I fiddled with my pen as Frank spoke, keeping his eyes on me. My eyes were tired, and my mind was beginning to wander. I wanted the meeting to be over already, why couldn't Frank just call it a day without the fuss?
A moment passed before I heard Frank slamming his hands against the wooden table. I widened my eyes and looked at him. Oh boy, he was mad.
"Michael," he sighed, bringing his fingers to pinch the bridge of his nose. "You weren't listening, were you?"
"No," I admitted, standing up. "And I'm sorry, but I really just want to go home and sleep,"
Frank studied me briefly before waving me off.
"Fine," he grumbled. "You're no use when you're tired anyway,"
I laughed and walked up to my manager, setting my hands on his shoulders. A grin was on my face. Frank had his own problems, but he was a good man, and a good friend.
"Relax. We'll talk tomorrow," I bid him goodbye before walking out of the building. The skies outside were a beautiful shade of orange, indicating that the sun was setting. I always enjoyed this time of the day, when people were all going home - and evening was evident. I'd always been a very nocturnal person.
Most of my best work was done at night. I walked up to my car and got in, Bill was already seated in the driver's seat. Once I had shut the door, he started the car as I leaned back - closing my eyes and drifting off.
I opened my eyes with a start, and noticed that the car had come to a stop - but we weren't at Neverland. I peered over to see if Bill was still in the driver's seat - he wasn't. I frowned and looked out through the window. Early evening had descended upon the area, and everything looked different.
"What the hell?" I mumbled under my breath. I grabbed my sunglasses and put them on, also throwing on a coat. I got out of the car and looked around - the entire street was empty.
Where was I?
Suddenly, I saw a beautiful girl walking towards me. She had long hair, and her eyes were sparkling. She looked like a vision. Was I dreaming?
I took a step forward, and the closer I got to her, the more I noticed how beautiful she was. She was more exquisite than any other woman I had seen. She had a mysterious quality to her looks.
A smile was on her face as she realized that I was staring at her.
"Hi," she frowned a little, making me realize that I was blocking her path. "Are you...lost?" she laughed a little.
She didn't recognize me.
Play it cool, Mike. Play it cool.
"Uh...yeah," I gulped.
"Oh," she nodded. "So where are you trying to get to?"
My mind froze. Where was I going to?
Come on, Mike! Think!
"The nearest coffee shop," I smiled nervously, making the young lady chuckle.
"It's two streets down. Go forward, then take a left. You'll find yourself there in no time," she informed me. For a moment, I got lost in her eyes. She was so beautiful.
"Oh..." I trailed off. "Thank you. I'm Michael, by the way," I introduced myself, holding my hand out to her.
I know it sucked.
I really tried!
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