Daniella held up the white cardboard paper with both hands, with the names 'KORINA BLACK' written on it, while she impatiently tapped her left foot in annoyance.
"Where the fuck is she?" She swore out loud.
An old woman standing next to her gave her a scolding look for swearing in an obscene word and Daniella glared back at her.
She tried peering through the sea of faces for the umpteenth time, trying to see if she would finally have a glance of Korina's but her efforts proved abortive yet again.
Her phone rang and she put her hand in her purse to pick it while still holding up the now arched cardboard with the other.
"Hello mum." She said putting the phone on her ear.
"Are you guys on your way yet? or you stopped to get lunch."Her mum asked assuming she had gotten her from the airport already.
"Nope, I haven't even seen her yet, I have been waiting for nearly half of my life and grown grey hair and she still isn't here." She huffed in annoyance.
The increasing crowd and the noise it brought with it added to her list of why she wanted to punch a wall, for she was growing more irritated and furious.
"Calm down dear and stop exaggerating, you have only been gone for two hours, maybe her flight got delayed or something."
She rolled her eyes.
"Okay, bye mum, love you." She said quickly and put the phone away.
The man standing on her left was beginning to go from irritating her to creep her out as he gave her weird looks which she thought maybe he thought were seductive and he winked a couple of times.
She moved forward away from him, held up the cardboard again and began to wait.
Korina felt giddy as she climbed down the stairs of the aircraft.
Flight delay, check.
Getting airsick, check.
Throwing up in the plane, check.
Messing up an air hostess uniform due to clumsiness, Check.
Being served the wrong food, check.
"Miss, are you okay?" A young man asked her slightly touching her shoulder.
She brushed off his hand rather Impolitely and saw a frown etched on the stranger's face.
"I am fine, thank you." She replied giving him a slight nod. He nodded in return and walked away.
She continued walking barely supporting herself, she had never been this airsick.
Suddenly, she clutched her stomach not being able to control herself, she emptied her bowels in front of her with some of the contents splashing on her outfit.
Throwing up on the tarmac, check.
Korina was already really boredOf watching the moving line, waiting for her luggage.
She stared at the long line of moving boxes with her hands at akimbo.
She felt less giddy and sick now.
She could walk without staggering like a drunk, sighting her two brightly colored medium sized yellow boxes, she sighed in relief and brought them down.
Finally, she thought.
Korina crashed into a wall or she thought it was. Her boxes fell to the floor with a thud.
"I am so sorry." They both said in unision as they attempted to pick up the luggage from the floor.
"Wait, have we met before?" She asked, studying the features of the man in front of her.
He was stunning, you could say stunning, with his jet black hair sleeked backwards, full brows, piercing blue eyes, a pointed nose, plum slightly thinned lips and a moderately tanned skin.
" Oh my God, I am so sorry."She apologised on realising it was the guy she met when the plane landed, the guy she had been standoffish to.
"It's okay." He shrugged with a smile,"I am Cole Smith by the way." She shook his extended hand, "Korina, Korina Black, pleased to meet you." She smiled.
"So am I." He replied not letting go of her hand admiring the soft feel of it.
"I can help you with that." He said moving to collect her luggage.
"I think I can manage on my own and I should be on my way now." She replied as she realised she had stared at him too much and his piercing blue eyes were beginning to intrigue her.
No men, she chided herself before saying her goodbyes and practically running off.
Finally, stepping out of the airport was a task, finding her cousin Daniella in the sea of people was another. She had looked at all the held up cardboards, scanned through the faces, she couldn't find her name or Daniella, she brought out her phone and was about to start dialing when she heard her name being screamed.
"Korina! korina! fucking use your eyes! I am here!" She whipped herself in the direction of the voice and saw a very angry looking Daniella screaming.
"Didn't you fucking see me?" Daniella asked torn between ripping korina's head off or hugging her, It's been 4 hours, freaking 4 hours.
"Well thank you for that warm welcome." Korina said sarcastically, "And I would have seen you earlier if your dumbass wasn't holding the cardboard paper upside down."
"Was I?" Daniella asked feeling dumb, looking at her hand she confirmed that she indeed had been holding it upside down.
"Yes, you were." Korina replied,"Get me out of here."
"Nice ride." Korina complimented when they reached the Daniella's ride, she ran her hand over the bonnet, "Smooth, this baby is damn fine." she beamed.
"Thanks sis, Got it with my savings." She said proudly.
"I know." Korina said rolling her eyes before settling her luggage in the booth.
Just before they got in, a car drove roughly past them nearly hitting korina had she not jumped out of the way.
"Hey, Asshole!" Korina screamed at the driver giving him the middle finger.
"Is that how everyone behaves around here like lunatics?" She asked hoping into the car.
"Yeah." Daniella shook her head.
"What the heck?"
"Welcome to NY baby." Daniella said starting the car, "Welcome to New York City."
"It's perfect." She said looking around the room, it was a studio apartment bigger than she expected, a little on the high side but she loved it, especially the fact that it was situated in a sky rise building and she loved the views from the tall glass walls."So korina, are you taking this one?" Daniella asked impatiently, she had heard these words 'it's perfect' for every apartment they checked over the weeks and korina never picked anyone."Yes,I am." She nodded in affirmative and turned to the landlord, "How do you want it, E-money or cash?" Korina watched Daniella hand over the card to the cashier and looked at all the multiple shopping bags wondering who was going to carry them for her cause she sure ain't touching shit."Is that all ma'am?" The cute asian lady behind the counter asked."Errm, I think...I would ta...?" Korina hit Daniella cutting her se
A year and some months later. The worse thing to wake up to in the morning was the sound of an annoyingly loud alarm."Drrrrrrrrrggghhhhh." The alarm kept ringing continuously, Korina reached out a hand to the bed shelve top, grabbed the clock aggressively and put it off.Well, happy lazy Sunday to me, She thought with internal joy as she leaped off the bed.She stood in front of the tall glass window and watched the sun rising with squinted eyes, the rays streamed through the glass illuminating the room.That was what she loved most about the apartment, it was the view.She yawned and stretched before she felt a sharp shooting pain in her head."Ouuuuuwwww!" She shouted.A hangover?"Oh, you are up." A voice said."Yes,I am." She replied, wait what?s
"Nothing, absolutely nothing is changing my mind this time." Korina huffed in frustration as she looked at the now halved black comb in her hand.It broke while she was trying to comb her hair."Nah, I don't think dreads would fit you."Daniella said.She stood up from the bed and pulled some part of korina's hair playfully." ooouuch."She slapped her hand away and gave her a threatening look."I am honestly tired of my hair, it's hard to comb, hard to detangle, always breaking combs! It's frustrating, ugggh!" She complained further."Try combing it again!" Daniella suggested, "But with this, this time."She said handing Korina another comb.Korina took the comb and began combing."You see it works!" Daniella said in excitement as she saw Korina combing effortlessly.Snap!"Oh God!!!!"Korina screamed and looked
The hours Daniella had to wait were the most tiring and elongated hours she had had to wait in her life.She sat in the waiting room as she was tired of pacing around, her head bent over and shoulders slumped, tears streaming down her cheeks.She was sober now, the shock of the incidence had gotten rid of the liquor.She couldn't stop crying, thoughts of any possible terrible outcome of the situation ran through her mind.What if she dies?She raised her head and wiped her tears, chiding herself for being a cry baby, she going to live, she assured herself."Daniella." She glanced towards the direction of the voice and saw her mother approaching. She threw herself into the woman's arms and started sobbing all over again."Mom." She sniffed, "I am so scared.""It's okay baby." She consoled her rub
His jet black hair wasn't sleeked backwards this time, unlike the day she first met him, it was more ruffled and neatly unruly, maybe he rubbed his palms through it, She thought.Her eyes raked over his features, studying his oval face, blue eyes, a pointed nose and tanned skin. He had a real sharp jawline, she imagined it cutting through glass. She looked over him and guessed maybe he was about 6"1.No, don't get attracted, no men, no men, She scolded herself."Korina!" She snapped back to reality at the mention of her name."Yes." She replied looking at him squarely."I asked how you were feeling now." He said, "Repeatedly.""A lot better i think, just that my head bangs and I am a bit sore all over."She replied and looked around the room only then did she notice that aunt Dido and Daniella had excused them minutes ago.
Korina wore her mittens immediately she heard the timer go off, she opened the oven and brought out the tray of brownies.The aroma wafted through the air and she did a dramatic sniff, her mouth watered at the sight of the brown pastries. She set them down on the counter, took a knife and proceeded to cut them into shape when she heard a knock on the door."Coming." She yelled as she quickly made her way to the door.There was no one in sight when she answered the door, even when she peeped at both sides of the hallway not a single soul was found. She was about to step out further when she hit her foot on something.Korina looked down to find a white box and bouquet of flowers.She picked them up and took them into the apartment silently praying that a bomb wasn't implanted in them.She dropped them on a coffee table and took a whiff of the flowers,they smelt heavenly, yello
"Hey!" Korina's hand flew to her chest as she jumped off the chair in fright, the voice startled her."Daniella!" She screamed as she watched her walk excitedly into the apartment,"you can't just barge in like that, don't frighten me into having a heart attack."Her hand was still on her chest, her rapid breathing was beginning to slow down."Oh come on." Daniella dropped her purse on the bed and began pulling off her jacket,"you knew I was coming and besides you gave me your spare key, remember?""That I did and I might have to retrieve it back, in fact why are you here? It's 7pm and it's dark and late." She asked resuming her position on he chair."You have a date tonight remember? I am here to fix you up."Daniella walked over to Korina's closet threw the covers apart and started rummaging for an outfit."Oh my God, I totally forgot I had a date tonight."<
"This him?" korina asked as Daniella parked her car and turned off the ignition."Yes, that's him." She replied, using her hand to pull some hair away from her face, "So that's the place." She pointed to a 3 story building they were parked two buildings away from. The building was painted in all white, It looked a bit grand with the great architectural design of the pillars, Super fine tall glass windows and you could see the numerous chandeliers and all the other stuff associated with grandeur through them. The name of the restaurant was carved in bold italics on the top of the building, Korina thought the restaurant was simply magnificent, the type all the billionaires go to dine."You done gaping at it?" Daniella asked as she saw the way Korina scrutinized every visible detail of the restaurant."I think I should go now, I am running late." Korina said grabbing