Autumn Bonfire with Zayn (Where-am-I-Wednesday prize for astheleavesfall)
It isn’t too often that someone ordinary can think of getting so lucky.
That’s why it took you aback so much that night you met him. You met him. You remembered very clearly, and smiled at the thought. It had been a chilly Autumn night, sometime in October you knew for sure. It was the night you and your friends had been planning forever, it seemed like - the night of your annual beach bonfire. You got in the car with your excited friends, and even though you were stuck in the backseat as usual (your rotten friend had called shotgun again!) you were so pumped for the night. It was when your friend cursed and remember they had forgot to fill up on gas when you saw him. As you got out of the car once your friend had stopped at the gas pump, and you looked at the boy you noticed a little more curiously. The boy (who couldn’t be much older than 19) was inside the gas station holding up a map and asking the counter man for directions, or so you assumed. He wasn’t getting much - the man at the counter didn’t seem to speak English very well. You decided to go in and help him - he seemed familiar somehow. “Hey - sorry, are you lost?” You interrupted, sensing his growing frustration with the man who wasn’t helping at all. It was when the boy turned around that your stomach dropped. He had a light jacket on, jeans, and deep brown eyes. After seeing his black hair (which he had recently added a blond streak to), your suspicion was confirmed. It was his cool voice that snapped you out of your trance. “Uhm - yea, actually. My friends and I were driving around town lookin’ for somewhere to chill but ended up here.” You smiled - “oh, well if you’re looking for something to do, my friends and I outside are heading to a bonfire if you want to come!” You hoped you hadn’t come off too strongly - but you were relieved when you heard the boy nod his head and smile. “Yea, actually that sounds great! I’m Zayn, by the way.” “Kay.” You responded, showing him where to head. “Kay…Nice to meet you.” Zayn responded. Looks like lady luck just gave you a gift. (;