by Sameera Ansari
It had been a long day. Mike glanced at his watch; she was due any moment. He smiled to himself, it would be worth the wait. The dahlias in his hand were in full bloom. By the time the train pulled in, his heart had transformed into a fluttering bird.
It seemed just like yesterday…They had met in the very same place exactly an year ago. It was a pity she lived in another city, not that it made any difference to him. He planned to bridge the gap permanently today. The ring felt like a talisman in his breast pocket.
She was not the most beautiful woman he had ever seen, nor the cleverest for that matter. Maybe it was her mysterious aura that intrigued him. Whatever the reason, he was madly in love with her and wanted to spend every living moment with her here on…
He was woken from his reverie by a fat lady pushing a fruit trolley. Rubbing the small of his now aching back, Mike made his way through the crowd. His phone buzzed just then. Frowning, he saw it was his dentist’s assistant.
Good evening Mr. Mike, said the old lady, I just wanted to remind you of the appointment at 7 pm today. Without replying, he hung up and checked the calendar. Today was Tuesday. Kate was supposed to arrive on Wednesday.
Looking up, he saw her kissing a tall man in a business suit. He was carrying a bouquet of dahlias.