Walking down the pier that night, the moon shone brightly giving off a hazy glow. Michael and Gloria looked over the water, hand in hand, thinking of the wonderful day that they’d just enjoyed.
“When do you have to return home?” he asked her.
“Next week. School opens on the 11th.” she sighed.
Silence fell between them. They’d just met two days before and already they had to contemplate separation.
“It’s not as though we won’t be able to talk to each other…” he said, “I’ll configure your computer with my Skype address.”
“I know, but, keeping a relationship up long distance…”
“It’s been done before.”
The days passed quickly, then came their last evening together. The moon no longer shone over the bay. The stars twinkled brightly that evening as they walked along the pier. Then they embraced and a tear rolled down her cheek. they walked back to her hotel, Micheal came up to her room and they consumed for the last time, their love for one another.
He took her to the airport the next morning. Summer was over for Gloria. He watched sadly as the plane took off. Then watched as a ne plane landed. He stood near the exit terminal.
Mary walked through the sliding doors and when she saw Micheal a big smile came across her face.
“Oh Micheal dear, how much I’ve missed you!” she said as she threw herself into his arms, “Did you miss me too?”
“Ah Mary, life just isn’t the same without you!” he replied.