Thursday, August 17, 2017

Coffee Guy

Coffee trickled down the floor of the bus. It moved in rhythm with the speed the bus was going as it drenched the bottom of my bag with bittersweet goodness. Peacefully my seat mate slept through the whole ride and only noticed his coffee intoxicated bag when he got off.

We exchanged glances and as he was about to pull his eyes away from me I kept those eyes on me, "Did you get coffee spilled on your bag too?"
"I did, you probably have more of it on your bag than I do." He said as he took a headphone out.
Looking at the bottom of his bag and mine I said, "I'm sure I do."

I watched his zombie-like figure walk to the cafeteria to hunt down breakfast. He sat down as I grabbed napkins from the cafe to clean the mess off my bag and I saw him out of the corner of my eyes. He sat down, put a headphone back in, and ate at 8:37 in the morning. I walked away wishing I could convince myself to walk back to him and say hello.

There was a reason I didn't walk back and say hello.

I saw him leaning against the window of the train. Scruffy, no hoodie, headphones, a familiar face. I smile twitched on my face when I saw his broken and beat up phone in his hand, it was him. It was him. I had seen him 3 times on the bus/train. This was my chance.

He got off at a stop that wasn't mine but I found myself walking off the train with him. I followed him to where I thought the bus was. When he turned around we made eye contact and I walked up to him.

"You go to my school, right?" I asked.
"Yeah." He said sleepily. 
"Weren't you on the bus when the coffee incident happened?"
He looked confused, "I drink coffee... yes?"
I laughed at the early morning confusion, "No I mean you were sitting next to me when the girl behind us spilled coffee over the floor? That's how I know you I think?" I knew that was how.
A spark flew to his brain, "Oh! That's right. It got all over!"

We shared a few laughs in the light of early day as we touched a few get-to-know-you subjects. Before I knew it I had obtained his number. Name Coffee. He put his first name and coffee as the last in my phone. Coffee because that is how I know him. As of now.

One day, I saw him sitting with his laptop at school. When I sat down next to him he closed his laptop and moved to face me. Taken back by the attention, I smiled tensely. We talked until his bus arrived and when it came he got up said his goodbyes. A gentle two squeezes on my shoulder telling me he will see me later.

How I miss those hazel eyes and soft touch of yours.

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This is a small true story that I found in my drafts that was yelling at me to post it. For those of you wondering, yes, this is a true story. I fell in love with the story of how I met this person. It was the most romantic story I have ever been a part of. Even though things didn't work out with Coffee and I I learned a lot through the experience and got writing inspiration from something as bittersweet as coffee. For that, I will be forever thankful!

Coffee, dark chocolate and life are three bittersweet things that I love.

42 comments:

  1. I love it, and the fact that it actually happened makes it that much better! You are so brave, I never would have tried to talk to him.

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    1. Thanks for the comment! AW I like the word brave! Thank you!

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  2. I LOVE IT! THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL!! xx You're such a talented writer and I'm excited to read more of your writing x Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

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  3. This is so sweet! And very cute that it's a true story :)

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  4. Oh my gosh!! This feels like something out of a book! So sweet <3

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    1. It felt like something you might read about!

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  5. Wow I love this and you made me feel it so deep :') I relate :') Love :')

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    1. My goals were accomplished! <3 Thank you!

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  6. This is so sweet! Sometimes even the smallest of things can give you so much inspiration ♥

    -Kathie K
    Half A World Away

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    1. It's true. Small things are some of the best things!

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  7. I love this! One of my favorite posts of yours so far <3

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  8. This is a really lovely story! I hadn't realised it was true until I got till the end but that makes it even sweeter still. :)

    Musings & More

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    1. THANK YOU! I always love the surprise elements!

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  9. THISSSSSSSSSSS <3 WAS SO CUTE <3 WHAT THE HECK <3

    Also the last line of this post gives me happy feelings so thank you for that :')

    rock on,
    abbiee

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  10. This is so well-written. You have talent, girl!

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  11. This story is so sweet, the fact that it's true makes it all the more sweeter <33

    Lauren | Sincerely, Lauren Emily

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  12. I would've fallen for it too - it sounds like the perfect romantic beginning! Thanks for being vulnerable with this part of your story. xx

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    1. How could you not fall for something like this? Old to know I'm not the only one who wouldn't resist coffee. Thank you for reading.

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  13. !!!! This is the sweetest thing ever! It is totally romantic. I love the detail in this and how you paint a picture of the early morning light and the interaction. Super sweet! Love it!! <3

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    1. Thank you! Colorful word painting isn't what I am best at but I try(;

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  14. Well written <3 This was really interesting to read.

    Ellie
    www.uniquelyyou1.blogspot.com

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  15. THIS IS SO CUTE WHATTT. Sometimes it really is the small things. ^^

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    1. I KNOW RIGHT! I like the little things a lot! (;

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  16. That was beautiful! Thanks for sharing! :)

    www.letmecrossover.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. OH MY GOOOOOODNESS!
    I WANT MORE! I WANT MORE!
    You had me hooked from beginning to end! You wrote this beautifully- like magic! I'm so glad it was screaming at you to post it!

    Please share more! What happens after the shoulder squeeze and the 'see you later'? How does it end?

    I hope you find ONE THOUSAND AND ONE THINGS TO INSPIRE YOU TO WRITE LIKE THIS!

    Steph
    www.socialspying.com

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    1. I wanted more too but they story ends shortly after and coffee guy just becomes someone my mind wonders about when I am in a lucid state.

      Thank you for the lovely wish about finding more inspirations like this one!

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  18. Aww, this was so cute! It was so wonderfully written. No way is a true story, I didn't expect that. Sorry things didn't work out with Coffee. :/ He sounds like a pretty cool guy.

    ~ Pip

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    1. RIGHT! I am still in awe that it happened and at how magical it all sounds. It's probaly a million times less brilliant in real life than I made it sound.

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    2. Aww, I bet it was pretty fantastic in real life too.

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    3. Wasn't bad until it ended haha!

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