Quiet Evening

It was a cool summer evening, a pleasant surprise after a week of scorching heat. I was lazing on the couch, scrolling through Netflix on the Smart TV. Benjamin and Whiskey (our doggies) were outside on the lawn.

I was keeping an eye on them through the glass wall. It was adjacent to the wood-panelled wall on which the TV was mounted. What a lovely and peaceful time it was. If only Minseok was around. He should have been back home by now.

And as I sat up to call him, I heard his car pull into the driveway. In a few minutes, I saw him make his way onto the lawn. Our puppies greeted him for a few seconds and went back to chasing each other. I could see that he was tired as he walked slowly towards the house.

“Mackenzie!”, he called out and then saw me on the couch.

He took off his shoes and threw his bag aside and ran toward me. He lay down next to me and we cuddled.

“How was your day?”, he asked as he buried his face in the side of my neck. I continued to scroll through Netflix.

“It was good, Benji was ok today”

“Good, I missed you”

“Missed you too”, I said, distracted, I had just found a good show to watch – “My Mister” – a K-drama starring IU.

“Kenzie, focus on me”, he said, irritated. So, I kissed him on the lips to calm him down.

“Happy?”, I asked smiling at him as he closed his eyes and nodded.

Soon after, Benjamin and Whiskey were back in the house exhausted and were panting by the couch. This was our usual routine on evenings when Minseok got back from Seoul – ‘Quiet’ a happy place.

One Of Those Days

I was exhausted, emotionally. My dog Benjamin (Beagle) was not doing too good. He was diagnosed with Idiopathic Epilepsy. The initial days were hell, seeing him have a seizure. He is completely fine after it. But I think I aged years. With the number of times I’ve felt like I’ve had mini heart attacks, I…

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