His smile and walk seemed to brighten the dusky tones of the sky. His eyes were twinkling. It felt like not even a day had passed. But then again, it felt like far too much time had flown past whilst she waited for this moment. She went closer to meet him, and stopped just short of bumping into and hugging him. He was looking down at her face. She looked at his, and then slowly looked all the way down. She inhaled his scent. She had forgotten how intoxicating it was, being near him. She looked back at his face. That smile, that easy smile. How could she have forgotten that?
They went hand in hand, till they found a space to be themselves. She marvelled at his beauty, his scent now stronger than ever. She felt at home in his arms and in the kisses he rained upon her. She held him till she had drunk in all the memory of him.
Sitting side by side, she was startled by how much she had missed his touch. He obliged by allowing her a little more time.
Exchanging goodbyes seemed unreal this time. The moment had ended much too soon. Are we really doing this again?
Watching him go away this time made her ache in places she didn't know existed within her. Please don't, please don't go away? Please, please just turn around and stay? Stay with me!
Her silent prayers went unheard, as he waved a final farewell.
Please, God, please let's put this dream on loop?
The skies rumbled in response, and she felt a few raindrops tap her head.
She smiled. It wasn't the end of this story. This time she was sure of it.