Tuesday, March 3, 2015

at first sight

at first sight

It was Eli's idea, and it was a thrill to see Camille give him the OK. He wanted his own radio show.

"It would be about mental health issues, mostly, but the physical aspect of it, too. You know, how..how unpredictable life can be, due to injuries or..you know, what we inherit from our families." Oh, he was on a roll and she loved his idea.

But when she asked if he was going to MC the show, he shook his head no. He wanted to find someone professional. He knew he couldn't do it. And that's when he met Landon on a random trip to the hospital.

"I don't know if I have the voice for it." Landon shrugged on their first meeting, when they met at the Campus Coffee shop.

"Are you kidding me? Of course, you do." Even now. Eli didn't know he had it in himself to be so animated, but that was the kind of guy Landon was. So easy to talk too. Eli was possibly giddy just thinking about him.

Of course, it helped to put his mind at ease and not to think so much about Deiter's sudden departure. He went back to Germany. It was so unplanned and Eli was left on his own with the loft. So many sudden changes, but Landon made everything smooth. Especially, when Eli said he needed a new roommate.

Were they that compatible?

Naturally, Martha was worried. She didn't quite believe it could be over between Eli and Deiter.

"What if he comes back?" After all, Deiter's yoga studio was vacant now, with quite a few confused clients wondering why and where had he gone.

"I won't worry about it, until it happens." Eli decided.

Of course, his sister called every day with the exact phone call as the day before. "Everything is just happening so fast."

"What do you mean? You or me?" Eli would always smile about it. After all, it was different with Landon.  He couldn't get enough conversation with him and well, there was the other thing that Martha didn't really need to know about.

"I'm just worried about you." Martha would finally say.

"Stop worrying so much." And then it was dinner with Landon. Wine with Landon. Sleep with Landon.


Launna said...

I hope Eli doesn't rush too quickly... he needs to take his time...

Sara Gerard said...

I love them together, and a radio show about mental health issues sounds awesome!

ivy said...

I'm happy for him. I think they are good for each other.