Today’s writing challenge had to take place in the past and eating something the characters hadn’t had in a while. I don’t know where this idea came from, but I just wrote what flowed. I created a random generator to choose the characters who would be featured in this story.
Writing Challenge 9/10/14
The story takes place five years in the past. During the story, a character eats something they haven’t had in a while.
Raye stepped through the glass doors and glanced around the cafe. She caught sight of the blonde waving from the opposite end. With smile she made her way toward her friend’s side.
Mina couldn’t wait, she was out of her seat and throwing herself around Raye. The brunette was more reserved, but returned the embrace with obvious joy.
“Welcome home,” Raye said, pulling back.
They slid in the booth across from each other.
“Its good to be home,” Mina said.
“I was afraid for a moment that you would remember how much you loved England, that you wouldn’t be coming back.”
Mina laughed, “I enjoyed the visit, but it isn’t home anymore. Its missing something very important.”
“What’s that?” Raye asked.
“My friends,” Mina replied. There was a mischievous glitter in her eyes. “And my fiancé.”
Raye went still, staring in surprise. She looked very pale against her dark hair. “You are getting married?” She asked in shock.
Mina was signaling a waitress and didn’t seem to notice Raye’s stricken look. “I went ahead and ordered for us.”
Some kind of dessert was slid in front of her, but Raye wasn’t paying attention. She was too busy feeling her heart break. Who? When? How? Why? The questions screamed inside her head, but she couldn’t speak. She was choking on her emotions.
The blonde finally seemed to notice something was wrong. Mina’s smile faded away as she watched her strong amazing friend. She was scared of the tear rolling down Raye’s face.
Raye blinked at the dessert in front of her. When it arrived at the table she had stepped back in time. She could still feel the horror of that moment.
“Do you remember the last time we had this?” Mina asked.
Raye looked at the woman next to her out of the corner of her eye. “It was around five years ago wasn’t it?”
Mina’s joyful laugh echoed through the cafe. “Exactly, five years ago and you know it.” She squeezed their joined hands. “You scared me half to death that day.”
A faint blush stained Raye’s cheeks. “Well my lover told me she was getting married. It hurt my feelings.” Her eyes went back to the dessert. “How was I supposed to know she was proposing to me.”
Mina leaned over and gently kissed Raye’s cheek, just barely pulling back to speak in her ear. “You didn’t even notice the ring sitting in the whip cream.” Mina grinned as the color deepened on Raye’s face.
“What would you have done if I choked on that ring?”
“I know the Heimlich.” Mina said, turning her attention to the dessert. She took a spoonful and offered it to Raye. “Happy Anniversary.”
There was a hungry look in Raye’s eyes as she looked at the offering. “Happy Anniversary,” she said, pushing the spoon aside.
She kissed her wife instead.