Shard 629: Morning Light
Date: 6/6/2016, Categories: Flash Straight Sex, Author: Verbal, Source: LushStories
She was sad. It doesn’t matter why. It wasn't an overwhelming sadness. Lots of things make people sad. Life is sad sometimes. That's all. She awoke at five a.m., hours before she usually did. She could not go back to sleep, and did not try very hard. She called into the office and left a message telling them she was taking the day off. She dressed. She started walking across town to his house. Usually she drove, but by foot it took less than twenty minutes. As she walked she watched the town slowly awaken. A station wagon delivering newspapers. Several half-awake drivers on their way home after working a night shift. A girl dressed for a party, shoes in hand, stumbling down the middle of the street, her eyes bloodshot and focused on the pavement. Napping dogs peering from front yards. Birds readying their greet-the-dawn melodies. The sun rose, casting long, leaning shadows along the streets and sidewalks, driveways and alleys. The last few stars left in the sky quietly winked out, unable to compete. She had a key to his front door, but chose not to use it. Instead, she walked around the side of the house. She paused to peep into his bedroom window, saw him sleeping, as innocent as a child. The idea made her smile. He always left the back door open. She quietly opened and closed the door, padded her way to his bedroom. His cat, lying at the foot of the bed, lifted its head to look at her. He did not rouse. She watched the rise and fall of his chest as he breathed. She walked ...