30. Lucas Fletcher - Meeting CandyMature

Lucas Fletcher

My search for Scarlett was useless. People refused to give me her contact details or anything that would be the least helpful since they'd never seen me around her, even after I claimed to be her boyfriend. So overall, my 'hunt' for her was just a waste of time.

I returned to the hotel after zooming around town in vain attempts to find her. Lying back against the bed, I sighed and closed my eyes. I didn't deserve this from her. All the crazy fantasies I'd had about us being together had vanished in the blink of an eye on that last night with her.

Maybe things were better off with our relationship existing only in Dreamland. Just maybe it was my mistake for even coming here. But I love her...did she not understand that?

*

I appeared on a dim-lighted street, blinking to adjust to the darkness. How the-...it had been ages since I'd gone back to Dreamland. The familiar looking streets, people I'd seen before walking around...they were all there; part of the scene. The pub's board flickered in the distance, and I started heading towards it. A drink would help.

Entering the pub, I was met by Candy who walked over to me, grinning. "Hey Fletcher, it's been a while. Where have you gone? I was afraid they'd erased you." She stuck her tongue out at me, enjoying her own joke but I didn't even smile to it, a glare fixed on my face.

"I'd like a beer, and what do you mean erased me?"

"I'll tell you if you wait for me to get off my shift," she said with a wink, and I groaned on the inside, wondering why I even agreed to this but nodded. She flashed me a wide grin before walking back to the counter as I searched for a decent place to sit.

It was about midnight here, as the clock indicated but again I noticed that the seconds hand wasn't moving. Of course, time doesn't exist here. It's always stuck after night and before morning; that one second expanding forever.

The clink of the glass setted down on the wooden counter snapped me out of my thoughts and I looked back at Candy who was still smiling at me.

"So where's your girlfriend? I haven't seen her around either."

"It's none of your business," I snapped and Candy frowned at me.

"If you want to know anything from me, you better treat me nice, otherwise -"

"Alright. Fine. Just go do your job and join me here once you're done."

And so, the seconds went on in my mind as I waited for the waitress to return and explain what had screwed up in Dreamland as well as in my own life.

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