Todd's spine tingled. He felt as something was watching him. Glacing around, he grimaced a little. He laughed nervously, his mind freaking him out. Hearing the door open and close, he knew a new customer had arrived. I think I should help out Jeanie.. It's real busy and the other waitress called off.. He pursed his lip, washing his hands.
Walking out of the back, he donned a waiter's apron with a notepad and a pen. He walked towards the counter. Seeing the girl, his jaw almost dropped. Wow.. He blinked. His eyes scanned her, doing the "Once over", then the "Twice over". The first time around he thought she was gorgeous. The second time around, he was less impressed. His mind and libido drifted back towards Earth as he realized that she was not his type, nor in his league. I almost feel bad thinking she's cute.. He grunted, then approached her.
"Hello ma'am, th'name's Todd. I'll be your waiter and your cook today. May I get you something to drink? Oh, and might I reccomend the pancakes? Fluffiest in Arizona." He smiled genuinely at her. Catching Jeanie's eye, he waved at her as if to say Don't worry about all your customers, I'll help!
As he finished talking to her, he noticed something was.. Wrong. The place felt.. Airtight? His ears felt like popping. He swallowed a few times, trying to make them. After a few tries, another realization hit him. There was NO sounds coming from outside...At all.. His face contorted in confusion.
"Umm.. One moment, ma'am.. I need to.. Check on something.." He walked over to a window, looking out of it. He pressed his ear to it when a car drove past.
He went to the front door in haste, opening it. It refused to budge. He pulled, twisted the handle the other way, yanked. His brow furrowed as his eyes darted around. Something was wrong.. Why didn't the door open? No noise, either? He went back by his stove and griddle, to the back door. He tried opening that, too. No success. He dashed to the bathroom, trying to open the window.
His heart hammered. Had someone done something? What was happening?.. Can anyone hear me? He quickly skirted back to Jeanie, pulling on her shirt.
"Jeanie.. Something's off.. The door's won't open, the window's won't open.... Put your ear to the window.. no noise.. Jeanie what's happening?" His eyes bored into her own. Fear laced through his normally complacent, relaxed gaze.