He dialed her number.
Although he knew she wouldn’t answer. But something about the action soothed him. Perhaps he thought of all the times he had dialed the number and she answered. He’d give anything to hear her voice again. Even though he knew there was no possibility of her answering he called anyway. This was her number.
A strange voice said a gruff, ‘hello?’
He stammered an apology and hung up. His cheeks turned a shade of red as if the recipient knew what he was doing.
Even her number was gone. He lost her all over again.