This city had become so dull. There was nothing left for me here and I was thinking of leaving. Well to be perfectly honest, I was already at the train station, about to buy a ticket out of here, anywhere. I turned around to take one last look at this dreadful place, and then I saw her.
She was just standing there, staring at me, with this sly sort of grin on her face. It was as if she knew something I didn’t, and I was intrigued. I wanted to know her secret.
I forgot about the train ticket immediately. I walked out of the queue and followed her, this mysterious girl with her knowing grin. She stayed just out of reach, her blonde hair straying out behind her. Suddenly she turned a corner, and even though I was only a few paces behind her, she was gone. I looked everywhere, turned on the spot so many times I became dizzy, but she was nowhere to be seen.
Suddenly laughter was bubbling out of me. How crazed I must have looked, how desperate for something new. I so badly wanted a reason to keep going, and my subconscious decided to give me this girl. How completely juvenile.
I turned around then and began to head back to the ticket stand, shaking my head. But then I saw it. There was something written on the wall beside me, something that I was certain hadn’t been there before.