1.2 The day off

Screenshot-646The next day Charlie woke up early, still dirty from the day before since he hadn’t found somewhere to wash himself. He took another of the fruits from his bag for breakfast. What would the people on his new job think about him if he showed up like this?

Screenshot-649Well, it wasn’t much he could do about it and soon the carpool came to pick him up. They stopped at a huge building. Charlie was directed to the third floor for an introduction with his boss. The day went by smoothly, and noone seemed to notice the smell that surrounded him.

Screenshot-650When the first day finaly was over, Charlie was exhausted and still smelled like rotten eggs. But with today’s paycheck, he could afford a shower! He hurried to buy one and then went straight back home to try it out.

Screenshot-653The shower didn’t fit inside his small house so he put it on the back side. Even though a lot of cars went by while he stood in the shower, noone did even notice him standing there. And though his shower was a very public one, he still thought it was the greatest one he had ever taken.

Screenshot-655After that wonderfull shower, Charlie started missing the garden he had been to yesterday. Unfortunaly, it was a bit too late to visit it again. He had to get up early for work tomorrow after all. Then he came to think about the fruits in his bag. He could plant one of them and starting his own small garden!

Screenshot-656When he had planted som tomatoes and apples, it was completly dark. Charlie went straight to bed and fell asleep with a smile on his face.

Screenshot-658The following weeks went by as usual. He woke up, got dressed and went to work. All his hard work had payed off. He had been promoted to Executive Assistant. When he came home at the evening he usually got rid of the weed and talked to the plants, or read the paper. He didn’t felt lonely actually, but sometimes he just missed someone to talk to. He tried to call a couple of people from work, but they had their own lifes and didn’t felt like talking to him for more than a couple of minutes.

Screenshot-775And then it came. His day off. He didn’t had anything special planned for the day. But when i woke up and took his morning shower, still outdoors, he thought it would be nice to take a trip to the local fishing spot and try his luck.

Screenshot-776Charlie was stunned how beautiful the lake and fishing spot were. The whole place looked like a post card, with the blue water, the mountains and waterfall gave the area a calming sound of purling.

Screenshot-780He pulled up his fishing rod he had taken with him when he moved to Aurora Skies. It was very quiet around him and the stillness had a soothing influence on Charlie.

Screenshot-781When the fish wasn’t biting by the fishingspot, he moved over to the lake instead. There were a light fog on the lake and he could spot some houses on the other side. Suddenly, he the loneliness struck him. It was like a hit in the face and he started feeling a bit sad. He really wanted to get to know somebody. To get a friend.

Screenshot-783Then he came to remember the festival his co-workers had talked about a while ago, and that it started today.  With a great determination he put away his rod and started jogging to the park in hope of meeting someone new.


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