12-09-2013, 10:19 PM
Torie was up early and out the door by 6:30. Sporting a pair of jean shorts, a red tank top, and tennis shoes, she quickly ran out to meet the cab. The meeting was being held in a small cafe in a darker part of town. They other leaders had figured that going into a shadier part of town might throw off suspicion about what the group would be talking about.
The cab was soon pulling up to this beat up looking cafe with the ocean in the background. It looked shabbier than Torie had preferred, with some of the boards falling off and not too many souls in sight. The ones that she saw were either older and homeless looking or young and covered in gang tattoos.
The cab driver looked at her. "Ma'am, are you sure you want to get out here? It doesn't look too terribly safe." He said, obviously concerned.
"Yes, sir. Thank you for the ride." Torie replied, paying him.
"Miss...be careful. You're young and pretty. I would have to see anything happen to you." He added.
"Thank you, sir, for your concern but I can take care of myself." Torie replied, smiling. She then quickly got out and walked into the bright sunshine. She tightened the scarf around her hair, part of it hanging down her back, and walked into the cafe.
Three other people around her age were sitting in a booth way in the corner. Torie glanced around the rest of the cafe, noticing the amount of people in the cafe was odd for such an early hour. Several guys, most with gang tattoos, sat in another corner of the bar. A couple of them looked over at Torie and smirked, nodding their heads towards her. She noticed a couple of other couples sitting at random tables and started for the table that made the most sense for her to be at. There were two guys and one girl sitting at the table.
Being single doesn't make you weak, it means that you are strong enough to be on your own; Being alone could be a good thing, because there is no drama involved in your life, no pain, and free to do what ever you want. Life is too short to be chasing those who aren't even worth fighting for, you are worth more than that.