Coffee, Tea, or...? Who: Ren (the_calm_before ) and Pia (sinnertakesall ) What: TBD. Where: Brew Ha Ha Coffee When: Friday, February 4, 2011, mid-afternoon. Warnings: Corruption of innocents, and possibly language.
Pia decided she needed some downtime, away from home, work and generally any place she might see someone she knew.
Unfortunately, she decided this on a Friday.
The coffee shop she picked on a whim was a little more than crowded; co-eds and high schoolers packing in almost every available seat. Pia maintained her seat mostly out of stubbornness and spite, nursing a mocha and picking at an oatmeal cookie while she tried to read her book. Normally noise didn't put her out, but put out she was, and so put out she couldn't even muster a decently bad mood about it. Instead she skimmed the same paragraph several times over as she idly listened to a few conversations at once, when the hairs on the back of her neck prickled. Pia peeked over her book to see a bespectacled young man seated in the corner, occasionally stealing glances at her as he worked on a notebook. It took a few moments, but she realized he was sketching something, or more likely, someone. As attractive as the potted palm she sat next to was, she suspected that the subject of the drawing was more than likely herself. A small smile eased onto Pia's face as she pretended to read, considering her options.