Listening to the soft music with beer-can to his company, he was soaking in the golden rays at the beach. Watching the drifting cloud wander across the clear blue sky, smile mirroring the hope descended on his face.
And why it shouldn’t be?
This was the time of the year that he looked forward to indulging in life with his beloved, away from the abecedarian life.
Once a year, one-night stand with his steady partner was his way to escape from his perfectly imperfect life. Recharging and refueling his soul, he would have enough a ration to take on with grind of life.
Shrill sound of the mobile ring tone made him glance the screen. It was his. With excitement gushing through his veins, he picked up the call.
“Not coming this time”, said a dry voice. It sounded unfamiliar though he knew it was him.
“Its not that time of the year without you”, he pleaded.
A long silence on both the sides was punctuated by the lapping of the waves on the shore. A thread of shiny tears trickled down his face as he heard the phone getting disconnected.
Taking a copious draught from his can, he heaved a long sigh. “Another 365 days to go till next rendezvous…”, he assured himself brushing aside the fear of weakening relationship year on year.