“I love you.”
His brain could only screech to a stupefied halt as those words escaped him. All the preparation that went into shaping them, all the forethought into when to unleash them, all wasted in three honest syllables.
A failure made even sharper when she fixed him a saddened smile, “Please don’t say that.”
He couldn’t even manage a stutter. He knew he was right to say it, wasn’t he?
Then fell her reluctant hammer ,“Maybe someday you’ll say that to me at the right time. But it can’t be that time right now…”
Then only her fading bootsteps echoed among the faceless crowd.
Entry #1 for the 100-Word Challenge from Julia’s Place. And another moment that hits everyone at some point in life I think.
I hope you all enjoy!