Friday, January 27, 2012
one foot in front of the other
Jonah texted Jules. He went by train and then fed Gilly's address into the GPS of his phone. Yes, two hours later he was in fact on Gilly's street. Jonah smiled with satisfaction. He'd taken a leap.
Jonah had been amused by Gilly's e-mails. They did have Jules in common. He liked hearing about the good old days. It would be exciting. Well, he kept telling himself this the entire trip. And he worked on his social skills too. He didn't try to be as arrogant as his sister always informed him of his personality. He kept his voice playful and not so harsh. He didn't want to be so cold. Although, he felt a little under-dressed for this trip. He looked his best in his black overcoat. Really, it wasn't that warm for January. Especially, in the country. Perhaps it was just warmer in the city, he was not thinking ahead as he was doing his best to find his way to Gilly's.
It seemed strange that Jules came from this place. It wasn't at all like he expected. Really, it was so quaint. A pub on every corner, but there were brownstones beneath the newer apartments. A part of him wondered just how close he was to Jules' home. He did want to forget about him, yet..he imagined what it might be like walking in his shoes..for at least a moment.
It was early morning. Make that mid morning. He sighed. This was exciting, but could he really take this much excitement. He'd possibly be let down. How would he react? He really needed to calm himself.
His cell buzzed. How odd? It was a shock to see that Ste was calling.
"Where are you? I went to your room and you weren't there?" There was an urgency in his voice. Did he really miss him?
"Its nothing. Just out and about. Going to see..to see an old friend of mine." Jonah decided to say.
"Old friend?" By the tone in Ste's voice, it almost made Jonah giddy. He could see Ste wasn't completely all right with it. "When will you be back?"
"Dunno. Couldn't be that long." He suspected he'd be home before night fall. Just in time. The row-house before him was Gilly's location. He rang the doorbell. No one came to the door. He rang it again. Suddenly, Jonah felt hopeless, but this mousy-like fellow peeked out. It must have been Gilly.