Last week, Matty’s feet kept him walking towards his date while the halves of his brain argued about whether or not showing up was a good idea. (Praise the feet for having a mind of their own.) Matty does meet Iris, on the third floor of the bookstore/cafe, and he’s found more reasons to be insecure. First, she’s dressed fashionably, reminding him more of his former classmates than the gardener he’s so fascinated with, but her charm calms him down, until she shares what she’s been reading to pass the time.
A tingle of his insecurity about the date returned as he took it in his hand. It was ‘Spark!’, a fashion magazine very popular among the schoolgirls that despised him.
The current issue had Hadrian on the cover, wearing a white suit, similar to the Kitsune uniform, accessorized with a pair of lingerie models. One model held onto his arm and stared at the camera while resting her head against his arm, while the other had her arms wrapped around his shoulders, blowing a bubble with her gum toward his cheek. For his part, Hadrian was preoccupied with a black netlink and ignored both women.
The magazine printed a teaser on one model’s side: “King Hadrian Still Single at 35.”
Please check out the other talented writers participating in this week’s Six Sentence Sunday. These are some of my favorites: Sarah Ballance, Krystal Wade, Monica Enderle Pierce, Siobhan Muir, Sarah W., Steven Montano, and Goran Zidar.