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Letter's to the Star Whisperer
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Letter's to the Star Whisperer
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Feb 15, 2018
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No Plagiarism!bITafMDp8Q3iHcVVZF1nposted on PENANA

They finally got to the Laughing Cow. It was packed, but Aspen was okay with the lines. She would talk to other people in line. Laugh with other people, and smile at the little kids. Ethan was moaning and groaning the whole time. Once they got to the front, one of the guys took their order.copyright protection26PENANAuGOOYE7e7i

            “Hey Aspen,” the short guy with the bright blue eyes said. She must have known him. “The usual?”copyright protection26PENANAui0otfa6Ei

            Aspen looked to Ethan first, with those big eyes and asked, “You sure about the fried chicken latté?”copyright protection26PENANAXIBFUwATcC

            Ethan just glared. “I’m sure,” he said.copyright protection26PENANAhHi5wgKDvR

            She turned her head back to the cashier, and with a huge smile, she said, “Yes please Morgan. But coffee for him, he has a headache. Drinking too much.”copyright protection26PENANAVZaWoDbyKQ

            Ethan gave her a look, but before he could say anything, the guy cut in. “Who’s he?”copyright protection26PENANARIytnt0Ymd

            “This is Ethan, I found him.” She said it as if was show-and-tale day at preschool.copyright protection26PENANAAEUTKq9u4E

Ethan had to look away, he was turning so red in the face. He looked around the café, seeing if there was someone else he could talk to, someone that would help him right away.copyright protection26PENANAm0ExW2b8BV

 “Befriending the homeless?” Morgan joked. It wasn’t a really good joke to Ethan though. He sure wasn’t homeless and didn’t want people thinking he was. He started to wonder if he did look like he was.copyright protection26PENANAZtEyW21W0o

            Aspen giggled. It was a very light giggle, the type to make Ethan notice, to make him stop looking for someone else.copyright protection26PENANAaA24tNvDhz

 “Yeah, I guess you could say that. Oh, and I want a big cookie. I love these cookie, did Mary makes these again?”copyright protection26PENANAiEAXcwZnEB

            “She sure did. It’s on the house.”copyright protection26PENANAjE4Xc1ZdY0

            Her mouth hung open and she started shaking her head. “Oh Morgan, you don’t-“copyright protection26PENANAC8BFd5sIIK

            “Shoot, Aspen, it’s no big deal, after what you did for Freddie.”copyright protection26PENANAi1pSYBpYY3

            “Well, thank you very much. And don’t worry about it, I love that little guy so much, he’s a cutie.”copyright protection26PENANAAiIEgUGg8E

            Ethan raised an eyebrow, confused. Before he could ask a question, Morgan went on, “Oh, hey what are you-“copyright protection26PENANAgKNRq0WSIF

            “Hey!” Ethan cut in. “I need to really borrow your phone. Remember me?”copyright protection26PENANAD1H2TFDiEC

            Aspen’s face froze up and Morgan gave him a cold look. She felt red in the face as she turned to Morgan. “Thanks,” she said in a mice voice.copyright protection26PENANAmeU5TaZzr8

            “We’ll call your order when it’s ready,” Morgan said, eyeing Ethan.copyright protection26PENANAeHS1zj2wbL

            Even though it was all on the house, Aspen put a five in the tip jar. She then grabbed a big cookie off the shelve.copyright protection26PENANAcOMTQGzuZd

It said gluten free, egg free, peanut free, soy free, and vegan safe. Ethan turned his nose at it. Aspen and him found a table towards the back. She plugged her dead phone into the wall under the table and Ethan collapsed into the chair. He didn’t realize how sore he was until his body had finally rested.copyright protection26PENANA6ms1rmcqVD

            “Do you want part of a cookie?” she asked.copyright protection26PENANAyalrcULerW

            He looked it over. “No, it looks disgusting.”copyright protection26PENANAZDLLxCs67r

            She didn’t say anything. Lucky for her, the coffee was called out and she went up to get it. Morgan and her talked for a few more seconds before she returned. Ethan put his head on the table, feeling like he waited forever for her to come back. She was so friendly with everyone and it was killing him.copyright protection26PENANAkeNMff8sG4

            Aspen placed the coffee cup on the table, next to his head. He looked up to see she was looking down. “Do you take cream or sugar?”copyright protection26PENANA5efrGrmrFN

            “No,” he mumbled.copyright protection26PENANAoEqaqYNS4U

            “Alright then,” she said, sitting down. She put the coffee to her lips and started to drink away. Ethan tried to take a sip, but it was hot. “Are you going to call a friend to come pick you up?”copyright protection26PENANAko87bomkQ2

            “My assistant. Though, I don’t think he will pick up.”copyright protection26PENANApWhEnY6JqL

            “Your what? Assistant? Why would he not pick up?”copyright protection26PENANAwPqX0QVNJ0

            “It’s the bastards day off,” Ethan said, grabbing the phone and checking it. It was still too dead to turn on. “But I don’t know who else to really call.”copyright protection26PENANAI3pRbBfyW6

            “Are you that busy in life that you have to hire someone to help?” she asked as if it was a joke.copyright protection26PENANABm2T0qR69i

            “Yep,” Ethan said again, making her stop smiling.copyright protection26PENANASG8iE89AWS

            She asked in what seemed almost like a fairy tone, “Does he do all your work while you go out on a walk?”copyright protection26PENANABFW0w7CMFy

            Ethan lowered the phone to see her face. He made such a funny face; it made her giggle a bit more.  “A walk?”copyright protection26PENANATgUV9Vl12v

            “Don’t you like going on walks? Or running. I would, but I’m not that busy in life. Does he do all your work for you?”copyright protection26PENANAkUbtdQBmry

            “Well . . . My dad made me hire him.”copyright protection26PENANAf2eb2LjExY

            “Your dad?”copyright protection26PENANAdqf8mp3Ir6

            “I work for my dad’s company.”copyright protection26PENANAdL1peefQBG

            “Oh, so why did he make you hire someone?”copyright protection26PENANApRJD3LomqW

            He seemed to give a slight smile. His dad was stuck with him. He just said with a shrug, “I guess I don’t have time.”copyright protection26PENANAlEnAMKZQsq

            “You had time to get drunk last night.” copyright protection26PENANAWFcX5rckhO

            “It was my birthday,” he protested.copyright protection26PENANA1HFKlJwJ5X

            “Oh! Happy Birthday. I hope you had a really nice time,” Aspen said with a soft kind-hearted grin.  Ethan couldn’t help but stare at this weird, out of this world girl. He just shook his head, and waited for the minutes til the phone was charged enough to use. But he started to think about last night, and everyone at the party.copyright protection26PENANAGqB41oO0eg

He started to think about the hot women with their next to nothing clothes. He thought about all the drinks he bought for everyone. He started to think about the guys laughing and joking with him, as if they been long time friends. He didn’t even know any of their names. He thought about the cool guys, the loud music, hot dancers, all the drinks, all of the people, and how none of them, not even one, mumbled Happy Birthday to him.copyright protection26PENANArbWE915lln

            Yet, this strange girl right in front of him was the only one that had even actually said the words. She was the only one that wished him happiness. She didn’t even know that he had money to blow every second of the day for years and still be in 1 perfect. She was kind, just to be kind.copyright protection26PENANA9n4P8pyE9E

            He found himself smiling, straighten his back. “Thank you . . . thank you for that actually.” And he had meant it too.copyright protection26PENANACQ4dU5CJ6Q

            She nodded. “Oh, it’s not problem. What did you do? Drinks with a few guy friends?”copyright protection26PENANAZy2VcbWiwi

            He shrugged. “Yeah, I guess something like that.”copyright protection26PENANAFGGKwOa5tk

            “How old are you?”copyright protection26PENANAJ6bOk5UWO0

            “30.”copyright protection26PENANANOzPKM0G5w

            “Oh wow, really? You don’t look that old. But 30 is the new 20 these days, that’s what I’ve been told. How do you feel about being 30? I still got a little while to go. I actually can’t wait til I get older.”copyright protection26PENANAZKdFvKuGPY

            “Um, it’s alright, I guess.”copyright protection26PENANA0y4bmohgk6

            She nodded. “So, what do you do for a living?”copyright protection26PENANAh7VRWFDXmI

            Ethan thought about it for a second. “I rather not talk about work. What do you do?”copyright protection26PENANAultH1ZrvFh

            “I work at a tea shop, but today is my day off. It’s just right off of Pearl Street.”copyright protection26PENANAtGPxScWatg

            “Where?” he asked crossing his eyebrows. He had no idea where anything was in this town. Even though it was no more than an hour away, he had never had the desire to come to Boulder. He knew this is where all the weirdoes lived. He was told all the stories.copyright protection26PENANAhLocClRgie

            “Pearl Street. You never heard of it?”copyright protection26PENANAZMzttAtV69

            “You expect me to know the Laughing Cow, and Pearl Street?”copyright protection26PENANAdAP38If4SJ

            “Pearl Street is so famous! Tourist come from all over and go there. It’s such a neat place.”copyright protection26PENANAl9uJm74eom

            “It’s just a street.”copyright protection26PENANAsn82RCDkyJ

            Aspen gave a little giggle. “No, it’s not just a street, it’s an outdoor mall.”copyright protection26PENANAtLkjPs15wU

            “What’s so special about that?”copyright protection26PENANAOR4jBqrFFP

            She grinned. “Maybe if you weren’t so busy working, you could go and visit yourself.”copyright protection26PENANA27dba5NNpm

            Ethan found himself smiling. It was so odd that this girl, who he didn’t even know that well, was so nice to him. Before he said anything, Aspen looked at her phone and said, “It charged enough. You want to call whoever it was you needed to call?”copyright protection26PENANAxT8RdXjf2Q

            She handed him her phone and he started to dial Tom’s number. He put the phone to his ear. It was ringing. After a while, he hung up. Ethan took the phone away.copyright protection26PENANAaRIeajFCZl

            “No answer?”copyright protection26PENANAr1sFcDK0qa

            “It’s the bastard’s day off,” he said. He sighed. “I guess I have to call my father.”copyright protection26PENANAnX4vPht9xw

            “That shouldn’t be too bad . . . would it?” she asked, seeming to pick up on his tone.copyright protection26PENANA0HnIWy2Bb1

            Ethan didn’t even response. He wasn’t sure what he could say about his father to this girl that would never understand. His father and him were nothing alike. Not in the least.copyright protection26PENANAWC2pie22ft

His father, Marcus Sullivan was dirt poor as a child, and through his life, he build a company from the ground up, making millions beyond millions, allowing him to give trust funds to both his boys. His brother, Calvin, was the one who took his money and turned it into millions also.copyright protection26PENANAcCrh7gyBq6

            Ethan, on the other hand, still worked at his father’s company. He actually depended on his trust fund more than anything, since his job paid nothing his father’s work. Honestly, if it wasn’t for his father, he didn’t know where in the world he would be.copyright protection26PENANA7qNv8J4blf

            He put in the number for his father. He was hoping that he wouldn’t pick up. After two rings, his father answercopyright protection26PENANAciSeIatLcI

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