#40 Sadie, Sadie (300 words)

Inspired by: Corrina, Corrina

Ein wandered around downtown Beacon. He still didn’t have a job and hasn’t really tried finding one. He saved enough during his short employment with Reggie to pay for food. He’ll figure something out when his back is against the wall in a couple weeks. 

One thing that became clearer was the level of isolation he forced upon himself. He never had many friends, but he had friends. Talking to people at school was easier. There were plenty of people around that he could discuss anything. Now he only had a cat.

He turned a corner and collided with someone.

“Hey, watch it!” the woman said as she picked up her belongings.

Ein immediately helped her pick up her belongings and apologized.

“Ein?” 

Sadie asked as she pushed her long red hair out of her face.

“Hi, Sadie.”

“What are you doing wandering the streets at this time of night?” She asked more concerned than curious.

“I couldn’t sleep and thought I’d walk around.”

“This neighborhood can get kind of dangerous. I haven’t seen any Foxes tonight, but you never know what they’re up to until it’s too late.” 

“I think I can take on a few foxes.” 

“Well, I don’t want to get on their bad side. Want to walk me home?”

“Sure.” 

On the way home, Sadie and Ein talked about her workday. They laughed and had a good time. This was the feeling Ein had been missing and didn’t know why he resisted so much when they hung out. 

“Want to try getting dinner again?” Ein asked before she entered her apartment building.

“I would. As like a date, right?” 

“If you’d like it to be.” 

“Would you?” 

“Yeah. Would you?” 

“I would, goodnight!”

Published by einquin

Writing personal exploration flash fiction as well as building the foundations for a comic book universe.

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