Hello, I saved you a seat. You’re coming right? It’s ok. I don’t mind if you’ll be late. The play is not yet starting anyway. I hope you won’t miss it. It’s really good they say.
She was practicing in front of the mirror as if she was talking on the phone. She scared herself inviting the guy from the second floor. She pulled it off. Now they’re going to have a date. An unlikely move for a girl like her. Shy without a social life. Her friends live far away. The ones she grew up with. The ones very close to her all not by her side. She is excited. She has decided to enjoy her life from now on. To do what scares her is her mantra this year. One down how many more to go she has yet to find out.
Her apartment is a wreck from all the prepping. First time in a long time this is happening. Someone comes along to mess your routine in a good way. The way that makes you smile form time to time. The way you like it or not? Distracted that’s what she is. Who has been day dreaming a lot lately? Dreaming of what could be. Living it could be not. Mixed emotions of doubt and excitement. Happiness and loneliness. You won’t get it until it happens to you.
She cleans up good. Well, a diamond in a rough is now shining. She opens her door to meet her man. For the night that is. They really are not a couple. It’s just a date! Relax. Deep breath as the door opens. You did not hear a knock. She makes her way down the stairs to meet the guy from the second floor. How radiant she looked. The clock tells her it’s 6 o’clock. The play starts at seven. She is early.
Hey. Says the man of her dreams. Are we going now? I still have an errand to attend to. It will just be quick. I’ll go ahead then. See you there! She said with a smile. I won’t stick around and wait for you. Thoughts to herself.
The play is yet to start. She got the best seat arriving there before anyone else. The theater is starting to fill. The lights dimmed. The seats are all occupied except the one beside her. Hello, I saved you a seat. You’re coming right? It’s okay. I don’t mind if you’ll be late. The play is not yet starting anyway. I hope you won’t miss it. It’s really good they say. The play ended. It was a beautiful play indeed. But He missed it. So much for a quick errand she thought. But she’s glad she was able to use one ticket. Somehow glad she watched the play. She’s been missing out the good plays going around town. This one is for her – The Safe.
He ran up the rooftop of that building the next morning. When he opened it. He found the girl inside the safe. He was the man of her dreams. Then she woke up. She’s alive. That was all a dream.