Bedtime Story: The Night Train — Night 26

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The Night Train

Copyright 2014 by Barbara Hinske

Night 26

 

“There won’t be many trains leaving tonight,” the driver said, eyeing her in the rear view mirror.

Rachel shrugged and turned to her window. If she had to sit up all night in the station, so be it. She wanted nothing more than to get out of Vienna.

The clerk at the ticket window informed her that a train connecting through to Bern would be leaving in just over three hours, but it was completely booked. There was a morning train, with two connections and layovers that would get her there by seven o’clock the next night.

Rachel hesitated. The clerk regarded her quizzically. “All right,” she drew a ragged breath. “I’ll take it. I was hoping to get there in the morning,” she said, averting her face as a tear escaped and traced down her cheek.

“Go get a good night’s sleep,” he answered kindly.

“No. I’ll wait here.”

 

Bedtime Story: The Night Train — Night 27