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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!GdQo3Eb0nxOaE6nrqW0Qposted on PENANA

They finished their coffee. Aspen told Ethan that he had to do a few things before Pearl Street, but would be happy to take Ethan along. He didn’t know why, but a day with someone like her seemed to be already better than a night with 400 strangers. Aspen told him she had to go grocery shopping first and then visit an old friend. She asked if he had mind. Of course, he did mind in a way, but he just shrugged.copyright protection30PENANAgl3QShhqfE

            They put their coffee mugs up in the little bin that said “Dirty Cups Please”. Aspen waved goodbye to the staff, and almost all of them said goodbye. Even a few people sitting down, enjoying their newspaper and coffee waved her off.copyright protection30PENANACWRskV7wVu

            They started walking down the street. Aspen seemed to skip and jump over cracks. Ethan just stuck his hands in his filthy slacks. She would spin once in a while, hum a little tune. She was like a little fairy.copyright protection30PENANA4JFIQ2agZa

            “What’s up with your earrings anyways?” Ethan asked.copyright protection30PENANA6gwa6ornOH

            “My earnings?” she asked, seeming to forget she even had them.copyright protection30PENANA2qDUTXP1uL

            “Yeah, the cupcake and pineapple. It’s kind of weird, don’t you think?” he asked. She didn’t seem to take offences once again. She could have been a therapist. She never seemed to get angry or annoyed when he called her weird.copyright protection30PENANAwyubgleqBd

            “Oh, I forgot I was even wearing them! They are my two favorite foods.”copyright protection30PENANAAIt6TAvkYk

            Ethan crinkled his nose. “That’s an odd choice, don’t you think?”copyright protection30PENANA11LFVFCKG7

            “Cupcake and pineapples?” she asked with a sweet smile. “Nay. Cupcakes are really sweet and pineapples are kind of sour. I don’t like them together. I tried that one time.”copyright protection30PENANAvcF0nWlBmX

            “Seriously?” Ethan asked in a deadpan tone.copyright protection30PENANAPXGj4zUzUT

            “Yeah. I like pineapples better on pizza. Do you like pizza?” Aspen asked.copyright protection30PENANATVUFAPkdA0

            “Everyone likes pizza.”copyright protection30PENANAk6d06AWscj

            “My mom didn’t like pizza,” she said. Ethan didn’t ask anymore on the matter. He had no idea where in the world they were going, but it seemed she knew the way. Boulder seemed to be the perfect place for a girl like her. They were so many artsy stores they walked passed by, so many that seemed to call her name. Yet she didn’t even glance at them.copyright protection30PENANAq2g6lkFgUz

            “Where are we going? How far is the walk?” Ethan asked, wondering if he should have just gone home already.copyright protection30PENANA9Ov3t6TNkt

            Aspen jumped both feet over a long crack. “It’s not that far. We are just going to Naturally Groceries. It’s local, and friendly, and I like it.” copyright protection30PENANAOFA1FHCC9O

            “All those people knew you in that coffee shop back there.”copyright protection30PENANAVAQcGcxmsr

            “Yes.”copyright protection30PENANAWBfrFJyywS

            “How? You been going there for years or something? Or what?”copyright protection30PENANA2kxCmdjYPt

            “What do you mean?” she asked.copyright protection30PENANANL3EXKQv6j

            “I mean, it’s just, everyone knew you.”copyright protection30PENANAW2VcuAV38s

            “Yes,” she said, shrugging. “I’ve been going there for a few months now.”copyright protection30PENANAVaNtN9H68x

            “And people just talk?”copyright protection30PENANAzViDzgnqLt

            “I like talking to people, don’t you?”copyright protection30PENANAJIwEU1eP4n

            Ethan shrugged. “Usually, if someone talks to me, it’s because they want something.”copyright protection30PENANAi0y5ulebsm

            Aspen looked at him in the corner of her eyes. “Is it nice not working today?”copyright protection30PENANAI2i1FRh2h3

            “What? Oh, yeah, I guess it’s nice.”copyright protection30PENANAw1L3GF5Vva

            “What do you do again?”copyright protection30PENANAiNaRTFd7QF

            Ethan sighed. “I work at my father’s company.”copyright protection30PENANAuyIMznERqW

            “What type of company?”copyright protection30PENANAUXXF0El6zR

            He thought about it. “I don’t feel like talking about it.”copyright protection30PENANAgSFrJy6XGW

            “Why?” she asked like a small child.copyright protection30PENANADavlX5JCW9

            Ethan put his hands on top of his head. They have been walking for so long and he felt so out of shape. Aspen didn’t look out of breath. She looked like a graceful dancer, skipping and twirling on the sidewalk. “Because, I hate working there.”copyright protection30PENANAyR7wx8aTeJ

            “Is it something that you don’t want to do?”copyright protection30PENANAKuBqWlY2iE

            “I don’t know,” his tone was flat, his feet dragged.  copyright protection30PENANAZVPvhNA0px

            “So why are you doing it?”copyright protection30PENANA9XphtWpEPD

            He shrugged. “I don’t have anything else in my life. Plus, I was interested when I first started. I thought maybe one day I will take over.”copyright protection30PENANAnA8Z04kY7D

            “Are you interested in your father’s company, like, right now, this second?”copyright protection30PENANAD7ztCQgdQF

            “Yeah,” he said, shrugging. “I guess so.”copyright protection30PENANAL0Dah76GLW

            “Does it make you happy?” she asked, studying him, seeing what his response would be. “Are you happy?”copyright protection30PENANAk9xs9xxtwE

            This had to be the strangest girl that he had ever met. She could have been one of those crazies on drugs and he didn’t even know it. Though, that didn’t seem possible. However, she was hard to figure out. She seemed out of her mind, as if it were somewhere in space, far away for anyone to really see. It was as if you had to take a rocket and fly across the universe to get one straight answer out of her.copyright protection30PENANA7aMGDowTCn

Ethan stopped, making her stop in place. He threw his arms down, and stared. “Why in the world would you care if I’m happy or not?” he asked, then started walking again. Aspen continue her little skip. She shrugged her shoulders.copyright protection30PENANAznndxFlDl7

            She mumbled something that he could not hear. “What?” Ethan asked, not sure what she had said. He seemed annoyed and on edge.copyright protection30PENANAAFg78pEFTb

            Aspen cleared her throat. “I like people to be happy, you know? It’s always nice, to meet people doing stuff that they love, stuff that brings them joy. I just want people happy.”copyright protection30PENANAk1l6HYveS7

            “And, why do you care?”copyright protection30PENANABsuZG1E1F0

            She seemed to give a little laugh. “I don’t know. We are almost here, by the way. It just over there. You’ll like it. It’s all organic, and everyone’s very sweet.”copyright protection30PENANA8fFpnOP2tI

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