For my part, it came from a simple shop in the middle of the metropolitan city of Jakarta.
"House of Seasons"
I saw the billboard in front of the store, which still had the "under construction" sign in front of it. Maybe the store was just about to open? I had never seen this store before. I stopped for a while, I saw few bunches of flowers inside the store, as I was able to see through the glass door. Could it be a new flower shop?
In the midst of the bustling city in the morning, I rode my simple bike to my high school while passing the area.
Once I arrived, I parked my bike and...
I heard the voice of my friend calling out to me. I turned my head, Ratra was there. She is a good friend of mine, and we were almost always together since we were in elementary grade. I waved my hand back at her to reply at her greeting. We were talking back and forth about today's lessons here and there. Of course, I didn't tell her about that certain new shop I encountered on the way. It's not like it's a very interesting topic anyway.
What I do know, is that it will be once again a very long day of a boring school.
Aside from that, as numbers of students walking and talking at the same time in the school grounds increase, I could not predict that that simple store would forever change my life.
I went through the classes, the studies. I tried my best to listen and understand what the teacher was saying the whole time. However, sometimes I found myself daydreaming about other things. It was hard to concentrate, I wonder why.
I had no extra classes or anything, and Ratra seemed to be meeting with her boyfriend...again, so well, maybe I should go home quick...
...is what I'd like to do, but once again, I heard something not nice. Why is bullying so common in here?
"Hey, get that pipsqueak!"
"Come on, he's running away!!"
Why do they never stop?
"Hey!!" I quickly threw away my bag and ran towards the voice with rage in my tone.
Set in Jakarta, Indonesia, there is a newly opened flower shop in the main city. The owner of the shop is a young woman named Lilianne. Her name was unusual so people would know her immediately. The series told stories about Lilianne and her customers who were buying flowers and bouquets from her… all while they conveyed their problems to her.
The story is told from the perspective of Dani, a young female high school student, who agreed to work as a part timer.