Friday, September 01, 2006
New Beginning 99
The woman approached the phone cell. She looked around quickly and picked up the receiver. Her hand shook and the wet keys did not improve things. Finally she got a connection. Whilst waiting for someone to answer, she pulled her raincoat tighter as she scanned her surroundings. All she could see were people hurrying through the rain desperately to reach their destination as dry as possible. One or two were searching for cabs but most had already accepted the inevitable.
After what felt like an eternity, someone answered.
“You have to listen...”
Pulling at her hair, she stopped and listened. She turned again, searching the crowds. One man had stopped and was facing her way. She quickly turned so that she could just see him out of the corner of her eye. Luckily the rain made her hair stick to her face making it easy for her to watch him.
“It’s too late,” came the voice on the phone. "You knew you couldn't walk out of this halfway through."
She scanned the crowd again. He was still there, talking on a cell phone . . . Talking to her?! God, it was him! He'd followed her.
“I...I can explain,” she stammered. “I thought you'd be gone.”
“If you want someone else, I'll arrange it," he said, approaching. He closed his phone and pulled open the phone cell door. "Now will you just get back to the salon so someone can finish your hair?”
Posted by Evil Editor at 3:18 PM