Done with her shopping, she glanced at her watch. 15 minutes till the next bus.
Can she make it in time?
She darted into the library, strode to the ‘Just Returned’ section with the practiced gait of a regular. There nestled books waiting to be picked up.
Aah, there were some interesting ones. Grabbed three and rushed to the issuing machine.
Job done with minutes to spare. Just in time for the bus, with the comforting, satisfying weight of the books in her backpack. Books just waiting to be savored, waiting to get lost in. Pure bliss. Food for the soul.
Nikhil sighed. His son, Akash had forgotten how to smile after his mother passed away.
Gone was the cheerful Akash. In his place was a sad, quiet, pale-faced boy. Nothing made him smile, or talk.
Lost in thoughts, Nikhil tripped and heard a squeal. ‘Dad! You almost hurt him,’ cried Akash, scooping up the little pup that ran into their way.
Nihkil stared, transfixed. For the first time in 2 months, he saw his son’s eye’s sparkle, and a smile lighting up his face as the little pup lay cuddled in his arms.
Seeing Akash smile was like finding lost treasure.
This was written for the prompt – Lost Treasure for 100 words on Saturday on Write Tribe.