Every day on my way to work, I stop at the same near work café and see Alex and Nadia. I give them money, they stamp my Coffee Lovers Card, and they make me a beautiful coffee (or hot chocolate, depending on the mood). In short, they (and their beverage) help me start out my day just right. But now Alex is leaving, and I'm sad!!
I always looked forward to having a chat in the mornings, and I loved the little presents of chocolate they gave their best customers (I am one of those) at Christmas, etc. She was a bit emotional about it, which was why she left it till the last day to tell me she was going. Haha. I know the café she's going to, so will be able to pop in and see her sometimes. But still, it won't be the same!! According to another colleague of mine, she's been there at least six years, maybe longer.
But at least Nadia will still be there - she is as awesome as Alex, for sure.
In other happier news (unless you're my MC, then maybe it's not so happy), I'm up to the chapter in revisions of SUNDOWN where she gets "accidentally assaulted". Well, I'm going to rewrite it so that the injury to her is entirely an accident, but is the direct result of her punching a total douchebag in the face after he says something awful to her. Whee? Yes, whee! And this moment will mark the beginning of everything unravelling for her. I've got past the chapters that were a pain in the butt to edit, and now I'm up to the stuff I am really excited about. I'm wondering if this tells me the stuff I wasn't so excited about needs to be rethought (i.e. discarded?). But certain scenes from those chapters are necessary to the plot. However, they could be summarised, perhaps.
I guess I'm just happy to leave those questions for later, and get onto the really juicy stuff. To reiterate: Wheee!