The story today…
There was a silence at first, then he could hear a rustling on the phone. He knew she was going to a place where no one could hear her talking to him. “Hi..”, her voice barely a whisper. “I am in town just for tonight. Dinner? Please?” He had no idea why he was whispering. He could hear her sigh. “Can’t do tonight.. I am so sorry. Next time?”. His eyes grew moist as he said, “We are running out of next times….”.