So we're in the same situation then, huh? I thought bitterly, as I took in the sight of the saddened girl.
I could tell she had been holding everything in since the incident with her ex - which only happened a few hours before. And I knew this, because I had been doing the same.
I didn't want my friends to worry, so I pretended to be fine, when really inside I was broken beyond repair.
So, I waited until I got home and then let it all out. Crying helped to get out all the gloomy thoughts and eased the hurt a little bit.
Everything reminded me of her and every memory we shared was etched into all parts of my life.
I thought she was the love of my life, but in the end she was nothing.
And that's why it would take a while to get over her.
I had been so absorbed in the distant past that I completely forgot about the girl next to me, her face was getting more and more downcast.
And then I heard a small sniffle - it was so quiet, that I might've missed it. Her eyes started to water and I panicked, because I didn't know how to comfort her.
We hadn't even known each other for even an hour, so what could I do in this situation?
I shifted closer to her on the sofa and reassuredly, but awkwardly, patted her on the shoulder.
"It's going to be okay." I gave her a small smile.
"How do you know?" She said through sobs. "It might never be okay."
That's precisely how I feel. I inwardly sighed and moved so I was facing her more.
"I know we don't know each other all that well, but I can promise you that over time, everything will be all right." I locked eyes with her, so she could see what I was saying was the truth.
"We're in the same boat, after all. And I know that it might hurt right now, but that feeling is only temporary. You'll find someone new."
The words that left my mouth sounded like they were more directed at me than her.
"You think so?" She sniffed again and turned hopeful eyes in my direction.
"I don't think so... I know so." I said, placing a hand over my heart, "we'll both be fine."
I waited a few moments longer for her to calm down, and then I sprang to my feet.
"Okay, let me go make us some of my famous hot chocolate!" I put on a happy smile and donned my cheerful facade.
"Ah, I love hot chocolate!" She squealed. She's so cute...
This is good. This is what I needed; wallowing in my own self-pity wouldn't have done any good.
"I'm glad you came here tonight."