I step through the front door at 2:45 a.m., still glowing in elation. Exhausted, I wash my face, brush my teeth, slip into my nightshirt, and scramble into bed. I lay snug underneath the covers, reliving my spectacular time spent with John David. With a twinkle in my eye, I savor the joyful memories and inhale an elongated deep breath.
Can my fabulous evening with John be the beginning of something wonderful to come? And if not, will my feelings for him ever fade away? Random visions of constantly wanting him, and never having him, rummage through my mind until the peak of exhaustion before I finally fall asleep.
A short time later, the loud ringing phone awakens me. With one eye open, I glance at the green light dial on the clock, having just closed my eyes not more than twenty minutes earlier. I reach for the phone on the night table and accidentally knock my notepad to the floor.
"Summer, did I wake you?" John asks.
My eyes widen with delight. "Oh, hello, Officer David. I was so exhausted I went straight to bed as soon as I got home."
"I'm not going to keep you up. I just wanted to make sure that you made it home okay."
Is he a sweetheart or what?
A calm silence, and then John says, "I should─"
"Should what?" I ask, curiously.
John doesn't speak right away, and then says, "I was not completely honest with you this evening about my not seeing my old girlfriend."
In shock, I rise to a sitting position. "Oh, so you are seeing her."
"I am, but we're not together right now. She's in San Diego, taking care of her mother. I want to tell you that the relationship is completely over, but I will be lying if I say that."
It is like déjà vu all over again. "A girlfriend, huh?"
"I'm sorry, and I know that you're probably disappointed, but it is important for me to be honest with you."
I shake my head in disappointment. "I am a little surprised, but I'm glad that you told me."
"I want to see you again and thought I should be up front with you."
"I appreciate that, but I don't see that happening. Goodbye, Officer David."
It is unlike me to be so short with John, but there is no sense in giving him false hope. I would be a fool to tread back into another torrid affair with him after the way he broke my heart before. I want to think that I am a little smarter than that. With the night's excitement finally coming to a close, it seems our love affair ends before it is truly rekindled. And though I have written him off, I know he will never be far from my heart.
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Genre - Romance
Rating – PG-13
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