"It was great. I had work there, but I was still able to enjoy my time there."
"What is your job exactly? You never actually told me or Audrey." I placed my hand against my cheek and my elbow on the table.
"I do quite a few things. Mostly answering calls, travelling, and managing anything my boss asks me to. It pays well so I don't complain, plus the boss and I are close."
"So you’re an assistant?”
"I'll be fine," he chuckled. "So, I heard from Audrey you're taking a year off before you start college." Nathan arched an eyebrow.
"Yeah I wanted to save some money before I started. I was thinking of getting a husky once I start college. I think having a dog around would relieve some of my daily stress. What do you think?"
"I remember you telling me you wanted one, especially with either blue eyes or with different colored ones. Forgot the name of it but yeah," he chuckled. "They kind of remind me of wolves."
"You remembered! Hm, yeah they do kind of look like them."
“Let me know when you get yours. I’d love to meet them.” He smiled.
I nodded before returning the smile. For the next half hour, we talked more about the time we hadn’t seen each other. Nathan talked more about his trip and all the places he went to. He showed me pictures and videos.
Then came the subject of high school and Audrey.
“Audrey seems to be doing fine,” Nathan leaned back on his seat. “At least when I called her.”
By the time another half hour passed, it was time for Nathan to leave. Before we said our goodbyes, he agreed to come by the cafe more often and that we’d hang out with Audrey, just like in high school.
"Who was that guy you were with yesterday? Never seen him around.”
"Just a friend from high school," I answered. It was a bit odd he’d ask me that but at the same time I understood why he did. Lincoln knew my friends, well he knew Audrey. She would show up every now and then when school didn’t have her locked in her dorm room. Besides her, I knew almost everyone at the cafe.
Time passed and as soon as I finished my lunch, I got behind the cash register to resume my shift. I was finishing the last few customers before my shift ended.
"Hello and welcome. What would you like to order?" A man stepped up. He wore a black v-neck shirt, a pair of jeans, and a black leather jacket.
"Can I get a cup of coffee with you on the side gorgeous?" The man winked and flashed his pearly white teeth.
It wasn't unusual for random guys to come in and ask me out on dates. Most times it was just to see whether I'd say yes or no. Other times they were genuine in wanting to take me out on a date. It was quite entertaining seeing the different ways guys tried to get me to feel a slight attraction towards them. Sometimes it worked. Sometimes. But it didn't mean I'd go out with them.
I didn't like what they sometimes did after I would say no.
"How would you like your coffee?"
"With cream and sugar."
"Your coffee will be ready soon sir."
There were rarely some who would get mad after I would tell them no. Others just looked as if their day had been ruined from that moment on. I hated those kinds of reactions the most. I was relieved for those who understood or didn't make a big fuss about it. And then there were those who just wouldn't give up.
"Should have probably introduced myself first, sorry gorgeous. My name is Mason and I'd like to take you out sometime if you won't mind?"
Mason belonged to the category of those who wouldn't give up. But he didn’t seem the type that made you uncomfortable for saying no.
"I'm sorry Mason, but I just don't know you that well." I stated honestly.
"I'd like to get to know you during our date if you'd like. Here's my number, call me if you change your mind.” He slid his business card across the counter.
It would be rude not to take it. I placed the card in the front pocket of her jeans.
Sure some would think that not taking it wouldn't be rude. But to me, I feel that it's rude. I could always throw it away later.
"I never got your name, miss?"
"Emma, my name is Emma."
"Well it was nice to meet you and thank you Emma," he smirked and went to get his order. I watched as Mason grabbed his coffee and walked out of the shop.