I studied the shadows of his face and wondered what I had ever seen behind those evil eyes…
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I inhaled deeply, wanting to take in the scent of his cologne that I had come to dislike so much, wanting to remember every second of this last encounter.
I tilted my chin upwards to him for a goodbye kiss before I went through the gate, knowing that this simple action would make him do the complete opposite. He leaned down and planted a light kiss on my forehead instead, just as I had predicted.
“Have a good flight. Give me a call when you get home.”
I smiled to myself, the shaking of my head was slight and uncontrollable.
He frowned. Of course, my smile annoyed him.
“What are you smiling at?”
I shrugged my carry-on and purse back onto my shoulder to stop them from slipping off. This time I smiled directly at him and looked him straight in the eye. I studied the shadows of his face and wondered what I had ever seen behind those evil eyes.
“Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Take care of yourself Dex.”
I turned around, handed the boarding pass that had been burning a hole in my hand to the gate attendant and slowly walked away.
“Wait. Delaney! Wait!”
I could hear the mistrust and confusion in his voice as I continued down the jetway. He was tuned into the heartless vibe I knew I was giving off.
I didn’t look back. I no longer felt lost.
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Originally posted on April 9, 2015
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