed that after all those years, he was still the only man that she had ever loved. Although the guy knew of her feelings for him, he was still taken aback and had never expected her to react that way. He always thought that she would slowly forget about him over time and come to terms that it was all over between them. Although he was touched by her undying love for him and wanted so much to accept her again, he remembered why he rejected her in the first place -- she was not the one he wanted. So he hardened his heart and turned her down cruelly. Since then, three years had passed and the girl never returned anymore. They never even wrote to each other. The guy went on with his life... still searching for the one but somehow deep inside him? he missed the girl.
On the Christmas of 1995, he went to his friend’s party alone. “Hey, how come all alone this year? Where are all your girl friends? What happened to that Vancouver babe who joins you every Christmas?” asked one of his friends. He felt warm and comforted by his friend’s queries about her, still he just surged on.
Then, he came upon one of his many girl friends whom he once requested to pose as his steady. He wanted so much to ignore her... not that he was impolite, but because at that moment, he just didn’t feel comfortable with those girl friends anymore. It was almost like he was being judged by them. The girl saw him and shouted across the floor for him. Unable to avoid her, he went up to acknowledge her.
“Hi... how are you? Enjoying the party?” the girl asked.
“Sure... yeah!” he replied.
She was slightly tipsy... must be from the whiskey on her hand. She continued, “Why...? Don’t you need someone to pose as your girlfriend this year?” Then he answered, “No, there is no need for that anymore...”
Before he can continue, he was interrupted, “Oh yes! Must have found a girlfriend! You haven’t been searching for one for the past years, right?” The man looked up, as if he has struck gold, his face beamed and looked directly at the drunken girl. He replied, “Yes... you are right! I haven’t been looking for anyone for the past years.”
With that, the man darted across the floor and out the door, leaving the lady in much bewilderment. He finally realized that he had already found his dream girl, and she was... the Vancouver girl all along! The drunken lady had said something that awoken him.
All along he had found his girl. That was why he did not bother to look further when he realized she was not coming back. It was not any specific girl he was seeking! It was perfection that he wanted, and yes... perfection!!? 
Realizing that he had let away someone so important in his life, he decided to call her immediately. His whole mind was flooded with fear. He was afraid that she might have found someone new or no longer had the same feelings anymore... For once, he felt the fear of losing someone.
As it was Christmas eve, the line was quite hard to get through, especially an overseas call. He tried again and again, never giving up. Finally, he got through... precisely at 12:00 midnight. He confessed his love for her and the girl was moved to tears. It seemed that she never got over him! Even after so long, she was still waiting for him, never giving up.
He was so excited to meet her and to begin his new chapter of their lives. He decided to fly to Vancouver to join her. It was the happiest time of their lives! But their happy time was short-lived. Two days before he was supposed to fly to Vancouver, he received a call from her father. She had a head-on car collision with a drunken driver. She passed away after 6 hours in a coma.
The guy was devastated, as it was a complete loss. Why did fate played such cruel games with him? He cursed the heaven for taking her away from him, denying even one last look at her! How cruel he cursed! How he damned the God!! How he hated himself... for taking so long to realize his mistake!! That was in 1996.

悲情罗曼史

有这么一个小伙子,他笃信真爱,决定耐心等待意中人的出现。他坚信茫茫人海中肯定有那么一个特别的人,可事实并非如他所愿。
每年圣诞节,他的前任女友都会从温哥华回来看他。他知道,她还抱着一丝旧情复燃的希望。他不希望让她产生任何误会。所以,只要她一回来,他就会让一位女性朋友冒充他的女友。
这样持续了好几年。小伙子每年都会让不同的女孩冒充他的新欢。所以,只要前任女友一来找他,就会认定她和小伙子之间一切都结束了。
女孩对这一切从容应对,还常常漫不经心地调侃起他不同的女友(至少看上去是这么回事)。事实上,只要一看到他和别的女孩在一起,她就会暗自落泪。只是她自尊心太强,不愿意承认罢了。每年圣诞节,她仍会回来,希望能重修旧好。可每次她都非常失望地返回温哥华。
最后,她觉得不能再这样玩下去了。所以,她当面向他坦白,事隔那么多年,他仍然是她惟一爱过的男人。尽管小伙子知道她对自己的感情,他还是大吃一惊,完全没有想到她会那样。他一直以为,随着时间的流逝,她会慢慢把他忘掉,接受他们之间分手的结局。尽管他为她忠贞的爱而感动,也非常想再次接纳她,可他记得为什么之前会拒绝她,因为她不是他想要的那个人。于是,他硬下心肠,残忍地拒绝了她。自那以后,3年过去了,女孩再也没有回来过。他们甚至相互间都没有写过一封信。小伙子继续着自己的生活……仍在寻找意中人,可莫名地在内心深处,他思念着那个女孩。
1995年的圣诞节,他独自参加了朋友的聚会。“嗨,今年怎么形单影只了?你那些女朋友哪里去了?每年圣诞节都和你一起的那个温哥华小妞呢?”一个朋友问道。朋友问起她让他感到些许温暖和安慰,可只是心中略起波澜而已。
随后,他偶然遇到曾经帮他冒充女友的一个女孩。他真地不想理睬她……并非他失礼,而是因为在那一刻,他看到以前那些女性朋友会浑身不自在,就像任由她们评判似的。那个女孩看到了他,在房间另一头大声喊他。避无可避,他只得走过去打招呼。
“嗨……你好吗?喜欢这个聚会吗?”女孩问道。
“当然……喜欢!”他回答道。
她有点东倒西歪……肯定是她手里的威士忌弄的。她继续道:“怎么……?今年不需要人来冒充女朋友了?”他答道:“不,已经不需要了……”
他还没说完,她就打断了他:“噢,对了!肯定找到女朋友了!你过去几年一直没找别人,对吧?”他抬起头,就像挖到金矿一样,容光焕发地直视着喝醉的女孩,回答道:“没错……你说对了!我过去几年一直没找别人。”
说完,他就飞奔跑出了屋子,把那位困惑不解的女士晾在了那里。他终于意识到,他早就找到了他的意中人,她就是……那个温哥华女孩,始终都是!那位喝醉的女士一语惊醒梦中人。
他从一开始就找到了他的另一半。这就是当他意识到她没有回来时,他不必再费心找别人的原因所在。他一直在寻找的不是一个特别的女孩!他想要的是完美,没错……完美!!
意识到自己曾抛弃生命中如此重要的人,他决定马上给她打电话。他满脑子都是担心。他担心她也许找了别人,或对他感情已淡漠了……他第一次体验到了害怕失去一个人的滋味。
由于是圣诞夜,电话很难接通,特别是国际长途。他一遍又一遍地打,毫不放弃。电话终于接通了……正好是午夜12点钟。他倾吐了对她的爱意,女孩感动得流下了泪水。看上去她一直没有忘记他!即便事隔多年,她还在等待着他,从未放弃过。
他兴奋不已,想要见到她,与她携手开始新生活。他决定乘飞机前往温哥华和她会合。那是他们此生最快乐的时光!可他们的幸福时光实在是太短暂了。在他预备飞往温哥华的前2天,他接到了她父亲打来的电话。她和一个喝醉酒的司机车辆正面相撞。她昏迷6小时后离开了人世。
小伙子崩溃了,一切都失去了。为什么命运和他开这么残忍的玩笑?他诅咒老天把她从他身边带走,甚至都不让他看最后一眼!他诅咒得那么恶毒!他咬牙切齿地谴责上帝!!他痛恨自己……用了那么久才意识到自己的错误!!那年是1996年。