” Once is Enough “
I stopped in my track’s, Vince had a big smile on his face. Probably because I almost ran into him.
“Hello stranger” he said, “It’s so nice to see you again.” He puts his arms around me, and gives me a kiss on my cheek. I was speak-less, after composing myself, I said. “ Nice to see you again, Vince. ” I was lying through my teeth, my thought came back to me, after being with him for three years. He was such a liar and cheater.
“Do you think it was just an coincidence. That we bumped into each other today, after all this time Krista? Remember this use to be our favorite day?”
“I do!” “Until I found out what a cheating jerk you were?” “Come on Krista, that was eight years ago.”
Without warning it started snowing and the wind was blowing in our faces,my scarf almost blew off my neck. The snow was sticking to the surfaces, because of the cold ground. They both noticed a few people went into the little eatery across the street, to get out of the wind and snow. “I better start walking home before the temperature starts dropping. Ice isn’t good for anyone, said Krista.” “We’re only suppose to get an coating, Vince said. Why don’t we walk across the street and grab a cup of hot coffee for the old times,with a special friend. Then I’ll walk you home.” Krista thought about it for a moment. She knew he had gotten married three months after they broke-up. Also they have two children. She seen them about a couple of months ago walking down the street in town. His wife was holding the baby and he was holding his other child’s hand as they were walking. Krista didn’t think they saw her, she quickly disappeared into a doorway. What the heck! she thought. We’re only going to have a cup of coffee. ”Okay!”she sigh. Vince grabbed hold of her arm, to help her get across the street.With the temperature dropping, plus the winds blowing we were both sliding on the surface of the street. When they finally entered the eatery, their were just a few people inside. We sat at the counter and ordered coffee. The counter person came back with the coffee, and asked us if we would like anything else. Vince said to the lady behind the counter, “Your new here?” “ Yes I am, almost an week today.”she chuckled. The woman was around our ages,in our thirties. Long dark brown hair and tall and lanky. She said.”My name is Denise, do you and your girlfriend or wife come in here often?”” First of all, Krista is just a friend, my name is Vinny, nice to meet you Denise.” Just as he finished talking, a customer called her over and asked for a refill. “Be back she told him.” Vince had a big grin on his face, just like old times. “Wow” “ Didn’t you tell me maybe 15 minutes ago, you changed ? You have never changed. I’ve been sitting here listening to you both, like I’m invisible. You both must like a superficial relationship. My subconscious told me to just go home. Again I didn’t listen.”
“Why don’t we sit here and drink our coffee and chat?”replied Vince. “ I thought we could, nevertheless, here she comes again.” “Hon”, can I get you and your friend another hot cup of coffee?” “Sure” answered Vince. “ I don’t care for any more, thanks any way I muttered.” I got up off the stool, looked for the ladies room in the back. “ I’ll be right back Vince.” Denise and Vince continued their conversation, didn’t even notice me getting up. When I came out of the ladies room, Denise was sitting next to him. They both were laughing, I guess she is a good-time girl. Without hesitation, I took my scarf out of my coat pocket and put it around my neck, and button my coat. Walked over to the counter, and said my good-by.” I’m glad we had that conversation about how you changed.” “Next joke!” “Wait Krista” he yelled. I turned around and said,”Don’t forget to tell your wife and kids, I said hello.” I walked outside into the snowy weather and thought got ya!