I wrote this awhile ago. I leave it up to the reader to decide whether what the narrator experiences is real or just a hallucination. Let me know what you think.
I thought the distance would make everything better. I hoped that not seeing him would help to dissolve my feelings. I was so wrong. The more days I went without him, the stronger the longing grew. I craved his scent, his touch, his stare, his laugh, him, so badly. The old saying, separation makes the heart grow fonder, was all too true. I began seeing him everywhere. He would whisper my name and his cool breath would tickle my neck. When I got dressed in the morning I could smell his intoxicating scent. When I was alone his hand traced my side and his warm, oh so soft, lips occasionally brushed across my shoulder. These fantasies haunted me every day. Shopping, that might help. I grabbed my purse and rushed out. I wandered through the mall and bought random stuff. When I sat down in the food court I saw him. I sipped my soda slowly. He was buying a soft pretzel. I turned away. It was just another hallucination.
I looked up and he stood there with a smile. Definitely a hallucination.
“How have you been?”
“Not too bad.”
I looked down and sipped my soda. When I looked up he was gone. I sighed and grabbed my stuff. I walked forward and right towards Land Of The Sun. As I entered, the scent of incense crashed over me like a wave. I took a deep breath, taking in all the scents. I had to get some. I started digging through the incense when someone tapped my shoulder. I turned and there he was. Maybe it wasn’t a hallucination.
“Sorry about earlier, my friend waved me over.”
“I would have rushed but I saw this,” he said reaching into his bag and pulling out a beautiful silver heart necklace from a bag, “and thought of you.”
I gasped as I took it in my hand. Maybe I didn’t have to forget. He carefully took it from my hand and put it on me. I threw my arms around him and let his scent tickle my nose. He held me close and I could swear his lips grazed my hair. I slowly pulled back and looked into his eyes.
“Sorry… I wasn’t sure how I felt… But now I am… not having you is terrible," he said, emphasizing the last word.
I wrapped my arms around his neck and crushed my lips to his. Definitely not a hallucination. He kissed me back passionately. I don’t have to forget.