— Snow Covered Dreams~ Namine & Daisuke —
Releasing a sigh, she quickly turned to face the late customer.
“This is a really nice place. Are you the owner?”
“I am not the owner…fortunately,” She huffed, blowing a loose a strand of hair. Propping the broom against a tall stack of books, she stepped towards the stranger with arms held out, gesturing around the store.
“Books on any and everything!” Her smile was small and tired, but she couldn’t deny her surprise. The boy had a genuine interest in the silly old store. He wore a dreamy smile and there was an obvious passion that lit his gaze.
She caught herself staring at the boy and quickly gathered her composure.
“Is there anything you’re looking for in particular? We have books on history, heart broken poets, art….photography,” She shyly rubbed the side of her face, pointing at random bookshelves.
She knew every face in this small town, but never had she laid eyes on this colorful boy before.
The young man, artist at heart, feels the corners of his mouth turn up when the girl drops the sweeping and tells him of what seems to be a rather extensive and interesting variety of books. With the old demeanor they held, they were probably made up of information and visuals he couldn’t have seen before.
…Well, maybe in a stolen artwork or two from his phantom thief days, but that was a completely different matter.
“Hmm. Any and everything, and something in particular…” He says, looking around expectantly. If he was more impulsive, he’d rummage around until something caught his eye, but with the young employee being right there and all the paperwork looking so delicate, he wouldn’t dare to mess anything up.
Daisuke ends up smiling nervously at her. “To be honest, I’d be interested in whatever had some good art references! It doesn’t matter if it’s some photography or history book…”
“For I’m a bit of a sketchaholic, you see…”