Writing prompt: A single rose with a letter attached hung from the door. The letter simply states, “See you at 8:00.”
I woke to an abrupt knock on my hotel room door at 6:30 in the morning. Sleepily, I pulled a sweater on and dragged my feet to the source of the noise; when I pushed open the door, I found a single rose with a letter attached hanging from the knob. The letter simply stated, “See you at 8:00.” That’s when I realized he wasn’t in bed beside me. As if on cue, a huge smile slowly spread over my face and I immediately set out to getting myself ready for the breakfast date at the nearby Residenzschloss palace.
When I was dressed and a small amount of makeup was applied, I stepped out of the hotel and into crisp April morning air. Dresden was in full bloom, with trees weeping tiny pink and white flowers against the sidewalk as I walked briskly toward Dresden’s castle. Approaching five minutes before our 8:00 date, I found him waiting by a bench in the courtyard near a café with two Thermos mugs in his hands and a large paper bag.
I had barely pressed a kiss to his smiling mouth before he suggested, “Let’s walk. We can find somewhere to sit and eat.”
I nodded my agreement, taking one of the mugs and twisting the lid off to have the warm, rich aroma of hot cocoa reach my nose. I breathed it in before taking a long sip. We walked along Augustusstraße, admiring the intricate Fürstenzug mural. As we made our way through the streets still relatively vacant of the bustle that had been filling them the last few days of our vacation, I couldn’t help but feel that I’d gladly get lost in this city with him by my side. I would get lost anywhere with him, because as cliché as it may sound, I can never feel really lost when I have him with me.