After the Rain

It’s been a long time since the sun shone. The rain was torrential, and we huddled inside. Rei read a book, but I was restless. I longed to be outdoors, calming breeze on my face, doing anything, anywhere.

“Tea, Dani?” Rei asked.

“No, I wish this would end,” I replied.

“Good things come in time.”

So I drank tea and waited. And waited. And waited. Finally, when I could wait no more, the rain eased to a trickle. Stopped. The clouds parted. Rei closed his book, held out his hand, and we walked out into a world which felt new.

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