“It won’t start. I don’t know what’s wrong with it.” Katey said as she got out of her 1970 Buick. She stomped her feet in frustration.
“I am honestly surprised this old thing even drove you here. Get inside before you catch something.” I said as I took off my coat and put it over her purple sweater. We both quickly ran to the house as the winter wind blew pass us.
Once we got inside, I quickly turned on the thermostat full blast.
“It’s going to be fine. The roads close in 5 minutes anyways I don’t think even You could have made it out” I said to her as I put her sweater and my coat in the hangers.
“Joe, you know me. Not even this old car could stop me from speeding”. She joked as she went to take a sit in the kitchen.
She was playing with her curly hair and she looked at her phone. So much had happened between us. So many things to say but my words wouldn’t be enough. She came by my place to let me know she was getting married. Not sure why she risked everything to come and see me when my town is going on lockdown because of the deadly virus. The army will be on the streets soon so we can’t even call a mechanic.
“Why did you quit Joe? I know what my dad said but I don’t believe him. I want to hear it from you.” She said as she got up from her sit to stand in front of me sitting by the table.
“I uh well, my services was no longer required. Your grades were good enough for me to…” before I could finish, she cut me off.
“Just stop. If you not going, to be honest with me just forget I said anything”. She then angrily walked away from me and went to the living room.
I don’t know how but she can always tell when I am lying. The truth is her father forced me to quit when he found out I had feelings for her. Don’t let the old car fool you. Katey is the daughter of the richest man in this City. Unlike me, everything in her life was planned before birth. Me falling for her wasn’t part of the plan.
“You’re right, I am not being hnest.” I said leaving the kitchen to join her in the living room and sitting across her, I continued. “I can’t bring myself to tell you the truth because some people in your life didn’t think that-“. She once again cut me off and said
“It’s my father isn’t it? What did he tell you?! Tell me!”
I took a deep breath.
“Someday I’ll tell you…just not right now”. I can never tell her the truth because I don’t want to be the guy who takes her away from marrying someone who actually can offer her a future.
She turns her head away from me and crosses her arm.
“I get it, you hate me. I am not even worthy of a response. To you, I am just another idiot rich spoil girl who couldn’t even begin to understand.” She said as she got up and walked toward the window.
How can she say that?! She gave her car and ninety percent of her income to help homeless people. She is one of the smartest and caring people I have ever met! I wish I could tell her everything because my heart is bleeding knowing I wasn’t enough. Knowing she can never be mine.
“Oh, it’s snowing,” she said expressionlessly.
I got up and stood next to her. The glittering snow gently falling on the frozen ground. as always when I am this close to her I feel like time goes slower. I don’t know what took over me, but I put her hands in mine and I look deep into her hazel eyes. Even a blind person could see how happy she makes me. It felt like our souls, very essence touched. This won’t last forever but at least I didn’t care. She looked at me and smiled. I was the happiest man in quarantine because I am in quarantine with you.