He folded the papers up again before sliding them inside his jacket, simultaneously taking a deep breath; the creases on the papers thinning from being opened and reopened often. Before he headed into the diner, he straightened his uniform hat with both hands, then brushed his hands down the front of his jacket before he began walking to the door.
As he reached the door handle to pull it open, he caught his hand shaking. He latched his other hand around his wrist to chastise it to behave. After a couple of blinks, and a couple more breaths, he felt his resolve re-strengthen.
Closing his eyes a moment, reminding himself to be strong, he swung the door open, and his nostrils were immediately greeted with the smells of french fries and milkshakes. The jukebox played a popular dance tune that inspired the light-hearted laughter from a group of dancing bodies to his right. He stepped inside, his heels catching the attention of fellow patrons. The dancing bodies glanced at him, carrying on without a second thought. A child nearby turned around in their seat completely to stare at him; particularly the decorations that shined and slightly clanked together on his jacket’s breast. The man behind the window into the kitchen watched and waited for the young man’s eye contact, before nodding respectfully. He was sure a group of young ladies were smiling and giggling to his left from a booth, but that’s when he saw her…
She was serving a milkshake to a patron when her eyes found his. Their eyes finally having met, a thousand words were already inaudibly exchanged in that moment. The corners of his lips slowly lifted into a warm smile, until he could finally, fully, smile at the object that took his breaths. She was already smiling back. Her lips, eyes and the little tilt to her head were an invitation to him to tell her the world’s most priceless secrets. Her hair delicately framed her face and fell softly down her shoulders. As he reached the open seat at the counter, he thought he was keeping his face untroubled well, but she never needed to read his face…. She knew how to read his eyes. Her smile now was one of knowledge, and she turned to fetch him a cup of coffee.
A special thank you to the beautiful Adalynne Celeste Reed for posing with me 🙂
(Clothes and Accessories)
Uniform – Howl Military Uniform Male RARE (from Sept. 2015 Arcade)
Hat – Howl Soldier Cap RARE (from Sept. 2015 Arcade)
Medals – Howl – Medal 1, 2, 3, and 4 – common (from Sept. 2015 Arcade)
Shoes – Redgrave Blake Loafers (black)
Watch – RealEvil Industries ReVoX MVX Watch
Rings – [ kunst ] Allegiant Ring (on left hand) Magnus Ring (on right hand)
Head: Genesis_Head_Emily_2.0 Blinker Rare from August Kustom9
Skin: Genesis_ Lab_Cream_Skin from August Kustom9
Eyes: IKON Sovereign Eyes- Forest
Hair: Clawtooth: Ruby Starlight Prize 22 Rare –Arcade
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands Casual
Tattoo: +Half-Deer+ Music Notes