Happy Valentine’s Day!
I hope you had a great day full of chocolate and sweets.
It’s been a while (the writers block has been tough), but tonight I’ve got a short story that I first wrote when I was back in college. It was for my creative writing class. I can’t remember what inspired me to write or why I chose to but I’ve added a little more to it and here it is.
Happy reading! Hope you enjoy! See you next week!
Katerina walks to the office of her ex-best friend. Or at least she thought they were exes. They fought weeks ago and haven’t spoken since, both of them too stubborn to make the first move in making amends. At this point, Kat can’t even remember what the argument was really about.
Jason’s assistant waved Kat in, so she presses through into his office, jittery with nerves. Jason stands at the large window behind his desk, his back to her. She leans against the door jam, crossing her arms over his chest.
“Hey,” she greets him, her voice quiet and just a little shaky.
“Good afternoon,” Jason replies, stiff and business-like. “How are you today?”
She flinches at his tone. Okay, I guess it’s going to be like that then. She rolls his eyes when he doesn’t even turn around.
“I’m good,” she says, clearing her throat. I’ve missed you. I came to apologize, but to be honest, I don’t even remember what we were fighting about.”
“That’s very nice of you. How has everything been holding up these past few weeks? Anything I should be concerned about?”
Kat frowns at his choice of words. “Um, no. Not that I can think of. I mean, I haven’t been sleeping really. But that’s because I can’t remember I time when I didn’t talk to you every day.”
Jason lets out a chuckle. “Oh, that’s nothing too bad. A quick fix, and it’ll be right as rain. Say, I was thinking, how about getting dinner this weekend? It’s been a while since we’ve seen each other. It could be fun.”
“Really?” Kat asks, perking up. She stands straight up, wringing her hands together. “That… that would be great, Jason.”
Jason turns around at the sound of his name, realizing for the first time that she’s in the room. Kat sees the little Bluetooth set jammed into his left ear and her face turns beat red. He wasn’t talking to me.
“Kat?” Jason frowns. “What are you doing here?”
“I – I was just in the neighborhood, and I wanted to say hi. But, um, I’ve got a meeting to get to. I’ll see you later,” Kat breathes, embarrassment staining her cheeks.
“Kat,” He calls out, but she’s already turned and fleeing the building.
Once Kat puts her head in her hands and lets out a deep sigh. I can’t believe I didn’t see the headset in his ear. I can’t believe I thought he was talking to me.
Crossing her arms over her chest, Kat ducks out into the rain, a sadness surrounding her. She misses her best friend. She knew it would be a long shot coming here, but maybe it’s time for her and Jason to not be… so close anymore. She’s known him for years and she also knows that friendships don’t always last so long. Maybe… maybe this is when she and him drift apart until their no longer friends. The thought makes Kat shiver but she knows it’s an option. That now the ball is in Jason’s court and if he doesn’t use it, then maybe that’s it for them.
Kat wraps her arms around herself a little tighter, and heads for home.
She’ll just have to wait and see what happens next.