was getting pretty settled in his life here.
Enjoyed the smaller town life.
His transition from London to Evergreen Indiana was rather a smooth one, having lived in the states before... for just a little over thirteen years, actually. So he knew how America worked. Had always knew he’d probably end up living here... well, not Evergreen, specifically, but in the states.
He had temporary living quarters, until he found something more suitable for him. A flat just wasn’t what he considered his ideal living situation, but for now, it would do.
James had just come from ‘The Vow’ office, met with some representative/ sales person… filled out his survey… and he was now up for the wolves, so to speak.
It’d been a little over four years since Sara’s death. She’d been ‘the one’ for him. For three years that he’d known her, he’d pictured his life with her. The whole package... marriage, kids… everything. In an instant, it was taken away from him. Now he was left with this void in his chest.
It was time to move on. His heart could manage it.
So that’s where ‘The Vow’ came into play. He just hoped it worked, never had been a fan of dating sites or the sort, but why not give it a whirl. At least once.
The rest of his afternoon was planned by finding some reading material. Most of his books were packed away, still in boxes, and he didn’t want to dig through them. A good mystery, crime, that’s what he was looking for. Something to capture his interest, while he wasn’t working.
He really must had been lost in thought, going through the shelves, he didn’t notice the stool, or the girl perched up it. Too lost in titles and back covers. Wasn’t until he felt the ‘bump’, against his back, and a rather sweet voice followed.
Turning he took a step back, making sure he gave the person behind him, more room. “It's alright. Ah didne see ye either.”
If there was anything he’d retained, it was his deep Scottish accent, though at times it was a little diluted, he still carried it. But he was one of those that resorted to his native tongue in times of anger. And in times of ecstasy.
This was not one of those cases.
Blue eyes narrowed, assessing the girl, who was now in front of him. It couldn’t be… but it was.. it had to be. No one else could have those eyes or that adorable face of her. “El?”
He asked, though he knew it was her. No doubt’s. He motioned to himself and then gave a smile. “It’s James. James Delaney...Mah God… it is you.”
What were the chances?
Never really believed in the ‘small world’ saying… not till now. Out of all of the small towns, the cities of the world.. he ran into one of his favorite students. There were hundreds of students, but none of them stood out to him as much as Eloise did…