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I'm late, for the first time in my life I'm late and it just so happens to be on the same day I'm due to start my new job, in a new town I know nothing about or anyone in it. I'm supposed to deliver a great standard of care to people I know nothing about. Walking into the Jitters, the coffee shop I saw on my way into town on my first day I joined the long line of people all wanting the same fix of caffeine as I do, which is only going to make me later then I already am but if I am to listen to people complain about aches and pains, look at dozens on rashes and whatever else the public want to throw at me today then I'm going to need my coffee.
Making a mental note to buy a new alarm clock as the one I have has decided it doesn't want to work in this town, I reach the front of the line I ordered a latte and a blueberry muffin due to the fact I had to skip breakfast and I wouldn't be able to last until lunch without having something to eat. Handing over the money I stand and wait for my order.
Finally receiving my order, I dig my keys out of my purse and head for the door only to collide with another body moving at a fast pace making me drop my coffee onto the floor. "Just brilliant" I mumble under my breath as I look down at my clothes making sure none of the coffee has spilt onto me because I do not have time to go home.
"Sorry I wasn't looking where I was going" a guy's voice made me look up as I came face to face with a guy just over six foot with dark brown hair and the most amazing green eyes I've ever seen but that doesn't excuse the fact he's spilt my coffee and now I'll defiantly have to face patients without my morning coffee.
"Maybe you should look where you're going" I snapped back knowing my day is just going to go downhill from here, I should have known when my alarm clock didn't go off that today isn't going to be a good day.
"Let me get you another, hey Iris can I get another" he looked at me waiting for me to tell him what I had ordered.
"Latte" I spat, I know he's trying to make it up to me but I'm already running late and now I'm going to be later then I already was.
"Another Latte Iris and my usual" the Stanger shouted to the woman behind the counter.
"Not again Barry, should I just start you a tab?" she laughed before turning around to fix my order.
I looked at the guy who I now know is called Barry, I would think he was cute if it wasn't for the fact he's making me even later than I wanted to be and he spilt my coffee buying me another isn't going to make up time. "You really should look where you're going, that could have gone on me and burnt me" I told him the doctor side of me kicking in having seen what a simple coffee burn can do to a person's skin.
"I know but I'm in a hurry, I'm late for work" he explained as if that was my problem.
"You're not the only one, I'm supposed to start my new job in ten minutes and I was already running late this little incident doesn't help" I placed my hands onto my hip, my face showing him I'm anything but impressed with him.
"I'm Barry by the way" he held his hand out to me, a goofy smile on his face which made me want to slap him because it made him look cuter yet I wanted to hate him.
"I know" I told him my face unchanged hoping he gets the message that I'm anything but impressed by him.
"How do you know my name have we met before?" his hand going to the back of his neck as he began to scratch it, probably a nervous trick or something I told myself.
"No we haven't met, the woman behind the counter said not again Barry, so putting two and two together I'm guessing you're Barry and you make a habit out of spilling other people's coffee"
"Not always but I'm almost always late" he explained his hand continuing to scratch at the back of his neck.
"Maybe you should get up earlier" I shot back sarcastically.
"Order up Barry" The woman behind the counter shouted.
My coffee attacker walked towards the counter, handing over the money and took our drink. "One latte" he handed it to me the goofy smile reappearing on his face.
"thank you but next time look where you're going" I took the coffee and headed towards the door knowing I'm going to have to break many speed limits to make it to work on time.
"Do I not get to know your name?" Barry follow behind me, take small sips of his hot coffee.
"No need, I don't think we'll be seeing each other again" I opened my car door with a quick glance at my watch knowing I have ten minutes to make it to work on time.
"I'll just have to call you latte then" he winked
Narrowing my eyes I at I climbed into my car and slammed the door shut, I have no idea who this guy is but he's acting as if we've known each other for a life time or is that just how people are in this town. They just talk without thinking if so then this isn't the right town for me.
When the chance to move away from Coast City came up all my family and friends told me I was crazy for even thinking about moving away but the job was better than the one I had. It paid a lot more and I can work fixed hours. When I first trained to become a doctor I always imagined working in a hospital which is what I was doing in Coast City but I never had a life outside of it, always being on call and work long hours then I got offered a job here in Central City where I will earn more money and I'll work only between nine and six how could I turn that down. In a doctor's office which had been published in papers many times due to it fantastic patient care and the lead doctor – Dr Henry Allen being dubbed the carer of Central city, I couldn't turn the opportunity down so in the end against my family and friends wishes I moved to a brand new city to start a job where I know no one.
Starting my car, I scrolled the window down only to see the coffee attacker still stood beside my car "Are you really not going to give me your name?"
"Nope and I thought you was late, why are you still here talking to me?" I questioned because if the reason he attacked my coffee is because he was late then surely he doesn't have time to stand around annoying me further than he already has.
"I could say the same for you" he smugly smiled back leaning his elbows against the door of my car.
"I'm still here because of you, now if you'll move I can leave"
"Last chance to tell me your name then"
"Fine I'll see you around latte" he winked making me narrow my eyes at him once more. I have no idea who this guy is but he already knows how to push my buttons and I don't like it. It's almost as if he's continuing this stupid game of him just to see if he can really pissed me off.
"Don't call me that" I shot back before shifting my car into reverse and backing out of my parking spot. If I drive over his foot then it's his own fault, we'll call it payback for the coffee.
"See you around latte" he waved to me making me want to jump out of my car, abandoning it in the middle of the parking lot and knocking his coffee out of his hand just to see how he likes it. I haven't had a drop of caffeine this morning and I'm in no mood to deal with people like him yet.
The last person to make me so angry in such a short time was my ex-boyfriend Ronnie; he always knew how to annoy me our break up being another reason why I wanted to leaving Coast City. He broke up with me because he found another woman and all off a sudden the three years we spent together means nothing and being in Coast City reminded me of him so I had to leave.
Pushing the thought of the coffee attacker out of my mind I made my way towards my new work place, a small doctor's office. Pulling my blueberry muffin out of the drown paper bag I balanced it on my knee and began to break small pieces off it as I drove. How can a stranger make me so angry, there is just something about him which makes me want to pull my hair out but I'll never have to see him again hopefully?
Just a small introduction to a random idea I came up with so I wanted to see if I can make anything out of it.
This chapter is just a trial chapter to see if anyone like it, if so I will continue it but for now it's just a trial.
So please let me know your thoughts … good or bad I don't mind.
If I do continue then the next chapter will be longer I promise like I said just a trial introduction.