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"Ahhh!" Mya slapped the bright light that accompanied the annoying repetitive tone that woke her well before the sun itself had gotten up in the morning. It abruptly stopped, but not for long... The snooze on her cell was only set to a few minutes purposefully. Otherwise, she would never get up. "Lilly!... Lilly baby get up!" She herself groaned, rolling from her bed and hardly catching herself so that she ended sitting with her feet hanging from the side.
Mya was a typical story in the city, a dream failed... or not yet realized depending on whether it was an optimistic or 'realistic' day. Mya, a twenty two year old single mother with a 5 year old daughter had moved to the city after she finished high school with the hopes of landing a spot in the world renowned school of dance nearby. Having practiced dance for as long as she could remember, Mya's hopes were high and her eyes dazzled by the lights and the bustle of the city. She could see herself in a ballet at the local theater. She wanted to be something amazing that her daughter could aspire to.
As she watched Lilly finishing her breakfast and preparing for school, she couldn't help but beat herself up internally as each day passed. Their two bedroom measly apartment served its purpose. Mya paid the bills... most months at least. But pulling on her apron, and tying back her hair as they grabbed their coats and ran out the door, she couldn't help but think of all the things she'd done wrong. Maybe if she hadn't gotten pregnant so early... maybe if she'd have gone to school first... maybe if she'd have stayed closer to home. Mya worked as a waitress in a cafe on the main street. After walking Lilly to school, a kiss and a hug, it was a bus ride to the bustling lifestyle of serving coffee and soups and sandwiches to people who's dreams were going much better than hers.
Gwynn was taking the morning slow. Yesterday's commission from his real estate deal would pay the bills for three months. The city was a place of plenty and opportunity for anyone who would work hard enough to take it. Needless to say... they wouldn't be waiting for him at the office today. He'd get there soon enough.
Sitting in his favorite cafe, he stared idly through the glass at the rush passing by him. In his bliss, he startled slightly when the soft faced waitress returned to his table and began to refill his cup. He quickly smiled up at her. Her eyes and hair were light, her features pleasant... but she was nothing right? She was a waitress. As many times as his eyes had run over the girl, he found her status unattractive. Her meek voice graced him with a simple "Anything else I can get for you sir?" And he merely shook his head, dismissing her passively.
This was the life... perhaps it was time to begin seeking a larger apartment for himself... maybe he would go buy a new car. The possibilities were endless. For a brief moment he considered maybe he would take a vacation and visit his family, but what were they worth really? They didn't give him this. They didn't bring him here. With a sneer to himself he picked up his coffee again and began to sip the glory of all that he had become.