sing me to sleep //m.h.//


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2. // one //

 

recap: "Intrigued, I followed the voice and spotted a man, maybe around my age, with a mop of dark messy curls that continued to sing a beautiful tune..."

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I quietly sat myself at a neighboring table after picking up a random book so i could continue to listen to the soft, yet rugged voice sing lines to a song I'd never heard of. Sitting in a more comfortable position, I opened the book and payed no attention to the words but rather paying attention to how soothing the mans voice was. I wanted to get up and ask his name and learn everything about him, but I couldn't just do that to a complete stranger in a library, could I? 
While being at war with myself, I hadn't noticed that the stranger had sat himself beside me and was quietly trying to get my attention. 

"Miss? Are you alright," a thick British accent met my ears, "Miss?" I snapped out of my trance and looked up at the man and furrowed my eyebrows a bit. "O-Oh..! Sorry, I zoned out there for a bit." I stuttered and let out a quiet and nervous laugh. He smiled and shook his head, "That's alright, happens quite often to me as well. Anyways, I was hoping you could help me pick out a book, seeing you have pretty good taste in them."

I glanced down at the book in my hands and saw I was holding "On The Road" by Jack Kerouac and smiled when I realized it was one of my favorite books. Looking back up at the guy, I nodded and continued to smile, "Sure."

And so minutes turned into hours and lame puns were shared as we looked for a particular book I thought the man, I still didn't know the name of, would enjoy. Unfortunately, I never found what I was looking for and sighed, "I wonder why this place doesn't have it, It's a classic! How've you never read it before?" I complained quietly as I glanced up at the guy and gave him a playful glare. He gazed down at me and shrugged while laughing, "I have no idea. Maybe we could try looking at another library, yeah?" Without hesitating, I nodded and began to speak by stopped right as I got a notification on my phone. I looked down and saw the text from my mother and then looked at the time and widened my eyes, "I would love to continue helping but it's getting really late, we could keep in touch and meet up again sometime?" I looked back up and searched the mans eyes hopefully. "Yeah, yeah no problem! Mind if I put my number in your phone?" He asked with a smile. I nodded once again and handed him my phone after unlocking it and put it back in my pocket after he handed it back. 

"Thank you for keeping me company.." The guy stopped and looked into my eyes, silently asking for my name. I realized that I had yet to introduce myself and laughed a little, "I'm Danielle, and you are..?" He smiled and stuck out his hand and spoke in his thick British accent, "Well, Danielle, I'm Matty." I smiled and shook his hand, "It was nice meeting you Matty." My phone started to ring quietly with a call from my mother, I stepped back a little and answered her call.

"Danielle j'ai besoin de te parler" my mother spoke loudly through the phone, "Ton père a été envoyé aux urgences la nuit dernière." I widened my eyes and began to worry, "Qu'est-il arrivé? Est-ce que le père va bien?" I noticed Matty had glanced over as he heard me speaking in my native language with a slight smile on his lips that confused me. "Je n'ai pas encore reçu d'informations, mais les médecins ont dit que je le ferais bientôt," my mother's voice quivered, putting my nerves on edge. Tears threatened to spill as I spoke, "mère s'il vous plaît dites-moi qu'il va bien? Je ne peux pas me permettre de revenir à la maison. Je ne peux pas me permettre de perdre mon père..!" Matty noticed I was upset and stood by my side and quietly led me outside and wrapped his arm around me as he listened in to the conversation I'm sure he couldn't understand. "Chérie, je t'enverrais de l'argent mais nous n'avons pas beaucoup de choses après cette visite hosptiale. Mais je peux vous tenir au courant. Appelez-moi quand vous le pouvez." My mother spoke quickly as i sighed and leaned into Matty a little. "Veuillez me mettre à jour chaque fois que vous êtes informé de sa santé. Je dois aller maintenant mère, il est tard." I glanced up at the hazel-eyed boy as my mother spoke again, "Je le ferai, ange. Rentrez chez vous en toute sécurité et dormez bien. Je t'aime." I smiled a little and rubbed my eye with my free hand, "Je t'aime aussi, bonne nuit mère."

The phone call had ended as soon as it had started and soon I was back in the comfort of my dark apartment.

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translations for Danielle's call:

"Danielle, I need to talk to you" my mother spoke loudly through the phone, "Your father was sent to the emergency room last night." I widened my eyes and began to worry, "What happened? Is father okay?" I noticed Matty had glanced over as he heard me speaking in my native language with a slight smile on his lips that confused me. "I have not received any information yet, but the doctors said I would soon" my mother's voice quivered, putting my nerves on edge. Tears threatened to spill as I spoke, "mother please tell me he's fine? I can not afford to come home. I can not afford to lose my father ..!" Matty noticed I was upset and stood by my side and quietly led me outside and wrapped his arm around me as he listened in to the conversation I'm sure he couldn't understand. "Honey, I'll send you money, but we do not have much after this hosptial visit. But I can keep you informed. Call me when you can." My mother spoke quickly as i sighed and leaned into Matty a little. "Please update me whenever you are informed of his health. I must go now mother, it's late." I glanced up at the hazel-eyed boy as my mother spoke again, "I will, angel. Go home safely and sleep well. I love you." I smiled a little and rubbed my eye with my free hand, "I love you too, goodnight mother"

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i hope you all enjoyed the first chapter! my translations may not be exactly right but please correct me of any errors :)

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