“What Pegman saw” is a weekly challenge based on Google Streetview. Using the 360 degree view of the location provided, you must write a piece of flash fiction of no more than 150 words. You can read the rules here. You can find today’s location on this page, from where you can also get the Inlinkz code
An unexpected treat
“Don’t worry – I’ll pay,” said Ricardo, firmly.
“But the Gingerbread Restaurant’s expensive!” Roseline opened her eyes very wide, and Ricardo kissed her.
Roseline giggled when the starter came; the dish looked like a painting. Ricardo smiled, and stroked his fingers along the cornrows of her hair. “Would you like some wine?” he suggested.
The food was – interesting, Roseline decided.
As they ate dessert, Ricardo cleared his throat.
“I had my exam results last Thursday.”
“You never told me! Were they good?”
“I was top.”
“Oh, well done, Ricardo!”
“I have an internship at Clinica Union Medica del Norte.”
“But – that’s in the Dominican Republic…”
“I’ll phone. And text. If you want to, you can join me there when you’ve finished your studies.”
Roseline’s heart sank.
“Do you love me, Ricardo?”
“Yes. Yes, of course”.
“Then let’s get married.”
Ricardo stared at her, then grinned.
“Why not?” he said.