It started to get loud outside—whistles, bangs, booms, and honks.
He checked his phone, and there was a missed call and a text message that said,
Hey babe! Happy new year! :*
I love you!!
He tried calling back, but the signal isn’t in his favor. So, he went up to the terrace of the third floor, and was lucky enough that his call got through,
Happy New Year, babe! I love you!
After the call, he looked up at the sky filled with a display of bright, colorful lights.
And it made him smile.
The last call of 2012; also the first call of 2013, is with the one he loves.
It was the highlight of his night.