I took off out of the room, out the building, into the evening.
Someone was called me, but I didn't listen. My eyes were burning. The company closing meant that I was on my way out. What am I to do now?
Tears filled my eyes, burning them even more.
Hours later my name echoed around me.
I sat at a table in front of the closest cafe. Someone sat across from me.
“Are you going to order something?” I asked the person.
“No," they responded.
“Then you can’t sit here…”
“In that case, I’ll take a hot cocoa with extra cocoa.” I looked up and saw that the person was someone who I knew. It was Michael
“What are you doing here?” I asked, wiping my eyes. “How did you find me?”
“You're fast in heels.”
“That was you calling?”
“I didn’t answer for a reason.” I crossed my arms over my chest. For one, to show I wasn’t in the mood for his games. And for a second reason, it was starting to get cold.
“Listen, s**t happens.”
“If you give me some speech about a door closing and another opening, I swear to god…”
He stayed sitting.
“What are you doing?” I asked him.
“If you think I’m leaving you alone at night looking that hot, you're wrong.”
“I’m a big girl, I can take care of myself.”
“Is that way you're freezing?”
“Once you get your hot cocoa, we’re leaving.”
On the walk home, he gave me his jacket and hot cocoa. The warm drink filled me, warming me. His jacket smells like him and was warm.
I held out the cup, sharing the hot cocoa.
Taking the last drink, he trashed the cup, and, holding open the door to the building, he let me walk in first. He followed behind me.
Slipping off his jacket, I handed it to him. “Thank you.”
“Anytime.” He smiled, taking the jacket and putting his jacked back on.
I noticed his eyes dash to my lips. “Don’t even think about it,” I said.
This caused him to smile. “I wouldn’t even dare,” he said. He headed down the hall.
Then he stopped and called out, “If you need anything- anything- you know where to find me.” He grinned and went into his room.
Watching him, I knew he was going to be trouble. Good or bad, I wasn’t sure.
(Written by KayCee K.)