eb55 inspired me to do this, she wrote a love story and asked if anyone else could do it I recall so… here goes nothin’….
I could not stop thinking about this boy I met in English that week… Arthur was his name… Miss Millery placed us together for an English project and he was amazing! His voice was the most comforting sound… and he had great hair! Amanda kept saying to me after class that we were perfect for each other… “Jayd Descole, he is perfect for you, he loves you…” she kept repeating. I think I actually did love him.
In town on the following Saturday
My mum and I shared our goodbyes when she dropped me off, as I walked into the quaint little video-game store. That was where I worked three times a week, it was called “GameZone”. It wasn’t special, we did not get overflows of customers, but it was one of the greatest shops ever!
No one was in, except I noticed three teenage boys hanging out in the corner by the Xbox 360 games.
I passed the Nintendo Wii games, brushing my hand amongst them… as I made my way to the counter and storeroom. A burly man, with a curved moustache and a red cap was sitting behind the counter, looking rather sleepy in his friendly face.
“Hiya John! I see you have gone for the ‘Mario’ look this week!” I called to him.
“Oh Jayd hi, yeah, I might go for Don Paolo next week!” he called back sitting up from the counter. “Still wearing that brown top hat?”
I cocked my hat on its side, “Yep! I needed a decent look, and the Layton Look fits a treat.” I’d been wearing that hat for about a month, I got it for my birthday from… someone, I didn’t know who; it was my most favourite present and I’ve never taken it off since (well, apart from sleeping and showering etc.), I even wore it to school, but I took it off during lessons. Mr Cyrine liked it though so it was still on my head in Art!
John smiled warmly, “Oh Anyhoo, I’m glad you are here, I need you to man, or wo-man the counter for me whilst I go out back, we’ve received boxes of the new Professor Layton game, and we are the first store to get it in America! Isn’t that brill?”
I shrieked with delight, “You mean Professor Layton and the Devil’s Flute? Nice!”
John went out back with a nod and I leaned on the counter, staring into space, just remembering Arthur… could I really be in love with him? I thought, No… stop thinking about that…
I decided to have a wonder round the store, trying to ignore the daunting boys over by the Xbox games. I came upon the PS2 games and decided to look through them.
“Where’s Tomb Raider…?”
I could hear the teens chatting, then they suddenly became whispers, I started to feel uncomfortable. I tilted my hat on the left side of my head, so as to block them out of my sideveiw.
“Hello, darlin’! Nice hat you got there!”
And I found all three of them where standing around me, menacingly.
To be continued…