Below is a short piece of fiction for this weeks Sunday Scribblings prompt, Search. It also falls under the March NaBloPoMo theme of Whether, and Friday's prompt, Uncertainty.
Her eyes scanned the crowd, searching for his face. The uncertainty clutched at her heart. Ten years was such a long time. Would it feel ok, would it be anything like before?
She struggled to remember what had broken in their relationship. It was a lot of little things that chipped away at the foundation, until it all crumbled. Walking away had been easy. Living without him had been hard. The day she was online, and received his "friend" request, her heart had jumped inside her. It had been hard to breath. He lived clear across the country now, but as they began to reconnect over the net, it felt like the magic was still alive. It had been a year. Now the face to face they had planned was here, and doubts were making her head spin.
Passengers were streaming through the security gates, then she saw him. Eyes locked, then smiles. They moved toward each other, side stepping everyone in between. Arms wide, they embraced, locked together for a moment. Then he held her at arms length, just looking, eyes smiling. She didn't know how this would end, but she did know that her heart hadn't felt this light in a very long time.
© 04MAR2012 aj