Of course there’s something wrong. I wouldn’t just say that if there wasn’t something wrong.
And I’m guessing I’m not the person you’d want to talk to about that problem?
True, but even then I don’t have people I talk to in person, just Andrew and we live together so talking in person is pretty much inevitable for us. Yes, and he didn’t want my phone because he wanted me to have my phone but we worked it out in the end so now it’s his. I’ll cross my fingers for you!
Wow, that’s quite the social life you have then. ‘Cause the little sisters always get the last word, is that right? Crossing mine’s too, haha.
…Oh really? Because I don’t remember being optimistic, ever in my life.
Is there something wrong?
Lena felt excitement pumping through her veins to actually go out for a change for something other than school. Sure, it was just to the park and visiting an antique shop but those were things that normally, would not have been Lena’s plans for a Tuesday night but since her homework was done for the next week and she had plenty of time to relax, the idea was luring her outside of the comforts of her home into the cold, outside world. Stephen had agreed to come with her and it only felt right if he was there since after all, it was his idea in the first place.
Lena had made two cups of hot chocolate since they had tons at home from a contest she had won and she made her way to the park, shivering as the cold nipped at her but her hands remained warm, hot almost as it held the two hot beverages in her hand. As she neared the park, she realized Stephen and her hadn’t exactly agreed on a pickup spot so she went to an obvious location, one that surely he wouldn’t miss and she would stand out whenever he arrived and lingered around there, humming to herself and do a little dance, mostly to keep herself warm.
She soon saw him approaching and she smiled widely and as he got closer called out, “hey Stephen! Here” and held out one of the beverages to him. “I figured these will keep us warm for a bit and plus, who doesn’t like hot chocolate? I must admit there are no marshmallows though, but it’ll still be nice and warm.”
“Damn, it’s cold.” Stephen muttered to himself as he locked the door to his music school. He had checked the inventory twice before heading out, therefore explaining why he’d told Lena to meet up with him in twenty minutes instead of five. He buried a hand in his pocket to sift out a cigarette from the pack nestled within it. Clamping the cancer stick between his lips, he shielded the flame ignited by his lighter from the icy breeze blowing his way. Seeing as the walk to the park would be short, he inhaled the poisonous fumes and flicked it over to the side of the street, watching the cherry burn of the lit cigarette fade to a crusty gray hue in the night.
He exhaled the smoke rings, letting it perfume the air around him. York was more or less quiet tonight, given that it was past curfew for teenagers and past bedtime for children. The sandy blonde shook his head as he passed by Wesley’s bar, knowing that business for him was never slow. Finally reaching the park sign, he turned the corner only to turn back from a call from Lena herself. He noticed how she held onto what looked like coffee cups in the place she was standing. Chuckling a little, he sauntered toward her and took the hot beverage that was offered to him. He took a sip before replying, “Hey, Lena. Hope I didn’t make you wait too long.”
Since he realized later on in his inventory check that they never discussed the meeting place, he was relieved when it didn’t take too much effort finding her. He gave her props for choosing a place in clear view of anyone walking by. Taking another sip, he licked his upper lip and nodded his head in the direction of the antique shop whilst bowing slightly like the gentleman he was. “Walk with me, mon amie. We’ve got a whole store to cover and so little time.”
Oooh, those would be great but I have no one who calls me really and I gave my cellphone to Andrew because I dropped his in the toilet and I don’t need mine. Lets hope we find you one though! Okay, I’ll see you soon!
Who needs people to call when you could just talk to them in person? Yikes, that must’ve been heartbreaking for him. I’m pretty sure there’ll be one there.. at least I hope so. Alright!
Is anything I ever say ever optimistic though? Let’s be completely honest.
Back when I first met you, yes.
There’s nothing wrong with being weird even if you are weird it just means you know how to have a little more fun in life. Really? Well that’s always good! Yes, real antiques and one of a kinds and such I would imagine. Make sure you dress warmly and shall I meet you in the park?
My thoughts exactly. I’m actually contemplating about getting one of those old school turn-dial phones for my place. So it’s real convenient that you asked. Alright, meet you in twenty at the park?
You? Weird? I don’t see it. I’ve been told I’m weird too though, so maybe I just don’t know the definition of the word. This is also true! Either things will be really cheap or really expensive and I hope I find something that’s really cheap because I don’t have a lot of cash on me. Want to accompany me?
Well thanks for thinking I’m not weird at all. Pfft, you’re hardly weird to me, Lena. Don’t worry ‘bout that. Yeah. There were a few things in there that I couldn’t fathom how expensive they were. Sure! I don’t mind getting some nice cold air.
Don’t know why I’m important in life anymore.
That seems real pessimistic of you.
Positive light I can do! Oh eep. Snakes are terrifying, I don’t like them so kudos to you for being able to handle that. That would be great! I think Andrew will need the tips more than me though, I’ll be studying too much and I can always research care tips if needed. Oooh, really? The sun’s already set…but maybe I’ll go fo a walk in the park and to the store now! I’m itching to stretch my legs and get out of the house.
Great! That’s the spirit. I’ve always been a weird guy, so yeah. Heh. Ah, well alright then. You could always ask Andrew too once I’ve told him all I know about pet care. Sounds like a plan, and it’s not too late out either. Trust and believe when I say that you’ll walk out of the shop with something spiffy bought with a good price.