He was out of breath from running. His mind was swirling with what he had just read in the note that Belinda had left on his truck. He was busy at work, working overtime to meet a deadline, and hadn’t been able to meet her for supper. He had come out of work and found her note on his truck. She couldn’t be serious. could she?
His life had taken a turn for the better he had thought, since he had met Belinda. Now though, he felt like he was going crazy. He thought back to the day he had met her.
He was fishing off the dock, with his brain in a whirl. His girlfriend had dumped him and he didn’t know how to feel. It wasn’t that she broke his heart, for she was actually beginning to get on his nerves. It was kind of a relief that she dumped him, but she had caught him by surprise! He had thought that she was head over heels for him, and then just like that she dumped him. By a simple text! They hadn’t been dating real long, but he thought he deserved more than just a text.
While those thoughts were going through his mind is when he had turned his head and noticed Belinda for the first time. She was wandering around on the dock, almost like she was lost. At first she was hesitant to speak to him, but the next day when he came back, she was there again. She was sitting on the dock, staring out to sea. Her long, honey blonde hair glistening in the sun.
Brian had packed 2 tuna fish sandwiches and offered one to her. He recalled how slowly she ate it. It was almost like she had never ate a sandwich before. They talked some more and soon it became a routine for him to pack 2 sandwiches and meet her at the dock.
A week had passed and they had seen each other quite a bit. They would meet there and then go out for supper, and maybe catch a movie. The first movie they went too, it was like she was mesmerized by the big screen! She still hadn’t opened up much about herself, but she had a great listening ear and a very kind heart. She also loved to ask questions. She found the littlest details about Brian’s life to be fascinating. Brian had never met someone that seemed to be in awe of everything around them. There was an aura of mystery around her, which intrigued Brian.
Yesterday she told him that she had something to tell him, but didn’t know how to say it. Her eyes looked so tender as she spoke and like they had a hint of sadness in them, that he didn’t understand. She had told him that there was a full moon tomorrow and that she had to go. He had asked her where, and she just gave him a soft smile as she brushed her hand against his cheek.
As he stared out to sea, he remembered the look in her eyes from the night before. So full of care, and he felt those caring words in her note. She had thanked him for being such a kind gentleman, and answering all her questions. The moon was full so she had to go back, but she hoped that at the next full moon he would be at the dock to meet her again.
Perhaps he was going crazy, but he knew that the next full moon would find him back here. For who knew, maybe mermaids really did exist, maybe fairy tales do sometimes come true.