I was in Santorini, Greece..when I first saw him. And all I could think in my head was,”We’re gonna be a movie”.
He glanced at me, and then, uninterested, looked out at the Russian girl party who’d arrived to join a cruise. A week long cruise, around Greece. This cruise was the reason I’d come to Greece. It was my first solo trip. It had been going as I’d thought and fantasized about since I was 15. I’d secretly worked during college days, and hid that I was doing a part time job from each one of my friends. I’d saved up the cash..and after that, begged mom to let me go. I needed time alone. I wanted to complete my bucket list, on which this cruise was number one.
As a teen, I’d thought I would find my love on this cruise. The movies made me embroider my thoughts about a perfect man. This dream became such a part of me that it began haunting me. An Australian guy, my dreams would show me him. Having brown hair, and looks to die for, having a strong magnetic field around him, attracting girls as he’d walk by. Smirking when he’d know he got me. And then his laugh would blur. And I’d wake up, horrified. Getting a stranger in my dream. I would panic how easily such a guy could destruct me.
All this while, I couldn’t take off my eyes..that guy, standing right in front of me, had those eyes. They were the eyes I’d seen in my dreams. I shrugged the thought off, thinking it to be my melodramatic effect when I see a hot guy. Then I thought about yesterday. The plan to Greece, it was all sudden. I’d gotten a new phone number so only my mom could reach me, and know I was okay. I’d left my phone back at home, thinking this to be a break..from life. So I could be myself, and leave everything away from mind, for a while. Suddenly, I felt something down. My anklets were making sounds. I saw, there was a cute dog playing with them, I felt happy to see it. It was strange how much I felt. Like I had all the emotions of the world, all the feelings dumped into one single person.
I was laughing, looking at the furry dog. I bent down and tickled it a bit. It liked me. Then an attractive voice said,”His name is Hashtag.” Trying to be cool, I said, “Hashtag cool”. Then I looked up, and I froze. I couldn’t see his face. There was so much light. Then, in my mind, I said,”Shut up”.
And the next thing I saw, was my miniature ship on my table. And my dream all gone.
I realized fantasy ruled me, and I left my thought there. I left my thought there, and beclouded mind with questions away too.