Claire had grown up in a rich and lavish environment. With cooks cooking for her, maids cleaning, and gardeners gardening, she never did anything herself.
She had crossed Rosy once more and the two talked for hours. Rosy told her about all the cozy spots in Appaloosa Plains. Going from the pier at the beach, and then onto the large equestrians covering thousands of acres.
Claire didn’t reveal too much about her past life, and never did she say why she was here in the first place. Instead of persisting, Rosy invited Claire over for the two to chat over coffee.
“Did you meet Martin yet?” Rosy had asked as she spoke about all the gossip this town could hold.
“No in fact I haven’t. I have not introduced myself to many people. Though I have met one man, I believe he introduced himself as Chuck.”
“Ah Chuck! Girl, he’s probably the nicest man in this whole town! He’s probably the best fishermen you’re ever going to meet!”
“I suppose that is what he does for a living?” Claire asked with curiosity.
“Oh no! That’s just a passion of his! He works down at the local grocery store as a butcher. You usually find him in the back store. Speaking of jobs, you find one yet?”
“To tell you the truth Rosy, I did try. I looked around but the results are quiet deceiving. I don’t know what to do anymore.”
“I’ve got the perfect suggestion for you, gal. They’re in need of people at this old ranch a couple miles from the village. You can always get a couple dollars there.”
“Sure, I suppose I can pass by and take a look.”
As much as Claire tried, she failed at living and independent life. Her only source of food was gardening and because she was incapable of growing the plants, she never gained any fruits or vegetables. Instead, she decided to go to the library to find books on gardening.
Picking out a book, she sat down and read peacefully. She had lost track of time and when she stood to get up, a broad-shouldered man stood in front of her. Smiling, he said “You have magnificent earrings.”
Speechless, Claire nodded and smiled at the man. She was surprise to hear that he had no accent. After spending so much time around southern habitants, she had forgotten what it was like to speak regular English.
Claire broke the silence with her British accent, “Pardon me, I know it isn’t any of my business, but I was wondering where are from?”
“From the city of Bridgeport; the city that never sleeps. I’d like to introduce myself, my name is Trevor.”
“I’d love to stay and talk to you, but I have somewhere I need to be. If it’s okay with you, I’d like to see you sometime soon?” Trevor asked, as they exchanged their phone numbers.
“You look amazing! Stop worrying!” Rosy shouted to Claire as she finished her last touch ups. She was still young and had never done serious dating, but now here she was going on a date with an older man she barely knew.
A honk at the front door startled the two women. Claire waved goodbye to Rosy and stepped inside Chuck’s large red pick-up truck.
“Thank you so much for agreeing to bring me!” Claire said as she sat next to Chuck.
“Aren’t you all dolled up!”
“So you’re telling me you’re new to this town?” Trevor asked as he ate threw his dessert. He had picked out a fabulous restaurant, completely out of town. It was nice to finally be surrounded by a familiar environment Claire was usually living in.
“I swear I am! I don’t even know my way around. How about you, what can possibly drive you to this tiny part of the world?”
“Believe it or not, but I’m here for a business deal.”
Getting up, Trevor paid the waitress the bill for two, and gave her a generous tip. Thank God he paid that; I couldn’t even afford the dessert.
Trevor drove into the night and brought the two at a small public park. Stepping outside onto the freshly cut grass, he guided Claire through the darkness. Knowing little about this man, she was nervous as they both sat across a wooden bench. Both sitting silently, they observed the starlit sky.
Every once in a while, someone would point at the starts and comment on it’s history or background. Trevor, making the first move, took Claire in his arms to cuddle her. As she lay her head against his chest, he started kissing the top of her head, and then her cheek. She looked up at him, his face illuminated by the moon’s light and the stars’ sparkle. He leaned in closer, and he was the one who first put his lips upon hers.
Reflexively, she fell into his embrace and kissed him back. This hadn’t been what she had expected her first kiss to be. She answered to his movements rather mechanically instead of emotionally, unsure of how to continue with their encounter. The feel of his tongue upon hers sent her body tingling. What the bloody hell am I doing? On our first date?
Embarrassed yet anxious, she gave into her first kiss.
AUTHOR’S NOTES :
– The next update will hopefully be by the end of next week!
– I’d like to have your opinions about the dialogue? I’m trying as best I can to portray the different accents (Southern and British) but I’m wondering if it gets confusing?
– Some bad news however, is that summer is over and school is back! I’ll try to update as regularly as time allows me to. This is my last high school years, therefore it should be a hectic and busy time of my life. I’ll try as best I could to play and write up chapters! All in the same time as keeping up to date with all you other writers!
– I’d also want to take a quick second to thank ALL of you who have been reading and commenting so far. I can’t believe I’ve already reached passed 1,400 views in only just a few chapters! I’m so excited about this legacy, so thank you all!