Dark water. Night comes slowly. Footsteps fall softly. A cat meows. Footsteps move closer. I see no one. A sharp noise by the garbage can. A splash in the water. Footsteps resonate louder. An oar hits the water. Chains rattle. I turn around. A flash of light. The footsteps halt. Into the light drifts a gondola. My true love holds a red rose. The perfect end to the day.