Thought I would share this chapter to wet your appetites. With a hundred chapters to choose from I thought I would start out simple. Enjoy.
“I can’t live here anymore-”
“Calm down Kat.”
“This place is so boring, we’ve been everywhere, seen everything there is to see.”
Her voice seemed a long way off, but it was in the room behind him. She had finished vacuuming the living room and was pulling her hair back. Tony looked back over the city from their balcony.
“I don’t think we’ve seen everything. The City has a lot more to see than meets the eye.”
“You’re just in love.”
“With this City!” She sat on the sofa, he walked in, sliding the screen back in place behind him.
“I’m in love with you. The City, she’s a diversion.”
“She’s a pain in the-”
“Let’s go for a walk.”
“We’ve been everywhere on foot.”
“What about from here to Purple.”
“I asked someone about the love hotel with the Statue of Liberty on the top, the one by the river. It went bankrupt and another company bought it and changed the name to Purple.”
“Why do you want to go there?”
“Because we’ve never gone that way before.”
They left the apartment, in minutes they were walking the river path.
“The same guy told me a typhoon blew the statue off the top once. That must have been a sight.”
“Where did it land?”
“Good question, I don’t know.”
Ducks took flight. The trees swayed in the wind. A man pedaling very slowly fell over when he noticed the two foreigners walk by.
“There it is.”
The hotel sat along the river, with the main road in the background.
“They painted it purple, odd color for a love hotel.”
“I won’t go there.” He smirked.
A jet flew over, low against the sun, heading to the airport.
They turned, looking back at the city.
The sun was at its 6 o’clock angle, yellow as a lemon peal.
“Maybe it has something left to give us.” She looked into his eyes, but only saw the sun.