Saturday, May 1, 2010

Bonus: Taxi Cab

Something I wrote ages ago based on a prompt.  Enjoy!

“You don’t have to go just yet.” I said. Damn, did that sound to needy?
She laughed, “No, I don’t, but I should.  I have a meeting first thing tomorrow.  What? It’s not like you won’t see me tomorrow anyway.”
“I know, it’s just…” I want you to stay.
“Besides, where would I sleep?  On the couch?”
“We could build a couch fort,” I replied, hopeful.
She shook her head, smiling, “No, I really can’t.  Nice try, though.”
The cab chose then to arrive.  Stupid cab.
“Well,” she hugged me, “Thanks for dinner.  It was great.” She kissed my cheek.
I hesitated a moment, standing on the edge between decision and indecision.  She opened the cab door.
She paused, one foot in the cab, and turned to look at me.  God, I love the way her hair just sweeps her shoulders.
“I…Goodnight, Grace.”
“Goodnight, John,” she smiled, her lips curving into cupid’s bow, and slid into the cab.  I closed the door for her. 
As the cab pulled away from the curb, I waved and smiled like the idiot I was.


Marisa Birns said...

Quite the charming vignette. I'm sure that it's the start of something lovely for John and Grace. :)

This is your debut? Welcome, then to #fridayflash!

Lena S. said...

As of yesterday, yes! Thanks for the warm welcome! I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I decided to do this, but so far people have been very friendly :).