Mickey Mouse Cloud

- It’s locked!
- Don’t you worry about that, I know where the key is hidden.
He had to stretch all the way up, onto his toes. H felt the gap blindly until he has got a grip of what he was looking for. He inserted the key into the lock and it opened. He quietly took the lock off the hinges and hung it nearby. He also didn’t forget to put the key back and, so, the way was free. They walked half a flight up. Then climbed a narrow ladder with a little trap door at the top. As they climbed out, she gasped with amazement. It was dark there, but millions and millions of stars were watching down on them. The bright lights of the city below couldn’t interfere with this view. Light wind blew her hair, which made her feel free.
They found the cosy place, where there was no wind and the city lights were also out of sight. He took is backpack off and withdrew 3 candles, 2 fireproof cups, 2 spoons, 2 cubes of sugar and half-empty bottle of absinth. It contained just the right amount of emerald liquid for two of them to drink. He arranged everything with speed and agility, while she watched him with much of amusement in her beautiful brown eyes. He poured down the ancient liquid through the cubes of sugar right into the cups. He took his spoon to the candle and lit it. She did exactly the same. They watched the colourful spectacle in their cups. Her eyes were full of awe. She copied his movement, but struggled to cope with the flames and it ended in laughter.
They talked quietly about everything and about nothing as they inhaled reach fragrant fumes of the “green dragon”. Their chatter gained the momentum just to die out with the last drops of the spirit.
He leaned back against the boarding. She sat near him as the first candle was blown out by a slight wind. They started talking again, but as they sat closer to each other, their voices silenced. When the second of the candles died out she leaned against him and he put his arm around her. Their conversation died out again. They both watched the stars and small clouds sailing through the dark ocean of the sky in perfect silence of the night.
He drew her closer. She put her head on his chest and pointed at one cloud.
- Doesn’t it look like Mickey Mouse?
- You’re right! He rides a hors.
- Not anymore! Look at him fall!
They both laughed and hug each other even harder as the last of the candles died out. He has so much to tell her, but he couldn’t say a thing. He wanted to let her know the truth. That he didn’t want to let her go. He wanted to stay with her, but… he knew that it was the last time that they would spend alone together. At least in this life. Tomorrow his life would change. Tomorrow, he would start a new life, far away from this place. Far away from her. He didn’t ruin the moment with words; he just hugged her tighter and watched as a plane flew across the sky. He made a wish…
Her phone rang.
- Yes, I’m coming. I’m already at the bus stop. Yes. I’ll be there in 5 minutes.
Angrily she put the phone back into her pocket.
- How I want to stay here longer. I really want to stay, but I promised. – she frowned, -I must be going now!
They both stood up. She straightened out her jacket, while he was packing empty cups and bottle, spoons and burned out candles. He put his backpack on, took her hand and started toward the exit.
- Hey! Do you… want… me to kiss you on the lips? I mean, just a “friendly”? Huh?
He smiled and looked away, but she continued, – No, seriously. I mean it. Don’t you want?
- Of course. I want! – he said blushing.
She came closer to him. Stood on her toes and gently pressed her warm and sweet lips against his. It lasted no more than a second and then they both looked away. He wanted to grab her and kiss her one more time and one more and more and… but he simply looked away.
- I will miss you! – she said quietly.
He helped her down through the trap door, down the ladder. He silently locked the door and they quietly descended the stairs. He didn’t accompany her to the bus stop. He simply said goodbye. And as she walked away, he couldn’t take his mind off her. She was everything to him and yet he was leaving her.
It was the right face, the right person but it was awfully wrong time.
He never closed his eyes during the night and as the dawn shone through with first rays of sun, he could no longer deceit himself. He really loved…

Mickey Mouse Cloud


London, United Kingdom

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it was very important…at that time at least.

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