Inspired by: Tomorrow is a Long Time
Reggie ambled down the street. He didn’t know where he was or where he was going. Suddenly a blinding light appeared across the street.
It looked like an angel landed on Earth and looked right at him. In that instant, and he’d never felt happier.
She walked down the street, and Reggie knew he had to follow her. She seemed so familiar, but he didn’t know any angels. Reggie crossed in the middle of the street and cut off a furious trucker. Reggie didn’t notice, he continued down the block.
Every time he turned a corner, she reached the end of the block and made another turn. She zigged and zagged her way through the city, and no matter how hard he tried, he could not keep up.
“I haven’t been to this neighborhood in years. I wonder if that…”
The light stopped moving, he finally caught her.
“This was our place.” She said to Reggie.
“Our favorite bistro, we ate here whenever you were in town.”
The being held her hands at her side, instinctively Reggie grabbed a hold. It had been decades since they held hands, but the feeling that washed over him was the same.
“I’ve missed you, Mia.”
“I’ve always been with you.”
“I wanted more.”
“You just wanted me because he got to me first. You two are more alike than you realize, you know.”
“Why do you think I hate him so much. He had the guts to tell you how he felt.”
“How do you feel now?”
“Sad, lonely. Like I’ve wasted my life.”
“You’ll feel better tomorrow.”
“What if I don’t?”
“There are always more tomorrows. You’ll get there.”
Reggie’s eyes watered as he looked at Mia. She smiled as her light faded away. Reggie wiped away his tears and got dinner.