Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sparks Flying Everywhere!



Beth fidgeted anxiously as the elevator slowly descended to the ground floor. It seemed to take forever to get to the main lobby.

“Where should I go for lunch? How much money do I have? Do I have to stop at the bank? Is my skirt on straight?” The questions kept coming.  “Ugh! Why is this elevator taking so long?” Oh, the trials of a twenty-something!

“Finally” she sighed, as the doors began to open. On the other side of the elevator doors stood a Man God; a perfectly-chiseled-from-head-to-toe young man in a business suit. She looked up at his steel blue eyes and at the same time he looked at hers. The color of his eyes was like nothing she had ever seen. They were piercing, but his body was relaxed and almost welcoming. Both he and Beth were locked in a tracking beam and were focused so intently on each other that not even a bomb would have broken their mutual trances. Everything became dreamlike and in slow-motion, and the sparks began to fly!

As she began to exit the elevator, she felt a force pushing her back. She did not want this euphoric feeling to stop. She finally gave it her all and began to exit the elevator. She passed him with her eyes still locked onto his. His were still fixed on hers, and then he began to smile. She returned the smile immediately. As they passed each other, their hands brushed lightly, setting off more sparks. Beth could feel her heart pounding and a bolt of electricity shooting all the way down to her toes. Turning toward the double glass exit doors, she made her way to the only place that would break this spell, even though it was not what she really wanted. There were sparks flying everywhere!

“Ten more steps” she said to herself, “and I will be free of this tracking beam.” Beth turned back to see if the elevator had closed yet, and saw that it had. But to her surprise, Mr. Gorgeous was still standing just outside of the doors. He was watching her and that made her knees turn to jelly. She grabbed on to one of the door handles to keep from falling to the floor in a puddle of jam. Amidst the sparks, she turned and saw daylight just outside of the glass doors, as it beckoned to her. 

“Just turn the knob and open the door!” Beth screamed to herself. With every ounce of energy, she pushed  open both doors and stepped out into the light.  She felt the sun’s warm rays wrap around her body from head to toe. She pulled out a pair of sunglasses from her purse and put them on. As she pushed the bridge into place, a quick flash of light was seen out of the corner of her left eye. She adjusted her wedding band and sighed.

“Now, where am I going to have lunch?

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3 comments:

Stacey said...

A fun snippet.

May said...

Ooh la la! A little something to get the heart pumping!

Mama Kat said...

Ooooh Beth, way to be strong! Looking forward to those two running into each other again!