The exercise – First line prompt – He didn’t want to go out on such a night but
He didn’t want to go out on such a night but he could not ignore the signs.
Since Marta’s husband had died she had relied heavily on him for company and support. Her husband’s family had pretty much turned their back on her and it was awkward for her to spend time with the couples she and her husband used to socialize with.
He had become her trusted friend and companion. As both were alone and lonely they began to take turns to cook for each other, go to the movies or a restaurant in the evenings. This helped make the time go faster and keep the pain at bay for a few more hours.
That night she had called him just past midnight in a terrible panic. She was on medication for depression but he feared she would do something to herself, so despite the lateness and the thunderstorm raging outside, he got dressed and drove to her place.