She loves the city. Its lights, noise, and chaos.
Her work is in the heart of the city where elevator moments are never awkward.
Oh, it doesn’t mean that everyone at work are comfortable or friendly to each other.
It’s just that they don’t feel the need to chitchat with colleagues because everyone is always too busy minding their own business and eyes are always glued to smart phones.
No one would ever notice anyone, their breathing, nor their soul.
She doesn’t mind it. She actually likes it.. a lot.
It was 9 in the morning. Jamie was sitting on her bed after washing up and making sure all her things were all packed-up. It was her last day in the city and she was feeling down about leaving. Her flight wouldn’t be until around 9pm but she had to check-out before 12 noon.
Her phone buzzed. Someone sent her a message.
It was Casey.
She felt her heart beat a little faster.
“Coffee?” he asked.
A little confused, she typed ‘Yes’ but hesitated to send it. Eventually, she deleted it.
‘Are you asking me if I like coffee or just teasing me?’ she muttered to herself frustratingly. She really likes this guy but she couldn’t tell him and she was exerting all her effort to act normal around him.
She was thinking of anything brilliant she could say to make their exchange of messages longer. She couldn’t think of anything.
She settled to, “Yes. Good morning :)”
She sent the message with a smile on her face as if Casey could see her. But she was freaking worried each second without a reply from him.
Two minutes had passed by when she received messages from Casey.
“Good morning :)”
“I’m here at a cafe across your hotel. I’ll wait for you.”
She didn’t know what to do. Excitement and nervousness swept over her.