2. Arriving in Paris
My mom and I sat in the cab after leaving the airport. Since we were staying in Paris for a few months, maybe six or seven, we were going to rent an apartment. The first week or so we were going to stay in a hotel because we didn't have all of the furniture in there yet. I begged my mom to let me have my own hotel room and she finally agreed. I went upstairs, unlocked my room and took a shower. Afterwards, I was going to head downstairs. My mom said they had a cafe somewhere in the hotel so I was going to grab a coffee. As I was heading out, my phone buzzed. It was my friend Kyle. He asked me how the flight was. I walked out, looking down at my phone and typing a reply. No sooner had I stepped out the door, that I bumped into someone. The impact made me drop my phone on the floor. "Shit! Sorry." I heard a thick Australian accent say. As I looked up, a boy was standing in front of me. He was my age. Maybe a little bit older and he had light cocoa skin and deep chocolate brown eyes. His hair was almost black but it was a deep deep brown. He looked slightly Asian but he probably wasn't. "Are you gonna take your phone or just stare at me? Cuz I'll take the phone." I snapped out of my daze. Shit! Was I staring? I took the phone and mumbled a thanks. I walked into the elevator door and he followed. I squeezed into the back corner just to be sure. Suddenly he started cornering me. He was getting really close and lifting his hand out. My heart was pounding and my brain was racing. Was he gonna kidnap me? Rape me? In the heat of the moment I just saw the elevator door open. So I lifted my knee in one swift action and ran out. He groaned and fell to the floor. "Fuck. God. I was just gonna ask you a question. It's not like I was gonna rip your soul out." He lay sprawled on the elevator floor. I kind of felt bad. I held out my hand and helped him up. "Sorry. My mind can be kind of obnoxiously stupid and paranoid sometimes. I thought you were gonna kidnap or rape me or something." He chuckled but at the same time looked kind of annoyed. "Well I wasn't going to. I was just wondering if you wanted to hang out with me and my mates tonight at our hotel room." I contemplated for a while. He didn't seem dangerous. But looks can be deceiving. And he said his friends would be there so that would be safe right? As long as his friends weren't dangerous as well. "I don't know.." I said hesitantly. " I'm not taking no for an answer..." "Veronica" I said. He smiled. "I'm not taking no for an answer Veronica. I'll be by the room I saw you come out of at 5 tonight. Be ready." I mentally rolled my eyes. "Okay. What is your name anyway?" I asked. "Calum" "Cool ass name dude" "Thanks." He said. He started kind of limping off due to the pain. I couldn't help but feel bad for the boy. "And calum?" I kind of yelled. He turned around expectantly. "Sorry about the balls situation." I said. He rolled his eyes and walked away. I snickered. He was cute. I checked my watch. 3 more hours until 5:00. For some reason I couldn't wait.