Almost immediately she texted back. I was surprised. It usually is not so quick.
She answered my questions, and we had a brief chat about my upcoming trip. And then about some other relatively unimportant things. A chat just like any other chat “friends” would have.
“You ok?” I asked. It had been some time since we have communicated.
“Yes. I’m good. Just busy. It was so nice to hear from you today” she wrote.
“I miss you, Marty. xx”
I could only stare at the words. Wistfully. Heart in throat. Bleeding.
“I miss you every day” I typed.
There was no need for her to know about the tears that were suddenly welling in my eyes.