Paris, 10 pm, 5th of November.
I don't know what happened that night... What came into my mind... All I know is, that I'm happy all happened. You know, when you live in Paris, you often happen to not see what's around you, nor give a damn on what happen. I'm usualy not the type of guy that go in other poeple business. But this time, I could not stand it, the only thing I always see and that make me react, is when someone is in danger...
That night, when I was walking home after late training, I heard noise. I saw some guys, not the good kind, around a girl. They were three, and clearly not about to play scrabble with her. One of them was saying « Come on, baby, come have fun with us. » while she tryed to push them away. I couldn't stand it. Aproaching them, I pat one on the shoulder and said, « She don't seem to like what you're doing gentlemen. », they turned to me, « I suggest you leave her alone. ». « It's none of your business ! » howled one of them. « Yeah, leave befor we make you leave, fool ! » continued one. « If you think that I will let you continue to bother her, you really are stupide. » I responded. « Well, guys, looks like prince sideburns, here, want ta fight. », said one, closing on me. « No need to end up with violence, you can just go away and all would be fine » I said, before the one in front of me try to punch me. I said try, because, I had the reflex to stop his hand and punch him hard enough to make him fall. The two others, apparently didn't like what happened, as they tryed to hit me together, I dodged and punched one in the stomac. The last one had to helped the others up, and before they did anything more, I said « Save yourself more bruises... Go away. ». It apparently worked, as they fled.
I turned to the girl, « Are you okay ? » I asked with a smile. « Yes, thanks to you... » she responded, steping out of the shadows that covered her face. She was incredibly gorgeous, she had beautiful icy blue eyes, platinum blonde hairs styled in a braid, which nested on her shoulder. I think I blushed a little when I saw her, but anyway, I said, « If I may suggest... May I walk you home ? With what just happened, it would not feel right to leave you alone. ». « It's very kind of you... » she nodded, « Are you sure it don't bother you ? ». « Like I said, I wouldn't feel good to let you on your own. » I responded, « My name is Hans, by the way. ». « I'm Elsa, nice to meet you Hans. » she shyly smiled, ho boy, how cute...
After a ten minutes walk, we were in her street, which seem familiar... Indeed it was ! It was my street as well ! She was one of my neighbor ! « How come we never meet ?! ». « What ? » she asked. Oops, I said that out loud, « We are neighbor... I just wondered how is that I never saw you. ». « We just moved in with my sister. » she responded. « Well, it's good to meet you, neighbor. » I smiled. « Want to come in ? I can, at last, make you a cup of coffee... » asked Elsa. « Well, no one is expecting me home, so, sure, why not... » I said, entering the building.
We ended up at her flat, on the second floor, just in frond of... my room... Come on fate ! How much time are you going to say ''You never saw her before, but now you'll see her everywhere !'' ?!
Looking by the window, Elsa came out of the kitchen, two coffee cup in her hands. She gave one to me, and asked me if I wanted sugar, « No, thank you. » I replied. As we began to sip our coffee, I felt that Elsa was dying to ask me something, and she finally did, « How did you ?... you know, fought those guys single handedly ? ». « Well... » I began, « Let's just say I'm black belt in kung-fu and real good in boxing. ». « Waow, and I through Bruce Lee's movies were just overdoing it... » laughed Elsa. I laughed too and said, « My brothers helped me with that too. I'm from a family of military, me and my two older brothers are the only ones to do something else than the army. ». « Seriously ? Wait... two older brothers ? How many are there ? » asked Elsa. « I'm the 13th... » I said, kind of nervous. « 12 big brothers ? That's not usual. » she said. « Indeed it's not. » I laughed.
We continued to talk for some time, I learned that she moved in with her sister last week-end. Considering that I was not here that time, it explained even more on why I didn't even saw them move in. Before coming here, she was in Norway, a little town called Arendelle. « Interesting, you don't even have an accent... » I said. « I learned French before Norwegian. That way, I got a weird accent when I speak it. » she laughed. « I'm curious now, I don't even know how Norwegian sound like. » I jocked. « dine kinnskjegg gjør deg kjekk. » she smiled. I busted in laugher with her.
« Now, you know. » she said, wiping a laugh tear from one of her eye. « That was kind of cute, actually. » I said., still laughing a little.
The door of a room opened at this moment, this was a strawberry blonde, with a sleepy face, and sleepy hairs too, as they were all going everywhere. « Elsa, it's midnight, and we have school tomorrow... » she said in a sleepy voice. Elsa gasped, « Already ? Oh god Anna, I'm sorry, we didn't saw the time. ». Anna's eyes widen, « We ? ». Noticing me, she gasped as well, « Waow waow waow, we're here for less than a week, and you already bought a boy home ? You don't waste time big sis' ». Elsa sighed, « Anna, this is Hans, he helped me earlier, I offered him some coffee, and apparently we didn't saw the time... », she said, as I did a little wave to Anna, « And he is our neighbor as well... ». « And not a bad one as I see. » said Anna, looking at me. « Anna... ». « What ? I'm just saying that he is good looking. ». « Hum... Thanks... » was all I could reply. « Sorry Hans... » began Elsa. « Don't say any more, I got school tomorrow too. » I said going for the door. Before going back home, I turned to Elsa, « Can I ask you a last thing ? ». « Of course, what ? ». « What did you said in Norwegian ? ». Elsa blushed, but looked at me with a devious smile, « It's a secret. » and winked, before whishing me good night and closing the door. At the door side, I could hear through the door, Anna asked « I'm curious, what did you said to him ? ». « Didn't you hear ? It's a secret, lets go sleep. » responded Elsa.
I couldn't help but smile. It was a good day, a one day training well done, and two new friend, who happen to be a wonderful Norwegian blonde and her sister.
This night, I slept really well, this was a confirmation that it was a good day to me.
The morning came. And school time as well... I arrived early for my first lecture. So early that we were only two in the amphitheater. I was waiting, listening to my mp3 player, when someone puted out one of my earphone. I was so surprised that I turned to see that, it was Anna, Elsa's sister. She looked at me and said, « Hi ! How's it going ? ». « Anna, I almost didn't reconised you with your hairs ! » I jocked. « Bit of a change isn't it ? » she laughed. « Wait... what are you doing here ? » I asked. « Take a guess. » she smiled. « You're in psychology too ? ». « Yep ! Elsa is here too. », I raised a brow at the sentence and looked everywhere, « Not right here, why would my big sis' be in the same year as me ? » laughed Anna. « Ho, right... In which year is she ? » I asked. « First year of master in nanoscience. ». « Seriously ?! » I asked with my jaw droped. « Yep ! She is beautiful AND smart ! » she said with a proud smile. « Indeed... » I said without thinking. « Haha ! I knew it ! You fell in love at first sight ! ». « Or... I can just abmit that she is beautiful and smart... » I defended myself... But I knew something was right in what Anna said... « I can see right through you, mister Hans. » said Anna. For some reason, my head felt heavy, and I droped it right on the table,'thud'. ''Oh god...'' I thought. « And you'll have to endure me for, at last, a year from now. » she smiled, finally taking seat next to me, « And help me with the begining of the years I didn't have. ». « Seriously ? You don't have any lessons ? Even before moving out ? ». « Nope... well they are not the same... But see the bright side ! You have a excuse to come home and see Elsa. ». « This will get old real fast you know ? ». « For you, not for me ! » laughed Anna. « I'll help you... But you stop bugging me about Elsa... ». « Deal. » smiled Anna.
The lecture continued until noon, when we joined Elsa and all ate together. While we were having lunch, Anna said to Elsa that I would help her to catch up our lessons.
The afternoon was here, and our lecture were finished.
We were going home. On the way, the thugs from yesterday came up, recognising me, they passed by, without doing anything. « Guess you really showed them... » said Elsa. « Those where the guys ? » asked Anna. « We are in broad daylight, they will never try anything... It's not because of me... » I said. « Why don't you show Elsa how to defend herself ? She always end up in trouble. » proposed Anna. « Anna ! » exclaimed Elsa. Anna got close and whispered to her sister, « Think, sister, excuses for close contact with Hans. ».
Why are my ears so good ?... Anyway, I kept my composure.
« I don't think Hans would like to train a newbie like me, Anna... ». « Well, ask him ! » Anna turned to me, « Would this bother you, Hans ? ». « Well... no... But are you sure it's okay for you Elsa ? ». « It's okay, in fact, it might be good for me, making me loose some steam. ».
This was decided, I'll teach Elsa some self-defence. The three of us, got to the girls' flat. It was already 23 pm when I got home.
The week followed like that. It was now saturday, first training day for Elsa. We went to my usual training room, which was luckily empty at the time, and got her geared up.
I lent her my gloves, and prepared a hitting bag. « Alright. » I began, « Let's see how you go on this. ».
She began to hit the bag. For a newbie, it was really good. « Try to expire air when you hit. » she followed my lead, and tryed. After some minutes hitting, she was out of air, and said, « That's more difficulte than I through. ». I smiled, « Take a rest, and look at me. ». I began to hit the bag, showing her how I do it.
After some minutes, I saw Elsa, looking at me, red like a tomato. I walked to her, and got on one knee to look at her. « You okay ? », I wondered. I closed my eyes, and put my forehead on hers to check for any fever. I didn't felt any, but I was so close to her, my eyes opened whide. I parted our foreheads, « Sorry Elsa, I... » I got cut by Elsa, she just looked at me right in the eyes... I don't know what got through my mind, I just... kissed her ! And she returned it ! She returned my kiss ! We just... kissed... I still can't belive it ! Our lips parted, as she stared into my eyes once again. I stammed, « Elsa, I... ». But she stoped me, puting one finger on my lips, she said, almost whispering « I know... » before removing her finger and kissing me again. I guess all our tenseness was now out, as she made me fall on the floor, still kissing me. We continued for god known how much time. Our lips parted again, this time, Elsa rested on my chest. « That ! Was a first kiss ! » I said, almost out of breath. « Indeed, it was... » she said, kissing my cheek before continuing, « And I hope not the last... ».
And boy was she right ! It was not the last ! Far from it ! As we're lovers since then. It was four years ago... And tonight is a big night... because I'll ask her THE question ! How will this go ? Well, take a guess.