The next three days Nora spent behind that thick glass in the large leather swiveling chair. She hadn’t expected her time in the UK to be spent this way. It didn’t bug her, she mentally took notes on what the guys next to her did as they turned knobs and raised little bars. Nora was always fascinated with music and to be here so submerged in it was overwhelming. It was time for a break and everyone gathered outside the small studio, the sun was beginning to set. A couple of the guys walked down the street to a pub and Adam and the drummer, Paul claimed they weren’t very hungry so they volunteered to stay and review some of the recordings.
It had just been Nora and Theo standing outside. “Are you hungry?”, Theo asked. “Very much. I’m kinda always hungry.” Nora put her face in her hands as her cheeks turned a light pink. Theo laughed and grabbed one of Nora’s hands. “Good, me too.” The couple walked a while and found themselves a cafe, a cafe Theo knew well. “So what do you think?” “About your music?” Theo nodded. “Honestly, I’m in love with it. Maybe too far in love.” Theo laughed quietly, “Really? Hm.” “I actually bought your whole album while you were away. I listened to it everyday.” So much for keeping that a secret Nora’s conscience spoke. Before Theo could say anything, Nora quickly added, “I’m sorry! Ah! I’m so weird. It’s just you, urm, I should stop.” Nora retreated within herself. She didn’t even know why she was babbling. Maybe she’s been sitting down too long? Or maybe seeing Theo in his own element made her feel like she had just met him? It was all odd to her. Nora constantly felt like she had known Theo for a long time but after seeing him with that mic, singing it was like she had seen a whole new side of him. She didn’t know it was possible for a man to be so deep, Theo was an ocean, a dark, mysterious, ocean and she was getting pulled right out to sea.
Theo smiled at the frazzled girl across the table from him. “You blush so easily Nora.” Theo saying this only made Nora blush more, her cheeks were hot. Theo reached for Nora’s hand and held it on top of the table. “I don’t think any of the girls I dated ever cared for my music. None of them seemed very interested.” The girls he dated. Oh no! Nora’s mind filled up with images of The beautiful women that dated Theo. she had nothing on them. Nora bit her lip as anxiety began to take over her body. But before Theo could ask Nora something, a pale black haired girl tapped Theo on the shoulder, she was accompanied by a pale red head. “Theo?” The two girls giggled as Theo turned around to greet them. “Oh!” He got up, put out his hand to each of them asking for their names, and put his around around them for a photo. The red headed girl’s smile went perfectly across her face as she attacked Theo with a hug.
Nora hadn’t experienced this before and sat quietly at the table. The two girls gave her a look before saying their goodbyes to Theo. Theo finally took his seat. A bit exhausted, he let out a sigh. “Wow. I never knew how popular you were…” “Yeah, me neither! Sometimes I don’t know what to do. I get these crying fans every now and then and I handle it so poorly.” “Aw! I’ve been in their place before. Fangirling is a powerful thing.” Theo chuckled as he imagined a young outrageous obsessed Nora.
The two polished off their food and headed back to the studio. It was a short evening at the studio but it was clear all the guys were exhausted. “Until Monday” Paul said as he hugged Nora goodbye. Nora really hit it off with Paul. There was something about him that was really appealing and the way he played those drums were something else. Nora had to call Trish! She was sure with the mere description of Paul Trish would be there in a second. Nora laughed to herself but then it struck her suddenly that it would already be a week in a couple days! Was Theo wanting her here this long?
Her and Theo had arrived to their flat and Nora still had a worried look on her face. “Pige? Are you okay?”, Theo asked sincerely lifting Nora chin up.”Yes, very much!” “Good”, Theo pecked her cheek.
They were in bed, Nora’s hips tightly against Theo’s. He thought she was asleep, she thought he was asleep, but the both were wide awake. They were plagued by the things they never said. It wasn’t that they didn’t want to, they did, they just didn’t know how express this without being looked at weirdly. Theo closed his eyes tightly, praying it may come to him in his sleep the perfect way to propose. Nora turned and buried her head into Theo’s chest and drifted off to sleep. Maybe it’ll go away.