The desire could be felt through the room, through all the people in it. Even though it was invisible to most, at least two people could feel it. Their eyes were darting back and forth, afraid of who may see. This was their own little secret and they liked it that way. If it were made public it wouldn’t ruin anything. They were both single. They just wanted something to themselves in a world that is so public.
When he walked one way, she would follow the same path across the room, never breaking her gaze upon him. When she would stop to talk with someone he would follow her movements as she talked with that person. He was contemplating his next moves, whichever would get him to her the quickest. The anticipation was killing him, burning him from the inside. He wondered if she felt the same.
Little did he know, she felt the same burn. She was doing her best to mask the pain the anticipation was giving her. She didn’t know how long she could manage. Having him in her presence was like a drug, she couldn’t get enough of him. She could feel his stare dig at her from across the room and didn’t know how much longer she could stand it. She smiled and nodded and make her escape from the conversation that would ensue.
She turned a corner to get to the hallway near the elevators. She pressed the button to go down. It was time to leave, with or without him. That was the strength of her brain talking, but her heart was weak. She slowly made her way into the elevator and chose the first floor. The door started closing and with it her hope started closing as well. Then a hand rushed in making the doors open. It wasn’t who she expected, it was a Stranger, an older gentleman. They made small talk all the way down even though she didn’t feel like speaking. She was relieved when the elevator finally stopped and opened its doors.
She exited the elevator and turned the corner to walk towards the garage. The hallway was dark and felt like a tunnel leading to the lit garage. She saw the stairwell door open in the hallway and a shadow of a man appeared out of it and came towards her. The shadow appeared to be rushing at her and when it got close enough she could tell who it was. She got in a bit of a run before the collided into each other. Even though it was dark, they knew exactly where their lips were. It was a perfect synch. They continued to kiss, feeling the secrecy of the dark. It didn’t matter who was passing and what they thought because to the world they were just two shadows embracing.
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