Id been in there 30 mins or so,slightly smoky,dim lights,trying to read the local paper above the noise of the card players on the next table.
The Spanish football on the tv screen and the sound of the slot machine.
Local gossip entering my head , half listening and then having to re read the last story cos
I hadn’t been concentrating ever been in that medium world your not here or there realy.
I glanced up and it was her eyes that caught my first attention.,large saucer eyes deep brown, she noticed that I was looking and shyly she glanced down.
I turned my gaze back to the paper ,feeling my embarrasement , shed noticed I had been watching her.
Through the corner of my eye I could see her lift the bottle
Taking it to her lips,direct,no glass.
She was at the corner of the bar and if I turned right and looked at the television I could look at her with out her noticing.
I lifted my brandy glass , pretending to watch the football and was able to take small glances without her noticing.
Her hair was a mass of curls, thick , tight , maple coloured ringlets.
Little make up if at all…..she didn’t need it , a porcelain face.
Every one else was smoking not her.
She again took to the bottle and took a sip , then i noticed she was staring at me
I gave a direct look back and she shyly looked down at the bar
averting my gaze.
Her skirt was really short .
I went back , to try and read some more in the paper…..
But through the corner of my eye I could see she had left the stool and was approaching me.
She pulled at my trouser leg…………said hola……in a sweet voice
She must have been less than 2 years old , what a cutie , teresa
………I know what u were thinking…………….