Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I'll see you later...

The man does not talk. He is a man of action not words. He strides in and out as he pleases. Sometimes she imagines he is a young tiger, leisurely strolling around its territory after a kill. It is impossible to talk to him. Impossible to say all the things she wants to say. How do you tell such a man that you love him? For the rest of her life, he would be lost in his world and she in hers.

He smiled at her as he shut the door, "I'll see you later" he said.

The door left its usual noise with his departure. A sharp sound that she had now come to detest.

"I love you", she said it out loud, to the empty hotel room which now reeked of the perfume he had left behind. She looked at the clock, she had enough time for a quick shower before her next customer arrived.

11 comments:

Naapali said...

How does she tell him?

geisha.song. said...

short and sharp.
share your inspiration, would ya?

Mogaji said...

ouch! i think the greatest disservice to sex workers is the inability of anyone to take them seriously.

Adorna Shine - Writer said...

Ooh, what an interesting story.

miz-cynic said...

i want to believe before u start feeling tht kinda strong connection to someone...u must have been feeling some vibes esp. if u are a commercial sex worker.she shd just say it ho ha and know her fate instantly.afterall thts wht would be expected of her

UndaCovaSista said...

Very 'Pretty Woman'...only Julia Roberts gets the guy

naijalines said...

She'd better not tell him.

maitumbi said...

I can imagine a guy falling hopelessly for a hooker. But the other way round? Must be the prince charming myth but so unlikely (alas, like prince charming!)

Iwalewa McDaniels said...

MAYBE SHE WASN'T SAYING IT TO THE GUY. iNTERESTING THOUGH AND SHORT AND STRAIGHT TO THE POINT.

Ekoakete said...

Lordy!... interesting. A rather unfortunate circumstance

Anonymous said...

It all depends... on how you understand the word "customer". (ยต)