The strong wind caused the grass to sway rhythmically. The sun was shinning high in the sky and broke through a small gap in the white clouds.
An innocent traveller was passing through the park, he had a something wrong with his left leg as he was slightly limping on it. The man had brown hair and eyes and was wearing a plain grey suit, a pair of ordinary glasses and simple black shoes. The only thing unique about the man's attire was the ruby ring on his wedding finger.
It was the only thing the girl staring at him wanted. She was sitting on the park bench, her long golden locks were flowing in the wind and her bright green eyes were sparkling in the sunlight. She was wearing a summer dressed that amplified all the right curves and concealed the unwanted ones.
As the man passed her, she gave him a warm smile to which he politely returned, but continued to walk down the path through the park. This took her by surprise, she was used to men wanting her almost immediately. She seen the ring of his wedding finger but he couldn't of actually been married, it wasn't that kind of ring.
She got up and walked briskly to catch up with him. He looked at her but didn't say anything for a while. The girl was walking beside him for what felt like a minute before he turned to her and said.
'Can I help you, miss?' His voice was friendly but didn't possess any noticeable qualities. It was one of those voice you forgot the moment the conversation ended.
'This might sound strange, but I was wondering if we could get a coffee?' The girl smiled and stroked his arm in a flirtatious way.
'I'm sorry I can't, work and stuff.' The man answered evasively and he started to pick up his walking speed.
The girl matched it and casually replied, 'No problem I understand, how about you give me your number and we'll arrange something for later?' She wasn't used to be rejected, I mean even gay guys wanted to be friends with her. But this guy had an impenetrable barrier that she couldn't get past.
'Listen, I'm married and I don't think my wife would approve...' The man showed the girl his ruby ring.
'Your wife wouldn't approve of you making a new friend?'
'I'm afraid she would, you see she's very possessive.' The man was clearly lying, but he was a very good actor.
'Does this wife have a name?' The girl asked expecting the man to stumble.
'Juli.' the man answered with a moments thought.
'No way! That's my name too.' The girl lied. 'But my friends call me Jewels.'
'Well Julia, it was nice meeting you.' The man replied. 'Maybe next time you'll tell me your really name.'
He walked out of the park and left the girl standing at the arch, looking after him as he left, still wearing that ruby ring.