The drabble challenge is a weekly challenge hosted by Aheila on her blog: http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/ A reminder how it works: read the prompt and find your angle; write a drabble (100 word story, give or take 5 words); post a direct link to the drabble in your comments
The cherrywood letter box rested in its usual place. Its surface was coated in a fine layer of dust. Untouched. After all this time. Relief coursed through her.
She fumbled with the tiny key. It refused to slide into the opening. Drat. It had to be the one. She cursed under her breath. Tried again.
Click. So soft, it was almost imperceptible.
Deft fingers sorted the contents. Papers. Old bills. News cuttings. One in particular.
Another click. She stiffened.
"I knew I could count on you to lead me to the missing piece."
A soft chuckle caressed the nape of her neck.