I woke up confused and saw that I was still in yesterdays clothes and had a giant headache. Too much to drink. I am reminded of Justin and can't help but smile. I immediately remembered the napkin and looked at my bedside table where I sort of remembered leaving it. It's not there. "MOM!" -I yelled running down the stairs.
"Yes, what is it?" -She seemed concerned.
"Did you take my garbage out of room. Where is it. Did you already throw it out?" -I was pancaking now in fear that I'd never be able to talk to the friendly Justin again.
"Uhm, I did go through your room and put your trash in your trashcan but I didn't take your garbage out yet, why?" -I ran back up the stairs and poured the contents of the can onto the floor and rummaged through the papers and candy wrappers until I found the napkin. The writing is much clearer now considering I was sober.
555-0137 call me when it's more than nothing (;
Oh what a tease. I dialed the number and called. The phone rang about 4 times before it was picked up.
"Hello, who is this?"
"Ahh, drunk reader girl." -I heard him laugh.
"Yeah yeah" -I rolled my eyes.
"So I've come to tell you it isn't nothing and I'd like to see you again stranger." -I said smiling.
"Your wish is my command." -His voice sounded cheery.
"Uh, same place tonight." -I suggested.
"Definitely not. We need a mysterious location for this mysterious friendship to continue."
I love how he's so different from most guys who would just say 'yeah sure'.
"Meet at the coffee shop about 5 doors down from the bar at 7."
"How is that mysterious?" -I asked in confusion.
"It's not. It's called the Mystery Coffee. You don't really order a coffee they kind of just ask you what flavors you like and give you something unknown. Isn't that enough mystery for you?" -I could hear him cracking himself up.
"It sure is" -I said smiling.
I hung up and my mood had sufficiently benefited. It may seem like I like him but I don't. He's just someone who makes me happy. I'd say he's a friend but I don't even know how old he is. I guess I'll have to see for myself later as he will remain a mystery until then. I swept everything back into my trash can except for the napkin. I folded it up and put in the drawer of my desk. I decided looking at all the Dylan infected items in my room was nothing but bad for me so I went downstairs and got a garbage bag. I threw all the pictures in the bag trying not to look at them. I also threw my stuffed pink elephant he got me for Valentine's day in and a couple of other gifts. I still looked at my wardrobe and sighed at all the memories I have from each top or dress and know I need some new clothes to replace the old ones. I need a new start. After all the Dylan pictures are gone from my desk my little brother Liam walked in.
"I like it better like that." -he said looking at my desk.
"Me too." I replied.
I was on my way to the mall when my phone vibrated in my purse. When the car is stopped at a stop light I looked at it.
Hey Stranger, bring a picture of your problem. Also bring a picture of you. I got a plan.
I was confused at first but Justin seemed to be a fun guy with interesting ideas so I decided to fish out a picture of us and removed me before bringing it. The light turned green and I continued on my way to the mall. I made sure to get a bunch of new things for all different seasons because I would be replacing a lot. I spent over $300 but it's no problem since I saved my money for emergencies. This is definitely one. I made my way home and picked out a pair of acid wash jeans and a plain pink v neck with a black leather jacket. I sprayed some perfume on and refreshed my makeup. I let my brown wavy hair hang down mid way down my back. I didn't like rummaging through the Dylan bag but as Justin said I need a picture so I got one and cut me off it and then shoved both pictures into my pocket. I checked my watch and it was almost 6:45. Time to go. I drove my car to the Mystery Coffee Shop and parked out front. There's no sign of Justin. I felt my phone vibrate and immediately checked it.
Where am I? It's a mystery. Just kidding turn around (;
I spun around and make contact with those perfect brown eyes again.
"Hey stranger" -he said as a dimple from his left cheek was exposed.
He lead me to the door and held it open for me. Justin goes straight to the counter and gots 4 papers. He brought them to the table I chose and set them down.
"What are these?" -I ask.
"The applications for your coffee. Fill it out once and every time you come back they pull it up and serve you something instead of telling them every time." -He explained.
"Why did you get 4?" -I asked still confused.
"We need to get rid of out problems don't we?" -I still didn't comprehend. He took one of the applications and started filling it out, then attached a picture of him. He then took a second application and filled it in.
Name: Selena Gomez
Favorite flavors: fish, curry, peppers, raw lemon, lime, ketchup, tomato
Then he attached a photo of her. She's awfully pretty and I can't help but wonder what happened. They are both very good looking and he's amazing. I think that he could have broken up with her but I doubt he'd be sad about it or spending this much time on her.
"Waiting for an invitation?" -He nudged my leg under the table. I began to fill out my application while he started on Dylan's.
"You see we send them a text telling them to come here and when the person says their applications have already been filled, they'll get served what they deserve. Understand?"
I laughed at the crazy idea but agreed. He took them to the counter and arrived back at the table with 2 drinks. We sipped them as we started to get to know each other.
"So how old are you anyways?" -I asked.
"19" -he replied.
"I'm 18." -I said back.
"What happened with her, Selena?"
"Well you see, she thought I was cheating because I posted a picture of me and one of my friends that was a girl and then told everyone that I was a jerk. She later broke up with me so her reputation wouldn't be ruined if I broke up with her. I do love her, but I shouldn't for what she did to me."
I saw him blink more than normal but he managed to hold it in. Then he made contact with my eyes. "What happened with him, Dylan?" -he said adjusting his voice.
"He was cheating on me and he picked her."
"His loss. I'm sure that you didn't deserve that Spen." Spen. That's what Dylan called me. I teared up so fast and a tear fell down my face. I could see Justin look up from the corner of my eye.
"Hey hey hey, I'm sorry. Don't cry. You see think of it this way."
He told me a joke and I did giggle but tears kept falling from my face. He told the joke again and I didn't laugh.
"You see, no one laughs over the same joke more than once so why cry over the same reason more than once" -I processed what he was saying and it was actually really good advice. I smiled at him to show him I was okay. He licked his lips and he's tried to find a way to say something.
"All problems have solutions, they're just unknown."