How I Met Him

'Just Collegues' or so they say. Follow Alexis' path to realisation that her future career is bumpier than she would've thought because of a possible love interest. What happens when information about the two gets leaked from the wrong side?


27. Second Dates

Everything seemed out of a magazine as if printed right off one. I realized mouth was wide open when splashes of water came from the cascade we were now standing in front of.

He left me by the side of the car, staring at the view as he went to the boot of the car. When he came back, I noticed he had a plaited white basket in his hand, which he put down next to the car.

"It's... beutiful." I said, looking from him, to the cascade.

"I know. My mother took me here the first tome we came to America." he said opening the basket. Inside, there was a red and white checkered cloth protecting the food I assumed to be sandwiches and cakes.

"Where are you originally from?"

"Spain." he says looking up at me.

Oh my god what am I supposed to say? He's going to remember everything if I tell him that I am too.

"Nice." I say looking back at the cascade.

"So? What about you?" he says laying the forks down.

"Uh, coincidentally... me too." I say as I keep my eyes glued to the cascade, not daring to look back at him.

"Hey, I know this sound weird but, do I know you?" he says suddenly standing up.

Oh no, oh no, oh no. This is what I was talking about. I moved to America because I was afraid of my past: afraid of what people thought of me as a child. But the truth comes to the surface, it always finds its way up my roots.

Half of me wanted to lie to him but the other half of me was boiling. Boiling with the truth.

"I hoped you wouldn't ask that." I said drawing patterns on my dress.


I furrowed my eyebrows, trying to figure her out. She sure as hell looked familiar... but... why?

And then it came to me...


He straightens up and comes next to me, looking at the cascade.

"Figured it out yet?" I ask sighing and looking back to the cascade.

"Yeah," He says looking at me."The girl who is rumoured to have killed her parents." He spoke the headline of the newspaper as it was written then. He knew...

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