The Last Night

In the darkest hour on a Tuesday night, she got up from her bed, left the house and never came back. That afternoon he had cooked her favorite meal and they ate the whole evening. Her cheeks were glowing from the wine, the smiles and the warmth of their living room. They talked and they laughed. She flirted with him while she was calling the children to wish them good night. While handing him the phone, she pulled him on her on the couch. He quickly spoke to the children and threw the phone away. They made love on the couch and then later again in their bed. She lay in his arms, pressed against his body. He kissed her on her red cheeks, but she was already asleep. In the middle of the night, she got up and left the room, bare naked. Half asleep he asked her where she was going. He never received an answer.