Them Big Pointy Things Giza, Egypt
Posted 26 August 2008 - 08:42 AM
Egypt and the pyramids in Giza was the first place she thought of. It was one of the countries she love reading about. It history, culture, and myths. She always looked forward to watching those archaeological documentaries on Egyptian kings and mummies on Discovery Channel and National Geographic back in England.
As she stepped out of the portal, she couldn't contain her excitement. Her spirits fell a tad when she thought about her family and having a vacation such as this.
As she neared the the tallest pyramid, the Pyramid of Khufu if she remembered right, she couldn't help but feel at awe. This is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world after all. It was magnificent. Blocking out her surroundings and ignoring the tourists bimbling about, Isabel just stood there and stared at the pyramid for a while.
Noticing a bench with a single occupant, Isabel thought to sit a while and rest her feet. She sat at the other end of the bench and glanced at the other occupant surreptitiously. "Oh, how pretty." Pretty? Did she just say pretty? She's sitting next to a he - a guy, right? You can't call guys pretty, right? Isabel chanced another look at the guy then blushed. What the bloody hell was she doing checking out guys. She was here to see the pyramids. The pyramids! Isabel felt her cheeks grow hotter and started looking around for other benches she could rest her feet.
Posted 30 August 2008 - 02:17 PM
Meeting new people wasn't one of her key points. With her awkward shyness and unsociable attitude, people tend to stay away from her. Her brother was always the life of the party not to mention her mother's constant warning to her as a child always kept repeating itself in her mind whenever she gets into such situations; like now for instance.
"Remember, don't talk to strangers, love."
It was beginning to get annoying and irritating. Deciding to try and change her ways, Isabel ignored the warning in her head and smiled awkwardly at the guy beside her.
"Uh... hi. I'm Isabel or Isa for short, whichever you prefer."
She sat sideways facing the guy properly and offered her hand in greeting while placing the other on her lap. Her smile widened a tad though with still a hint of a blush on her cheeks. With a twinkle in her eye, Isabel couldn't help saying what was on her mind.
"I can very well see that you are exceedingly shy. Do you do this often?"
Posted 09 September 2008 - 09:21 PM
Reese grinned as the girl whipped her head around. Maybe it hadn't been the heat after all. "Reese."
Reese pondered. Did he do this often? It wasn't something he'd thought of before. He just acted however he felt at the time. He'd never really applied tags like "outgoing" or "shy" to himself, contrary to the evidence a few seconds earlier. "And that really depends heavily on what you mean by 'this,'" he smiled wickedly "If you mean sit on benches all day long and try and lure unsuspecting girls into my web of terror, then yes," He laughed evilly.
Glad of his unusual good mood, he gazed up at the pyramid. It was big, that might have already been mentioned. "But I'll give up my horrible life of crime just to look at that..."" The deep pink tint of the setting sun on the mound of brick created such a dramatic image it really was hard believing it was a real thing, not the painting of a deeply inspired artist who was perhaps fond of some questionable substances at the time.
He made a mental note to remember this. He was always open to inspiration for new songs and art. The Girl By Magenta Rock, that was a good name. Laughing softly, and grinning to himself at the thought, he looked back, "You into Ancient Egypt?"
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Posted 19 September 2008 - 12:58 PM
"Yes, very much.", she replied pleased that she had made a new friend. "I find their culture and myths fascinating. Their history too is very interesting and even with all the archeological evidences there's still a bit of mystery to it; and I do so love a good mystery. Don't you think so?"
She looked at him speculatively wondering about his purpose here but thought it too rude to ask. He doesn't look like any ordinary tourist and he is definitely not local. Plus, there's something a bit different about him - like something otherworldly.
"Are you into ancient Egypt as well?", she asked instead.