It was a surprise. We were at the mall yesterday because I was supposed to go to the doctor and have my throat checked (hooray for ambulatory clinics at malls). But she was out and won’t be back until March 10. It was too early to go home, and besides, it’s Valentines, so we thought it might be worth our while to have a look around.
But I said I’ll go to the comfort room first. And he said he will, too. A few minutes later, when I thought that he’s already waiting for me outside, I came out and he’s nowhere to be found. I couldn’t call him on his phone because I ran out of credits. I decided to wait there thinking that he might still be inside. Or if he’s not, I knew that he’d be back anyway.
But after a few more minutes, there’s no sign of him yet. I found it strange because he usually waits for me whenever I go to the comfort room, no matter how long it takes. I was getting bored so I decided to walk around and look for him. I passed by an area where booths selling flowers and other gift items were gathered and I thought how wonderful it would be if I find him there, buying me some flowers. But he’s not there.
I felt a little pissed because I have no idea where he went and I didn’t want to wander aimlessly looking for him. So I just went to the nearest call card station to end my frustration. That’s when my phone rang. He’s calling.
I asked him where he is and why he left me. He said he’s just wandering around. He hasn’t done that before but I didn’t pry anymore as I wasn’t in the mood to ask questions. I just told him where I am and he said that he’d come right away. But he’s taking some time to get to me and I was getting impatient, having to wait again for the second time. I was beginning to wonder where could he be and what was he up to.
Then finally, I felt a tap on my shoulder and when I looked around, there he was standing behind me, carrying a bouquet of roses on one hand and a box of chocolates on the other. *Smiles*
To D: Thank you for trying and for proving to me, whenever you have a chance to, that you not only want things to return to normal, but for everything to be better. Thank you for yesterday. We may have lost our baby, but you were able to win US back. I love you always.