It's a cold February night. People are bustling through the streets,
either pulling up their coat collars or wrapping scarves around
their necks, trying to stay warm.
It's so cold today.I'm standing at my window, looking at the
people moving like little dots. Standing in a heated room, I'm
beginning to pity those people. Why don't they go home? Do they
plan on wandering until morning?
"Almost time to go home! My boyfriend must be going crazy."
One of the nurses breathe a sign of relief. "Still needs to work
overtime on Valentine's Day. It's so unfair!"
"You are fortunate." Another nurse says. "Some people don't have
anyone waiting for them."
"You mean Dr. Shu?"
Like Sherlock Holmes, my ears perk up when I hear my name.
"Do you remember how she lost control on this day last year?"
"Of course I do." A nurse shudders. "I've never seen Dr. Shu like
that. Crying and yelling, like she was crazy."
They are talking about how I was last year. They are correct. I was
out of control, like they said.
"You can't blame Dr. Shu. If my boyfriend died in front of my
eyes, I would probably go crazy as well."
"Keep it down. She hasn't left work yet. She might hear you."
The two nurses are too late. I heard the entire conversation
through the canvas wall.
"Dr. Shu, what are you doing standing here?"
Just as I was deciding whether or not to reveal myself, another
nurse exposed me. I awkwardly step out. The 2 nurses who
discussed me start to blush. Their faces became redder than the
bow on Valentine's Day chocolates.
"I'm waiting to go home." I pretend that I didn't hear anything.
"Dr. Shu, you must have gotten too involved in your work. It's
already past time to go home. See you tomorrow. Happy
Valentine's Day!" She waves goodbye.
"Happy Valentine's Day." I wave back and watch the 2 nurses
That's fine. I was ready to go home anyway. Even though no lover
for me, at least there's a lazy cat waiting for me to feed.
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