Jason turned at the sound of a familiar voice and immediately recognized Olivia Rocky's sister with a bright smile on her face standing behind the counter. Jason didn't know Olivia that well but heard a lot about her because Rocky and Adam were best friends he realized it must have looked strange the way he reacted to Casey summoning his courage he walked slowly to the counter. "Hi I um, need a book copied , I mean a copy of a book and um I'm sorry I can't words well I mean talk good I mean," finally giving up on talking he just went into his backpack and pulled out the ruined book putting it on the counter "Help?" he asked
"Don't worry about it. I get tongue tied myself sometimes," Olivia said with a smile. She took the book from his hands to see what it was. Her smile quickly turned to a frown when she saw the state of it. She had always loved books and hated to see one in that condition. She glanced up at his face and when she saw the look of sadness in it she knew that he hadn't been the one to damage it. "Whoever did this is a jerk," she said. "Unfortunately the pages were torn out in a way that's unfixable otherwise we could have sent it out to be repaired. Let me look in our computer and see if we have a copy. If not we can order one for you."
Jason took a breath and tried to speak to Olivia again "He is a jerk a guy named Spider hates me because he thinks it's my fault he got kicked out of the kickboxing team and he has been trying to get me to fight with him every day since then" he said trying to seem composed and natural "I got that book from my cousin Adam it was the last thing he gave me before he went globetrotting without telling anyone why my parents think he's a hobo but I don't care I still look up to him and love him like a brother" he said smiling
Post by mariescott on Nov 30, 2018 13:39:44 GMT -5
"Maybe he's just upset that he has a stupid name," Olivia said jokingly. "I'm assuming since he damaged the book that you didn't take the bait." She smiled. "Some people would let him get to them but you didn't. That's always a good thing." She was about to step over to the computer to look up the book when she realized the second thing he had said. "You said it came from your cousin Adam. What's his last name?"
"I remember" Jason said chuckling " Adam said that whenever he and Rocky were together Rocky would never shut up about you, I had the biggest crush on you but back then I still believed in cooties" Jason laughed then immediately realized that he said too much and looked away sheepishly
Post by mariescott on Nov 30, 2018 16:07:39 GMT -5
"Believe me I though boys had cooties then too," Olivia said laughing softly. "But thank you for the compliment," she said her cheeks turning pink. She looked away and cleared her throat. "Let's see if we have that book." She went over to the computer and put it in. "It looks like you're in luck, we have one in stock. Let me go grab it."
"I think it went really well, I'm not getting my original book back but at least they have a copy of it hopefully spider keeps his metaphorical eight legs out of this one" Jason said as his stomach suddenly rumbled " I guess I forgot to eat before kickboxing practice" Jason said to Casey chuckling
Meanwhile, Gabriel was helping another customer. As he finished ringing up the customer, he caught the end of the conversation between Olivia and Jason. Curiously, he watched Jason meeting up with Casey as the pair went over toward the cafe.
Although he was only half-listening, he thought he heard both Olivia and Jason mention something about being related to Adam Park and Rocky Desantos. He remembered his sister, Kimberly, mentioning a couple friends by those names when they were younger. "Small world," he chuckled to himself as he approached Casey and Jason.
"Hey," he said to Jason "Um, listen---Sorry to accidentally eavesdrop, but I couldn't help but overhear you mention that your cousin is Adam Park? Like, this is probably gonna sound pretty wild, but I think that my sister used to hang out with your cousin and Olivia's brother?"