Eternia & Edward “How we met” continues…….if this is your first time here, please go down to the post of July30 and read the beginning of the story and then come back and find out more! NOW on with the story………..
The door of the airplane slammed shut and Eternia breathed a sigh of relief. “What a dash for the gate that was” she thought to herself as she relaxed her shoulders against the seat back. The stewardess said “wow you just made it, you’re a lucky girl” she winked and walked on by.
Eternia thought “sure I’m a lucky girl -- Sage is probably going to visit one of his girlfriends and I’m a crazy girl running off to another country.” Eternia was starting to have second thoughts. Everything had happened so quickly. “Am I crazy? What am I going to do in the US?
Just at that moment, the woman sitting next to Eternia turned to her and said “are you going on to New York or staying in London?” “Well” Eternia stammered I don’t really know.” The woman looked at her amazed “I hate to be nosey but can I ask why?”
Eternia poured her heart out to the complete stranger. She didn’t leave out one single thought or emotion . When she had exhausted herself telling a complete stranger her deepest, darkest secrets the woman said “my that’s quite a story, I can well imagine how tired and mixed up you must be”. By the way, my name is Natasha, Natasha Moore”. “Oh,” said Eternia “I’m sorry, how rude of me after you have been so kind to listen to my life story for almost an entire plane ride, my name is Eternia, nice to meet you.”
Natasha told Eternia “I think I can help you. At least get you through London and on to US without too much paperwork.” “I’m going to San Francisco in California, have you thought where you’ll end up when you reach the US?” Eternia thought for a moment, “ha she hadn’t even thought she would be on a plane today let alone where she would be sleeping in the coming days, “no, not really”. Natasha smiled and said “well, since you are young and carefree why not join me in San Francisco? I have plenty of connections and lots of room in my home.”
Eternia wondered if this was a good idea to go off with someone she just met on a plane to somewhere she didn’t know but then she thought to herself she’d come this far so she may as well go all the way and find out what fate had in mind for her. “Yes, I would love to, if it isn’t too much trouble. I will be happy to pay my way.” “Great” said Natasha “then it’s settled, two dark haired beauties off to San Francisco”. They both laughed and waved the stewardess down, “champagne please”.
Eternia was staring out the window at the view. The sun was setting and the glow hit the golden gate bridge so beautifully. It was hard to believe she had been there for 3 months now and had a job, her own apartment and lots of new friends. Even when Sage had called last week, it hadn’t upset her because she knew she had done the right thing. Sage had begged her to come back, that he missed her and apologized for all the skirt chasing he had done and told her all the things she wished he had said before she had decided to end it. Now it didn’t matter because she knew she had done the right thing in leaving him and her old life behind.
Still, Eternia sighed with a pang of wanting more, of belonging with someone who respected and loved her and wanted her to be happy. Just then the phone rang, it was Natasha. “Hello darling, what are you doing Friday nite? And not waiting for her to answer continued “I’m having another bash and you MUST come, I have someone I want you to meet!” Oh no, Eternia thought, here we go again. In the last 3 months Natasha had been relentless about fixing her up with men that she thought were “perfect” for her.
Sure they were nice enough and some pretty interesting but there wasn’t that spark. Eternia knew she would know when HE showed up.
Friday evening came pretty quickly and Eternia had spent quite a while picking out an outfit for the party. She was in a good mood and even had a feeling that maybe tonight would be special….the reason she felt this way was her friend Natasha told her she was certain the guy she was introducing Eternia to was THE ONE!!!
Eternia pulled up in front of Natasha’s large home and maneuvered into her usual spot to the left of the porch. She noticed a cute little red sports car near the entrance. Hmmm wouldn’t that be nice if it belonged to her “new friend”. Eternia had dreamed of driving off in the sunset with her man in a little red car. “Enough of this daydreaming” Eternia said to herself laughing.
She practically skipped up the front porch steps and swung open the door. She never knocked now as Natasha told her long ago she was family and just come in. She looked out towards the balcony and gazed at a group of 12 or more people dressed for cocktails and laughing and talking. As she did, a man caught her eye, he smiled lightly and her heart skipped a beat. She couldn’t get the feeling out of her head that she had seen him somewhere before.
She took a deep breath and walked in and saw Natasha to her right and walked over to her, giving her a big hug and eyed her nervously knowing she was going to meet her blind date. Would it be the handsome man that she had spied as she came in, she hoped so.
Natasha grabbed her arm and guided her away from the balcony to a table at the side of the main parlor. There was a tall blond handsome man with a dimple in the middle of his chin seated at the table talking about what sounded like a trip to Australia. Well, he certainly was nice looking and all the other women had their eyes on him. He glanced up as Natasha and Eternia approached and popped up and smiled warmly. “Natasha who is your friend?” asked Jake.
Sorry this is as far as we go today……………stayed tuned for our final Chapter in the coming week. Thanks for visiting Edward and Eternia’s blog. They are registered at some of the finer department stores.