I’ve missed her too; she is wonderful. The night breeze blows past her wonderful red hair. She is beautiful. I go prepare two drinks in the kitchen: I take my time. By the time I go back to the living room, she’s already fallen asleep. I leave the drinks on the crystal table. The nighttime light makes her skin glisten just like the star-filled sky. That’s what I’m thinking about as I cover her with a blanket before falling asleep in my armchair.
I wake up. She wakes me up – to be more precise – and sits on my lap. Then she wraps her arms around me, but there isn’t enough room for her so I hold onto her legs. I don’t want her to fall. We start kissing.
Suddenly there is a knock at the door. Strange for this time of night. The knocks get louder. I open my eyes and I’m in my bed. Alone. Fuck, I knew it couldn’t be true.
The knocking persists. I get out of bed and throw on a pair of trousers and the first T-shirt I can find, then I open the door and see something odd – remember kids, just say “No!” to drugs. It’s a three feet tall pink rabbit standing in my doorway. “Good morning Mr. La Cuercha!”
I haven’t been sleeping enough lately, “Good morning, who are you?”
“I’m the Easter Bunny,” he replies, “Happy Easter!” I can’t believe it, “How did you find me?”
“Your parents, Mr. la Cuercha, they sent me here to wish you a happy Easter” At eight in the morning… “Here, I have a message for you.”
Good morning Simoncino,
Happy Easter. Don’t forget about your parents, who love you. Stay happy, eat well and take care of yourself!
Mom and Dad
PS Don’t forget to write!
“Well, Mr. Easter Bunny, thank you very much for the time.” And then I have a good idea. “Would you like to stay for lunch, Mr. Easter Bunny?” “Why yes, Mr. la Cuercha, that would be wonderful, I appreciate the offer.”
…one hour later…
And it’s done. Every Easter my mom used to make this fantastic rabbit stew. Today I’ve decided to honor the tradition. Lunch will be done cooking in about four hours. That’s plenty of time to catch up on sleep.
- Simone la Cuercha