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by Jacky
Rated: E · Fiction · Contest Entry · #2204741
Flash Fiction

Sandy, sitting over a quick lunch, suddenly remembering the Osborn Report. She jumped, knocking over the drink of the man sitting next to her.

“Oh, I’m sorry!” grabbing napkins, she started sopping up the spill, “I should have been more careful, I just remembered something important. Are you alright?”

The man, un-splashed, and a bit amused, watched her. But then, as he looked at her, a strange look came across his face. “Have we met before?” he asked.

Sandy stopped, mid-embarrassment, and looked back at him, “You look a little familiar, but... I don’t think so. What’s your name?”

“Frank Barnes,” he said, still studying her.

“Well, I’ve never known anyone named Barnes, I must just look like someone you’ve known.”

“I guess...”

“So, I just remembered a job that’s due like, yesterday, I really have to go. Can I buy you another drink?”

“No, I was almost done. Good luck!”

“Thanks!” Sandy said, rushing off. Frank turned back to his lunch.

In another dimension:
“That was close,” Mermack said, “Good thought with the forgotten project!”

“But they have known each other before, right? And will again... what’s the issue?

Every time two souls meet in a new life, it’s easier for them to remember each other. These two met before and they will have work to do together, but not in this particular life. Sandy has things to learn, and Frank too, if they got together now, they wouldn’t be prepared for their destiny. But, it would be their choice, their free will. We, would have to start over.

“Will these lives be happy?” Reynold asked, worried now.

“Very happy, don’t you worry. And their next lives will be spectacular, for them, and for many, many others too. When the plans work, they work very well.” Mermack said, smiling.
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