Chapter Two // Oh, Boy
For someone who had slept only four hours I looked hella fine, which is good because I have to meet my biggest sponsor aka my boss for brunch. We meet every monday to discuss my plans for the upcoming week, sometimes he passes me some ideas for articles and we just talk about what's happened in the last few days. Jack was an attractive man in his fourties with a sweet family and a really nice apartment on the 2nd Avenue. When I first came to Manhattan, he became like a mentor to me - helped me to involve as a blogger and became my boss. I have so much love for Jack, he is like my New York dad. A really, really young dad, but still.
Thankfully, I had 15 minutes to spare, so I grabed a coffee at La Colombe, which was one of my favorite coffee places, and walked a few blocks to our meet-up place. New York was amazing in autumn and I most certainly enjoyed my morning until some jackass ran into me and knocked me on the ground.
"Oh my God, I am so sorry! Are you okay?" Since when did New Yorkers are this polite and since when do they have british accents?
"I'm fine, although I would rather drink the coffee than spill it on the ground. But I'm gonna let you go, I sense you're not a New Yorker." He chuckled and I know for a hundred percent that I know this guy or at least I have seen him somewhere.
"I'm not a New Yorker but I sure do know some good coffee places here, so maybe let me take you out for a coffee sometime. I promise, I won't spill it this time."
I liked him already. "That'll be nice, here's my card. But I didn't even catch your name?"
"I'm Tom," And that's when I remembered where had I seen him. "Odell, a musician."
"Poppy Harris." I answered and we shook hands with a lingering stare which was interrupted by an incoming call from my boss.
"Sorry, I have to answer this. I'll see you soon?"
"Of course." Tom said with a smile and I quickly glanced away, answered my phone call and continued the route to brunch.
"Hey, darling, could you hurry up? I have some pretty interesting news for you." Jack sounded quite happy, which means the news will make happy, too. And my walk suddenly became really fast.