~ If only tonight, If this is all I got, If I can't have your love,
I won't get back up this time. If only tonight, I'll race you to
the sun, before the morning comes, if I can change your mind. It's
only tonight, and tomorrow you're gone, and we're just a song,
Music blasted on the speakers. She sang along with the song,
driving down the gravelly road. The wind rushed in through the open
windows, blowing her auburn hair around. The road was surrounded by
a thick forest on either side.
Mia had always loved driving up north. Muskoka was the most
peaceful place in her mind. She loved going up to her parents
cottage, even if she was going to be alone. She had finally gotten
time off from work. After a hectic few months, she had deserved
some time off.
She smiled as she saw her cottage come in to view. The lake behind
it, made it look as though it was a picture that should have been
on a postcard. Mia could feel herself relax as she parked her car.
Stepping out of her Dodge Challenger, Mia didn't bother to lock the
doors or roll up the windows. She had the keys, and no one else was
The sunlight glinted off her eyes, making her emerald green eyes
more pronounced. Mia licked her parched lips. She was thirsty. She
leaned in to the car, grabbing her water bottle and taking a long
refreshing drink, before placing it on the hood of her car. She was
glad she had dressed in a light dress and capris. It was quite
warm. I'm home, she thought. Even though being home brought her
joy, there was still something tugging on her heart. Mia pushed the
thoughts to the back of her mind.
Taking a quick view of the place, Mia felt a little at peace. She
had just begun to take her things out of the trunk, when her phone
beeped. Perplexed, she went through the pockets of her dress in
search of the phone. Who could be messaging me now? She thought.
Those that knew her knew she was on vacation. She was sure even he
did...although he was the reason she had gone on vacation in the
first place. To get over us...she thought, miserably. The pain in
her heart had never left. She had tried to mask it, tried to avoid
it, but still her heart felt broken.
She drew a breath of relief when she found it. Clicking on the
screen only to find: One new text message, Mia sighed. Who is it
this time? She thought out of curiosity. Open now? The phone was
asking her. She shook her head as she clicked 'yes'.
'In your hometown...really wish you were here...' It read. As she
looked to who had sent her the message, Mia's breath caught. He's
here? In the same country? She thought, in awe. Her heart was
pounding, as though just reading his name had brought it back to
Just knowing he was so close, Mia could barely breath. Her mind
clouded with thoughts of him. How many nights had passed when all
she could think of was him? His striking blue eyes, jet black hair,
and that voice...that deeply melodic sound of him...
Her fingers shook as they held on to the phone. Should I reply? She
asked herself, feeling conflicted. Weren't they over? At that
moment she wished one of her friends was here. They would have
known what to do.
Her mind was fighting a losing battle with her heart. Mia made up
her mind. Her breath shaking with nerves.
'But I am here...' She typed on to her phone. Before she could
think about any of the repercussions involved, Mia clicked send.
The message was gone with a blink of an eye. With that she put the
phone in to her pocket once more.
No sooner had she turned to get her things from her car, her phone
started to ring. It wasn't the beep that signaled that a text
message had been received...it was a ring telling her who was
A smile made it's way on to her lips. It couldn't be helped. Mia
pulled her phone out again and answered it.