It has been five years since I last saw him. He asked me to do the same knot. My hands were shaking a bit, so it took me five minutes to do it. I opened the small closet and searched for the flowery dress. It was still there and fitted me perfectly. One last control in the huge mirror. I had to be flawless.   

I locked the door quickly and set off. Butterflies in my stomach. They’ve been sleeping for so long. I wanted to slow down my steps. I felt like I’m not ready for this. Exciting and scary at the same time.   

The meadow was a colorful palette of red, yellow, pink, and green. We used to walk hand in hand there, trying to escape from the harsh reality. As I was striding among those strong scents, I noticed something on the top. My heart was beating like a drum. He was sitting on the same old bench, under the cherry blossoms. We had our first kiss on that shaky bench. It was a beautiful, shiny April day.   

“Hello, Sam,” I said with a gruff voice.   

He got up from the old bench and hugged me tight. I could feel his heartbeat through his wide chest. The love you have for a person can’t change, even if you spend some time apart. You can easily set fire if there are enough cinders to it.  

My life was empty without his beautiful smile and soft touch.  

“You know, I was half without you,” he said with a little teardrop running down on his cheek.  

I wanted to tell him that I still love him, but words were unnecessary there. He ran his fingers through my long waves and kissed me slowly. The butterflies were dancing wildly in my stomach.  

“Do you remember our first kiss?” I asked him curiously.  

He looked up with those beautiful green eyes. 

“Of course, we had it under these pink cherry blossoms,” he whispered. 

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Linda Rock
Linda Rock (@linda-rock)
7 months ago

The title of your story drew me in straight away Brigitta, I’m such a romantic! And it didn’t disappoint. I felt her every emotion and I could really relate to that wonderful feeling of love that never truly dies no matter time or distance. You have now left me wondering why they were separated for 5 years! A beautiful story of never-ending love.

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary (@carrie-oleary)
7 months ago

Ah, what a lovely story Brigitta. Like Linda, I had to wonder what kept them apart for 5 years, but at least they are back together now, so that’s the important bit. Nicely done.

Santina Forlenza
Santina Forlenza (@santina-forlenza)
7 months ago

First kiss under cherry blossoms, more than unforgettable.

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Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe (@eric-radcliffe)
7 months ago

A beautiful love story. I love the words – the love You have for a person can never change. Time nor distance can never weaken love. A love story for everyone Brigitta.

Danielle Burke
Danielle Burke (@danielle-burke)
7 months ago

Great use of imagery here: “Butterflies in my stomach. They’ve been sleeping for so long.”

You paint a clear picture of the feelings these two characters have for each other.

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Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof (@christer-norrlof)
7 months ago

A very romantic and sweet story, Brigitta! Apparently, there were “enough cinders” to set the fire blazing again. The happiness is shining through in your description of both persons.

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof (@christer-norrlof)
7 months ago
Reply to  Brigitta Hegyi

Looking back at my comment, I feel confused. I must have meant “shining through” when the autocorrection thought I wanted to write “swinging through”. Sorry.

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Voice-Team (@voice-team)
7 months ago

Hello Christer – We corrected the word “swinging” to “shining” in the original version of the comment you referenced.

Dipayan Chakrabarti
Dipayan Chakrabarti (@dipayan-chakrabarti)
7 months ago

The candysweet love story has a strong effect on the emotions or the senses.

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Dipayan Chakrabarti
Dipayan Chakrabarti (@dipayan-chakrabarti)
7 months ago
Reply to  Brigitta Hegyi

You’re welcome.

Sandra James
Sandra James (@sandra-james)
7 months ago

Beautiful, Brigitta! A wonderful romance to start my day here in Australia with a smile. I loved the line ‘I was half without you’, and the sleeping butterflies. Well done 🙂

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
7 months ago

This is one of the very nicest romantic stories I ever read. Reading this makes me smile, I can feel every emotion that you draw in. Like Sandra, I also like this phrase, ” You know, I was half without you”. Oh no, I was carried away.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
6 months ago
Reply to  Brigitta Hegyi

You’re welcome, Brigitta.

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