I continued to watch her as she turned around. She noticed me. Instead of walking out the door with her coffee, she walked right up to my table. I hastily turned my gaze towards the macbook in front of me. She pulled a chair and sat beside me. I cautiously turned towards her. "What is so interesting that you can't take your eyes off me?" she asked. "I was simply mesmerized..."I replied. This was not what I meant to say. I meant to say nothing at all. I turned away, half expecting her beautifully shaped fingers to land hard on my cheek. "Mesmerized by this?!" she said pointing at her messy hair and crumpled T-shirt.
"It was your eyes."came yet another involuntary response. Her cheeks became an intense shade of pink. She nervously began to play with a strand of her hair. "I'm Rhea by the way. Would you like some latte?" came the response after a while that broke the awkward silence.
Our conversation then continued for quite a while. Most of what she said went right past me. I merely watched her as if hypnotized. Her beauty enthralled me. Her voice was like a melody. My mind played love songs to itself as I pretended to listen to her.
After a while she got up, saying she had to get home. I offered to walk her. She gave me an angelic smile. As we stepped out it began to pour. The storm clouds had finally unleashed their wrath. I covered her with my overcoat. She gripped me tightly by the arm. Hard drops of water thrust themselves onto me but she was protected. My hair was dripping wet but I made sure she was dry. Strong sounds of thunder pervaded my ears but I ensured she was not affected. We stopped in front of a tall white building. She gave me a light kiss on the cheek and rushed inside. I waved at her from beyond the glass door as she disappeared behind the elevator doors.
That sensation of butterflies in my stomach came back. I felt the hair on the back of my neck stand erect. Yet again, a chill rushed through my spine. I felt a tickling sensation on my feet. My body felt light, as though levitating. I felt elevated.... Out worldly...
That my friends, is what I call, Love at First Sight.