Mind you this was a dream I had before I did Lilly's route, and this dream is the reason why I did Lilly's route.
It was snowing at 5am. I had the heater on full blast in the car, but it still seemed as if the cold was getting in. Our interview's were scheduled for 6am, and here we were, an hour early. She smiled and rested her head against the cold window. It was a smile that I had fallen in love with, what seemed a life time ago. She shivered.
" Are you alright?" I asked haphazardly.
"I'm okay. I can not tell if it is either excitement, or nerves. I promise I'll work my best though, so I can help you pay the bills!" Her smile was bright, with her eyes closing because of it.
" Don't you worry about a thing okay? Save all the money you make okay? We'll need as much as we can muster... With the little one on the way."
That look. I will never forget that look. Her hands slid to her stomach, and rested softly. Though she looked scared out of her mind, she looked at peace, with a hint of excitement, excited to hold our darling child in her arms.
I looked out the window, the sun was just beginning to color the twilight a violet aurora.
We both landed jobs in an office building. She was a receptionist/customer care representative, I was working in the design area of the office. I found myself taking quite a few breaks, to go and to check up on Lilly. I knew she was blind. I knew she was different from the world, but by god she didn't. She was so strong, I was jealous of her, and I loved her so deeply. Although most of the time, I would stay silent, and simply watch her, sometimes I would just come up behind her, and put my hands over her eyes.
"Guess who..." I said with soft humor in my voice.
"Hmm... I'm not sure, I can't see who is talking!" She would playfully tease right back.