The Woman in the Mirror

Daily Prompt – Elegant

She looked at her reflection in the mirror. Her hair was swept back from her face and held in place by diamond clips. She wore the matching diamond and emerald earring and necklace set he had given her for their tenth anniversary. She was dressed in an elegant shimmery silver evening gown. Tonight was a fundraiser or charity event of some sorts – there were so many she had lost track. Sometimes she longed for the simpler days. Before the money, before the parties, before she became the woman in the mirror. She sighed and touched up her lipstick, waiting for him to return from the office. He wouldn’t have long to change before they would have to leave. She didn’t want to think about what was keeping him. Lately he left the house earlier and returned later.

Her phone rang and she looked at the screen, biting her lip self-consciously before answering. “Hello darling. Yes of course. I understand. No, it’s no problem, I’ll have Henry drive me there. What time do you think you’ll be there? I see. Okay. I love you.” She pressed the button to end the call and closed her eyes. She would be going alone again. He would try to meet her there if he finished at the office. Otherwise he would see her at home. He trusted she would have a lovely time at the event with all of their friends. A single tear escaped and slid down her perfectly powdered face. He hadn’t said ‘I love you’ back. Opening her eyes she wiped away the tear and touched up her lipstick. She was the woman in the mirror.

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