Goodnight My Love
The city lights twinkled below the balcony of her third floor apartment. Soft notes of jazz music filled the air with sweet romance. Lyrics became clear and it turned out to be Ella Fitzgerald singing Goodnight My Love. Inside the small apartment a young woman hummed along as she set the table for two.
Checking the clock one last time Rebecca smiled and dashed off to her room. Quickly she changed out of her jeans and T-shirt and pulled on a long skirt and silk top. Combing out her hair as she hummed with the song. She dabbed on some of the special perfume she had received. Breathing in the sweet flora scent she applied vanilla lip gloss then flashed a smile at her reflection. There was a pause in the music and the melody started again from the beginning. Rebecca waltz around her bedroom to the opening cords and stared out her window as the lyrics began.
"Goodnight my love, the tired old moon is descending. Goodnight my love, my moment with you is now ending. It was so heavenly holding you close to me...It will be so heavenly to hold you again in a dream."
She smiled softly and turned away from the shimmering city vista. In the living room she glanced over the couch and coffee table. Making sure that everything was in place and nothing was missing. The coffee table had been pushed to the corner and there was now a clear space to dance on the floor. A soft laugh bubbled from her as she remembered their first dance in her place. Both of them had tumbled into the couch and keeping to his nature. Her beau had not taken advantage of the awkward moment. Now however, she almost wished he would.
Shaking loose the longing she went into the kitchen and checked everything. The meal was ready and so was the wine. All that was needed was the rest of her company. As if on cue there came the double knock on her door. She tried to slow the sudden racing of her heart as she went to the door. Her hands were slightly shaky as she unlocked the deadbolt and held the door open. As usual, the second she saw him everything in her melted.
"Sorry I am late." He said gently and held out a bouquet of exotic flowers.
"Oh," She exclaimed and took the offering. " Honesty I don't know why you do this. Policemen can't afford such expensive things."
He gave her that smile and her stomach flopped over. " I always save my pennies."
She laughed softly and went to the kitchen as he made himself comfortable in the living room. Setting the flowers on the coffee table she could feel him watching her. It made her skin tingle with delight. Turning to face him she felt her body grow warm and her breath was light. For a moment that seemed to stretch forever they watched each other. He stood up and approached her slowly. As he pulled her close the song started again and they danced together. The soft shuffling of their feet was the only sound as they held one another and dreamed.
Outside the stars twinkled and shone as they watched the romance below.