Again by Jazelyn
I sighed into the phone. "I'm sorry, I missed the first train home trying to convince the boss to let me keep my job. Didn't work anyway. I'll be super late, but maybe we can go on another date another time. I'm sorry."
"Are you serious?" her voice shrieked. "This is the fourth time you had to postpone! I'm not staying with you if it's gonna be like this all the time. . ."
Flustered, I ran my hand through my hair. "Stop be being so needy," I muttered.
I heard her gasp on the other line. "Excuse me? 'Needy'? I guess this relationship really was a waste of my time. Goodbye forever!"
I tried yelling my apologies into my smartphone, but a loud beep ended the call. I groaned and waited for the train. A loud noise boomed overhead and in a few seconds, it was pouring.
It was long until the train came. I climbed on, my feet sloshing in my worn out shoes. The train was packed. Being soaked and all, I understood why nobody wanted to sit next to me. However, a lady saw me and scooched into the end of her seat. I made me way towards her. "Uh, you don't mind. . .?" I asked.
"No, no. It seems like you've had a bad day," she said, as I plopped down next to her. "Penny for your thoughts? Except, you know, without the penny?"
I gave her the smallest of smiles and replied, "Eh. Lost my job. Broke up with my girlfriend. Got soaked in the rain. If I wanted do all that, I might as well have stayed in bed this morning."
She nodded her head. "I suppose so. But you wouldn't have met me, now would you?"
I raised my eyebrow and asked, "No offense, but what's so special about you?"
She checked her watch and answered, "Well, it's been a minute talking to you, and you're already my friend."
I snickered. "Well, friend, it's nice to know you can tell time!"
"It's nice to know you actually smile once in a while!" she teased. I beamed at her. Whoever thought a day gone so wrong could turn out so lovely?