Frank and Lucy had decided to begin a new life together.
She had found a job at the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University and had gone already there.
He was not so lucky. No job waiting for him up to the north.
Besides, Frank needed to leave his office as a partner at the family lawyers firm in Tallahassee to reunite with her and stay far from his oppressive relatives.
His parents counted on him as the heir of the family business. But he was madly in love. And one day went to the bank, took all his savings, and head up to the north.
Lucy took the call from Frank and was taken by surprise -I’ll arrive at JFK at noon.
-Come by train to Grand Central Station. We can meet there at two p.m. She said rather matter of factly.
-I can’t wait to see you, Lucy, said Frank detecting lack of emotion in her fiancée
-Me too, honey.
Frank had to wait at the stylish train Terminal of Manhattan with his heavy luggage for a while until Lucy showed up.
She saw him first but said nothing. He was looking around when he spotted her and wawed enthusiastically with both arms.
-Lucy, here! Then his heart dropped to the ground. Lucy wasn’t alone. A man was by his side.
-Frank, so nice of you to come to see me. This is Douglas, He will help you with your luggage. Douglas works with me at the University. We married last week.
Frank didn’t know how to react. He stayed silent and finally shook the hand that Doug was offering him. Lucy said in a casual tone
-Let’s grab a taxi and find a hotel for you
-No, said Frank, I would rather stay here at the terminal alone for a while.
-Don’t be silly
-No. leave me alone, I’ll find my way without you
Looking at the big pieces of baggage Frank had brought and his expression, Doug understood the embarrassing situation and said:
-Lucy, leave him.
Doug slipped a visit card in the hand of the distressed Frank and left with his wife Frank stayed sitting in one of his pieces of baggage for a long time, like hypnotized looking at the people rushing around him.
When the clock of the station marked 6 p.m., he began to move and look for a taxi to start his New York adventure by himself without the love of his life.