Hi by planet p

Disclaimer I don't own Too Young or any of its characters.

Tia laughed and untangled the telephone cord from around herself. She said "goodbye" to her friend and hung up the phone. Laura had invited her to the Movies on Saturday with Giselle and Cora and she was totally looking forward to it now.

She was about to go to her bedroom and write in her diary when she heard a knock on the door. Glancing at the clock on the wall, she decided that even though it was late, it might have been important.

She grabbed her coat from the back of the chair and slipped it on and walked to the front door. She opened the door and frowned. "Hello."

"Hi," the man replied. "I'm here conducting checks of the gas installations in your building, to be sure there aren't any leaks."

"Oh," she said.

"Do you think I could come in and have a look around? I'll only be a couple of minutes."

Tia shrugged. "My parents aren't here at the moment, so I don't know... Maybe I should wait until they come back... Would you be able to come back tomorrow?"

He nodded. "Sure, if that's what you think is best. I'll just check your neighbour's gas first, then come back to check yours tomorrow."

Tia sighed. She was probably causing this guy a lot of trouble by refusing to let him in for a couple of minutes. She shrugged. "You know what, why don't you just check it all now? I'm sure my parents will be okay with it as long as it's a matter of safety."

The man nodded. "I'm sure they will," he agreed.

Tia moved out of the way of the door. "Come in."

The man stepped inside and Tia closed the door after him.

"It's pretty late. It must be hard working so late."

"It's not that bad," he told her. "You've got to earn a living somehow."

"I guess so," she agreed, laughing.