The first time I saw snow I thought I was going to faint. Jessica had convinced me to come to New Mexico for Spring Break and I had been very skeptical. I usually head to the beach for vacations. I needed the sun, the water and the heat. Landry and I had taken our last vacation together to Mexico and he broke up with me as soon as we got back so I figured now was the best time for a change. Landry and I had been together for three years when he abruptly broke it off after our trip. I had been positive he was going to propose on that trip and had been disappointed when he hadn’t. When he broke up with me two days after we got back, I was blindsided.
Two months later and I was finally starting to feel a little more like myself. Living in a big city like Houston, I never got to experience the silence of small towns. Or the silence snow brought to a small town.
I settled in to watch the snow fall and was letting myself get lulled back into sleep when I saw him. There was a half-naked man limping through the snow toward our bed and breakfast. And he was staring at the window to our room. I leaned back into the shadows as he got closer, hoping he hadn’t seen me. It wasn’t until he was right outside the window that I realized it was Landry.