#76 I Should Have Left (300 words)

Inspired by: If You Gotta Go, Go Now (Or Else You Gotta Stay All Night)

Ein and Sadie collapsed around midnight.

“That was just what I needed,” Sadie said, breathing heavily. 

“Glad I could help.”

Ein rolled over on his side to face Sadie. 

“How was your trip?”

“That’s what you want to talk about now? Not about what just happened?”

“I mean, I was there. I know how great it was. I haven’t seen you all week.”

Sadie rolled over and looked into Ein’s eyes. 

“It was fine. I saw my family. I saw some old friends. Wait, what time is it?”

Ein shrugged. Sadie rolled over to check her watch on the end table. 

“Do you need to go?”


“I have to be at work early, but I’m sure I have plenty of time. I want to be here with you right now.”

Ein wrapped his arms around her. 

“I didn’t think you liked me this way,” Sadie said.

“Oh, no?”

“No. I don’t usually have any idea what you’re thinking.”

“I give that impression a lot.”

“What are you thinking?”

“I feel like that should be pretty obvious.”

They both closed their eyes. When they woke up, the sun was peering through the curtains. Sadie realized first and jolted in Ein’s arms, causing him almost fall out of bed. 

“I should have left!”

“What? Why?”

Sadie dove for her wristwatch to see the time.

“I’m going to be so late!”

Sadie threw the blankets on top of Ein and pulled her clothes on as quickly as she could. 

“It was only midnight when I looked at the time. I didn’t think we’d fall asleep right away. Why are you so comfortable!”

“I’m sorry. I didn’t realize it. I would have kicked you out.”

“You’d just kick me out after sex?”

“What? No!”

“I’m just kidding. Talk to you later. Bye!”

Published by einquin

Writing personal exploration flash fiction as well as building the foundations for a comic book universe.

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