Moving On

The hot African sun beat down mercilessly on the two lovers as they walked on the dusty road. She looked into his eyes with longing. She wanted to be part of his life but…

“I hear you got a scholarship to study in Cambridge.”

“It’s a life time opportunity and, considering your father’s view about our relationship, perhaps it’s better this way.”

“I agree.”

Her words cut like a knife. He couldn’t believe what he was hearing. She was now taking her father’s side?

“I’m moving away too,” she continued.

Trying hard to portray an air of indifference he asked, “Really? Where to?”

“Cambridge.”

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