Key and Cassy had been girlfriend and boyfriend ever sense high school and now that they have graduated from university it was only fit to move from this small town to the big city.
“We need to take the leap.” Said Cassy to Key who was not so big on the idea.
“but are you sure, we can find good jobs right here.” Said key cautiously and looked at Cassy with big eyes. But Cassy stayed firm she had decided that her life wouldn’t end before she lived in the big city. Key gave way and so they decided to move
“Did you pack your books, there were few of them by the shelf.” Said Cassy.
“No I haven’t. will do that later.” Key said. He walked up to her from the behind where she was standing by the stove making dinner and gave her a hug. “come here, I don’t want to let you go.” He said and was serious.
“Don’t do that, you are being to clingy.” she said.
“I don’t care I don’t want to go.”
“It is only for two weeks, you will survive.”
“That’s too two week too long. I will die without you.” He said fake crying. She turned towards him and put her hand on his cheek.
“I love you and we will talk every day on the phone. don’t be discouraged now that we almost have it all. us and the big city, can you believe we are finally getting to where we want.”
“I know I know, I just wish we could have this apartment sooner than two weeks. Or that I could start my job two weeks from now so that we could move together instead of having to be apart for this long.”
“I know, but it is alright, we will manage.” She said. They looked into each other like they do and Key was filled with emotion and it took a lot to hold his tears back.
“you right, I love you.”
“Oh, shit.” Said Cassy and turned to the stove, she almost burned the meat she had on the pan. If that was not enough, she almost burned herself as she hurried to take the lid of the pan.
“Be careful.” Key yelled.
“This is your fault any way, let go of me.” she said and elbowed him but he had already let her go and she turned the heat down on the stove. She then stirred the pot while giving him a glare, but he only smiled back at her making her shake her head.
“You okey.” Key asked.
“of course I am not, you should stay away from me when I am cooking.”
“I told you I would cook for you today, I don’t understand why you insist in you cooking all the time. You don’t have to.”
“I know but I want to.” She said and smiled at him. he leaned in for a kiss, but she only shooed him away from the stove. “Go and pack your stuff. We don’t need unnecessary stress tomorrow, you need to get to the train early.”
“Okey. Can I have one of your bags, I need another one.”
“Sure, just take the black one, it is big enough.”
Key started to pack the last few things he had left and then sat down on an armchair looking at his apartment that they had for almost five years now. But now was time to move on and let go of the past, Key sighed and thought of how much he would hate living in the big city and all its noises. A lot of their high school friends live there now, and Key was going to live with one of them, Brad, until they could get the key to the apartment he and Cassy are going to rent.
Key felt sadder than Casandra, who was happy about the move. If she didn’t have her job to think about, she would have moved with him. Key love the town and the people and had his routine fixed. the job, the park, the restaurant the pub on Wednesday and Friday and the brunch with Cassandras family on Saturdays. He would miss it all. But Cassandra assured him they would have better life, more exiting life as soon as they settled in. He wanted to believe her, but he also knew that it would take time to be comfortable in the city and its people.
“Food is ready.” said Casandra and key woke up from his daydream.
“Looks good, baby. Do we have milk?”
“Yeah I can get it for you,”
“no it’s all right I can get it.”
They sat down at their little table in the corner of the kitchen who can barely take two plates and glasses. They usually sit on the sofa and eat while watching tv, but today they both felt the need to be present with each other and didn’t even talk about it. they rarely do talk about stuff anymore. They just do, synchronized both mind and body they feel each other’s need and want. Of course, they are like any other couple who fight and argue.
The day came, and it was time for Key to say goodbye to Cassy, they embraced for very long time but had to let go as the train was closing its door.
“Bye, I love you.” Key shouted through the window.
“I love you too, see you soon” she shouted back, and they both waved at each other as the train started to leave.
If he hadn’t cried his heart out the night before he would have cried today. But luckily for him he managed to stay cool as the wagon he sat in was filled with people. Key immediately took his phone out and called Cassy, they talked for a while but then she had to go to work.
“I hate this. Can’t you just take the next train, and we can stay at Brads plays even if it becomes crowded.”
“you need to calm down, it is just a couple of weeks. I love you, I really have to go now. I love you, bye.
“I love you too, talk to you tonight.”
The train finally arrived, and Key got off, he fallowed the stream of people and looked around for way out. He was looking for his friend then he got a text message.
“Hi Key, sorry man but I got hold up so can you take a taxi and get to this address, god luck.” Key was disappointed. He got out of the train station, and everything suddenly hit him, the sound, the movement, the people the cars he was really in the big city of New York. No small town anymore. His heart started to pound, he was excited but at the same time afraid. As he stood there, he wished Cassy was with him then he had an idea. Hi, put his bag down and took out the phone. he snapped a picture and send it to Cassy, she immediately responded which made him happy.
“wow, amazing, now I really want to go with you, did you do it on purpose to make me jealous, you.”
“I told you take the next train please I don’t want to be without you for any second longer.” He said.
“I love you.” Said Cassy.
“I love you to.” Responded Key
Key called for a taxi and soon he was in brads apartment. Brad had left a key to the neighbor, so he let himself in. as thanks key had brought food so he put himself to work and made dinner after he settled in. His room was a bit smaller than he had hoped. It was room for only one queen sized bed and a table. There was also a wardrobe but beside that it was not much space for anything else. Key had to remind himself that it was only for two weeks and soon they would move in their own apartment. Which was not easy to find. Cassy’s dad had to ask an old friend for a favor and they cleared a apartment they own just so they could live there. Key loved Cassis dad, he was a good man and a good father, he hoped to be more like him. Cassy used to laugh about it when he first mentioned it.
“Hey, man god to see you.” Said Brad who came in together with his girlfriend Amber. “This is Amber, my girlfriend.”
“Hi, Amber nice to meet you. Hope I am not a bother, but I prepared dinner for you guys.”
“what you did, that is so nice of you.” said Brad.
“wow it looks good, are you a chef perhaps.” Said Amber.
“no it was nothing, come on dig in.” said key and they sat down to eat.
“How was the trip here.” asked Brad.
“It was fine. I started to miss home as soon as I sat on the train.” Said key and tried to hide his face. Brad laughed.
“I knew it, what did I tell you this guy can’t be without Cassy even if his life was dependent on it.” Said Brad while laughing. “They have been together sense kindergarten and never been apart. I don’t think you can make it my friend.”
“stop it, I think its cute that you have been together that long.” said Amber, but Key was too ashamed to answer her. He nodded.
“No man, time fly I bet you won’t notice it have been two weeks. I promise you.” said Brad.
“thanks, we will see.” Was all he could muster.
The rest of the evening he spends in his room. He had a lot of paper to prepare before his job the next morning. He promised that he would call Cassy only if he was done with his work, he tried to call her but she shut him down not accepting his laziness. He smiled as he went through the papers. it was clear who was the clingy baby in this relationship. But he knew Cassy loved it so he was not worried.