Spotted on the subway: Charmante's doppleganger
I saw her once before; I was coming home late one night, looked over and there she was: small, long dark hair, wearing a wool hat over her head and I was startled: what is Charmante doing here? In fact, I had just had dinner with her, so why would she be sitting on the train on the other end of the car? As I walked by to get a better look, I realized it wasn't her, but she did startle me.
Fast forward: 2 1/2 years later; I'm sitting on the subway this morning and I look up. It's her. And as I steal glances over and over again, I know it's not Charmante, but she's just so damned cute, like Charmante.
Over and over, I look down at my book, read a few words, then look away then up at her. At one point, the seat on the other side of me becomes free and I ask if she would like to sit down. She smiles and says in heavily accented English, "no thanks, I'm getting off at the next stop."
Next time I'll remember: ohayōgozaimasu!
I'll be on the lookout for her, which I know is weird, but I am longing....