Natalie found a beautiful heart-shaped box at her door filled with colorful macaroons. She wasn't sure if they were quite real. Of course, she knew who they were from. A smile more at prevailed at the thought of Hallum and how romantic he was, even if was on the quiet side.
At first, she was sure he hated everything. Especially, at the school. He didn't like the set up, and especially the students.
"Are you sure this is what you want to do for the rest of your life?" She asked him soon after their little cemetery adventure.
"Suppose." He did know how to play every instrument in the orchestra. It was working with people that he struggled with.
Yet, she knew he was thoughtful and kind. And she'd gotten to know his lips much better. It was nice to have someone for long walks, which meant long conversations. Together, they'd tried new foods, gone to museums. Movies too. They were never in English. It was great to submerge themselves into the local scene, but in the end they knew they were only visiting this part of the world.
"Come on, you have to bring him back. You just have too." Randi told her as soon as she called about her surprise.
"It doesn't work that way." Natalie sighed at the thought. Of course, Hal would be a fish out of water. There were more classes he needed to take. She would only be a stumbling block. But Natalie savored the creamy cookie in her mouth.
"Are you listening to me?" Randi shouted back, making Natalie wince. "You can't let this one get away!"
Naturally, her cousin was in love. She couldn't believe anything that came out of Randi's mouth. Randi thought everyone needed to have a soul mate, or at least try.
"You're so funny." Natalie filled with laughter. Here, Randi was counting the days to her wedding.
"Oh, come on, you could bring him to the wedding." Randi just wouldn't listen. It was impossible to get away.
Natalie sighed. She wondered how expensive it would be to send her cousin a box of macaroons for her wedding.