Meanwhile, Kate was having a grand day by herself. The weather seemed perfect: sunny and 67 degrees. Just cool enough to warrant a cardigan in the shade. She was strolling along the busy promenade when, up ahead, someone was waving at her. Kate didn’t immediately recognize the person but then realized it was an old boyfriend, someone she hadn’t seen in years but had always held a fondness for. Her heart started beating faster. He was waving so wildly and walking right toward her. A huge smile washed over her face and she could feel her cheeks getting hot.
He was less than three feet away from her, and then passed her. She quickly turned around, utterly dismayed, only to see him embracing a petite blond who was smiling just as hard as she had been seconds earlier.
Kate had to stop herself from walking up to him and punching him in the back. She was suddenly filled with rage but wasn’t even sure where it had come from.