FFfAW Challenge – Week of August 9, 2016
He was late.
Her watch showed six-ten.
Ten minutes late, OK not so bad but time ticked on.
She glanced towards the gate hoping to see a pinstripe suit striding up the path.
He would give traffic as his excuse.
She would accept the explanation because her boy would smile as soon as he saw his father.
Five minutes before the end whistle he would show up.
He always rushed in as though he was doing her and their son the biggest favour in the world by being there.
Deep in her heart she knew it wasn’t the pressure of the job, the long drive against traffic, the last minute call he had to take.
Deep in her heart she knew she had competition from the young, blonde assistant.
Deep in her heart she would accept it.
For the sake of her son.
Until he was grown she would accept it.
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