“I can’t believe that that doofus president of ours has prematurely declared victory over Covid-19,” Ed said. He was FaceTiming with his girlfriend, who he hadn’t seen in person for more than two months due to the lockdown. “How can he say it’s over and we won when we’ve had more than two million cases and 112,000 deaths in the U.S. so far and the numbers are still going up in many locations across the country?”
“Well, I for one,” Amy said, “am tired of being held captive in my own house. I’m tired of feeling like I have to ostracize my friend and loved ones. “And I’m tired on not being able to be with you, hugging and kissing those luscious lips of yours.” She smiled and blew Ed a kiss.
“We need to be patient and not rush back into things they way they were,” Ed said. “I want to be with you as much as you want to be with me, but I want us both to stay healthy.”
“I know, so do I,” Amy said. “But I give thanks that the restrictions are being eased and that we’ll soon be able to resume our normal lives. I can’t wait to go to our favorite restaurant together and dine on some of that delicious, expertly prepared meals with you. We haven’t been able to do that since mid-March.”
“I don’t think it’s such a good idea to run out and to start behaving like we did before the pandemic,” Ed said.
“But the president said that the pandemic is behind us,” Amy said. “And I’m tired of being alone and housebound. I want my old life back. I want our old lives together back.”
“Sorry, Amy,” Ed said, “but I don’t think any of us will be getting our old lives back anytime soon. All I can say to you is be careful and don’t unnecessarily expose yourself to great risk to your health and life just so you can eat out at your favorite restaurants. Let’s do the right thing and wait until it’s proven to be safe again. We’re young and have our whole lives ahead of us. Let’s not screw our future together up.”
“Too late, Ed,” Amy said. “Carl texted me and invited me to dinner with him and, given your stubborn position, I’m going to accept.”
“Okay, Amy, if that, what you want,” Ed said, “all I can say is good luck and goodbye.”
Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (victory), The Daily Spur (captive), Jibber Jabber (house), Your Daily Word Prompt (ostracize), Ragtag Daily Prompt (luscious), and Fandango’s One-Word Prompt (thanks).