Beep Beep Beep
Groaning I rolled over, shutting my alarm off. It was only 6:30 A.M and I had to be to work at 8. Ten minutes later I was washing my silver, shoulder-length hair and scrubbing my body. After drying my body off, I put some lotion on, and then put my work uniform on, which consisted of black pants, in which I use leggings instead, and a white t-shirt with the logo on it. I was a waitress at a small coffee shop named Deb’s Coffee.
The coffee shop was less than 15 minutes from my apartment. The area wasn’t a bad area but it also wasn’t the nicest. I live in a small one-bedroom apartment where the living room and kitchen were pretty much one room and a standard bathroom. It was like a studio apartment. Since it was just me it was perfect size but it was also all I could afford working at the coffee shop. I liked working there though because they were laid back and the pay was decent, as well as the tips. Although I know one day I’m going to need to find a better job that pays even better.
The place opened up at 6 but I never had to be there that early. I always went in at 8 but would show up 15 minutes early to buy a muffin and some water. I gathered my purse and phone as well as throwing my wavy hair into a top knot. The weather was perfect out today, it wasn’t too hot yet and it wasn’t chilly either.
When I arrived at work there were already a few people sitting down eating or ordering coffee before they needed to be at their job. Once in a while, we get new faces but mostly we get the same people, which were a bunch of businesspeople.
Upon arriving, I got my usual order, which consisted of a pumpkin spice muffin and water, and yes we sell pumpkin items all year round. Once I was done eating I went into the backroom to drop my things off and get to work. After greeting my manager I took over the floor for her while she attended to the kitchen with another worker. I was going to be by myself until 10:30 when Matt, another co-worker, came in. He was a close friend of mine. We went to high school together and have been friends ever since. He was my rock, as I was his.
This morning went by pretty fast and before I knew it, Matt was coming in.
“Hey, baby girl. How's it going?”
“Hey, Matty. Pretty good, times flying for being slow.” I gave him a wide smile and went back to tending my tables. Around 11:30 we started to pick up with customers seeing as how it was lunchtime and a lot of people liked our lunch sandwiches. No matter how tired I was I always wore a smile on my face.
When 2 o’clock came around I was ready to clock out, but something caught my eye, it was a letter addressed to The Silver Haired Girl. I asked all my other co-workers if they saw who had left it there but no one did. I knew it was for me seeing as I’m the only one with silver hair who works here. When Matty saw me with the letter in my hand, he gave me a wide grin and said: “Looks like you got a secret admirer.”
I rolled my eyes at him and said: “Yea probably one of those old businessmen that are always in here.”
Matty rolled his eyes back at me and went back to work. I decided to wait until I got home to read my letter. Walking to the back room and grabbing my things, I headed home. It's always quiet when I get inside, but that's expected when you live alone. After unlocking my apartment I headed inside and took my shoes off. I then went into the kitchen to make myself a sandwich as a snack and read my letter. Whoever this person is, has really nice manly handwriting. As I read the letter it brought a smile to my face.
Silver Haired Girl
Sorry for the name but I didn’t catch your name tag. But anyway, I Couldn’t help but watch you work. Let’s just say you caught my eye the moment I saw you. I’m glad I choose to try this place out otherwise I wouldn’t have seen you. I promise I’m not some creepy stalker. Your smiles what caught my attention and the way your eyes shine bright when you talked to your customers made me smile which doesn’t happen very often. Maybe next time I can hear your voice or see your smile up close but for now, I’ll admire from afar.
The smile stayed on my face the whole time I read the letter, but then it dropped when reality set in. What if it was an old man or some creepy stalker. I know he said he wasn’t but can you trust someone you’ve never meet by what they said in a letter. I guess I’ll just have to keep an eye out to see if I can figure out who prince charming really is. People that come into Deb’s Coffee don’t seem to be creepy people but you can never judge a book by its cover, they could be good at hiding the fact they're creepy.
Once I finished eating my food I cleaned up my mess then went and changed my shirt, so I could go to the store. Matty was coming over for dinner and I needed to get some things to make spaghetti. I put the letter in my nightstand and headed out of my room to put my shoes on. Grabbing my purse and car keys I headed out to my Jeep.
On my way to the store, all I could think about was that letter. I know Matt will tease me about it when he comes over. I just don’t know how to feel about it.
When I arrived at the store I made sure to get what I needed for the pasta and some drinks. When I got to the check out there was an extremely good looking guy in front of me. He had multiple tattoos running up and down his neck and arms, which in my opinion made him look hotter. He had brown hair that was slicked back and shaved on the sides. When he turned and looked at me he gave me a warm smile and that's when I noticed his bright green eyes. I was polite enough to smile back, then went back to placing my items on the belt. When I went to pull my wallet out and pay for my items the cashier stopped me.
“No need ma’am. That young gentleman paid for yours already.”
I was surprised, no one has ever done that for me.
“Oh wow. Um okay then.” How long was I not paying attention for him to pay for my items and I not know it? Grabbing my items I headed to my Jeep and made my way home.
Once I arrived I began working on the pasta because Matty will be here after he gets off of work. I got everything cooked and mixed together. I let it simmer in the crockpot while I watched some T.V and wait for Matt to show up.
At 5:10 there was a knock on my front door and I knew it was Matty. As soon as he was inside he started shouting off questions about the letter.
“What did it say? Who is it from?” he said all in one breath.
“Slow down their speed talker,” I said as I laughed at him. I then went into telling him all about the letter and how they refer themselves as prince charming. Matt’s a sucker for romance stories, so this is his cup of tea.
While we ate dinner I also told him about the mystery man who paid for my groceries at the store. His only response was “Look at you, winning over two men's hearts.” While chuckling and wiggling his eyebrows at me.
We spent the rest of the dinner catching up on each other lives. We do this about once every two weeks. After Matt left I headed for bed thinking about who prince charming was and the man at the store with the green eyes. I needed to pay him back for paying for my groceries. With those last few thoughts the darkness took over and I was out.