by LARA JADE
One Month Later
Rosemary looked up at the clock when I walked in.
“A little late?” she smirked.
“Yeah, sorry,” I sighed as I rushed around the counter to put on my apron.
“That’s alright. I have something for you,” she said. I tied my apron around my waist and looked up to see a white envelope with silver lettering. “I’m getting married,” she smiled.
“That’s great!” I replied. I hugged her and pulled away at the sound of the bell above the door. When I turned around it was a younger couple. I had not seen Tom since the night he walked me home from the bar. I didn’t think no longer seeing him would bother me. However, I realized everywhere I went I would look for him. Sam was beginning to notice, I’m sure. He hasn’t said anything, but he gives me an uncertain look when I scan every room I walk into. I wiped off the counter in front of me when the bell rang again. I looked up and saw Sam smile and tuck some of his chocolate brown hair behind his ear.
“Hey,” he said.
“Hi, I didn’t want to wake you when I left this morning,” I said pouring him a mug of coffee.
“I wish you did,” he responded. His eyes scanned over the diner, then out the window before his attention returned to me.
“You okay?” I asked.
“Me? Yeah. Um…” he began and took a sip of his coffee. “That guy isn’t here?” he asked.
“He hasn’t shown up since the day I told him Jaz wasn’t single,” Rosemary interjected as she dropped off an order at the kitchen window behind me.