As her shift was about to begin, she drug herself to her feet and began a new day. Soon customers would fill the alley as they began the kick off week to celebrate the recognition of “Bowling as a Modern Entertainment” blah blah blah. She really didn’t see what all the hype was about. A bunch of people wearing foolish looking shoes, gloves and throwing a number 10 with a slight curve down the lane into a bunch of pins that would fly into oblivion. She could never understand her parents keeping this place. Sure, it brought in a hefty paycheck but it was all so boring.
She wondered as she absent mindedly registered today’s tournament players, if she would ever get out of this rut of a life. She wanted so much more, wanted to get as far away from bowling as she could possibly get. The very idea of spending her life managing her parents dream left a bitter taste within her soul. She paid no attention to the slip of paper that was delicately slid her way. It was normal so she rarely ever even bothered to look up anymore, just muttered thanks as she went about her business.
The sound of his commanding voice struck a chord in her soul. “Do you always dismiss someone without as much as a glance?” He threw the comment out in the air in such a tone and manner that she dared not provide an explanation. His voice was deep and husky, kinda sexy at the same time, quite intriguing to the single mind. Her eyes shot up to meet his in a manner of defiance but instead met with a sense of amazement at the sheer sense of perfection that stood in front of her. All she could think about was “talk about eye candy, this man was one tall cool drink of summertime tea”. Taken aback and completely off guard, she let out a sigh that could only be interpreted in one way and he clearly understood.
In her confusion, she completely forgot about the line of customers waiting to sign in. The grumbles of the old timers brought her back front and center. He dismissed himself without as much as a keep in touch. He left her wondering and seeking his presence for a reason. A reason only he knew but she could soon find out if she dared. He knew from doing business with her father that her next moves would include attending to the bowlers needs and his were growing. This was a very important event not only in the bowling world but also the business world. Her father was about to become the sole sponsor of an event that would span the world and bring his business to the forefront of the entertainment venue.
Thank you Randy McDonald for such a cosmic suggestion. It was a pleasure to split a story in which you wished to strike a balance to. Look for Part II shortly.