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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!o9PlsJHCqt83Tawq76nDposted 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 protection5PENANAKZeMPLJWm0

            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 protection5PENANARKaH6DqOfR

            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 protection5PENANAhnUbyrCFxZ

            “What’s up with your earrings anyways?” Ethan asked.copyright protection5PENANAjhZx3OjMKF

            “My earnings?” she asked, seeming to forget she even had them.copyright protection5PENANANCqXjwAJkQ

            “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 protection5PENANAACduNLVprs

            “Oh, I forgot I was even wearing them! They are my two favorite foods.”copyright protection5PENANApKKoiNcBAX

            Ethan crinkled his nose. “That’s an odd choice, don’t you think?”copyright protection5PENANAhnzIlTeVCz

            “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 protection5PENANALdcZI0LDqc

            “Seriously?” Ethan asked in a deadpan tone.copyright protection5PENANA6PXQefErRe

            “Yeah. I like pineapples better on pizza. Do you like pizza?” Aspen asked.copyright protection5PENANAo8CYQXR5Tu

            “Everyone likes pizza.”copyright protection5PENANAFFHREpSq3i

            “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 protection5PENANACa8A0nPFOG

            “Where are we going? How far is the walk?” Ethan asked, wondering if he should have just gone home already.copyright protection5PENANAUdPwcGu3Mn

            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 protection5PENANAyr2gjHGb8J

            “All those people knew you in that coffee shop back there.”copyright protection5PENANAuKTDlU0azO

            “Yes.”copyright protection5PENANARu2H0envi9

            “How? You been going there for years or something? Or what?”copyright protection5PENANASQBV6UDM6L

            “What do you mean?” she asked.copyright protection5PENANAwBwqfRlf2V

            “I mean, it’s just, everyone knew you.”copyright protection5PENANA4Tp6AqlYVD

            “Yes,” she said, shrugging. “I’ve been going there for a few months now.”copyright protection5PENANA7OtIKADnnK

            “And people just talk?”copyright protection5PENANA9UmFkBxFQz

            “I like talking to people, don’t you?”copyright protection5PENANABVs023qn1l

            Ethan shrugged. “Usually, if someone talks to me, it’s because they want something.”copyright protection5PENANA19auRU5vit

            Aspen looked at him in the corner of her eyes. “Is it nice not working today?”copyright protection5PENANAgrnC6IdEo4

            “What? Oh, yeah, I guess it’s nice.”copyright protection5PENANAdZ0GZ2JqqK

            “What do you do again?”copyright protection5PENANAMrTWWLR2h9

            Ethan sighed. “I work at my father’s company.”copyright protection5PENANAvxATaHCol0

            “What type of company?”copyright protection5PENANAtyZteZwXqX

            He thought about it. “I don’t feel like talking about it.”copyright protection5PENANAIcoC9lo0nF

            “Why?” she asked like a small child.copyright protection5PENANA9TdJNnqpML

            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 protection5PENANApfkpJypgwP

            “Is it something that you don’t want to do?”copyright protection5PENANAdf1CRaXgal

            “I don’t know,” his tone was flat, his feet dragged.  copyright protection5PENANAVke932xurj

            “So why are you doing it?”copyright protection5PENANAfQzzgi8FyF

            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 protection5PENANAuMUvoMGm2R

            “Are you interested in your father’s company, like, right now, this second?”copyright protection5PENANAHYbW7fYEJq

            “Yeah,” he said, shrugging. “I guess so.”copyright protection5PENANAXZgxzwPHbo

            “Does it make you happy?” she asked, studying him, seeing what his response would be. “Are you happy?”copyright protection5PENANAnGbhcA4SW7

            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 protection5PENANAKE5VBcbARU

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 protection5PENANA0PThmsNcaZ

            She mumbled something that he could not hear. “What?” Ethan asked, not sure what she had said. He seemed annoyed and on edge.copyright protection5PENANAAxFMPRmTKi

            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 protection5PENANA0uX6qyiB9a

            “And, why do you care?”copyright protection5PENANAw9ZpqlSex2

            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 protection5PENANAe8zUVpMhix

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