Silently, he planned his line of action, driving 6 hours non-stop to catch her unawares at the stroke of ten.
He watched the lights of the diner go off for the day. Knowing that her shift was almost over and she would step out for her brisk walk home, he reached into the glove compartment for the piece and rushed to wait for her at the corner of the street.
June stepped into the chilly night, humming as she strode down the quiet street. Turning the corner to her street she bumped into his hard waiting frame. A quick apology rose to her lips just before his familiar cologne curled up to her nostrils and his warm embrace held her still.
‘Hello sweetheart, I couldn’t wait any longer’ Jed murmured close to her ears. Distance was hard on their relationship and having missed him badly, she simply allowed his presence to envelope her surprised senses.
Reaching for the little box in his coat, Jed went down on one knee…
She squealed her happy acceptance. This corner where they met for the first time when he bumped into her two years ago has become a turning point in her life.
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha
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