Coin Flip

"So, what should we do" she asked nervously turning to her boyfriend for an answer. She had always turned to him in these situations. He'd have the guidance she needed, that's why they worked so well. She was the free spirit who could flow through any setting. He was the analytical mind that always made the right choice.

"I don't know," he answers staring away from her. He didn't know what to do. He never knew what to do. He always just said what he thought she wanted to do. There was no magic book of answers he held. He was enchanted with the way she moved through life effortlessly and only wanted to be part of it.

"We have to do something," she said taking his hand within her own.

"We can flip a coin, it's all we can do right now," the only suggestion he could muster gripping his hand.

He took a quarter from his pocket and handed it to her. The choice was hers to make. He had heard that 1000 times but he wasn't sure. This could alter his entire life, and he had no real say on the topic. An accident in a short moment, all coming down to a coin flip. She rolls the coin between her index finger and thumb, feeling every groove in it. Finally she places the coin on her thumb and flips it into the air. It floats for an eternity before coming down. She catches it in her palm without looking. She lays the coin on the back of her hand anxious for the fate that life has chosen.

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