I was walking round the supermarket yesterday, list in hand, when I caught sight of her.
Mocking me. Luring me. Smiling just for me.
I carried on, putting green peppers, celery, lettuce, in my basket. Throwing them a little too hard against the wire, pretending I wasn't angry with them for not being her.
She was all I could think about.
The healthy bacteria yoghurt drink things went in next. Then the herbal teas. I clutched my list harder.
I could enjoy myself without her. I could. Really, I could.
I was making excuses not to go down the aisle where I knew she'd be waiting. I hadn't expected her to come for weeks, thought I'd have time to prepare myself.
And then, all self-control disappeared.
Look who I took home with me...
I am very very happy.