*Christmas/New Year-flavored fiction*
This fiction was adapted for this week’s #LyricalFictionFriday
Lost in my thoughts that New Year’s Eve day, I inhaled deeply, wanting to take in the scent of his cologne that I had come to dislike so much. I relished the moment and wanted to remember every second of this encounter that he had no clue would be our last.
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.
I knew him too well.
“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. Long ago, he had looked like a cool drink of water, but he had turned out to be candy-coated misery.
“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 towards my future without him.
“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 and would never let myself feel that way again. I had a spanking brand new 2018 without him to look forward to.
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