3.16.2016

The Life Of An Oxytocin Addict- Part 3


The alarm rang three times.
06.27
07.09
07.22

The curtains are shielding the sunshine.
She is lying on the bed, hiding under a pinkish blanket.
The only light seen underneath is from the screen of her phone.
A picture of them holding hands at the beach.
Last night, she dreamt of the same guy she had been crying for.
It is really disturbing. 

She open the archived messages from him. Reading their last conversation, looking for the what wrong she had done. 
Suddenly, she remember something.
It's Friday. 
She grab her towel and jump into the shower.
Wearing her favorite pink T-shirt, she tie her hair up and drink a cup of infused-lemon water.
Quickly, she took a black sport bag with her and get going.
"Oh no..., it's too late to cycle.", she start the car in panic.
It's not "cycle" cycle. The building where Nat practices dancing offers many other kinds of exercises, one of which is cycling community that starts at 08.00 every day.

Nat arrive at 08.40.
She sighs when she sees the others cycling back from afar and waves at her.
She waves back with a bitter smile and walks into the locker.

"Hey Nat, are you coming?", her friend Mary asked.
"To..?", Nat wrinkles her puffy face.
"Dancing class? With the hot trainer?", Mary grinned.
"Oh, yeah. Friday 09.30.", Nat whispered to herself.
"Come with me? I'm new here, I don't know stuff.", with her magical eyes, Mary pled.
"Alright, alright. Let me grab my stuff", Nat nodded while shoving her bag and shoes in the space.
On their way, Mary told Nat that she had invited some friends to join the club.
And..
"Wow, it's really crowded today.", Nat mumbled.
"Hot trainer, remember?", Mary said as she swiftly secure a spot beside her besties: Nisa, May, and Rosie.
Nat is always the awkward one. She walk pass the trainer who is already standing in the center and she choose to stand behind Mary.
"Everybody, please pick a partner. We'll learn a new movement today.", Dylan instructed.
"The single one will be with me.", he added with a weird grin.
All of a sudden, everyone is already standing next to their partner. Confused, Nat could only stare at Dylan hoping he would pair her up with somebody else.
As if he could read her mind, he pointed at another loner and said "You, pair up with her".

The whole session was a great one because Nat learnt something new with the new trainer.
He is chatty. He talks a lot and he watches everyone thoroughly. When it comes to Nat, he corrected her pose and smiled.
He corrected everyone else, in fact. He seems like a perfectionist. But Nat was too high to notice.
Dylan came around and pushed her back forward when they were doing a ballerina pose. "Go, go, go you can do it.", he said.
Nat loves the way he pushes her to the limit. Sweat is dripping but Nat could only feel joy. 
The clock shows 11.00 when they enter the last track.
"It's done for today. But please stay where you are. Let's take a proper picture. We are getting to know each other.", Dylan suggested.
He asked some guy from outside to take the picture with his phone.
Everyone checks themselves in the mirros, forms beautiful poses and.. The shutter clicks a few times.
"Thanks everyone! If you want the picture, I'll tag you in instagram. Just tell me your ID.", he said.

Without wasting any more minute, Nat rushed back to change into her running shoes. She could see Dylan being swarmed by a number of girls including Mary and friends.
Their eyes met for a second, as if she entered a magnetic field, Nat came to him.
"I..want the picture", she said in hesitation.
"Sure, just tell him your username", Mary said as she left with the others.
"Yeah, what's your username?", he asked.
"Um, it's a little..can I?", Nat offered to type on it herself as it was somewhat embarassing.
She typed her username @nathequeen and returned his phone.
"Natasha Kenneth", Dylan whispered as he scroll down among her 128 pictures.
Nat peeked to the screen of his Samsung when he clicked the "follow" icon.
She then went for a run after saying thank you to him, but Dylan was suddenly behind her.
"Village girl!", he teased.

After a mile, Nat looked around but she couldn't see him anywhere. Suddenly, she became so curious about her new follower. She reduced her pace, unlocked her iPhone and started her 'investigation'. He had the weirdest username ever. 
"@Dylan_cheesecake?? Seriously?", she shook her head not believing what she just read.
She smiles, thinking that they have something in common-which is annoyingly weird username.
Apparently, he took many mirror selfies showing off his muscles, more than any normal guy should. 
She scoffed in disgust.
"He is totally not photogenic no matter how good looking he is in real life.", she mumbled
After 3 months deep, she saw something she shouldn't have.
She sat on a bench near the building and she looked closely.
It's Dylan's selfie with a woman.
Who is she?
Presumably his girlfriend.

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