Do you ever get in an “I don’t know " phase in your life, where you do n’t literally have a solid answer to anything? you just don’t know anything anymore? Maybe, I was going through mid-life-crises. It was no surprise, after all, I was only twenty -five years old, with no social life, no mate, kids, no career, or money. I was literally just going through life like a leaf drifting in the breeze. I sighed heavily momentarily forgetting my loneliness. It was past 5:30 pm and it was already getting dark outside.
I flipped through the celebrity magazine on my counter incoherently, bored completely out of my mind. Throughout the whole day, I only had about seven customers, three of whom bought nothing Owning a flower shop might have sounded like a great idea five years ago. but now it was just a reminder of how my life was going downhill.
The only profitable days were only on holidays. The rest of the days were slow, boring and tedious. I closed the magazine and walked outside. I slowly started to put away the flowers that were on display.
All the stalls were still open. lit with their lanterns, lamps and hanging bulbs that attracted a lot of mosquitoes and other flying insects. My flower shop was located in the busiest district in Snowville. The red district. Mainly known for its famous monster legends, boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and fortune tellers.
Snowville city was home to many supernatural creatures. Some hid in the dark wild forest, while others tended to live among humans. Despite the many supernaturals that lived in snowville. Vampires, were the least welcomed creatures, seeing as how whenever they got in town, they’d always leave dead bodies behind or kidnap people for their harvest.
With supernaturals making almost 90% of SnowVille population, things always tended to get out of control. The humans in Snowville were very much aware of the supernatural activities that happened here. which is why no one ever laughs at the paranormal conspiracy theories, that the locals come up with. At the end of the day, no matter how hard they all pretended. Deep down, they all knew That the monsters, the legends, the conspiracies were all too real.
I, on the other hand, was a witch. Being a witch, in general, was great. but having elemental earth magic was the best. I might be biased, though, it was no surprise that I chose to open a flower shop. I had some of the world’s rarest herbs and flowers growing in my tiny shop after all.
A sudden succession of shrill rings cut the silence. I jumped up startled. My heart rose up to my throat. Peering toward the phone, it read-only one-word LUCAS. I immediately picked the phone up. As I said hello, even to my own ears my voice sounded strained.
My pulse picked up upon hearing my name, as the familiar voice reverberated through the phone.
" Lucas!“. I said breathlessly. I could hear footsteps in the background, almost as if he was in a hurry to be somewhere.
" Are we still on for tonight? I mean the date. you said something about romantic dinner at your place ?”
As always, his voice had a gentle soft tone to it. It was warm and comforting. I don’t know why I said it, but the next words that came out of my mouth surprised even me.
" Dinner won’t be the only thing you will be getting tonight Lucas. I expect to see you at 7 pm on the clock. oh, and please... don’t bring any flowers.”
I couldn’t believe I was actually flirting, and it was working! I have never actually been the aggressive one. but for once I was willing to come out of my shell as my best friend Mia likes to call it. I heard his deep chuckle over the phone before he hung up. I walked over the counter and opened the cash register. There wasn’t much, just couple of twenty bills and tens. I took the money out and proceeded to take off my black apron. I reached for my blue Scarf and wrapped around my shoulders. I quickly grabbed my bag, phone, car keys and closed the shop. As I stood outside, I couldn’t help but pull my scarf tighter against my body. The weather was fairly cold and the wind was blowing strong.
The avenue lay still. The bars and clubs were still mostly shuttered. The only visible life being the cafe terraces that teemed with diners, chatting, relaxing after a busy day. My eyes drifted around taking in everything. It was a peaceful and quiet evening. yet despite the calm and peace around me. I couldn’t help, but feel troubled.
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