Sorry for the lack of posts lately, I’ve been so busy :( I’m back in town though and ready to continue posting!
Ringo started showing up more than he ever had before, and he often brought Maureen with him. They were always holding hands. Every time she picked up a cigarette, Ringo would suddenly appear next to her with his silver lighter. He’d look at her adoringly, she’d look at him lovingly, and when. she exhaled, she’d lower her eyes as if the moment was too intimate even for a man and woman who had been marked for four years. They were crazy about each other, no doubt about that, and although I sometimes felt envious, I also felt soothed and consoled. They took my mind off of Leon. Rather than reminding me of what I didn’t have, their casual intimacy assured me that it is possible to keep a love story going even after several years of marriage.
True love really is possible, I found myself thinking. The thought comforted me.
---"Miss O’Dell" by Chris O’Dell