On a warm summer evening, sitting on the terrace, taking my five-minute break in the long night shift in the hospital, I have enjoyed the summer breeze, silence, the stars above and my cup of fresh coffee.
Cigarette smoke was vanishing into the air, playing and making figures.
The sunset was near, I could feel it and hear it. The birds had awaken, by that I knew the morning is near.
He came on his break too.
I knew him from the hallway, I have met him in the elevator and that was it.
Without asking he sat right beside me. Silently, he took the cigarette, and sipped coffee.
I didn’t find that strange, him sitting beside me. It was somehow comforting.
“Good coffee, isn’t it?”, he asked. “Oh yeah, especially after such a shift…” , I replied tiredly.
“Why are you so nervous every time you see me? You are nervous now, also.”
I looked at him. Blue eyes with a look pointed directly somewhere where no one before could see me.
Right into the hidden part of me.
“Who are you?!”, I asked.
He just smiled. I felt totally unprotected in front of him. My all shields were down. And I just had met him.
“I am the one who knows you. You didn’t even noticed me a couple of times when you were working in the operating room. I heard you, I saw you. For me, that’s enough.”
“You’re fucking crazy!”, I said and started to laugh.
I laughed because, I could feel he was somehow telling the truth, and that sitting next to him is the right thing to do.
That he belongs beside me.
“Wanna go out with me? I’ll take you somewhere where you will really like it”.
“Ok…I will. But don’t tell me where you’re going to take me. Let it be a surprise”.
I left my cell number to him and get back to work.
We had the most amazing evening in my life, when we got out on a date.
After almost twelve hours spent together driving, laughing, dancing in the open air concert, sunrise came.
We were watching it, how the Sun emerges from the horizon, in the silence, sitting in the middle of a meadow, on a slightly wet grass.
He kissed me without words. We have said all we had to, talking and talking the whole night long.
I was trembling while his lips touched mine. The universe stopped for a moment, and the imprint of his kisses and hugs are still here, in my mind, vivid as they are happening right now.
We were together for long two years. Long because we knew we couldn’t be together, but we were meant to be together.
We are the pieces that complete one another. Like two lost puzzles that match perfectly.
After two years of love, struggle and the crushing pain in the end, we separated. We knew why. We just had to do it.
I love him, and always will. He loves me,and he always will.
Wherever he is right now, I wish him nothing but the best.
As long as I live, his eyes will be watching me while I sleep. I know that and I can feel that.
I really hope you are well, my love.
My little lost matching puzzle, I am really glad that I judged you perfectly, from the only one sentence, from the first five minutes when we had met.