Art by Elena Masci
It was a murky morning when nick woke up. Nick is an ordinary teenager living in a simple small town, he dropped out of high school to chase his dream as a writer without a degree of any kind. Nick lives alone in his apartment, nicks daily routine is simple he wakes up early workout,eats breakfast grab his coffee in a local cafe and sit there to write his short stories and essay’s for a popular local website named ‘Wrap up Knowledge.com’. Well what nick doesn’t know is that today is gonna be different one from all of his usual routine and it might even change his entire future. Nick did not feel like working out today because of the weather, he instead chose to watch a movie and eat his breakfast and chill out on the sofa. Which he ended up doing. So nick suddenly fell asleep while watching his movie, and hour passes and he is still sleeping, but now was the time for nick to leave to the local cafe to write but nick is still dead asleep. 4 hours passed by and Nick was finally awake “That was a great nap” he said to himself. Nick picked up all the dishes from the table thinking he still had time, not realizing he was asleep for 4 hours, while on his way to the kitchen sink he took a quick glance at the clock hanging by the kitchen door it was late !! nick did not believe what his eyes saw so he had to turn around and look at the clock more meticulously to realize that he was 4 hours behind his daily routine “OH, NO , NO ,NO “ he said rushing to the closet located in the bedroom he expeditiously put on his jeans, t-shirt,jacket a scarf alone side black boots. He grabbed his laptop from the desk in a flash and threw it inside his back pack. He discharged out of his apartment as if there was a ticking bomb to set off any minutes from now. He started running down the road to his usual cafe , when all of a sudden this murky weather turned into a deluge , everyone around runs into the closest shelter they could find , some took out umbrellas out of their back pack and unfolded them. ‘Okay a little more further and I will take shelter in that new cafe by the side of the bus station’ he thought sprinting towards the cafe he saw. He finally arrived half soaked in rain ‘I think I can sit there and write something here until the rain passes by’ he told himself. He Ordered his espresso and took a sit at the table besides the window. Slowly the place started to get Crowded with people seeking shelter as the rainfall got more and more heavier. It seemed as if the room was almost engulfed with people within every second that passes “May I get a cappuccino ?” Said a voice so modulated. Nick detached his eyes from his screen to see who it was. Well that was when nick got glued there staring at her. Her Amazonian figure sat well on her wafer-thin body she had a decanter shaped waist and her complexion had an impeccable, ochrous hue , her pencil thin eye brows eased down gently, beetle’s-leg eyelashes. A sculptor could not have fashioned her seraph’s ear’s and pixie’s nose any better. Filed to perfection her Obsidian-black finger nails ran through her sunrise-gold hair. Spools of it plunged around her photogenic face and hid a swan’s neck, elegant and smooth. I loved her nebulous, eden-green eyes which were a sparkle with ‘joice de vivre’. They where like two beryl-green jewels melted onto snow. “Is this seat taken ?” she she said to me in a dulcet voice as sweet as any song bird “No one! Uhm...uh ….uh… I mean it is not taken, have a sit” When she broke into a smile, her beguiling , Oyster-white teeth lit up the room. It could jolt you like an electric current when that megawatt smile gave you her full attention. She moved the chair a few inches out and sat down, she took her laptop out her bag and started working on something. ‘Say something!!! nick, why aren’t you saying anything you idiot! Say something , you only have one shot at this nick’ He thought to himself. He started scratching his head, looking at her and then quickly looking back out the window like he was waiting for something to happen. She picked up the napkin from the side of her cappuccino, took out s pen and wrote ‘Meet me at the back ;)’ she folded it and passed it to him. She started packing up her stuff threw her laptop in her bag and headed to the back. Nick picked up the napkin and read what was written to himself. ‘Okay this is just like the movies act cool don’t show her you are nervous’ He told himself ‘hey! What’s cool..No.No.No...hey!What’s up … howdy?’ He kept mumbling to himself as he kept going to the back. And there she was this heaven sent angel waiting for him. “Hey ! What’s Cool!?” he said trying to act cool and hide his excitement ‘ I messed it all up’ he thought She got closed to hims and whispered “Shshsh...don’t try to hide it, Don’t let your thoughts fly.. stay with me right now at this moment” While she slowly dipped in a paper into his pocket and then gently kissed him. Her calamine-pink lips tasted like rose petals. Her voguish clothes still kept captive an aroma redolent of cinnamon and meadow-fresh mint. It lingered in the room long after she had gone. Nick who couldn’t comprehend what just happened he reached into his pocket and took out the folded piece of paper. He slowly unfolded it with a shaky hand and a heart beat faster than lightning. The note read ‘ talk to me @Sending_Love, now don’t you give up on me ;) !’ a beaming smile on nicks face.