April 10th. 2015
Birds tweeting outside her bedroom its 6:00 o’clock in the morning, the alarm rang. She raised her hand to turn it off, and spontaneously reached for her phone to check if she had gotten any messages from him.
Disappointed as usual, she got nothing. She turned off her cell and went to take her morning shower before going to work. She took off her pajamas and got into the shower. After finishing fifteen minutes later, she put on some random clothes, wore her comfortable sneakers and tied her hair in a pony tail. Her day at work continues as normal, a routine, nothing new. She is counting down the hours, minutes until she can finally go back home. The clock strikes 16:00 pm and she leaves the office, stopping at her favorite bookstore before going home to check if there are any new interesting books.
At the bookstore;
“Good evening Madame, it’s your lucky day! Newly arrived books came in today. They are in the back. We didn’t put them on the shelves yet.” said the seller.
“Oh that’s really nice! I was hoping that I could find some new books. Would it be okay if I checked them out?” she replied.
For sure, come this way please. The seller led her to the storage room in the back of the bookstore.
“Here they are! If you need any help, just call me over. I will be at the register.”
“Thank you.” She replied.
She flipped through the first pages of each book, skimming the lines of each chapter but nothing seemed interesting. She puts the books back and turns towards the exit door. At that moment something caught her eye; a green book. It was under the table and seemed to have been dropped by mistake and had gone unnoticed. She bends over to pick it up. It looks like agenda rather than a normal book. The title of the book was written in a strange kind of ink; “The Green Book”.
She wondered what kind of book it was, as she took it in her hands and headed to the seller.
“Excuse me.” She said.
“Yes Madame, Did you find anything interesting in there?” the seller asked.
“Actually yes! I’m wondering who the author of this book is?”
“Can I see it please?” the seller paused for a moment, actually I don’t know. Nothing is written on the cover except for the title! Let me check on the computer.
After searching for a while the seller told her, he couldn’t even find the book in the new arrivals page and it had never been registered into the system.
“Someone probably left it behind, by mistake.” She said.
“Probably yes, But you can borrow it if you want.”
“Okay, I would like that! If someone calls and asks about it, just give them my number.” She said.
“Thank you so much.” She said as she was leaving.
She arrived home and ate her dinner while watching TV for a while. It was 19:30 pm and he still didn’t call or text her.
Suddenly, her phone started to ring; she eagerly picks up the phone.
There was no reply.
“Hello? Is anybody there?” she asked again and again.
Nothing. The caller had hung up. She wondered if the caller was him.
She left the phone headed to the kitchen to get something to drink. While heading to the kitchen, her eyes fell on that green book she borrowed at the bookstore earlier that day. She carried the juice; she got from the fridge in one hand and in the other she carried the green book.
Putting the juice on the table beside her, she prepared herself to read. She looks at the book and says; you better be interesting! And she begins to read…
They say one day someone will come and change your whole life. What if it wasn’t someone? What if it was a green book?!
To Be continued……..