Bytown e5: You Broke Me
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The market was in full bloom, bursting with spoils of the late summer harvest, and the mood was nothing short of jubilant. All down the stalls, farmers had their best produce on display, calling out to passersby to come around, pause a little, have a taste before the sun set closed out the day. French and English and other tongues besides, it was a beautiful cacophony, and the perfect antidote to the world beyond its borders.
The beautiful young woman in the blue dress skipped through the crowd, her basket already heavy with cucumbers, radishes, and tomatoes. Men tipped their hats to her purely on account of her smile. Women politely ignored her youthful exuberance. Her smile was addictive and contagious, and spread to everyone around.
“Hello, Monsieur Roy,” she said in French, pausing in front of a weathered wooden stall near the north end of the market. “Glorious day, isn’t it?”
Mr Roy, an older gentleman with a sizable moustache and a balding head, couldn’t help but laugh. “But Sophie, it’s almost over!”
She flashed him a grin. “Maybe for you. But for me...there’s so much left to do!”