Notes: This is the official spin-off to the 'Dear Stranger' trilogy. In here, Sakura (the heroine for all 3 stories) falls in love through a long-distance phone relationship. The male will be a mystery until a couple of chapters in, but you can vote on my poll to try and guess who it is! Enjoy.
Key: Sakura will speak in 'normal' text, while the speaker on the other side will always speak in 'italics' text. Any action used by the phone will be in 'bold' text.
The phone numbers used in this story are numbers picked at random. Please be respectful.
'Stranger On The Other Line'
Welcome to 'World-Wide Meeting'; the social network for professionals like you. If you'd like to meet a new stranger, press 1. If you'd like to enter a friend pin, press 2 and the pin after. If you're a new member, and would like to register, please press 3 and wait for further instructions.
Please state your name, age, and profession.
Sakura Haruno. 28. Surgeon.
Thank you. Now, enter your 3 digit area code, followed by the 7 digit phone number.
456 - 6718.
Congratulations, Ms. Sah-Ku-Ra. You are now a fully registered 'World-Wide Meeting member. If you'd like to be connected with a professional like you, press 1.
"I think I'm going to regret this."
You're now being directed. Thank you.
"Oh, this thing actually works."
"Heh. You're new too?"
"Yeah, unfortunately. You part of a bet too?"
"How'd you know?"
"Just had a feeling."
"So no one actually does this to…date?"
"Well, some people do, I'm sure."
"I think professionals like ourselves, cough cough, would totally use this place."
"Well, you're not as bad as the others I've been put with."
"Hey! Not nice."
"Not meant to be offensive of course. Heh, nice to see you actually laugh."
"I laugh a lot. One of the many issues in my dates."
"Well, those guys obviously don't come to this totally awesome place for cool people."
"Well, duh. I mean, we're so cool."
"I tell that to my niece all the time. She just laughs and calls me names. It hurts me inside."
"Oh my god, I'd kill you if I were her. Lame uncle, wink wink."
"I love to see you disagree with her."
"Oh yeah. Ofcourse."
"So, you have any kids? Hopefully not married either. Heh."
"I've got a hamster though, and I think it's gay, if that counts."
"You would be a veterinarian then?"
"No, brain-surgeon actually."
"Well, don't you make me feel like a genius."
"Yeah, you don't seem like a smart person anymore. I don't think we can really get along now, with such a huge I.Q difference."
"Yeah, I have my moments."
"So, you're a doctor and a blonde?"
"Red-head actually, but I've just recently gone pink."
"Yeah, totally normal."
"I know. I'm just a normal person surrounded by weirdo's."
"Yeah, I felt the same way when I went neon-green. The cops said I was high, but I like to call it happiness."
"I went to happiness once, and she and I didn't really agree much. Maybe it's female jealousy?"
"Oh, happy was a girl for you? It was a big scary male stripper for me."
"Yeah, you didn't have my problem obviously."
"What about you? What's your profession? Hehe, this is 'World-Wide Meeting. We have to get down to business."
"If you're so inclined to know, I'm a porn star."
"Just this morning I filmed 'Jake the Gardener'. I think it'll be a smash hit."
"Oh my god. I'm so shaking my head right now."
"I'd love to see you meet a porn star one day. I'm sure she won't like your reaction."
"Well, I'm a business owner. Simple as that."
"Oh? What do you sell?"
"I'd say LOL right now, but this isn't the internet."
"Like, LMAO, dude."
"I hope you don't sell any happiness, hah."
"No, that's for my grandmother to sell. I don't get into her business."
"Granny must have big bucks to shell out."
"Yeah, usually she puts it all into her gold teeth, but sometime she gives me some money piles to jump into."
"Aw, she's generous then. I'm sure she helps out all the hobo's too?"
"We have to give back to the community every once in a while."
"Wow, it's almost been 30 minutes already."
"Yeah, I barely noticed, actually. I just saw the phone light up, since you're on speaker and all."
"Oh, I feel special."
"You should. I'm letting you talk while I work. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity."
"…you're not operating someone, are you? Poor patient."
"You know, this wasn't that bad actually. I thought I'd be stuck with some weirdo. I guess I was right."
"Oh, such flattery. You charmer, you."
"I know. I have my ways around men. It's why I've been single for so long."
"I'll check your picture out online later. Anyway, no name?"
"Well, it's on my profile. Hehe. You see it later."
"What about you?"
"How about you figure that out in another conversation?"
"Ohh, smooth. Asking for a second date?"
"If that makes me a tease, then yes."
"My picture is up though, and don't worry, it's not 10 years old or anything."
"You got me."
"Okay, it's getting pretty late, and I'll let you get back to work."
"Okay, give me your friend number for the second date."
"See you soon."
I know this seems like a weird concept, but I really wanted to try it out and see the end results, and I like it so I'm going to try it out. Check out the poll on my profile and vote, and please review your thoughts.
Until Next Time,