Adney was not looking forward to her journey. There was no fun in travelling by air. All it did was save time. But one had to endure the boring faces buried in laptops and tablets.
She could survive that much. Hopefully!
She saw hands feverishly typing on keyboards and took the hint burying herself in the worn out edition of Doctors.
The world around her blurred and fell into oblivion.
Until that moment.
It was the thought of his presence that broke her reverie. She looked up in time to find him making his way through the aisle, his gait nonchalant, his bearing casual. Adney, however, knew better.
She wondered if his presence on that flight was a coincidence.
Her mind echoed yes. Her heart whispered no. She did not side by either. For that moment at least.
Instead she tried to busy herself in her book. But being acutely conscious of his presence as she was, the words from the book made little sense.
It was a week ago that she had walked out of her heaven with Jake. She had thought of herself as a misfit in his perfect world. And she had hoped for things to fall back to normal. For both of them.
They had not. Neither for Jake, as it appeared; nor for her.
So, she finally let her heart win the battle. And with it, she sealed her fate. Forever.
Jake could surely do well with some of her flaws. After all, was not too much perfection an imperfection in itself?
Adney kept sitting as did Jake. The people around them were busy getting their handbags, switching on the mobiles, disembarking.
It was only when the two of them remained, did Jake look back.
“We don’t want to keep the crew waiting forever, do we?”
Adney shook her head through smiles and tears.
They had walked in separately but they walked out hand in hand.
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