"Where the heck is the office?" I said to myself while hasty
New York City on a business day.
Worst. Nightmare. Ever.
The streets are crowded
with both cars and people side by side.
The heat suffocating, and the stench horrifying.
And there I was in the middle lost and confused.
A coffee in one hand, my portfolio in another, and an interview at nine.
It was eight forty-five and I was screwed.
As I waited for the stoplight to turn red I tapped my foot impatiently.
As soon as I could cross the road, I started walking disregarding my surrounding as I tapped Google maps endlessly.
"Oh, Crap." I thought to myself. What else could go wrong?
I bumped into him.
Portfolio on the ground and coffee on his shirt.
I hasty collected my papers, not even realizing he was still watching me from above.
I look up to mysterious blue eyes and golden brown hair.
He was tall, way taller than me.
My coffee stained his white shirt a light beige.
I would've been angry, real angry in all honesty.
He wasn't, not a little. In fact, I didn't realize he was speaking to me.
"I'm so sorry." He said with a worried face.
"I wasn't looking, this is all my fault." He continued.
"I can buy you another coffee if you'd like."
I couldn't help, but laugh.
Is he serious? It was all MY fault.
My laughter only added to his worry and confusion.
So then I spoke.
"Don't worry about it. It's not your fault."
"In actuality, I wasn't looking either," I said awkwardly.
"But, since you were kind enough to offer a coffee,
do you mind giving me directions instead," I said with a soft smile while looking at his eyes.
You could get lost in them. Like we're looking at the sky.
And there it was the smile.
A smirk that showed his pearly white teeth that were straight in order.
I could have stood there forever admiring the was his eyes narrowed and his dimples appeared.
"I'd love to." He replied.
A car honked impatiently.
We were still standing in the middle of the road.
We ran to the sidewalk laughing.
And it was that day;
the hot, crowded, noisy, suffocating day,
that I realized I loved him.
Everything about him.