After living without it for so long, she convinced herself she didn't need it. She was older now with different needs, wants and a body that wasn't 20 anymore.
Sure, she'd asked her friends to keep an eye out for her, read the newspaper ads and had even searched online. Nothing. She'd heard all the platitudes, "You'll find it when you're ready", "What's for you won't go past" and the ever popular "When you least expect it".
It turned out the last one was the most accurate. One special night, begun with the expectation of the usual beer and pizza, the prize presented itself to her.Her eyelids fluttered closed as a rich dark scent filled her with anticipation. She didn't realize how much she had missed it until the first taste. Her lips parted and her tongue darted out. As sensation flooded her senses, the urge to memorize every single nuance was strong. She needed to hold onto this feeling, this joy so that she didn't go so long without experiencing it ever again.
She had dismissed the magic in order to miss it less but no more. And all the time she analyzed all that was wonderful - taste, texture, delight - her body melted. It was the perfect kiss of flavour, sweet yet spicy. Cool and smooth with just the right amount of pressure against her tongue.
She kept her eyes closed and enjoyed the moment.
If she never felt this again she wanted to remember how good it was to experience the taste of Hagen-Daas Mayan Chocolate ice cream.