Lucy was startled – how would Gabriel be able to tell what was going on in her head? Did something in her eyes give her feelings away?
Lucy’s feelings seemed like a powerful river. Once the first drop from a river’s source starts to move, the flow of the river is usually unstoppable. The first drop will be joined by many others from many different sources. The river will become bigger and stronger as long as it is fed with water. It will make its way to the ocean and overcome all obstacles. Sometimes overcoming the obstacles will be harder – but in the end, the river will always win and find its way.
In this case, Lucy was not sure whether she would be able to fight against the strength of the river for much longer. She was fighting against her emotions and was not sure about who would win this war. She hated to think that she wouldn’t be able to be in control of her own heart and mind. There would be no point in letting those feelings take control – after all, her feelings would surely be one-sided and Gabriel was a married man. So what would she do if he really knew what she was thinking and feeling?
Gabriel said: “I’m sure you think that it would be nice to meet a guy just like that but instead you’re here with me.” Lucy had not really followed the movie because she was not very interested in it. She had to admit that the main actor was quite good looking but she said: “He doesn’t have a good character like you do.” Gabriel slightly raised an eyebrow: “So you think I’ve got a good character?
That’s good to know.” Lucy replied: “But you were wrong about what I was thinking about.” Gabriel turned to her a bit more: “Well, you surely are not very interested in the movie anyway – it’s a little boring, isn’t it? Would you rather talk to me about something?”