“Well, nice to meet you Charlotte, I’m Sam” The girl (or now, Sam) said as she extended her hand with a warm smile on her face. Taking hold of the girl’s hand, she shakes it returning the girls smile. “Pleasure is all mine, Sam.” She tells the girl acting slightly flirtatious with Sam now. Letting go of the girl’s hand, Char leans her head in her hand as she listen to Sam. “It really is such a shame. You know, people are so into social media now and not so much giving time for literature. I mean, I do it too but I at least try to make some time.” Char says, shrugging. No one really knew that Char read so much, not even back in New York because she knew that no one would really understand. That was until she met Sam, who was young and intelligent enough to hold a real discussion. “I almost feel I have no time to read them all, so many to choose from. Sorry I’m being such a nerd.” Sam tells her before blushing which causes Char to laugh. “No, no, it’s alright. Perfectly fine, I understand.” She shakes her head, chuckling. “So, are you new here in Bristol…or old? I’m new so I don’t really know everyone yet.”
“So, are you new here in Bristol…or old? I’m new so I don’t really know everyone yet.” Char asked, the girl had a foreign accent, American she could swear “Oh no, i’ve lived here my entire life, but i’m not an outdoor kind of girl, i have always too much to study and somehow i find it better to stay in than to go out, it’s silly i know, but my friends back in college where the same..You’re not from here, are you? American, if my guess is correct?” Sam wasn’t used to meeting new people randomly like this, she was either always at home or at the library, doing some reading, she used to take ballet classes but she had to quit in third year when the homework was too much, apart from college she had French and piano lessons, she was missing drawing classes and she could fit perfectly in one of Mr Darcy’s balls, and be able to find a suitable husband in no time. But this wasn’t the eighteen century and her hopes and wishes of finding a husband were as close as finding the philosopher stone.
Raising her eyebrows, Char listens to Sam as the girl begins to answer her question. “Oh no, i’ve lived here my entire life, but i’m not an outdoor kind of girl, i have always too much to study and somehow i find it better to stay in than to go out, it’s silly i know, but my friends back in college where the same..You’re not from here, are you? American, if my guess is correct?” The girl says, a little nervously, Char can sense. It was obvious that Sam wasn’t used to doing stuff like this. A random person coming up to you and making a conversation, probably going to turn out to be friends..or more, if Sam leaned the way she hoped. “You’re not an outdoor girl? Well, no offense, you don’t look like one either.” She pauses for a moment. “How come you’re not an outdoor girl, I mean…well, yeah..” Char says, suddenly turning awkward as she rubs the back of her neck with her hand. A few moments of silence passed between the brunette and the blonde before Char spoke up again. “Oh, yeah - I’m American.” She says, grinning. “You’ve guessed correctly, I’d offer you a prize but I have nothing on me right now, sadly. Oh! Hey, you want to go for a drink as a prize? It’s early but…whatever.”
“You’ve guessed correctly, I’d offer you a prize but I have nothing on me right now, sadly. Oh! Hey, you want to go for a drink as a prize? It’s early but…whatever.” Charlotte said, she wasn’t the drink type either “Oh well i don’s actually..drink but i wouldn’t refuse a cup of tea and maybe cake?” she said smiling, what time was it anyway, past noon perhaps? Sam didn’t even drink wine, she was on the healthy conservative side. No alcohol, no drugs, no smoking. Tea and coffee was more her preference, yeah, a nice hot cup of earl gray and a tasty apple crumble, maybe with a bit of cream if she was feeling wild. Sam put everything away and got up smiling again at the girl, Sam was really friendly and always thought the best of everyone, even if she wasn’t really the one that talks to strangers in the park, or nowhere for that matter, it was just a girl, what harm could she do? and besides, she needed more people in her life anyways.
“Oh well I don’t actually..drink but I wouldn’t refuse a cup of tea and maybe cake?” Sam had suggested to her instead of drinking, since well, the girl didn’t drink. Char thought she didn’t either but her suggestion of it was worth a shot, wasn’t it? Shrugging her shoulder, she smiled at Sam. “Sure, tea and cake sound just as good.” She says, giving a curt nod. Charlotte hardly ever drank tea, she was more a coffee girl since that was what she usually had at Starbucks back in New York. Everyone drank Starbucks there, no matter how much one preferred something else. But she also had nothing against tea, she just hardly ever ordered or made it. Watching as Sam put everything away, Char stood up once the girl looked ready to leave. “Ready?” She asks, raising an eyebrow with a small smile on her face. Once she was, she and Sam began their walk out of the park and towards the local cafe.
It didn’t take long for the girl’s to arrive at the cafe. Opening the door for Sam, the two walked in, one behind the other and hovered at the door for a moment before Char took Sam by the hand, lightly, and led her over to a table for two near the window. There were waitresses and waiters going around delivering food and taking orders from the people that were here. “Uh, so, I’m guessing you know more about tea than I do.” She says, picking up the small menu. “So, tell me, what’s good?”
Their walk to the cafe wasn’t long, they talked and giggled, when they got there Char opened the door for Sam and sat in a little table next to the window, Sam picked up the menu, looked at it for a minute and then said “I’m a fan of earl gray, i take it with milk but you can order something else if you don’t fancy it” answering Char’s question, tea was a big thing in the United Kingdom, not much in America perhaps, the waitress finally came and she ordered an earl Gray with milk and a piece of apple pie, Char finally decided on a chocolate coffee and a muffin, five minutes later the lady came with their order. The tea smelled really nice “See, smell this, isn’t it lovely?” Sam said suggesting Char to smell the tea since she didn’t know it, “Tea is a big thing in England, i take at least three times a day, to say the least, you’ll get used to it” Sam giggled “How long have you been here for?” It was nice, getting to know another culture, she didn’t leave the country much except for France and visiting family in Scotland, she smiled thinking finally she could have a friend to share things with.
Char flipped through the little menu, unsure what half of the things on the menu were except for Green Tea and a few others. Looking up at Sam who was staring at the menu, obviously she understood what everything was. “I’m a fan of earl gray, i take it with milk but you can order something else if you don’t fancy it” Nodding her head, Char looked back again at the menu. “What to order, what to order…” She mutters under her breath as her eyes scan the entire menu about what seems to be a million times now. But when the waitress came over, notepad in hand with a giant smile on her face, Char quickly scanned one more time before finally settling on something. She let Sam order first and of course the girl ordered what she had previously told her which was Earl Gray with milk along with a piece of apple pie. “And for you, love?” The waitress asked holding the notepad up to the pen as she turned to Char. “Oh, uh,” Turning back to the menu for a moment, Char looks at the waitress. “I’ll just have a chocolate coffee and a just a banana nut muffin.” She smiles at the waitress before the lady nods her head and walks off to prepare their orders.
It didn’t even take five minutes for the waitress to be gone but she was back with two small plates which held the girl’s drink in a small cup and their dessert. “See, smell this, isn’t it lovely?” Sam said suggesting Char to smell the tea since she didn’t know it. Nodding her head, Char had to agree with Sam that it did smell lovely. “Tea is a big thing in England, i take at least three times a day, to say the least, you’ll get used to it.” Sam giggled “How long have you been here for?” Taking a sip of her coffee as she thinks back to when she arrived. “Uh, well, I think I arrived just a little over a month ago?” She says, before ripping off a piece of her muffin and putting it in her mouth. After chewing and swallowing it, she looks at Sam. “And you? How long have you been in Bristol for?”
“And you? How long have you been in Bristol for?” Char asked, Sam left her mug before answering “I’ve lived here my whole life, almost never leave it, i’m not the going out kind of girl, always had things to do, being too busy being busy” she laughed, always attending private schools which were for her parents the best education and never had time to actually live her life aside from books and other extracurricular appointments, Sam thought her life was too easy, conventional and dull, she never talked about herself because she kept believing she had nothing fun or exciting to tell and people would get bored easily “Why did you come here? I’ve heard New York is quite exciting!” Broadway was a dream and she didn’t understand why people would leave a place where you can do anything you want.
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