60 Second Story – Summer Rain
“Let’s go for a walk!”
“What, now? It’s raining!”
“And I don’t have an umbrella.”
“So what? That’s the amazing thing about being a human, we’re waterproof!”
Her eyes danced as she grabbed my hand and spun me playfully around in a twirl towards the door.
“The neighbours will think we’re crazy…”
“Who cares. Maybe we are!”
She flung the door open and pulled me out into the garden with her. I screwed up my face as the rain got heavier.
“I just don’t think…”
“Oh no I’m meeeeelting!” She screeched cutting off my reluctance mid sentence before throwing her hand across her forehead and dramatically falling onto the grass.
I couldn’t help but laugh.
“Shall we then?” She leapt to her feet grinning, linked her arm in mine and marched me off towards the road.
It was absolutely pouring now, big, icy droplets drenching us in seconds, but I could feel the warmth radiating from her body as we continued arm in arm down the steaming street.
I looked over at her, long hair plastered awkwardly to her forehead, bits of grass stuck on her wet jeans. She was absolutely glowing.
She met my gaze, her eyes twinkling, and as she smiled that devilish half smile that lit up the whole world, I realised she was the most beautiful person I had ever laid eyes on.