Falling for a Stranger

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Awkward moments

Once our eyes met, I looked away hiding a smile and blush. I was embarrassed as he caught me checking him out. His face paled for a minute. He nodded and left to help other customers.

I had finally found him. It is the fate that made us bump into each other today. Should I go and apologize for my mistake and ask him if he needs my help. Should I go or just act as if I didn’t see him. Would he think my way to forward or some cheap girl if go cling to him now? I don’t know what to do?? Should I leave and trust fate?? Would I get another chance like this???

Fate it is...

Walking past him, I entered the Groceries. I picked the trolley and went to the vegetable section. Since I’m a vegan. Picking some vegetables that could last me for a week, I moved to the junk food section. Damm, I love junk...

I picked lots of chips, popcorns, and chocolates. I squealed a little just to turn around some people staring at me. Sheepishly, I mouth “sorry”. Only, to see him staring at me with an amused grin. The blood rose to my face. I am sure I must have looked like a big tomato. I smiled at him and hurried myself to the counter.

He looked so beautiful with a smile. How sad he looked before? What happened to him? Did he got fired from his job? He just doesn’t seem like the person to be working at a store. He has a strange aura around him. He is so handsome...



Shit! How could I be dreaming about him? How much are you going to embarrass yourself, today? Alicia! Get a hold of yourself, now!!!

“Ma’s, would you mind paying for your items, please?” He addressed me. He had a puzzled look on his face. He is standing right beside me. He is the one putting the items in the shopping bag.

Omg! His voice is so deep. Is he talking to me? Alicia!!!

“Oh...I’m sorry. I got carried away...“, I tried to bit back the smile beaming on my lips. I must be blushing again. I can feel the heat from my ears. He just nodded and carried my shopping bags. I checked my items with the receipt and pulled out some of my cards from my purse.

“Here. ma’am”, said the cashier while handing me the money.

I nod and walked towards the door.

I lead the way to the car with him behind me, carrying my bags.

Should I say something? Can I ask his number? Wouldn’t I sound too desperate? I misunderstood him that day. I should at least apologize.

“Hmm, I’m sorry..... about the other night.“, I continued.” I just got scared. You didn’t get any injury, did you?”

He looked at me for a second. He shook his head. We have reached the car. I opened my trunk of the car. He put my stuff in the car.

At the instant, our almost hands brushed. We both pulled back from the shock.

What??? Did he felt that too? The tension is growing in the air. Come on Alicia! Think of something!! Wait, ...I got it. I didn’t know his name. Maybe can I ask him that?

I just said, ” Can I ask your name? I’m Alicia.”

He nodded and said, “Lucian.” in a deep voice...

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