"This is it," the taxi driver tells me, pulling up in front of the apartment which will soon be my home. "You're on floor 12. First door on the left."
I smile, thank him and hand him the money. He nods and drives off without another word. I stare up for a moment, looking up at the building towering above me. "Wow." I mutter under my breath, and step through the door and into the lobby. It's completely empty and completely quiet. I walk softly over to the elevator, and push the "up" button. The elevator lights up, the door opens and I step into an elevator for the first time in my life.
I nervously hit the button that says "12" and feel the elevator going up, finally stopping jerkily with another "ding!" I take my key slowly out of my pocket and step out of the elevator. The first door on the left is easy to find - it's the only door on the left. I push my key into the lock and turn it. The door opens.
The first thing I notice when I step into my apartment is there is a lot of green. That isn't bad, I like the color green. Being exhausted, I go straight to the sofa and pass out.
I am awoken by another "ding." Someone else using the elevator? I think sleepily and sit up, rubbing my eyes. "Hey, this is Matthew Hamming, I'm here to welcome you to the area. Will you buzz me in?" Sure. I walk over to the door looking for some kind of "buzz button". Fortunately it's not that hard to find, and soon there is a man standing at my door.
"Er...yeah, come in." I mumble, standing back from the door to let him in. "You're Matthew, I guess?"
"That's right." he says, going past me to stand in the living room. I follow, shutting the door behind me. Suddenly something in my mind clicks. The Matthew Hamming? The one from the Romantic Rendezvous channel? I ask myself. I walk over to where he is standing, biting my lip. "So..." I say, in my mumbley voice again. Way to go Ida. I grumble to myself. He's going to think you're a complete idiot...
"What do you like to do?" Matthew says suddenly, bringing me back to earth.
"I can write." I say immediately, glad to be talking about something I am good at. "I wrote a short kids book. It actually got published, which was a miracle." I stop talking, realizing I should have left the last bit off. I bite my lip again, not knowing why I am feeling so nervous. He's probably not the same as the guy on tv. He just shares the same name as him or something. I think, trying to convince myself that this is some random guy who is probably my neighbor.
It isn't working.
Matthew gives me a look. "What was it called?" he prompts, giving me a smile that seems genuine.
"Erm, The Ladybug who Lost its Way." I say, knowing the title might seem kind of stupid. But hey, it got published...
He sounds intrigued, something I'm not planing for. "Yeah, it was about a ladybug, who tried to run away from home but got lost in a garden. She managed to find her way back home with the help of her ladybug friend, and her mother was waiting for her at home with dinner and a hug." I realize if I put it this way, it sounds a bit dumb. But Matthew doesn't even look bored, which I find weird. Harry said that he nearly fell asleep when he was reading it. Typical Harry.
"Sounds interesting. I have to go though, I have a filming at eight. See you around then. Do you mind if I stop by tomorrow?"
I'm kind of stunned.
"Er, sure. No problem." I say, and Matthew waves and out the door, closing it behind him. Filming? I think slowly, realizing that this probably is the same guy as on tv. Just great. Why did he
have to welcome me to the area, of all people?
First, I hope I've gotten better at screenshots. I'm also using poses for the first time, which is making this a lot easier.
I'm not sure if my screenshots went with my writing very well, but whatever. I'll get better at this eventually. I also (hope) my writing got better. Also, I'm really sorry about the huge images. I couldn't figure out how to resize them. And that's it for now.
EDIT: Oh and most of my names are EA generated, which is why they are bad ._. The only name here that I actually came up with was Ida. (But this is good, because usually my names are even worse than EA's :P)
Thank you for reading, everybody! And don't forget to give feedback and comments!
But wait, I have no idea what's going on? Who is this person??
If you don't know what's going on and want to read the intro, it's here: http://kauffmanlegacy.blogspot.com/p/generation-1.html
But I don't think it's necessary for the story.