Diano felt tired when he woke up after a few hours of disturbed sleep. The weather had worsened. Even at 11 a.m., he couldn't see much outside the window.
They walked to the box. Diano shut the door as soon as they were inside. The steady drizzle turned heavy and they could see their breath condense on the glass panes.
Diano heard Andy's footsteps go out of the washroom. Taking that as the cue, he flushed the toilet and walked out to a washbasin. From the corner of his eye, he could see Andy's boss and the other guy over at the urinals. They were looking in his direction.
"Is this the shop that has the special something?" Diano looked at the display in the window. Diamonds glittered from the pieces of jewellery on display.
As Diano continued admiring the decor, Andy called his friends one by one to see if anybody was out that evening.
It was Van Gogh's Starry Night. One of his friends, Andy, used it as his display picture on MSN.
Her cell phone buzzed just as she was about to check her watch for the umpteenth time. It was Agnes.
Work that occupied most of his daytime and sometimes crept late into the evening hours.
"Never thought I'd bump into you here. But you live across the street anyway." He looked up at their flat, which was in the building across the street, diagonally opposite to where they stood.
Oliver laughed. "Yes, they do. I know you love Thai food." He hoped Energy would remember that fact.
"Do you want a drink?" It was the same waitress. When she realized it was him, she moved away.
"You do realize your requirements are a bit high? No girl can meet them all on her own. Have pity on them."
Diano stood outside one of the pet shops near the SOGO Shopping Mall, in Causeway Bay, and watched the cute kittens in the display window.
"I know you don't like him because I spend more time with him than I do with you. We work together and we gym together. Some things in life are not by choice."
"It was drizzling outside. I saw the silhouette of a guy walking towards me. He was carrying somebody in his arms just like a lover would. For a second, I froze."
The sound box thundered and shook the floor. If he didn't move away soon, his eardrums would pop out, thought Oliver.