Karen

I knew the second I saw him that this was the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. He had the most beautiful blue eyes, the perfect contrast to my green ones.

He was sitting across the room from me in Tim Horton's and I knew that he was stealing glances at me. It was taking all of my will power to not walk over to him and introduce myself.

I took a deep breath and went back to reading my book. The Hunchback of Notre Dame. I'd picked it up at the bookstore just an hour ago and had decided that it would be a good idea to sit down with a coffee and read it. I enjoy the bustle of the world going by m. It makes me feel like I'm part of the greater picture of things, so I go out to read in public places often.

Today wouldn't be an different from any other day if it wasn't for the fact that I'd sensed that someone was watching me only to look up and see him. It had struck me somewhat strange. I'd gotten a sort of sense that I'd seen him before and it had taken me a while to realize that I'd seen him in this Tim Horton's at least once before.

I would have just dismissed him as just one more guy who was way to interested in something he was never going to get if it wasn't for those eyes. Those deep blue inviting eyes. I'd barely gotten through the first paragraph of my book and that bugged me, but every time I went back to reading it I caught myself thinking about him and his eyes all over again.

"Do you happen to know where the closest phone is?"

I looked up instinctively to check to see if it was being addressed just to be surprised that it was.

"Uh yeah, there's one a block that way." I pointed down Young St. "It's a pay phone."

I tried to ignore how happy I was at the fact that the man I'd been staring at for the past half an hour was talking to me.

He smiled at me and sent my heart reeling.

"Good." He said. "Because I have to call and tell God that one of his angels is missing."

I giggled. "Does that line usually work for you?" I ask.

"I don't know. Why don't you tell me?" He flashes me another amazing smile.

I close my book and tuck it into my purse. "I don't know if it does yet either. Why don't you have a seat while I think it over?"

"I think I just might do that. The name's Simon by the way."

"Karen."