It was a cold winter night. Her whole life was turning upside down. She was 23, with a messed up life, job that sucked and didn’t pay much, no money to pay bills and a whole lot of debt. But life isn’t that unfair after all, she thought sitting in her bed, looking out her window at the street dressed with white snow. “Everyone has someone to take care of them, to love them in their bad times. And in my case, I’m lucky enough to have more than one person. Jake and Ryan both love me with all their heart. But I don’t even know who am I supposed to be with. I guess, I’m not that lucky after all.”, she thought to herself and begged her mind to let her sleep.
Jake was an Investment banker, a rich guy who had it all. What he didn’t have was the personality and charm that Ryan had. Ryan on the other hand, was a struggling artist, talented, smart and charming. But Ryan was, like I said, a struggling artist, with no job and a mortgage to pay for.
There was no doubt that both of them loved her immensely. Ryan was her childhood friend and she had met Jake, 2 years ago through a common friend. But who did she love? Is it possible to love more than one person at the same time? Is it possible to feel the same way about two guys at the same time? What was she supposed to do? She could marry Jake because she loved him and all her financial problems would also be solved. But he wasn’t charming enough. On the other hand, she could marry Ryan whom she loved as much as she loved Jake and add on to her financial problems. With Jake she would have a beautiful, comfortable and luxurious life whereas with Ryan her whole life would be a struggle between survival and earning enough to pay off debts. But she loved both of them.
A week ago Ryan had proposed her, he got down on his knees gave her a rose with a promise of a beautiful ring on their wedding. Last night, Jake proposed her in an expensive restaurant with elaborate details, and an expensive ring. Her whole life was a mess. it seemed like the whole universe was playing tricks with her. Even her friends had chosen sides. Some said, marry Jake you’ll live like a queen while the others said marry Ryan he’s handsome and he’ll keep you happy. Her conscience was a sandwich between her head and her heart.
Can you help her out? Who do you think she should marry and why?
P.S. The concept of this story was my Mom’s idea.