At first I couldn't believe what I was hearing.
"Yeah, married. We decided it was well…time to."
"Poppy are you sure that's the right thing to do? I mean, you heard the gossip.."
"Yeah I have heard the gossip, and that's all it is. Nothing is going to happen Phil" Poppy suddenly exploded. I knew she didn't want to hear about it, because in a way redferns were related to James but…she needed to think about it.
"allright, allright. No need to shout at me is there?" I said, pretending to be offended.
"im sorry Phil but…its all I want right now. To get married to James. I know I love him and I know he's the one for me, you know? And I don't want to hear anything about the problems of the night world. I don't want to be involved in them even though it is my world now."
"Yeah I understand what you mean." Because I did. Since I found out I belonged there as well. I wanted to be part of it. I wanted to be treated like the rest, but I didn't want to get involved in all the politics. I didn't want to take any sides. Because I knew It would end badly. And I knew Poppy thought the same. She would need to choose sides and she didn't want to do that.
"well, since we're on that topic… can I ask you something Pops?"
"sure, what is it Phil?"
"You know…how did you know James was your soul mate?"
"Well…I don't really know. I just…knew it. I kind of felt this weird electric thing going through me when I touched him. And…. I felt butterflies and I just…kind of knew I loved him, if that makes sense. Why are you asking?"
"Oh I was…just curious." I haven't touched that girl, but I felt that I loved her, just like Poppy described it. Could it…could I…? no surely not…
"right…just curious…so whats her name? who is THE girl?"
" what girl?"
"oh come on phil" poppy giggled. It made her small body shake gently and she looked like a little child. Oh I missed her so much.
"well…I don't actually know her. I just saw her like once… but its just like you described it. I felt..SOMETHING.I don't know what it is but…"
"ooo Phillip might be getting a girlfriend" Poppy giggled again, and I just couldn't help myself, I smiled.
"shut up." I laughed and playfully punched her in the arm.
"oo im sorry Phil, we will have to meet another time. I have to go now. I missed you so much. Bye" she skipped over to me and hugged me tight.
"Bye Pops. See you soon." and with that she ran off into the night. Leaving me thinking about THE girl, as she called her.