Must you go away?
He turned his head and looked at her, sitting perched prettily on the coffee table and smiled. ‘I’m only going for a quick jog around the block.’
But, I’ll miss you! Take me along. Please!
He laughed and said, ‘Nope. I think I need to do this alone.’
Fine.He could swear that he saw her pouting. Is it someone else? Are you replacing me after all this time?
Now he laughed out loud. ‘Replace you? After 7 years of loyal service? How could you even think that?’
Well, then, what if there’s an emergency? How do I reach you?
‘You’ll tell me when I am back. In 20 minutes. Surely, you can manage that as part of your job description.’
There was no answer to that one. He shrugged and let himself out the door. Once outside, he took a deep breath and thought to himself: I really need the break. I’m beginning to imagine all sorts of things. Well, maybe it’ll make for a good book. He then jogged off into the night.
Inside, on the table, she sat, her screen glowing a neon blue, blinking and displaying a couple of messages and missed calls. She couldn’t believe he’d left her- the iPhone- behind!
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