Monday, October 29, 2007

Glee manifests itself atypically

She smiled inwardly when he said it, a growing sense of satisfaction spreading throughout, warming her in a way that she was not fully accustomed to, as it was coupled with a wave of relief and no small amount of vindication. Rarely did "I told you" moments present themselves so beautifully, or without any angst of a decision gone wrong to spoil the moment. And here it was, laid out almost like a gift on the table that stood next to them, a moment that she had not allowed herself to believe would ever appear. But she did not say "I told you so." Instead she fixed her face into a sympathetic and reflective expression, nodded in support and made a non-committal noise before changing the course of the conversation. On the inside though...oh, on the inside, her soul danced a jig.

4 comments:

Chris said...
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Chris said...

C is for clueless... however i'm hoping you're the person with the inner happiness, and that no one got hurt in the process.

Stacked Librarian said...

Yes, I am the she with the atypical glee. And no one got hurt, hence the relief.

Mockingbird said...

Hmmm. You occasionally worry me.

This isn't one of those times, however.