"Excuse me, do you have the time?" I ask a woman
wearing a silver dress.
"Ten to." She says, checking her watch.
"Thank you." I walk away and stand near the
steps, waiting for my darling to come so we can enter the gala
I pace the floor and straighten my green, floor length
gown. I look up and my heart skips a beat.
Descending elegantly from the large staircase is my
beauty, wearing a straight orange gown that accents her
I gulp and take a deep breath.
As she is halfway down she sees me and smiles
"Hello, sweetie." I say when she reaches the
bottom of the stairs.
She reaches for my hand and says, "Sorry for making
you wait, darling."
"Oh, it's fine, Princess, I was just fixing my
"Okay, ready to go in?"
"Hmm?" I ask, my mind wandering.
"Into the gala, baby." She giggles.
"Oh, yes. Let's." I look away,
"Shut up. Lets go." I start walking, leading my
little girl through the doors.
Once in, we take to the dance floor. We dance three slow
songs together and then two faster paced songs. Laughing and
smiling, we retreat to a table to rest.
"I am having so much fun." I say,
"So am I, I love being able to do things like
She leans over and kisses me, brushing her hand over my
cheek and smiling as she does so.
I smile and wonder if it will ever get better, knowing in
my soul it will.