They been unlucky in love and given up on ‘the one’. For them, online dating was a window to meeting people.
Darcy had locked her heart and wanted to fill empty winter evenings.
Jack’s heart was broken but wanted to out chase loneliness.
The coffee shop was a flurry of people. The scent of coffee and cake hugged like best friends. Christmas music played in the background.
On a corner table for two they sat, wanting to speak but unsure. Finally, Darcy questioned if it was too early for Christmas songs. They laughed and chatted on.
The ice on their hearts melting.