Meeting 'Mystery Man'

by Bartimaeus
originally published at 08:05PM on Monday, July 14, 2008

“Hi.” she piped back, apparently enthused by his recognition.
He chuckled and kneeled down to look her in the eyes. He was taller than the average man, being a little taller than six feet.
I stood cautiously behind Laia, studying the man further.

“So, what’s your name, sunshine?” he said, smiling.
She giggled and looked down at the floor, embarassed by the gaze of his hazel eyes.

“Laia.” she said timidly.
He lifted her chin up to his gaze.
“Well, isn’t that just the sweetest name I’ve ever heard?”
He smiled, then his gaze turned to me.

“Who’s your friend?” He said, pointing at me.
Laia turned around with the greatest smile on her face, and her cheeks a bright cherry red.

“That’s Tom. He’s my best friend.” She said contently.
The man nodded and held out a hand, giving me a fake-serious look. I stretched out my arm reluctantly to shake his hand.
“Nice to meet you, Tom. My name’s Rob.”

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Comments

  • from Just another writer:

    ...there’s something about him. I don’t like it. Hahah I could see myself as another kid in the orphanage just goin up to the man and he’d be like “well hey there!” and I’d slap him and walk away. X)

  • from Bartimaeus:

    Lol!!! I could see that too XD

  • from ♥Reel_Nice♥:

    hahahaha nice Brandi

  • from Mistress Elsha Hawk:

    He does seem kind of creepy, in a too-friendly way. Where are the chaperones? Creepy guy, touching kids over here!