Title: Valentine’s Improv
Source: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – Week of February 14, 2017
Word count: 175 words
Funny how this prompt landed right on Valentine’s Day! So obviously, I couldn’t resist. I spent mine eating dinner with my family, but it was no less heart-warming. My brother and I, of course, had a good time third and fourth wheeling our Mom and Dad… They didn’t mind! Much. I hope? Onwards to the story!
There was something special about motorcycling on V-Day: the lit-up facades, the decorative lights, the snippets of conversations washing over her. Couples were everywhere tonight – even the shopfronts had gone red and pink.
Nothing, however, would deter her from her mission.
Two street corners later, she parked the motorcycle and found her friends gathered at the building’s entrance.
“Okay, Lace has no idea we’re here,” Roz breathed. “Yet.”
“Good. Let’s go up – quietly.”
Between the five of them, the bags of food and drinks and the creaky stairwell, it was almost impossible – but they managed. Roz rang the doorbell.
The door opened, revealing a girl still dressed in a fancy dress, her mascara running down her cheeks. Then she saw the congregation, and her mouth fell open.
“When – how – why are you – ” Lace gaped, and then, “But today is – ”
“Lace, darling.” She slung an arm around Lace’s shoulders. “We’ve been friends for fifteen years, we’re not abandoning you. Ever. Especially when a jackass dumps you today. Now. You want ice cream?”