The faint smell of New York hot dogs mushing through the air made Jocelyn's stomach growl a little louder in the hussle and bussle of the busy streets. No one could hear anything over all the horns honking, people yelling, and loud advertisements on the huge screens.
She felt lost.
Tugging on her long blond hair didn't help her feel safe. She tried to talk to someone but no one would even give her the time of day. they only pushed her though the crowd, deeper into the abyss. She took a deep breath and started to shove her way through all the obnoxious people in this large city.
This was the last time she went anywhere without a friend.
She managed to squirm her way to a large park with large open spaces. There were only a handful of people around. Some were walking their dogs and others were hand and hand with each other. That made Jocelyn smile.
She took in a few deep breaths through her nose getting the fresher air through her veins. To her surprise this area of New York was clean and didn't have a fowl stench wafting in the air.
She pulled out a crumpled and torn map from her jacket pocket and fidget with it until she finally got it open.
My hotel is around here somewhere, but I think I've searched this place from head to toe. She mumbled to herself.
Everything seemed out of place for her.
She stood up, grabbed her bags, and started to walk into an area of town that looked promising. She hoped.
Derek grumbled to himself as he walked out of work. He worked minimum wage at a fast food restaurant in Time Square. he got poor respect and no reassurance from the costumers he served. Unlike many people that worked in those environments, Derek wasn't covered in facial blemishes nor did he have an oily face. He somehow was a mun to it.
He walked into almost the middle of the street trying to get a taxi to stop for him.
He scoffed lightly and decided he would walk to his hotel from there.
That was ten blocks away.
But he needed exorcise. This was a good way to get it.
His green eyes watched the road when ever he needed to cross the street, but today something else caught his eyes.
A girl with long flowing blond hair walking into the street holding a map. She wasn't paying any attention to where she was going. Her blue eyes were glued to that paper, she wouldn't see the car coming.
"Hey!" He shouted. She didn't hear him. It was too loud.
"Hey!" He tried again. "Get out of the street you idiot!"
She still couldn't hear him.
He had no choice.
He rushed over and pushed her out of the street with him trailing behind her. The car zoomed passed them not even coming close to either of them.
Derek looked at the street then at the girl he just saved. "What the heck? how stupid are you running into the street?"
She only starred at him for a few seconds then finally blinked. "I'm sorry, I'm just so focused on getting to my hotel. I guess I'm so used to not being around a lot of cars or the cars will stop for people crossing the street."
Derek scoffed. "They stop if they are walking at the right time-and aren't J-walking."
Jocelyn blushed at her stupidity. "Sorry about that..." She tucked some hair behind her ear and let her hand fall in front of herself. "I'm Jocelyn."
Derek glanced at her hand and took it gently into his. "Derek."
Her hands were so soft compared to his rough and dry hands, but she didn't seem to notice.
"Do you think you could help me find this building?" She should him the map and pointed to her destination.
Derek studied the map only for a few seconds and sighed. "That's right across the street from where I live. I'm heading there now if you would like to come with me."
"Oh thank you so much!" Her face lit up. She had finally found where she needed to be.
Most of the time was in silence. Derek would yell if she started to wonder into the street or get side tracked by a store window. This only happened a few times. Jocelyn got the hint and realized her just wanted to get home.
Probably more than she did at this point.
When the finally got to where they needed to be Derek didn't say anything. He just walked toward his building making it easier for her to understand. She looked at her hotel then glanced over at him. She suddenly felt an odd emptiness growing inside of her. Before he could get inside she walked over and gave him a small hug. "Thank you for helping me home." She walked away and got into her hotel.
"Yeah..." He mumbled to himself as he got inside. He went to the elevator and got in. He pressed the numbers to his floor and just waited. Strangely, she didn't leave his thoughts. She hung around inside of his head until he got to his room. He pulled his room key out of his pocket and slid it into the slot. He opened his door and realized he left his curtains wide open.
He walked over to the window getting ready to put the two pieces of cloth side by side. He looked up a few inches and was surprised to feel himself smile.
That perky little blond got a room within his eye sight.
He smirked and closed his curtains.
Life wasn't so bad.