I’ll see you there.
It took about 20-30 minutes to make it to the university. Once I arrived I made sure to grab her phone with her card. I made haste work getting out my car, nearly scratching the car beside me in the process. I locked my car with two beeps, and made my way into the University.
There was people everywhere. There were all tall too. Makes sense since I’m below average. I stopped growing during my last year in middle school. Everyone at this school is at least 5’4 or taller.
I wish I kept growing.
I walked into the university when I heard a familiar voice nearly yelling.
“Please tell me you have a spare ID, I don’t know where I lost mine! I looked everywhere for it!” She sounded stressed with a tension in her voice that screamed sheer panic.
“Ma’am please, we need you to calm down. Are you sure you didn’t leave it at your house?” The lady questioned with uncertainty.
“I’m sure of it! I made sure I had it when I left the coffee shop….”
I was surprised that she didn’t think of leaving it there. If you lose something you retrace your steps at least 5 times.
Aaaand if your still living with your mom, it’ll be at least more 20 times before you go ask her.
She gasped before she said,
“I left it at the coffee shop! I’ll be right back! Do not start without me!” She left what I assume was the front office.
I ran after her to give her the phone back, but…
Jesus, is that girl fast.
I chased her out of the university, through a field, and I believe over a student who was trying to capture a photo, that I bet couldn’t, because she was literally faster than lightning.
Sooner or later I finally caught up to her at her car. I tapped, more like shove because I was breathing really hard, her on the shoulder while I was trying to catch my breath. She was about 2 to 3 inches taller than me.
She swings around in alarm, but relaxes the second she recognizes me.
“Hey, aren’t you that girl that took my order at the café? Your name is Gwen right?”
I nod and made sure to give her phone back.
“Here’s…your phone…with…your…Student ID miss…uhh,” I took a quick glance to see her name on the ID, because I totally didn’t forget. “Miss Sarah.”
Her name sounds familiar to me. Too bad I wasn’t able to catch her last name.
“Oh thank you Gwen! Your a life saver! I have a major test today!” She came up to me and gave me a tight hug in gratitude.
I felt a foreign feeling take over.
I kind of remember an old friend giving those kind of hugs. It feels so familiar . If I could only remember what her name was. All that I could remember is her mom dying her hair with these bright blonde highlights. Sarah on the other hand, is a dirty blonde, with an ivory skin tone, brown eyes with a nice amount of green mixed with hazel.
Her soft gaze fixated on me, and it somehow holds me there for a few moments. And to be honest, I don’t want to let go.
She reluctantly let’s go from the grip she had in me, and gives me a smile. No teeth just a normal soft smile. She looks so beautiful. I could just stare at her forever and never get tired of seeing her.
I remember that I need to finish cleaning, and as I’m walking to my car I start to say my goodbyes.
I turned back to look at her. She was standing two feet away from where I was. I took a step back and tried to keep myself together and not, try to melt in front of her. “Do you still work tomorrow by any chance? In the morning?”
“Yes, I do, I work every morning. It has gotten busier so until we get more workers, I work every single day. Except Saturdays.” As I’m looking at her, she had a gleam in her eyes, one of delight.
“Im super glad to hear that. I’ll see you there sometime. Could I give you my number? As a thank you?”
Well, I was super shocked, she seemed really tentative, so I was preparing myself by putting up a wall in my head. Unfortunately that wall crashed, and I somehow held myself together.
“Yeah! I-I mean, sure.” I tried but failed to be nonchalant.
“Ok, it’s ______.”
“Uh huh, well, I hope to see you around, uhh- Gwen! Gwen. Maybe I’ll see you around.”
“Yeah, maybe. Goodbye Sarah.”
I waved goodbye as I walked away back to my car.