A very brief continuation of something I left years ago…lol
“Oh, Kieran, what are you doing here?” Krystel said.
“Shouldn’t I be the one asking that? We’re the ones that usually hang out here.” Kieran replied.
He was thoughtful, briefly.
“So that’s why he asked me to come here. We don’t usually go here at this time, looks like he’ll be waiting for you here then.”
“Or that’s what supposed to happen, but I got here earlier and it seems you got here slightly early too. When exactly did he say he’ll meet up with you here?”
“4PM sharp. A bit later than when we usually meet when there are ‘dance lessons’ for that day, but I’ll let it slide,” Kyrstel replied. “If he were here, that is.”
“You expect him to be early? Better stop expecting that now,” Kieran answered. “He’s rarely late, but he’s rarely early too.”
“And why are you here now,” Krystel asked. “It seems you have been ‘lounging around’ for some time already.”
“Doesn’t hurt to be early. The food’s good and I had nothing else to do, so might as well get here much earlier.”
By this time Krystel already sat down, across Kieran.
“Hey, uh, would you mind me asking,” Krystel asked. “About um, Francis and Stella?”
“Well, sure, I’ll try answering I guess,” Kieran replied. “What about them?”
“With Stella of course, I get to listen to her when she shares some…things about them,” Krystel said. “But with Francis, not much. We don’t really talk much during the lessons, beyond the dancing itself. I just thought that it could be better if I get to know some things about him and my best friend with you. Might help when I’m with him, I think.”
“Ha, no need to worry about that, especially with him,” Kieran replied. “Just try asking him yourself, it’s not like he’s the quiet type. Of course, just be careful with what kind of questions you do ask.”
She laughed. “Of course I’d be careful. Francis is such a delicate guy, that much I can see.”
“Don’t let him hear you say that.”
“Let me hear her say what?”
It was Francis.
“She’s saying you’re a soft guy,” Kieran said with a laugh.
“I did not say that!”, Krystel exclaimed.
“He’s not delicate then?”, Kieran replied.
“What do you mean I’m “delicate”?”, Francis asked. “What are you telling Kieran, Krystel?”, he added, this time a bit more forcefully.
Apologies, it was never that long even 3 years ago…LOL