"Valire, can you close up? I'm going to leave five minutes early." my co-worker asked. It was almost ten at night, nobody was at the seaside diner except for us. "Yeah, sure." I told her.
I was left completely alone, at the replusive diner I worked at. Thank goodness it was only part time and I only had like two shifts a week. I went over to the window and peered at the ocean, watching a couple walk hand-in-hand near the shore. It made me sick, like do you have to flaunt around to the whole world that you're in love? I was inturupted by my venting when the bell signfying the door was opening rang. I quickly got up. What kind of idiot comes to eat at a place that's closing in five minutes?
I looked up and it was Justin. It took me a good amount of time to finally have the courage to say, "Can I help you?" He sat down at a stool near the counter and picked up a nearby menu. I couldn't help but stare at his perfect eyes and hair and just everything about him was perfect. "Um, yeah. Sorry I know you close soon but I've been surfing all afternoon and I'm starving. Can I just get a chocolate chip muffin?" he asked. Again it took me a while to answer him, I don't even think I fully believed this was happening. " Yeah, sure." I went behind the counter and gave him the last chocolate chip muffin. "Thanks." he said while I handed it to him. I could have fainted right there and then when our my finger nearly touched his hand while handing him the muffin.
"You look familar, do you hang out at the beach much?" he asked. Oh good god, he was trying to make conversation with me. "Yeah, I live like right off the beach so I'm always at the beach." I answered, proud of myslef that I was able to talk to him like a normal person and not totally freak out. "I thought I recognized you." I would have mentioned how we went to the same school and stuff but we don't. Justin was home-schooled. He moved here when he was ten and ever since then I've been in love with him. He's an intense surfer too. And yes I know all this about him because I am a complete stalker and he probably doesn't even know my name.
"So you surf?" I asked, trying to keep the conversation going. I might never have a chance like this ever again. "Yeah, I love it. It's the reason we moved here when I was little. Like I have this intesne trainer and I'm in all these competitions and it's great. Have you ever surfed before?" He asked while taking another bite of the muffin. "Yeah, except I'm not really good. Actually, I suck. But I love the sport. I love watching it and I honestly wish I could surf." He took the last bite of his muffin and I knew this whole thing was going to be over in a matter of seconds.
"Here, I'll ring you up." I told him. gave him the bill and he placed the money on the counter with a very generous tip. "Sorry I didn't catch your name." he said. "I'm Valire." He smiled. Well maybe he smiled, or I was just imagining it. "I'm Justin. Listen, Valire, this Saturday I have a serfing competition here and I'd love if you stopped by." Yeah, I was definitely dreaming. "Sure, I'd love you.. I mean I'd love to." I said, completely embarassed, feeling my face turn red. He didn't seam to notice. "See you there, then."
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