Light was shining in my eyes, making me wake up. I groaned and looked at my phone that ended up sleeping with me. Noon, Friday June 15. I pushed my head into my pillow. I have to get up. It’s Starbucks day. Every Friday I go to Starbucks. My mom started it with me when I still lived in Kansas with her. Now I’m in California doing it all سے طرف کی myself. But I’m not complaining, I like the time to think.
I rolled out of my بستر and trudged to my small closet that was barely a foot away from my bed. I looked for my پسندیدہ red jeans and a black شرٹ, قمیض with the Tri-Force on it. For my feet, I put on plain white Vans. I was ready for my 15 منٹ walk to town.
I live in an apartment that’s just a 15 to 20 منٹ walk. I don’t have a car, but I’m being friendly to the world. If I had a car I wouldn’t have met the old lady, Rosie, that lives about five منٹ away. She’s nice. I helped her garden once and she offered me some لیمونیڈ, لمنڈ and that’s how I befriended her. She has a daughter who has a son and daughter. They visit a lot and I love the kids. Rosie’s granddaughter, Andy, is ten. She is very shy and wouldn’t talk to me for a week. But once she saw her brother getting used to me she started to open up. She’s funny. She has a crush on this Youtuber that goes سے طرف کی Tobuscus. I’ve never seen his videos. I don’t even know what he looks like.
I walked quickly so I’d get to Rosie’s house sooner. But when I arrived she wasn’t there. It’s lunch time, so maybe she’s eating. I kept walking and soon came up to Starbucks. The girl I see every friday afternoon greeted me and asked if I want the usual-A Mocha frappe. Quite simple. I smiled and did a quick nod. She got to work on my drink and I waited. There was only one person in here and we was working on something on his computer. I looked to the far back corner and saw it was empty. Good, I can sit there and not be bothered. The girl handed me my frappe and I went to the back.
I sipped on my frappe and thought about my past life. I pretty much dropped off the face of the Earth when I left Kansas. I told people I’d be in California. I still have a Facebook, but I don’t update anything. The only person I still talk to is my mom. No one has looked for me; Except for Blake. He’s been my friend since freshman سال in high school. He was the only one who asked me where in Cali would I be moving to and if I needed any help. I told him I want him to forget me and not dwell on me. For three months he tried to text me and message me on Facebook. It was hard to ignore him, seeing as I had a crush on him, but I had to do it. I needed to start over.
I didn’t really have any friends. They thought I complained too much and they wouldn’t listen. Sorry for needing someone to talk to after being bullied سے طرف کی my older brother. Blake listened though. He tried to do something, like letting me run away to his house. That worked for a week until my dad found me. When I saw how much Blake liked to help me, I got a crush on him. But I never told him. I liked being his friend, but I don’t think I’d mind holding his hand once in awhile.
My thought train fell off the track when a man sat down across from me. He had messy brown hair and a green شرٹ, قمیض that was covered سے طرف کی a hoodie. His eyes were also covered, but with sunglasses. He gave me a wide smile.
“May I help you?” I chewed on my straw.
“Well I see آپ here a lot with no one with آپ and thought آپ were lonely.”
“Maybe I want to be alone.” I countered. He smirked.
“I think آپ need a friend.”
“I am perfectly fine without one.”
“Everyone needs a friend.”
“I’m not everyone.” I stood up. This man is weird. He got up to, but let me pass. I walked out the door and he followed.
“Jesus Christ.” I muttered. I don’t need to be followed سے طرف کی some stranger that probably just wants to get in my pants.
“You have a Zelda shirt.” He commented. “You’re also wearing my پسندیدہ colors; Darkness, redness, and whiteness.”
“You could have just کہا black, red, and white.” I turned to look at him. He still had a smile plastered on his face.
“That’s no fun آپ silly nugget.” I raised an eyebrow at him.
“Nugget? What is a nugget?”
“A nugget is a nugget.” He کہا matter of factly. That makes no sense.
“That makes no sense.”
“You have a lot to learn, hothothothot.”
“What did آپ just say?” I spun. He looked a little frightened at first, but he quickly regained his posture.
“Ah, nothing.” He crossed his arms. “What’s your name?”
“Like the Goddess of Courage, but I’m guessing that’s not your real name.”
“Nope. But آپ aren’t going to know my real name.” I smirked to myself. This guy doesn’t need to know anything about me.
“My name’s Toby, if آپ were wondering.”
“I wasn’t.” His name rang a bell, but there are a ton of Toby’s. I’ve never met one, until now though. Toby kept walking beside me, but kept a respectable distance. He walked with me up to Rosie’s house.
“Fay!” Andy called me سے طرف کی her little nickname for me. She ran off the porch and hugged me. After she let go, she looked at the man who was standing سے طرف کی me. Her brown eyes were wide and she hid behind me. Toby laughed.
“Audience?” He کہا in a funny way. I furrowed my brows at him in confusion, but Andy seemed to get it.
“Tobuscus?” She کہا in the same way he did. Oh my God this guy is Tobuscus. Toby knelt down so he was somewhat eye level with her. She peeked out from behind my legs and giggled at him.
“Is the nugget able to give Tobuscus a hug?” He asked, opening his arms for a hug. Andy pushed away from my legs and ran into his arms. I thought she was going to strangle him from how tight her hug was. But he was laughing and breathing.
“Farore!” Rosie called. I turned away from them to look at the older woman. “Andy wanted to go to Justice, do آپ mind taking her?”
“No, I can do it!” I called back. Then I looked at my phone. It was four. Jesus, time flies. “When should I have her back?”
“Oh five thirty-ish.” Rosie waved to me then went back inside. I looked at them, still hugging.
“Okay Andy, I’m sure Tobuscus has many other things to do.” I tugged on her shirt. “And did آپ forget about Justice?” Andy pulled away but pouted.
“I’m not busy.” Toby said, standing up. “I could come with آپ guys.” Andy gasped.
“Really?” She asked, taking his hand.
“Really!” He jumped up and down. Oh lord have mercy on my soul. I don’t know if I’ll be able to stay calm with this guy with me; I might snap his annoying neck. He was already following me to my house, so of course he has to come with me and Andy.