Hey. This is a short exert from my first draft of my new book entitled The Fall. It is a romantic story within a sci-fi story. There are some pretty big moments and some twists coming but for now building the formation of two people who are falling for one another unexpectedly thrown together in a life or death situation.
He new the first time he sore her standing behind that counter with her fringe hanging over her right eye, green streaks running threw it that she was special.
Every morning Travis stoped at her shop to buy ten cigarettes just so he had a excuse to see her and maybe speak to her.
Well today Travis had decided that he needs to just well as they say “go for it.”
“Just the ten deck today dude?” She said as he approached the counter.
“Yes please” Travis said as though something was caught in his througt.
“Mabye you should move on to twenty decks dude?”
“But then I’d see you less ..”before Travis could finish “were do you get off dude? hitting on people who are just trying to do there job . I mean it’s hard enough with..” Travis interrupted “I’m so sorry” she scoweled then that scowel turned to a cheeky smile. ” I’m winding you up dude. I finish at 6 , bands are on at 7 at ku club. See you there.”
Seven was not arriving fast enough . Travis arrived at the club checked the time “God dam it!” It was only half six. Once again Travis was early , he always was. Travis went inside after a little bit of teasing from the large punk guy working the door.
“Double Jack , splash of coke please.” Travis practicing his calm and cool voice for when his date arrived.
“Boo! Don’t you know it’s rude to be on it before your date or are you just too hard core for me?”
She had arrived her green hair weaned brighter and highlighted her also green eyes. She was rocking a large band t shirt and a tartin skirt. Travis could not believe his luck.
“So my name is kat ,what should I call you mr?”
“I’m Travis ” before Travis could say anything else kat had hold of his hand and was giving him a crash course in ska dancing.
The rest of the night was a blur of drinking,dancing and laughing.
There was so much laughing.
The laughing didn’t even stop when Travis woke up with a hangover . This hangover was well worth it he thought.
His travel to work was full of flash backs to that night. He would definitely have to call in for his cigarettes this morning.
As he walked into the shop he noticed that Kat was not there.
“were is kat today?” He asked.”Her day off she was not well today”.
That’s a shame thought Travis. I hope it wasn’t those tequila shots, or the dancing till the early hours.
When Travis arrived at work he took off his t-shirt to discover written on his chest in black eye liner a mobile number with “txt me” underneath.
So the txts were sent . The back and forth felt as good as there conversation on that first night.
The plan was to meet at .. flat from there she said “we will go we’re the mood takes us.”
Travis loved her positive energy and her flights of fancy.
The time for there second date came quicker than expected even if Travis spent most of the day clock watching.
Travis approached her flat in a large 70’s style high rise. He could feel the hairs on the back of his neck stand up and a tingle off excitement .
When the door opened there stood a tall bearded man.
“You must be Travis I’m Dave room mate.” Defiantly not the person Travis thought he’d be seeing. “Any way mate before things get awkward you have more chance with me than kat if you catch my drift.” Travis laughed and said ” what a introduction , sexual preference before name !”