mercredi 7 mai 2008

The journey home, part 2

The next morning, Michael told me that he was due to leave for Athens in two days time. That he had a ticket leaving for JFK on Tuesday next week. Today was Wednesday.

I instantly pulled back. I felt myself heading inwards, retreating out of harms way.

I didn’t want to be doing this again with someone who would leave, I knew I wouldn’t handle it well.

So with a very heavy heart, I managed to avoid seeing him for the next two days. It wasn't easy. I worked by day and slept by night. I didn’t go into the village and I didn’t take any walks down the beach.

Saturday morning - his day of departure - came, just like any other.

I woke with the daylight and stepped out of the tent, hoping that someone had made some coffee on the campfire.

Michael had gone and I was relieved that this was something I no longer had to worry about or think about. So why did I feel so sick. So desperate that I had missed something. So certain that I had been a fool.

No coffee had been made, and none of my fellow campers were awake, so I threw on a sweatshirt and some shorts and headed into the village in search of caffeine.

As I walked into the village square I saw a familiar shape sat on the wall outside the store.

“I didn’t go”, he said. “I couldn’t do it”.

12 commentaires:

aims a dit…

oooh - now that is romantic!

CawfeeGuy a dit…

YAY!!!!!

Swearing Mother a dit…

Woah!! Fantastic.

The Hangar Queen a dit…

*sharp intake of breath* aaaaand??

conortje a dit…

You're really teasing us with this story :-)

tornwordo a dit…

No fair! Ready for more sir.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

The next part is on its way...honest.

Thanks for the great feedback though...it's weird, writing about things that happened so long ago.

Catherine a dit…

Ouf! the suspense.

(found you via Conor, can't wait to read more...)

Valleys Mam a dit…

and ............what when how
Did you have coffee togther

Lane a dit…

What a cliffhanger!
Don't leave it too long until Part 3 will you!:-)

Medbh a dit…

You love dishing out the cliffhangers, Travelling.
I can wait.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Hi Catherine, welcome - anyone from over at Conortje`s great page is welcome chez me!

VM, Lane, Medbh, the next part is up... go ahead and enjoy it... i hope you do, anyway ....