She wanted love but all he wished for was success. She was afraid to fight or argue for her rights, his time, afraid that he might leave her; he did have many other options. Way prettier. Way more beautiful.
She was heartbroken and he grieved, eventually.
He was helpless, apprehensive that he won’t be able to keep her happy.
She never thought she was good enough, he concluded she deserved better.
She never moved on, and he could never be with her.
All she wanted was a promise, but he felt too guilty to make her wait.
Best friends forever,
Lovers at heart,
struck by lightening,
never to be hitched to one another,
never to be happy.
Hence, Happily Never After.