The Meet Cute That Wasn’t

Hello! Over these next few weeks, I’m going to be putting out the stories that I wrote for one of my classes. I will get back to the Hope blogs (I’m writing up some in the queue!), but I wanted to share this with you all.

I will NOT be recording these as I feel you need to read them in your own voice.

The Meet Cute That Wasn’t

It was just after 6 and the T was filling up more at each stop. Bailey found herself squishing against her friend Anna to let others past. A cute guy, with gorgeous brown eyes, stood down a step in front of her, by the doors that wouldn’t open on that trip. Bailey tried her best to not look at him. She didn’t want him to know she thought he was cute.

Another guy, sporting a goatee, got on and stood a few feet away, balancing without holding onto anything.

The train left one of the stops and shot forward. Bailey clutched the bar to keep from tumbling into her friend. She caught movement from the corner of her eye as Brown Eyes’ arm shot up and blocked Goatee from slamming into her. Her breath caught. She hadn’t even been aware of Goatee careening toward her.

It took several moments for her stomach to fall back into place and her heart to slow its rapid cadence. The train edged forward, its hum helping her mind to calm. She looked into the warm chocolate depths and said, “Thank you.”

Looking a little self-conscious, Brown Eyes said, “It’s the least I could do for someone as beautiful as you.” 

Though it was cheesy, she thought it was endearing. She introduced herself and Anna and the three chatted for a while. Brown Eyes asked Bailey if she’d join him for a coffee that evening, and she accepted with the caveat that they go to the coffee shop inside the grocery store where she was heading. He gladly accepted. Anna winked and watched them get off together and held up her phone to show she was just a call away.

Once away from the crush of passengers, Bailey and Brown Eyes connected instantly. There was a fizzing of familiarity, though they’d never met before. It was as if their souls connected. She knew this was her chance of happily ever after.

The train jolted, pulling Bailey’s mind back to reality. She watched as Brown Eyes exited the train without a backward glance and she sighed and turned to Anna.

“That guy was super cute, and he totally saved my life.”

“What guy?”

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