Chapter Four: Part TwoPosted: December 2, 2013
Back with part two! My game was crashing so it took a while to get this out, but I solved that problem. Now I just have to figure out why my computer is acting so slow, something happened to it over the holiday? It worked Wednesday night, and then Thursday something happened over night. Might just have to work with it…also I’m trying out new eye defaults, so next chapter they might look different. I liked the one I have but, I guess I want a little more realistic? I’m not sure, if all else fails I’ll return to the ones I originally had. Also, part two is a little shorter, but there was no way I could combine both parts into one. And once again, this will be told from Meringue’s POV, otherwise noted.
When I didn’t hear an answer from the knock that she heard earlier, I started to feel nervous. I couldn’t even hear someone breathing on the other side of the door. Was I hearing things? Great, since I’ve been so low in the dumps now my mind is starting to go too. I was about to turn around and go back to bed, when I heard the knock again. This made me jump since there was only about two fee in-between me and the door. I gasped, and tried to compose myself.
“What Do YOU WANT?” I screamed through the door, showing how horrified I was
There was a pause, and then finally someone spoke up.
“Oh? um, hello?….Uh hi there. I’m sorry I didn’t mean to scare you!” a man’s voice stammered
“Well you did and what do you want?”
“Well, I’m sorry to wake you up in the dead of the night, but my car broke down the hill and you were the only house that had a glimmer of light on, and I need to use a phone since my cellphone doesn’t have any service here.”
So there was someone out here. I debated whether to trust the man’s voice. He sounded sincere, but what if this was some con artist or something? I know that sounds like I’m paranoid, but honestly you can’t always trust people. I and the few neighbors I have live on the hill of town, people only come up here if they live here or when its daylight out. I went over it again and again in my head, and I couldn’t just leave him out there? Plus, his story was plausible since service is pretty crappy up here on the hill.
“Uh are you still there?” he called out
“Oh! Yes I am sorry! You can definitely come in and use the phone, please come in!” I called back
And so I did. I opened the door and stepped back to give the stranger some room. I smiled and said hello once again, and then apologized. He smiled back and told me it was alright. Glad he didn’t think I was rude. Once he finally got all settled in kitchen and I got a good look at him. He was orange berry, very sophisticated looking. Actually he was very good-looking, and I’ve never seen him around around town. He’s dressed well too, looks like he’s somebody important. Then I looked down at myself and completely forgot I was wearing my pajamas! Ohmyberry how embarrassing! I tried to shake off my embarrassment, but I’m sure he saw it. Ugh, of course that would happen to me.
After awkwardly staring at each other and recognizing the vibe of the room, he finally came up and started a conversation since the silence was getting to both of us. I probably looked like a rude berry for not introducing myself or saying anything, great job Meri. Oh well, he made the first move its over and done with right?
“Are you sure its no trouble? I really don’t want to impose, I know its very late and I’m sure you have a busy day ahead of you.” he worried
“No no, I told you its fine. Its hardly any trouble. Plus, you’d have to go all the way across town to find a public phone anyway.” I explained
“Well alright then, as long as you’re okay with it.”
He seemed like a nice guy to me anyway, if he really wasn’t here because his car broke down then he wouldn’t be so friendly right? He sure knew how to make a girl smile, I can’t seem to stop every time I look at him directly. Then again I did mention he was good looking? One of the best berries I’ve seen that’s for sure. While I was keep in thought analyzing his looks he broke into my thoughts.
“Oh, my name is Tangerine Sherbert by the way. But, please call me Tang. Its a pleasure to meet you.” he smiled
“Nice to meet you as well Tang. I’m Meringue Moscato, but I go by Meri.” I smiled back, feeling bashful
“That’s a very pretty name, are you originally from the area?”
“You mean Apple Loosa Pie?”
“Yes, sorry I’m not actually from here.” he laughed
“Oh, well yes I am. This is the house I grew up in actually.”I marveled
Interesting how he wanted to know more personal information, but again he seemed like a nice guy and its not like I’m giving him my bank account number.
After I answered those two questions, his face became more reserved. Then once again awkward silence fell upon us again. I wasn’t really sure what to say since I already told I him he could use the phone. He eyes darted to the floor, as if he was embarrassed or too nervous to say something to me. I thought that was odd, especially since he was being so social. Then the scary thoughts came rushing back to my head about maybe he was some kind of con-artist. I tried not to think that way, so I thought I would just ask him.
“Is something wrong? Other than the predicament you’re in at the moment?” I asked
“Oh well yes and no. Since I won’t be able to call a two truck in the morning and I’m not originally from the area, I was visiting today I don’t really have anyone to call until the morning and no place will check me in this late in the night. I was wondering…if maybe I could room here for the night? I know that’s probably creepy and a lot to ask of from you, but I don’t know what else I could do.” he explained
My first thought was no, but then I thought of his situation and his reasoning and he was right. This was the only option for him. I didn’t really think it over since I highly doubt he’s a bad person and will take my kindness for granted. So I nodded in agreement he could spend the night, but only the night I’ll make sure of that.
“I have a spare bedroom, so let me show you it.”
“Its not much, but it’ll work. It actually used to be mine some years ago.” I smiled
“No, its fine. It’ll do for tonight. Its cozy looking and once again thank you very much. You’re very kind for letting me stay the night, even though you just met me.” he thanked
I couldn’t help it, but I just kept smiling and felt comfortable wit him. Like he said, I just met him. But, somehow its like we’ve known each other for decades. I’ve never felt that about anyone, not even Apple. It was definitely a strange feeling.
“Used to be your room huh? Well I’ll be sure to take good care of it then”
“Haha well I certainly hope so!”
“Hopefully it won’t be too weird having company though.” he let out a small frown
“Oh no it won’t be. I was starting to feel a little lonely to be honest. My friend just got married and moved out not too long ago.” I admitted
“Oh, well I don’t know if I’m sorry to hear that since I”m sure you’re happy for her, but I’m sure you’ll find something to fill the void.”
“You’re probably right.
Eventually we were once again just standing in front of each other running out of small talk topics, and that’s when I realized I wasn’t really tired anymore and he didn’t look close to passing out either. I suggested that we chat in the living room, and I could make some coffee. He agreed that it sounded like a good idea. So we sat down and talked until we finally both tired enough to go to bed .
“It’s just the craziest thing. I was about to go up the hill out here and my car died. I wonder if my battery went bad or something. Sure doesn’t make my first visit here very welcoming haha, but hey, the worse things sometimes happen in the best places right?” he joked
“Hmm that is weird. I don’t own a car, so I can’t tell you anything other than that. I usually walk everywhere or bike, and if necessary use the taxi. You’re first time visiting Apple Loosa Pie eh? Well welcome! Hopefully you have a better stay starting tomorrow.” I reassured
“Haha well thank you.”
“I’m actually in town for work, so I don’t know how much fun it will be, but I’ll try my best.”
“Oh, well that doesn’t sound like much fun at all. Hopefully you’re client or whoever you came to see will understand you’re situation.” I frowned
“Oh I’m sure he will, if not I can always reschedule since technically he works around mine. Work is work though, right?” he smirked
“Yeah, definitely. It has to get done, whether rain or shine.”
Alrighty! That’s part two for you! I didn’t realize how long it actually would become, but I”m glad its longer. I’m not sure when the next update will be out, but I’m hoping it won’t be another month. Otherwise, enjoy the downloads available, and everything else 🙂 Hope you guys are getting ready for the Christmas Season!