Sheila stood at the window gazing at the city skyline illuminated in the setting sun. Below the streets pulsated with life. Behind her, she could hear Adam in the kitchen.
She smiled. He’d finally invited her for dinner. They’d been partners for a year now. When she first joined the force, she was determined not get involved with a fellow officer but that was before she met Adam. Who could resist those smoky brown eyes and the incredible smile which made her heart flutter?
She turned from the window. Her eyes fell on the porcelain dog, Cat’s gift to Adam. They met at Tim Horton’s where Cat worked. One afternoon as she handed him the donuts, he asked her out and she readily said yes. They dated and in the summer, he proposed. Then, she and her dog were struck by a van at an intersection. As she picked up the porcelain, she saw the connection. The dog and the donuts, the girl and the cop. How does one compete with a memory? Sheila sighed.