I sit with my friends, patiently awaiting her arrival everyday. She always glances over at me when she sees me and smiles silently to herself. I know I’m a looker but she never approaches me no matter how hard I try to flirt with her. My friends would tell me that she’s waiting – biding her time until she had the courage to approach me. I guess they’re right.
~ * ~
Today was different. She was walking towards us this time. My pal Bruno, tries to strike up a conversation with her, giving her the details on how good I was. That’s why he’s my best wing-man. He tries to get her to lock eyes with me. She freezes up a little, hesitant to approach me. I just about had her in my grasp when her friend runs up to her, pulling her away from me – away from all of us. I watched as her friend rushes her towards the subway station, feeling despondent. I nearly had the girl of my dreams but I let her slip away.
The next morning, we were at our usual spot. I can’t say I was in good spirits today but I was hopeful. Bruno was easily striking up conversations for the rest of the guys, successful with some and unsuccessful with others. As the days went by, I felt restless and began to lose hope of seeing her today… Until I saw her. I could have sworn I felt my heart race, ready to get a second chance. But as she came nearer, I lost all hope. She had gotten someone new. Someone who looked similar to me except, he seemed to have better looks. I gave up as I let Bruno do the introductions, knowing that it’s the end.
~ * ~
“Hey lady!” Bruno said. “Still interested?”
“Uh, no thanks!” She said, with a smile as she clutched her new Michael Kors satchel. “I would have gotten the imitation if my friend hadn’t got me the real one for my birthday. You have a good day, sir!”
Bruno shrugged and put the similar satchel back with the rest.
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