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The Last Train

Short-lived happiness

By Fahmi HARRATHPublished 2 months ago 3 min read
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The platform was bustling with the hurried footsteps of commuters rushing to catch their trains. Among them stood Rachel, her heart pounding with a mixture of excitement and nervousness. She checked her watch anxiously; the train would arrive any moment now.

As if on cue, the rumble of the approaching train echoed through the station. Rachel's pulse quickened as she scanned the crowd, searching for a familiar face.

And then she saw him. Ethan, her childhood friend and long-time crush, stood at the edge of the platform, his eyes searching the crowd with a mix of anticipation and uncertainty.

Their eyes met, and in that instant, Rachel felt a surge of courage wash over her. This was her moment, her chance to finally tell Ethan how she felt before it was too late.

With determination in her heart, Rachel pushed through the crowd, closing the distance between them with each passing second. Her breath caught in her throat as she reached out to grab Ethan's arm, stopping him in his tracks.

"Ethan, wait," she called out, her voice barely above a whisper, "there's something I need to tell you."

Ethan turned to face her, his eyes wide with surprise. "Rachel, what are you doing here?" he asked, his voice tinged with confusion.

Rachel took a deep breath, steeling herself for what she was about to say. "I need to tell you that... that I love you," she confessed, her words tumbling out in a rush.

Time seemed to stand still as Rachel waited for Ethan's response. For a moment, there was silence, the only sound the distant hum of the approaching train.

And then, to Rachel's surprise and relief, Ethan smiled, his eyes shining with emotion. "Rachel, I love you too," he replied, his voice filled with sincerity.

In that moment, the world seemed to fade away, leaving only Rachel and Ethan standing on the crowded platform, their hearts intertwined in a love that had been years in the making.

But their moment of bliss was short-lived. As the train pulled into the station with a screech of brakes, reality came crashing back in an instant.

"We have to go," Ethan said, his voice urgent as he grabbed Rachel's hand and pulled her towards the waiting train.

With a sense of urgency, Rachel followed Ethan onto the train, their fingers intertwined as they raced against the clock. They found an empty seat near the back of the carriage and collapsed into it, their hearts still pounding with the adrenaline of their confession.

As the train lurched forward, Rachel and Ethan sat in silence, savoring the moment and the knowledge that they were finally together.

But their happiness was short-lived. As the train rounded a bend in the tracks, Rachel's heart sank as she realized that their time together was running out.

"We have to get off at the next stop," Ethan said, his voice heavy with regret. "My train leaves in just a minute, and I can't miss it."

Rachel nodded, her eyes brimming with tears as she realized that their time together was coming to an end. But even as the seconds ticked by, she knew that their love would endure, no matter how far apart they may be.

As the train slowed to a stop at the next station, Rachel and Ethan shared one final, lingering kiss before parting ways. And as Ethan disappeared into the crowd, Rachel couldn't help but smile, knowing that their love would always transcend time and distance.

Young AdultLoveFantasyClassical
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About the Creator

Fahmi HARRATH

I am a burgeoning writer with a profound affinity for storytelling. From a young age, I has been captivated by the power of words to evoke emotions, ignite imaginations, and transport readers to new worlds.

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