I decided to go out for a jog. My new job hadn’t started, and I needed something to do other than standing still in my apartment. I had the loner trait and had found it difficult to make friends. Although it was a good trait to have back when I was a thief in Willow Creek, I felt really isolated in the big city, so I had no one to call or invite over. I was very bored.
I’m not sure if it was luck or not, but not long after jogging I was approached by my neighbour Mick Situp. The last time I saw Mick I had gotten drunk and attacked his lips with mine. I had enjoyed the kiss, just not the circumstances of how it happened. I apologised profoundly for my actions.
“I’m sorry for kissing you” I said.
“Haha, that’s ok. Let’s pretend it never happened”, Mick laughed off the incident.
I felt confused one part of me was glad he brushed off the kiss so quick while another part of me was annoyed with how quickly he brushed it off.
“I was going to ask you on a date but seeing as the kiss didn’t mean anything, how about a non-date instead?” he asked.
I agreed but was still miffed he didn’t want my kisses. Not that I wanted to be his girlfriend, but a girl likes to feel like she is wanted after.
We arrived at Myshuno Observatory, the place was amazing. Mick told me that we had to wear our fanciest clothes as the building had a very strict formal dress code.
“Are you sure this isn’t a date-date?” I asked, “making me have to dress up like this just feels more date-date like rather than non-date like”
“You’re funny Miss Charice Temple” he laughed, “We are going at their least busiest time of day, so the prices are a bit cheaper.”
I rolled my eyes and sarcastically thought of how lucky I was to have find someone who could treat me like a princess, not.
For a non-date it sure did feel like a first date. We talked over our food which Mick had paid for, if it wasn’t a date than I’m sure we would have gone ‘dutch’. We than went for a stroll around the gardens and played a game of chess and I found out that; Mick had a younger sister called La-Teesha, worked as a Lab Technician for Bradford Industries Inc and has lived in his apartment for three years.
Mick knew a lot about San Myshuno and told me about the observatory. It used to belong to a scientist/herring baron Barnabas Skye. When his mansion burnt down he gifted his extensive land to the people and of San Myshuno. The restoration society restored the outer walls and the land was then brought by a business typhoon and turned into a wedding venue and restaurant. The observatory atop the building was rebuilt and made free of use to any budding astronomer living in the city.
While we were playing chess, Mick gave me a cheeky grin and asked, “Wanna do something fun past those bushes?”
“Excuse me? Whatever do you mean?”
I followed Mick past the bushes and he got changed.
He took my hand and dragged me into a fountain. We started to frolic around, what a fun way to work on my stamina.
“Do you want to leave and have some real fun?” Mick said, while winking at me.
I followed Mick back to the apartment block and I quickly changed before we headed to our next location, Quay Karaoke, as a loner I was a bit unsure about heading to somewhere like this, there were no open grounds to run off to.
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Luckily Mick booked a room for us, so we would be undisturbed. However, listening to him sing made me wish we were interrupted by a room full of people. Mick was an amazing guy but a terrible singer.
We sat down and talked some more. Mick kept slipping in guestions about my past but how do you explain to someone you have known for a total of six hours that you are trying to escape your past as a wanted criminal?
When the evening eventually came to Mick walked me to the entrance of the building and gave me a big hug. It felt nice hugging him. For someone who is a complete loner like me, it’s nice to overcome my fears and make a new friend.
When I arrived home, I needed to tell someone about my day. I hadn’t spoken to anyone in my family for over five years and Mick was my only friend, so I decided to tell Mr Whiskers about my day. Being in my apartment talking to an inaudible rodent reminded me of why I had gone out for a jog in the first place.
I decided to get dressed and head back to Myshuno Observatory. My Kleptomania was making my skin itch and I needed to act on it. The paintings were too big to fit under my dress to slip away and steal.
I found out that another floor was added to the building for wedding guests, a bridal room and groom’s room. I sneaked my way upstairs and into the bridal room. There was a lot of stuff here that was easier to steal.
I sat at the vanity table and slipped some make-up off the table into my bag.