For no reason- suddenly felt like doing some short stories….
He had been in love with her since the 1st grade.
Now they were both attending high school and he still was crazy about her. She didn’t have an easy life. But she always smiled and he loved that about her.
She worked as a cashier at the local grocery store. And every day after school he would go buy a can of soda just so he could say hi. She must have known he was in love with her. The way she smiled when he walked in through the sliding doors always made him blush.
Sometimes he would wait around the front of the store just so he could walk her home from a distant and unknown to her.
Going along the train tracks, he would try to convince himself to go up to her and talk to her. One day he hoped.
On this particular evening after a long shift, she walked home along the train tracks. Not paying attention her foot became caught on something. A clothes hanger had become entangled with the tracks and now was wrapped around her shoe. As she tried to become free, pulling her foot away, it became tighter, wrapping around her ankle.
The 7:05 Westbound was blowing its whistle, coming around the bend. It wouldn’t have enough time to stop after seeing her.
Her nervousness grew to fear. Then to a panic. She froze seeing the train coming around the corner.
All at once she felt two hands pulling her away and pushing her off the tracks. The wire cut into her ankle and the pain brought her back to reality. She laid there, feet away from the stopped train, gasping to gain her breath. She tried to understand what had just happened.
He was able to go home after 4 months and today was the day. He was so happy when she walked in to his room, holding a bouquet of flowers, offering to help him gather his things. He had several months of therapy ahead of him, but he didn’t care. He had her next to him and he would do it all again. Even if it did cost him an arm and a leg.