Word Prompt : Sunrise and Sunset in 300 words or less
She thought she’d wander around the tiny Cruiser for a bit.
There didn’t seem to be anyone she knew this trip. It was a
beautiful evening with a stunning sunset. She was glad she’d
boarded the twilight cruise.
As she turned a corner, she accidently pushed open a slatted
Louver door. She turned back quickly uttering an apology
not wanting to deliberately disturb anyone.
“I don’t know whether to laugh or cry!” She cried, completely
devastated, as she stepped away and burst into tears.
She thought it was hysterical, forgetting for the moment
that he’d accused her of setting him up. She loved him so deeply
that for a few precious moments of joy, feelings of intense
love ran like a raging fire through her veins.
He stood there, pants unzipped and at his knees, in the
confined Cruiser toilet, looking like a deer in the headlights.
She laughed, and half expected him to reach out and
embrace her, to gently hold her and laugh together at the
ridiculousness of the situation.
But he just stood there in fear.
She turned her back on him and fell into a heap on the floor.
Silent, quivering emotions, spilling out of her onto her tear
drenched cheeks. Instead of a warm embrace to calm her,
he just stood there knowing he’d reacted terribly in aid
of his own, selfish needs.
She lifted herself up and sat on the first thing she could find.
It was a toilet. He looked at her as she raised her tear
stained face. Their eyes met and they laughed hysterically.
For the first time in years, they knew the love they shared
was true. The sun had set. It was twilight.
“Jan? I’m sorry.”
“Sorry for what?”
“Oh nothing. Perhaps we could see the sunrise together.”
©J.E. Goldie 4/29/2019