2021-04-14 05:19:23 (UTC)

The New Guy #7

Dear Diary -

It's good to get out of town for a few days. City-life is always different. Nobody gives a damn who you are or where you come from. Just do your job and go home.

After a long day at the office, I made a quick pitstop at the café before going back to my hotel room.

I can never not get excited over the smell of freshly brewed coffee, no matter what time of day.
The café, luckily, wasn't busy at all. Thought that i might get some work done before heading home.
I ordered and sat at my usual spot. Browsing through some emails, when an old voice interrupted my thoughts.

Maddock. The one that got away.

"May I?" He was always such a gent.

"Sure." We haven't spoken in years. No contact of any sort. I always thought he might've moved on to greener pastures.

"How are you?" He asked. A waiter came to take his order. As per usual, nothing has changed and his order, also, remained the same.

"No fresh complaints. You?"

"Good, busy, work."

"I'm glad, you look good."

"You too." he gave me a smile.

"How's the love life?" Wondered if he had any plans in mind.

"Engaged, soon to be wed." I answered. Sipping on my coffee.

"Lucky guy, i assume?"

"You assumed correctly. What about you? still making out in the bunch?" I asked.

"New girlfriend, taking things slow. Old school love that seemed to take a bit of fire so we'll see where that takes us."

"I'm happy for you, you deserve the best."

The waiter brought his takeaway capp.
"Thanks Annah. Listen, i need to get going, nice seeing you. If destiny plays her cards right, maybe we'll cross paths again."

We both stood up from the table.

"Yeah, no problem. Stay safe."

"You too." he said as he gave me a peck on the cheek.


Already for bed, i got a 'ping' from my neighbor, Chris.
The strangest thing is that i never gave him my number. Nothing surprises me anymore. :|

It reads:

I googled you and your number popped up, don't be mad. -------------------Right, i'm sure that it did. :| ---------------
Hope you are safe in the concrete jungle, alive and not yet been shot by city baboons.
Your house is still standing, nice looking undies you have ;). Yes, i've been snooping but in return, your house is safe.
Have a nice trip.
See you soon