Girl: Uhm… Hello.
Boy: You’re really pretty.
Girl: Well you’re really straightforward!
Boy: I was told honesty is the best policy.
Girl: That’s rather cliché of you, don’t you think?
Boy: Cliché? Maybe it is… my source of advice isn’t very… young shall I say.
Girl: Next you’re going to tell me your source of advice is your Grandma.
Boy: *feigns it but it looks like genuine surprise* Wait… you know her? How did you know? Have you met her before?
Girl: What? No. *laughs*
Boy: Ah. There we go. Mission complete. *Stands up to leave*
Girl: Wait… So that’s it? *raises eyebrow* That’s all you’ve got?
Boy: What? I think you may have mistaken my intentions, miss.
Girl: Oh I see. Well that was rather uninspiring. I’m disappointed.
Boy: I guess I failed my mission *moves to sit down*
Girl: No, no, it’s fine. No need to sit down again. I’m actually waiting for a friend so you might as well head on your way.
Boy: I seem to have offended you. Might I ask how?
Girl: *scoffs* I’m not offended. I’m just surprised.
Boy: By what exactly?
Girl: I expected more than just a “mission complete”. That came off as rather lame don’t you think?
Boy: You want to hear something awesome about that?
Boy: … to be honest I wasn’t expecting you to respond so I didn’t have an answer ready.
Girl: *laughs* Oh my God, you’re hopeless!
Boy: See? That’s it! Right there! That’s what I was trying to do.
Girl: *wipes away tears* to prove how hopeless you are?
Boy: Well there’s that, but more importantly to make you laugh. That was my mission.
Girl: *sarcastically* That’s rather gallant of you.
Boy: I wouldn’t say that to be honest but it’s something I’ve always believed in. Making people happier than they were before I met them. I saw you sitting there with God knows what on your mind and I just had to try and make you laugh. You did, hence mission accomplished! *flashes her a toothy grin*
Girl: Maybe you aren’t so hopeless after all. I guess I should say thank you?
Boy: No need. But so as not to be impolite, you’re welcome… in actual fact I should be the one to thank you!
Girl: *quizzical look* Now why is that?
Boy: I don’t always accomplish my mission. Some people just won’t have a stranger chat with them no matter their intent.
Girl: Maybe it’s because we mustn’t talk to strangers?
Boy: Who’s being cliché now? *pointed look, gentle smile*
Girl: *smiles back* Touché.
Boy: You want to hear something astounding?
Girl: Surprise me.
Boy: You’ve done a great job cheering me up by talking to me. I really appreciate it. Thank you. *rises*
Girl: Wait… you’re joking right? Really? You looked you’re doing the same thing as before.
Boy: Ah yes but this time I’m leaving you with a smile on your face. Have a good night…?
Girl: *raises eyebrow* I’m guessing I’m supposed to fill in my name? *laughs*
Boy: I guess I’ll call you Aida.
Girl: What an odd name… why Aida?
Boy: It means happy and judging by the look on your face it’s accurate and it suits you… It’s been a pleasure meeting you Aida.
Girl: Hmmm. At least I’ve learned something new today. May I ask? What’s your name?
Boy: Call me Joe.
Girl: Joe… you’re not so regular are you?
Joe: I’d like to think so. Thanks. Hopefully I’ll see you around, Aida?
Girl: Vanessa… It’s Vanessa. And yes. I hope I’ll see you around too.