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- July 22, 2010 by FuchsiaLips
- Tumbling over loose tiles and loosing your wallet can give you some perks :P
Whoa this is weird. I don't know if I can call it the nicest thing. I was having a hard time with a bad break up when I was a junior way back in college. I'm such a solitary genius that at times like those I often want to be alone and I don't want to talk to anybody.
I often cursed at the wind so many times for I was trying to finish our final plate for Design 2 and kept messing up. I though maybe it's because of my loneliness and that I want to work on a cozy cafe at the mall with it's warm yellow lights. As artist it's against the rule to work on either yellow light or a not so bright light. Using yellow lights would make you use the wrong color for the yellow light cheats the color making the shade different in your judgment. Using a low key light would wreck havoc of your work for you can't see it properly.
Regardless of the consequences above, I still hit the mall brought my plate and went to Starbucks. I thought that day would make my mood get worst than ever for I kept on stumbling on some of the loose tiles at the mall and the traffic I faced just to get to the mall. My mood was like I was having my period on a worst state. When I ordered a double shot Espresso and was about to pay the cashier, I realized I dropped my wallet somewhere maybe when at one of my little accidents tripping over the loose tiles. I wanted to cry and to disappear right there. I was like how am I gonna say I lost my wallet because I tripped at the loose tiles at the mall along the way.
When I was about to speak, a guy cut the line in front of me. Before I can even react I saw him paying the cashier for my Espresso he said 'Honey I told you this is a date the man should be the one footing the bill. You're bruising my pride!' He said that with a naughty smirk and playful eyes I was just so speechless. I didn't even have the time to react. The cashier on the other hand smiled and went for the stranger's plot and joked that he's late saying 'Your girlfriend is not in the mood when she ordered. I believe you were so late!' Again the stranger pulled the conversation so well. Like he knew me and that I'm really his girl. I just stared at both of them. I got blank. I was like what's happening here?
At the end the cashier turned out to be the franchise owner and gave the guy a free Espresso with a wink and said 'It's on me!' I was still in shock with everything and I can't move. I was just brought back to reality when the guy gave me a warm peck on the cheek and say 'Come on, hon! The Espresso is getting cold' It was too casual and for someone as me who hates guys who kisses me and he's not even my man. I should had been so angry but I wasn't able to get mad or twitch.
It was really strange. He's not even my type to amuse me. I don't know him and him paying my Espresso out of blue amazed me. I should had been giving him a cold shoulder like I used to do but I just can't and I knew that my free Espresso is not the reason why. We ended up sitting at the same table which the owner fixed for us and got to know each other. I can't explain why but it made my day. He asked, 'What's a beauty like you being so grumpy today huh? You'll get wrinkles with that grump mood.' I told him what I went through even for the fact that I don't usually divulge this kind of things even to the friends I'm so closed to. It made me feel so much better. He even made me put my head on his shoulders like we're a real couple and I was like is this for real? I didn't dare ask myself or speculated with what that really was. I just enjoyed the moment and thought maybe if he's the one I dated I won't be so crappy but if I didn't date my jerky ex I won't meet him.
The so called fake date became a real date when he asked me for a movie after the coffee and had dinner. I felt special even if that day I had a bruise knee, my wardrobe is not so date worthy and my mascara smeared to perfection already. I didn't know how to repay him so I just kissed him at the cheek too and just exchanged numbers. I didn't know at that time I'm gonna go out again with him and after a few dates we were official. Even if we don't date anymore right. I can't help but remember that day. That stranger turning boyfriend. I won't forget how he made my day.