The weatherman had called for an afternoon dusting, but this was a bona fide snowstorm. Deciding against sitting, she shivered and stamped her feet to keep warm while she waited for Charlotte, cursing her best friend for the impromptu and urgent call to go to lunch.
“I have to tell you something …” Charlotte had stage whispered to her.
Just as she was reaching into her bag to find her phone, a young man walked a little too close to her. His head bent against the elements with his thoughts obviously somewhere else, he plowed right into her sending her tumbling into the snow.
“SHIT!” he shouted when he realized that Kate was sprawled on the sidewalk. “Oh God, Ma’am I am so sorry…”
“Oh it’s fine…” Kate panted as she accepted his hand and he lifted her up.
“I didn’t see you…”
“..I know. I should have moved when I saw you coming…”
“..and I have so much on my mind today…”
Kate looked up into his face and gasped. His short blonde hair, crooked smile and gleaming green eyes reminded her of someone she had been trying to forget ever since she had opened an email weeks ago. The words had shocked her since they came from someone she had been convinced had completely forgotten her.
“…like I just got accepted to Penn State, but I really want to go to the University of Delaware..”
“What?” she stammered, squinting at him through the snowflakes, taking in the features that were so familiar.
“umm…” he started squinting back at her . “Hey, you ok lady?”
Kate’s fingers twisted her wedding band, reminding herself that she was married, maybe not happily right now, but married. She shook her head and smiled at the young version of an old love.
“Sorry, you just remind me of someone.”
“Oh.” He answered. “ Well, I hope it’s someone you like.”
Kate chuckled and touched his arm. “It is.” and then added, “hey, good luck getting into U Del.”
The boy just grinned and then loped off into the snowstorm.
Kate turned around to see Charlotte making her way to her in heels of her own, “Katie!” She shouted, “ready to get a drink?”
Kate bit her lip ,“I think I might have some things to tell you too…”
It was Fun, Fun, Fun (I really liked this prompt)
My numbers 3,6,9,2 (a park, a high school graduate, a snowstorm, secrets)
Looks like Kate’s story is going to be just as interesting.