The first time our eyes locked. I remember it like it happened a second ago. It had been a pretty long tiresome day at work so I decided to stop by my number one coffee shop before heading home. I sat at my favorite spot at the far end with my steaming hot cup of espresso, enjoying the relaxing sensation of it’s hotness running through my throat to the rest of my whole body. Mmh, a little piece of heaven right there.I finished my coffee and was about to be on my way when I felt someone’s presence in front of me . I looked up and alas! My eyes landed on the most exquisite creature-he was like nothing I had ever seen before.
A creature with the most perfect face- squared, with a straight bridged nose and a neatly beared chin. A face so radiant it could drive away darkness with it’s bright glistening eyes-almond shaped eyes that were the colour of the earth- deep and rich. Not to mention the breathtaking wide smile, mesmerizing enough to melt a guarded heart.
This beautiful 5’9 feet being standing right in front of me made my head go bananas in the most senseless way! Damn! I was contemplating what to say and how to say it when words rolled off his tongue in a deep modulated voice. I stared at his red luscious lips as he said something that I didn’t quite hear because I wasn’t really paying attention … I mean, can you blame me? I have a very active imagination and couldn’t help but envision his fruity lips delving into mine, ardently devouring them, tasting every inch of my tongue, consuming me with incredible ecstasy and setting my whole body ablaze while … “Hello, excuse me ma’am,”he disrupted my fantasy while waving his hands across my face.
Realizing I had travelled to some other non-existent world, I came back to reality, cleared my throat, composed myself and put on a serious face. “So how can I help you, sir?” I asked. He chuckled and said, “Well I’ve been watching you since you came in here and couldn’t resist the urge to come and talk to you. I mean, your beauty is completely undeniable. Am Len,by the way. And you are…” Okay this was so cliché. He looked like a smart guy he’d have done better. In circumstances like this, I’d bash the guy and walk away. This was different though. I couldn’t bring myself to stand up and leave. Oh my! He must have cast a spell on me! Okay so instead of saying, “Haha nice try but I don’t have time for this so I’ll just be on my way.” I found myself saying, “Oh hi! Uhm nice arms! I mean shirt! Nice shirt. Nice complexion too…chocolate … just the way I like it. Shit! Sorry I meant that I like chocolate. Very much. Chocolate is very sweet. I like eating chocolate. Very yummy…just like yo..”And then I put my hands over my mouth before I could embarass myself any further. I’d uttered so much gibberish damn it! “Wow. So much compliment. Thank you. You’re really funny I like you already. So your name… “he said with a corny smile on his face. “Lisa,I’m Lisa.” Phew! I can’t believe I actually drew out those words without being slurry. Good work Lisa! Oh that was my head celebrating.
So the guy asked if he could join me but I was done already so what was he joining me for? (Again, not so smart!) But he was lucky his spell on me was working because I immediately said yes without question. So he sat with me and I remember dreading the conversation that would ensue because I loathe small talk. So I was crossing my fingers real hard…hoping he wouldn’t bore me.
Surprisingly, we hit it off quite well. We talked for what seemed like an eternity. No small talk. Deep stuff. About the meaning of life, the world, science, religion, our perspectives on controversial issues in society, our dreams and wildest fantasies and we also talked about books! Can you imagine? Books! We joked about first world problems and also brainstormed on the cheesiest pick up lines which he obviously won(was your dad a boxer? Because damn! You’re a knock out!) That had to be the winner😂. We had so much in common it seemed unreal. And apparently, he liked chocolate too 😝.The conversation was so thrilling we actually orderd more coffee. To be precise, we each had 3 more cups of espresso(no kidding peeps). And we didn’t even notice the time pass until the coffee shop closed and we had to leave.
He accompanied me home and I didn’t feel like saying goodbye. I mean,the guy made me laugh so hard until my stomach hurt. My cheek bones weren’t spared either! What kind of mythical creature was this? And where had he been all my life?
So as we stood outside my house, we let the silence do the talking. Comfortable silence, not awkward silence. We just looked into each other’s eyes, smiling, reading each other’s thoughts and feeling each other’s hearts. Then in sync, we reached out, hugged and said hello. Not goodbye.It had to be hello. Because it was just the beginning, the beginning of an exciting roller coaster experience with highs and lows and in the end, an end.
To be continued…