Chapter 2: Lunch and The Best Feeling Ever

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It was a beautiful snowy day in the city as we walked from the Wax Museum to go get something to eat at Ellen's Stardust Diner. We must've been walking for like 12 blocks when my feet started to hurt. I guess that's what I get for wearing boots with heels. They're not really good shoes for walking but hey they're cute and they matched my outfit so whatever.

Of course, me being me, I was on my phone while we were walking. In my defense though, I was scrolling through all the pictures I took of the thing we've seen so far. One if them being the picture I got with Jennifer Aniston's wax figure, now my new lock screen by the way.

"Will you get of your phone long enough to hold a decent conversation or to at least look and see what the city has to offer please?" My mom pleaded as she snatched the phone from my hands.

"Ok I'm sorry and I will get off of my phone but can I at least have it back please?" I begged. To tell you the truth, I'd be lying if I said my phone wasn't on me every minute of everyday. Literally my entire life is on that damn thing.

"Thank you. Here ya go." She said handing it back to me.

"Thanks." I nodded.

We finally reached the diner and were seated and eating within 20 minutes.

After we finished lunch, we decided to walk to Central Park. I wanted to see how it looks when it snows and when it's all decorated for Christmas! I was so excited and couldn't contain myself. I ran ahead and twirled-feeling like I was in a movie-opened my arms out wide, looked up, closed my eyes, and took a deep breath in. The snow fell gently on my face and I could feel my cheeks and nose getting red but I didn't care. At that moment, I felt like all eyes were on me for the first time in my life. I felt like I could conquer the world. I felt alive. As I opened my eyes, I saw people looking at me, they were smiling.

"She's too cute. I remember when that was me a few years ago." I heard a pretty woman with short brown hair say to the man she was with.

"Aww look at her. She's so happy!" I heard another woman say.

Words could not describe how happy and confident I felt in that moment. Ugh if only that feeling would never go away.

Against my mother's words, and breaking my promise to her, I took my phone from my back pocket and went to text my friend about my day so far and send her the picture of me and "Jen" when I felt a tug on the collar of my coat.

"Watch!" My mom yelled as she grabbed me back onto the sidewalk.

Good God. My phone is really starting to distract me from the rest of the world. Thank you to my mother for stopping me from walking right into heavy New York City traffic.

"Wow...Thank you." I said as I smiled to my mom. I had to-she basically just saved my life because I was too engrossed in this conversation with my friend that I was oblivious to where I was.

The light turned red again and the little white man lit up, signaling that we could cross now. Subconsciously, I whipped out my phone after it vibrated. I knew I was in the street but the cars were stopped I was fine. Or so I thought.

No it's not what you think. I didn't get hit by a car or wander outside the crosswalk, nope I just embarrassed the hell out of myself.

Again, not what you think. I didn't fall, I just walked right smack into someone who was walking in the opposite direction as I was.

"Oh my goodness I am so sorry, are you ok?" I started to panic because number one, I was utterly humiliated and two, I felt bad for ramming into this poor guy.

"Haha no it's my fault! I'm sorry, don't worry haha!" He laughed a bit because he could obviously tell I was freaking out.

After I was brought out of shock, I realized who it was and I could feel my heart beating faster than it ever had before, my hands started to get sweaty and my eyes widened to the point I though they were gonna pop out of my head.

"Shut''re.." I stammered. That was all I managed to get out when he cracked a little smile in the left corner of his mouth and I could feel my heart melt.

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