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For anon! :) Happy Easter by the way!
I pulled my suitcase after me while I was walking towards the library. My sister in law had invited me to visit her in Dortmund for Easter. Sure, I was happy that she had done that but I barely celebrate Easter (not because I’m not religious but I can’t see the point in doing so). Well…you can kind of say that I celebrate Easter in a kind of strange way. My chocolate consumption goes literally over the top during the holiday.
Anyway, the time was 11 o’clock as I stepped inside the library and sat down to wait for my sister in law to come and get me.
It was quite sunny outside but I felt like sitting inside and read a good magazine or a book instead.
I had just picked newspapers to read when I felt a presence in front of me. I looked up and got surprised when I saw him. A person with dark hair and dark eyes, quite a famous person if you were interested in a certain sport and the Bundesliga…Mats Hummels.
“Hi” he said. “Is this place taken?”
I cleared my throat. “Yes. Please, sit down.” Jeeez, I hoped my German was okay (it wasn’t my mother-tongue.)
Mats smiled before he sat down and I continued to read my newspapers. “What are you reading?”
I have to admit that his question for some weird reason got me by surprise. “What? Uhm…” I looked down to see what it was and then up again at him. “…nothing special, just reading to make the time go by.”
He nodded. “Okay. Mats Hummels.”
I frowned my forehead and looked at him. Even though I knew that he referred to himself I couldn’t stop myself from pretending to not know. “Who?”
“That’s my name, Mats Hummels.” He stretched out his hand in a gesture and I shook it.
“Esther” I said. “Esther Brandt.”
“Well, nice to meet you Esther.” He smiled and picked up a couple of yellow earphones from his bag.
“So you like music?”
Mats nodded. “Yes, different kinds of music and football.”
“Me too” I mumbled as I turned the page.
It was quiet for a short moment between us before Mats spoke again.
“How about you?”
“Hmmm?” I looked up. “How about what?”
“I mean what do you like?”
“Oh…” Why did I suddenly forget everything? “I like to read books, music and sports.”
“That’s good. Do you play any?”
“No. I used to when I was young.”
“Used to play what?”
“Football” I said and nodded. “I was a right back.”
“Really? That’s great.” Mats shuffled the chair closer to the table. “So…sorry if I am asking to much but why are you here in town?”
I sighed. “What makes you think that I- oh, the suitcase…”
“Yeah, yeah, really funny.” I rolled my eyes. “I’m actually here to celebrate Easter with my sister in law and her husband slash my brother. They invited me to come to their place here in Dortmund.”
Mats nodded while I was talking.
“So I am stuck here until half past twelve” I said.
“Perfect. That gives us more time to talk then.”
Both of us laughed. I just have to say that I wasn’t one of those who could sit down and talk so easily and open with strangers but for some weird reason it worked with Mats.
We continued to talk about almost everything. We talked about music, what kind of food we liked, how our families were and everything else.
The time seemed to go by so fast.
“So…you said that you liked football?” Mats asked.
“Any German football players that you like?”
“Let me think…I can’t remember his name but he looks kind if like you.”
Mats raised one of his eyebrows. “Really?”
“Yupp.” This was actually quite fun to tease him.
“Do you remember in which…team he plays in?”
“That’s the problem, I don’t know.” I shrugged my shoulders.
He looked like he wanted to say something but kept his mouth closed. “Okay” he finally said. “Sounds like a really interesting person.”
“He probably is too.” I looked at my watch and felt how my heart skipped a beat or two when I saw the time. 12:30 pm… “I’m sorry to interrupt you but I got to go. My sister in law will come in any minute.”
“Oh…right.” Mats bit his underlip. “Well…have a nice Easter then.”
“The same to you Mats.” I rose up and took my suitcase. “I hope we meat again.”
“Sure, it would be really funny.” He smiled.
“Until then…” I pulled my suitcase after me but stopped and looked at him. “By the way…he’s got number 15 and plays for Borussia Dortmund.”
At first, Mats frowned his forehead but then looked surprised. “AHA! I KNEW YOU KNEW WHO I WAS!”
Everyone else in the library turned around and stared at him before they returned to reading whatever they were reading.
“Jesus, don’t scream. This is a library!” I giggled.
He shook his head.
“Well, by then” I said and waved at him before I yet again turned around and walked out from the library with my suitcase.
…and for all of you who wonders, no, that’s not Russian, it’s Serbian :p
Happy Easter everyone, let’s eat chocolate :D
Started to write on that Mats Hummels one-shot today for anon! :) It will be published tomorrow.