I sat under the tree in my backyard waiting for him to call me. He said he would and I believed he would so I sat there, waiting for my phone to ring. I waited hours upon hours for it to ring. I paced back and worth in front of the old oak tree with my phone in hand; flipping it over and over. Occasionally I would check my screen to make sure I hadn’t missed it or something. I made sure that it wasn’t on silent and often wondered if my phone had been broken. Eventually I sat down and stared at the azure blue sky. It was such a beautiful color; the same color as your eyes. I watched as the clouds passed. I kept my phone on my chest waiting for it to vibrate and send shivers into my heart. It didn’t ring. Soon the beautiful blue sky turned to orange and from orange to purple until it was eventually black. I sat their under the moon light as a tear fell down my cheek. You didn’t call me at all. I waited all day for you and you couldn’t even pick up the phone to tell me-
“Happy Birthday.” I heard a voice say near the yard gate. I got up and went to it, still crying a little. There you were, in your black zip sweater and a blue box with a white ribbon on it. I smiled like a mad woman as tears ran down my face.
“I thought you had forgotten about me” I uttered still choking on my tears.
“I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to make you worry. Please don’t cry” he said in his soft comforting voice which wrapped around me like a warm blanket. I embraced him and he embraced me.
“I hope you like the gift I bought you Allona” he said in my ear.
“The only gift that matters to me is your heart Allen” I said. He smiled and I smiled as well. We then shared a kiss in the light of the summer moon as fireflies surrounded us. It was as if the stars themselves had come to give their Happy Birthday wishes to me, but they didn’t seem to understand that my wish had already come true…