Their eyes met across the crowded room, and all of a sudden her being forced to be at that wedding wasn't such a bad thing. She relaxed a little, and smiled at him. In that moment, a thousand words were said between them. A thousand promises were made. A thousand secrets shared. A thousand lives together. A thousand unspoken moments.
It was like no time had passed since she saw him.
She thought of all the cuss words she had planned to rain on him and smiled as forgiveness tugged at her heart.
He smiled back, a little hesitant.
She giggled at his cautiousness and he burst out laughing like she had cracked a joke. She pouted and mockingly raised her eyebrow at him as if to reprimand him. He burst out laughing some more spilling his drink on the table.
After several fits of laughter, they slowly calmed down. He held her gaze for a few moments. As if trying to take in all her beauty. He smiled and she blushed. She covered her face with her hands. Embarrassed.
In a room full of 500 people, it was just the two of them. Nobody else mattered. Nobody else existed.

It was like time had stood still and drawn her into him.
Again. Like always.

She didn't complain. She liked being there. Drawn into him.

Just then something obstructed her view of him. She took that moment to check her reflection in her compact mirror.
When she looked up, her face fell. He was being led away by a very pretty, very pregnant woman.
He turned around and caught her eye. 'I'm sorry' he mouthed.
That was when she noticed it. With his hand on the small of her back, he carefully led her away. Stopping to kiss her as they exited the building.
A thousand promises going with them. A thousand lives shattered. A thousand unspoken betrayals.

He was hers till death did them part.
For them, life had just begun.
Hers ended when they walked out the door.


Xxx
Fabulo-la


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Comments (14)

On July 4, 2011 at 5:18 PM , Myne Whitman said...

I've missed your writing, saying so much with so little. Well done.

 
On July 4, 2011 at 5:49 PM , 48 said...

howdy babes...hope all is groovy on ya side;)

 
On July 4, 2011 at 6:24 PM , TheRustGeek said...

Depressing on all sorts of levels... But life goes on innit?

 
On July 4, 2011 at 9:36 PM , H said...

Oh...

#sad

I know it's fiction, but it still hurt...lol

#cosigning with TheRustGeek, I guess life does go on. :(

 
On July 5, 2011 at 4:16 AM , Omotee! said...

ouch....

 
On July 5, 2011 at 4:32 AM , ifeoma said...

hw sad. i always love ur posts.xx

 
On July 5, 2011 at 8:31 AM , lucci said...

Beautiful writing, kinda of heartbreaking too...

 
On July 5, 2011 at 10:00 AM , rethots said...

The 'contentment' of unspoken words....

 
On July 5, 2011 at 5:16 PM , Giagerry said...

Exactly what Myne said!!

 
On July 5, 2011 at 6:49 PM , Mz.T said...

Awwww. This kinda made me sad. Like all that hope just ripped away before it could fully blossom. :(

 
On July 6, 2011 at 3:52 AM , SHE said...

Her life ended as they walked out, but only on that level. It continues on so many other levels. Yes?

 
On July 6, 2011 at 10:47 AM , Tisha said...

Pele
I guess that is the way the world goes...

 
On July 19, 2011 at 10:24 AM , oroque said...

in a few words, you have already told me the history and future of a very broken heart. very very broken...somehow i feel bad. i need to try a rejoinder to this story...someday.

 
On September 6, 2011 at 2:27 AM , Thoughtstreams said...

Fantastic work Fabulola...love it even though it is sad, very sad..