Saturday, March 1, 2008

The Missing

She sat quietly in the car, waiting as he pumps gas. He looks at her through the glass and winks, she nodded. She watches intently as the numbers on the meter runs until it jerks stop.

He got into the car. The rev of the engine broke the silence as they drove away. Unforgettable by at Nat King Cole plays at the background, Sophie’s favourite song. Jake looks at the beautiful girl next to him and reaches out for her hand. “What’s wrong darling?” he asks. “You don’t seem yourself after the movie ended; you have not said a word since then.”

“I’m alright.” She managed a tiny smile.

“You know, you need to be a little more convincing for me to believe you.”

“Really, I’m fine.”

Sophie quickly turns away before he could get a look at her face. Jake gentle turns her face towards him and lifts her chin upwards. Sophie kept her eyes downcast. A stubborn little tear escaped and trickled down her cheeks. Sophie looks into Jake’s eyes.

“I don’t want to go back. I wish the night did not come so fast. I just want to be with you. I hate being apart, so far away from you and when we are together, time does not do us justice. I… I… I’m already missing you terribly.”

Another tear rolled down. Jake wiped it off her pretty little face. He sighs.

“I know exactly what you mean, I feel it too my dear. But look at it this way; we will see each other again …soon. We will have a wonderful time together as always. And one day will come; we shall not be apart anymore.”

The corner of her mouth slightly upturned, Sophie took comfort in his words. Yes, there will be another time to meet. And someday, they will always be together.

The car stops in front a cottage, smoke coming out of the chimney. Jake opens the door for his lady, leading her out of the car. They stood out at the gate, both not wanting to say anything.

“I miss you, everyday, all the time, even when I don’t say it. Sophie Darling, I Love You.” Jake brings her closer, holding her in a warm embrace.

Their lips touch.

Time stood still.

Sophie looks up, “I Love You Jake”.

The gate creeks as Sophie open it, walking very slowly towards her home. She stops. Sophie turns around, runs back to Jake, hugging him very tightly, her eyes glistening and kisses him. “I miss you very much and I love you with all my heart.”

Both doors shut tight.
Both heads leaned backwards.
Both with eyes closed.
Both lost in thought.
Both loved each another.

2 comments:

Queer Ranter said...

Are you delibrately trying to make me cry?!

Ohkulala said...

no dear. just evoking emotions that people bottle up inside.