“Are you serious?!” I screamed to the now darkening clouds. Of all the times for the clouds to drop water on us, they choose now. Only 10 minutes after I have just gotten my hair done. 

I hurried over to a small dry area under the sign for a store. 

I stared daggers at the small drops of falling rain. I folded my arms as I prepared to wait patiently for it to die down. 

It didn’t. 

Instead the raindrops were falling harder and faster by the second, as the sky turned a gloomy gray. “Just great!” I growled. I debated on whether or not to make a run for my car. But it was almost three blocks away, and I definitely was not about to ruin my hair. I stomped my foot as I pouted. 

Someone cleared their throat, “Are you okay?” I turned behind me to look where the voice had come from. 

My jaw nearly hit the ground when I saw the gorgeous man standing before me. He had dark, almost black hair that was wild and crazy, high cheekbones, strong jaw, nice lips, and damn those eyes. His eyes burned into mine, a bright electric blue. 

I found myself caught in a haze as I tried to remember what my previous thoughts were before I was so suddenly side tracked. 

“Are you?” His deep velvety voice rang out. 

“Uhm, huh?” I said, unable to form coherent sentences. 

“I said are you okay. You looked rather upset.” 

I shook my head slightly, trying to regain my composure. “Oh… uhm, y-yes I’m f-fine.” 

“You sure? You looked about ready to cry?” 

Oh, that voice! “Y-yeah, it’s j-just t-that it’s raining a-and I just g-got my hair d-done and I don’t w-want to ruin it.” Damn it, why was I stuttering?!

“Ahh, I see.” he said. He paused for a moment. “You know, I do happen to have an umbrella here.” He raised his left hand to show me a black umbrella. 

“G-great for you. You uhm, won’t get wet.” 

“It could be great for you too, if you want to share. I could walk you to your car, and protect your hair.” he said smiling. 

“N-no it’s fine you don’t have to.” 

“No no, I insist. I can’t just leave a beautiful girl like you out here in the rain.” He smiled brightly at me, his eyes becoming even brighter. “C’mon.” 

I couldn’t help the silly grin that spread over my face. “Ok, fine.” 

“Alright, where did you park?” 

“This way,” I pointed to the right, “like three blocks down.”