His voice was heavy with sarcasm. So much so that it was impossible to trust the words he said. The undertone of frustration and annoyance, that to his credit he tried to conceal, negated anything resembling the peace offering that he was currently making.
It's difficult to counter that kind of contempt, she thought. So she opted for silence. At least until she could detect that his high-wire emotions were beginning to wear thin. Knowing him, she knew his anger would not be sustained for long. Hell, he was after all attempting an apology. Not a good one, but just the same she appreciated the effort and knew it was more than she deserved. A smile tugged at the corners of her mouth, pleased she had not thrown fuel on his flames.
Soon the bluster of fury came to an end. The tempo changed and they both held onto the silence for a moment.
“I love you baby” she whispered into the phone. And those words seemed to ring so true in that moment it was hard to hold onto anything else.
“Me too. I love you too.” And it was impossible to imagine that anything in the world could keep them apart.