Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Mid Week Blues Buster 02

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One Look

“¿Te gustaría salir a cenar alguna vez?”

Derek fought the smile on his face, he had said the words out loud and even he thought for a moment they felt natural.  Or he didn’t sound like a fool which he would have considered a win.  He had been coming to the café for weeks, like clockwork after work, trying to get up the nerve.  He had realized early when hearing her speak with one of the other waitresses she spoke fluent Spanish and he found himself regretting not learning the language in high school when he had the chance.  Today was his day.


He paused fear engulfed him as he looked at the laptop screen a long moment before he brought his eyes up to see her.  Three cities away, and there she stood.  It was like yesterday instead of the two and half years that had passed since they last saw each other.  Derek slouched back in his chair, he tried to speak but nothing came out.

“Don’t just sit there.”  She smiled.  Derek smiled his half smile as he stood circling the table to greet her.  They stood for a moment he still couldn’t speak but now he did not know what to do either.  The last time he had been this close to her they kissed, but that was a lifetime ago.  He hoped more than anything his face did not reflect how he was feeling inside.

He stood for a moment and watched, not until she moved in closer did he reach around her for a hug.  “How have you been, Lori?”

“Happy,” she smiled, a smile that always melted his heart and often left him speechless with its beauty. 

“I’m glad,” Derek replied.  It had taken him over a year, before he had found his heart mended.  She was the only woman he had ever loved and since he had often questioned the whys.  He found solace in knowledge.  Most had avoided the topic but a couple friends had often let him know how she was.  She was happy and it always made him smile through his hurt.  It was all he ever wanted, was for her to be happy even if that meant without him.  He could not help but glance to her hands, her left and the bare ring finger.  He tried not to make it obvious but he had heard she was engaged the year before.  He had thought then he was finally over her but the news was enough to send him down again.  There was no loneliness more devastating than missing the one person he had always thought would be there.

“How are you?”

“I’m good,” Derek looked around, he had for the moment forgotten why he had come today.  The confidence was gone leaving only the new hollow feeling in his stomach.  “Are you living here now?”

“Yeah,” she replied looking away any time their eyes met one would look away but for that instance.  For just that moment he remembered looking down into her eyes before a kiss, a memory always burned into the back of his mind.

“Me too.”

“It was good seeing you, maybe we’ll see each other around,” she smiled a sly smile before she turned and walked away.

Derek watched her as she walked away unable to speak.  Hoping she’d look back give him a reason to run after her.  He wanted to, the feelings were still there but he knew they always would be.  She would always be the one to him, the one no matter the distance or time a piece of him would always love her. He felt the life rush from him the moment she was out of sight. 

 “That looked awkward,” Emilia stated. 

Her dark eyes met his and he smiled an unconvincing smile, “An old friend.”

“We should play poker some time.” she smiled a knowing grin.

“Is that your way of asking me out?” he replied quickly looking away.

“You’ve been here every day for a few weeks watching, flirting, the eye contact but you’ve never asked.  I figure I would have too.”

“So you’d like to go to dinner with me?” 

(696 Words)


So, I said after last week I would attempt to write a happy flash fiction entry...  Or romantic.  Or anything.  Anything that isn't my normal depressing, down on ones luck, forlorn, sad pieces.  I let my day to day life sometimes bleed into my flash fiction...  And I have for months now.  But with this song....I just couldn't do it.  lol  I hope you all enjoy.


  1. After reading this several times, I wish I had done something different with the end.

  2. lol...not a fan of the romantic...but i liked it..why would you change the end? it is what it is... realistic :)

    1. I like to think I'm a hopeless romantic and love wins out in the end.....

      Or I used too anyways.