Posted in Story: Fiction, English | Categories: First Time | Tags: Singapore, First Meeting
Author's note: It's 4:54 AM and I started this around 3:30 because I couldn't sleep. Haven't written anything in a while. Might be different from what you're used to reading from me though. Anyway, hope you guys like it. Hit the comments and tell me what you think. Cheers!
"Hey. Which way to Plaza Singapura?"
"Where are you?"
"Um, walking in front of Concorde."
"Hm. Just walk the way to Dhoby Gaut."
Sweaty, tired, and nursing a nasty cough, Gerard did as he was told and continued walking. Ironically, all he could think about was lighting a cigarette. He continued walking until he reached his destination. He fished his phone from his pocket and took a picture. Gerard tapped his Line app and sent the shot to his tour guide.
Seven train stations away, at Mountbatten, Alicia's phone buzzed with a new message. She looked at the picture and her eyes grew big.
"Omg you walked all the wayy"
"You said it was just straight. So I walked. Hahaha"
"Galing! So proud of you. Hahaha"
"Haha! Thanks! Anyway, I'll probably be here for the next three hours. Um, wanna meet?"
Alicia began to type a reply but stopped. She had to wait for a friend and wasn't sure if she could leave right away.
She also hesitated because it would be the first time she would actually meet Gerard.
Back in Plaza Singapura, Gerard found a smoking area outside and lit a stick. As he exhaled a cloud of smoke, he started thinking about Alicia.
They actually met online three years ago. Gerard, out of boredom, joined an erotica writing site or whatever it was called. There, he pretended to be a writer and shared his own stories, fantasies, and whatnot. Alicia, being the kind and friendly girl that she was, commented on some of his works. He, in turn, read her stuff and eventually realized what a sham he was at writing. They would exchange comments and one thing led to another and yada yada yada, they began chatting on LINE.
And that's where it got really, really interesting.
"Sure, just meeting up with a friend. See you around 2:30?"
"Coolness! Let me know if you're on your way. I'll just look around."
Alicia put down her phone and closed her eyes. She was finally going to meet the complete stranger she has been talking to on LINE for the past three years. As she remembered their late night conversations, her lips began to form a sly smile.
Harmless chitchat would turn into playful flirting. Playful flirting would turn into sending NSFW pics to each other. Sending pics would then turn into steamy sex conversations.
Those were really hot, she thought. She wondered if he'd bring those up later when they meet. Nah, he probably won't. Besides, apart from those steamy convos, they'd talk about other things like work, movies, music, etc.
Her thoughts were interrupted by a text message from her friend.
"Can't go. Have my period. Ugh. I'll text you. Mwah!"
In an instant, she was in her underwear, changing into her white shorts and black shirt. She was just slipping on her shoes when her roommate TJ walked in.
"Yeah, remember my, um, college friend who's here for the weekend? Gonna have coffee with him."
"Oh. What time are you...?"
A few minutes later, she was on a cab going to Plaza Singapura.
Gerard sipped his frap and headed again to the smoking area. He had moved around but wasn't able to buy anything. His thoughts though, were somewhere else.
He could just imagine seeing Alicia. Her red lips. Her long hair. Her beautiful ass.
Without noticing, he was already hard in his pants.
"Get a grip, Gerrard." he said quietly to himself.
He took a puff and read her last message.
"Took a cab. Reaching in 10."
That was 12 minutes ago.
Gerard looked at the crowd that had started to gather in front of the Nando's food truck. Free taste or something. As he scanned their faces, he then saw a familiar one.
She was wearing a black shirt and white shorts. He could see her curves from afar. The curves he would only see from the pictures she sent. The curves he would imagine running his hands over for the past three years. The curves...
"Let's go somewhere."
"I know a place near Newtown station."
"Lead the way. But I have a confession to make first, Alicia."
"I'm out of Sing dollars. I only have US. Can I pay you later?"
"Hahaha! Don't worry. Let's go down to the train."
As Gerard followed Alicia, he couldn't help but glance down at her butt. He was imagining the color of her underwear she was wearing.
Alicia, leading the way, somehow felt that Gerard was checking her out.
"Perv." she thought with a smile.
"So, how long have you been here?" Gerard asked inside the train.
"I've been here for five years. How about you, first time in Sing?"
"Nah, was here in 05 with the family. Can't believe it took me eleven years to go back."
They both exited the car and walked to the mall beside the station.
"This is a nice place." he said as he looked at the restaurants.
"Yeah, mostly yuppies go here. It's a bit full since it's a Saturday. I'll take you to this cozy coffee shop/bakery."
"Anywhere else you want to take me?"
"If you're nice, probably."
The receptionist led them to the bar and they ordered their drinks. He told her about the seminar he was attending in Sentosa and she was telling him about the great places to eat in Singapore. He was stealing glances at her. She was imagining if he was hard at that instant.
An hour went by and he had to go.
"Thank you for taking time to meet me. Do you mind if I smoke one more?" Gerard said as they walked out of the mall.
"Sure thing. Hey they're building a Victoria's Secret here. I think it's a big store."
"That would be heaven for you, Alicia."
"Nah, I stopped buying. I have too much already."
"Well, I haven't seen all of them."
Alicia laughed as she watched him blow smoke out his... Read More