Annie stood there, looking out the airport window. Karl’s flight had just taxied in – he would be deplaning soon. This time, he would not be leaving. At least, not for good. His job required him to travel, but this would now be his home base. Their home base. Was she ready for this? Were they ready for this? They had talked this out, and determined that it was best for him to move where she was. They would be living in her house, the house that had once belonged to her parents. The house that she was raised in. So many memories, and now this new side-road in life.
The doors opened, and people began streaming out. Karl was one of the first people to come through. He had a huge smile on is face, and as he pulled her to him, Annie knew that all was going to be well.
(c) July 2012 Bonnie Cehovet