Welcome back! When we left Olivia she had found herself on a barren plot of desert land and had decided to explore the town of Oasis Springs.
Olivia made her way back to the bus station and popped some change in a locker to store her backpack. She walked over to the museum, having decided to start there and see what Oasis Springs culture and history was all about. She ran into a woman who had great taste in pants and a hat and introduced herself.
“Hi, I’m Olivia Delaney and I’m new in town.”
“I’m Liberty Lee, nice to meet you Olivia! Welcome to Oasis Springs!”
Olivia chuckled and gestured to Liberty’s pants. “Old Navy?”
Liberty nodded and grinned back. Olivia could tell they had at least their fashion sense in common.
The ladies walked inside the museum and began chatting. They spent the next few hours chatting about the art and history in the museum as well as fashion and Olivia’s move to Oasis Springs and their careers.
“I’m in the space program,” Liberty said.
“I’m going to become a writer. I don’t need to be the next James Patterson or JK Rowling, but I do want to have my books on the Bridgeport Times Best Seller list. That would be a dream come true.”
“I cannot wait to travel into spac…” Liberty was cut off by Olivia grabbing her arm.
“Oh my gosh…who is that?” Olivia looked as a tall, muscular, dark haired man was walking through the museum doors.
He had a rugged look, and he was wearing workboots and a flannel shirt with dusty jeans. Not exactly the type of guy you’d find in a museum.
“Mmmm yummy. I don’t know. Oasis Springs isn’t a big town, but I don’t know everyone. He could be new here like you.”
Olivia, being the outgoing type didn’t hesitate to walk up to the handsome stranger and introduce herself.
“I’m Olivia and new in town. Nice to meet you,” she stretched out her hand.
“Well hi there Olivia. I’m Sam. As a matter of fact, I’m new’ish myself to Oasis Springs,” when Sam smiled, a little dimple appeared in the center of his chin. “I’ve been here a few weeks now.”
Liberty came over to stand near them and stretched out her hand, “I’m Liberty! Nice to meet you too!”
The three spent the next hour or so chatting and discussing what had brought Olivia and Sam to Oasis Springs.
As it turned out Sam’s brother had moved here a few years ago and was living with his girlfriend and several roommates. Sam was crashing on their couch for now until he could get himself setup with a job and get established here.
“The house is really packed. My brother , Zoe, and me along with three other guys! It’s crazy there at times.
The rent is so high here in Oasis Springs, they really cannot afford to live where they do without the extra roommates.”
Olivia nodded and Liberty chimed in, “I have a spare room if you get tired of the couch!” Olivia wanted to elbow her in the ribs!
“Well, I’ll certainly keep that in mind. Nice meeting you ladies, I really should get outta here.” Sam waved and smiled and walked out of the museum.
“There goes the future father of my children,” Olivia mused with a dreamy grin on her face.
“Nuh uh!! I saw him first!” Liberty laughed.
“You did not!! You were blathering on about going into space when he walked in here! I can almost see it like the scene in a movie. Sam walking in slow motion, his dark hair blowing as the museum doors opened…”
Olivia was picturing the scene as if she were writing it for her next book. “I think my first book may be a romance.”
“Oooh, if he’s the hunky love interest, I’ll buy a copy for sure!” Liberty said. Olivia laughed and couldn’t help but picture herself in the place of the female lead.
“Well, this has been a great afternoon Liberty, I’m so glad we met. Give me your number and we’ll chat soon!”
The End Chapter 2