Hence, out of the blue, I decided to ping him. Just like that. No agenda.
'Hey !' - My favorite conversation starter word. Has to go in with the exclamation mark. Shows my enthusiasm in striking up the conversation.
I wasn't expecting a quick response. When my mobile beeped with a reply in seconds, my heart literally leapt into my throat.
The smile was involuntary.
Crisp but sweet. His message. 'I am glad you pinged. Been missing you.'
A 'Really?' was all I could manage to text back.
'Yeah. Can't wait to meet you. Pick you up in 20 minutes. Dinner and a drive by the beach.'
My legs had gotten wings.20 minutes is not enough time to look pretty. I simply had to do my best. The shirt was ironed. Blue. His favorite.Mine too. And the pink lipstick. He always complained my lips weren't pink enough.
I smiled at myself in the mirror. I don't know what he complained about. They were pink. And smiling from end to end.
I knew he couldn't make the journey of 22 hours in just 20 minutes.
I hope she was ready when he got there. I hope he got to take her on the dinner and the drive. I hope her lips were pink enough.