So since today is the first day of the year 2013, I decided to take a walk to the city to see if anything special is happening.
Today I dressed like how I used to dress a year ago and felt soo comfortable: A bit boyish, rock-ish, punk-ish and artistist-ish 😛
Too bad nothing was happening in the city: Luckily I brought my sketchbook and started to sit in the middle of the city square to sketch.
Sorry for the bad quality
Later, because I was cold and it was getting dark, I decided to buy food and walked home.
And guess what, on the way home near the station, I met an old man, around 45-50 years old, white hair, white beard. He asked me about the train, apparently his train would come in 1 hour.
So he said…”Oh, 1 hour.. that’s too long, I need somebody to be with me until then…”
Me – “Have you eaten dinner? Maybe I can show you a place to eat. And you can eat until the train comes”
Him – “Yes I ate, but 1 hour is too long, I need somebody to be with me” (yes, he said it for the second time)
So the little naïve Koyo thought, “well, it’s the first day of the New Year, probably I could be nice… It’s only 1 hour anyway.. And he seems nice” (Normally good kid Koyo would never hang out with a stranger, I’ve been told from mommy and big sister so many times – don’t follow strangers.)
Me – “Okay, I can show you around the city until the train comes.”
Him – “Oh! Nice!, I have wine with me, you can drink with me!”
Me – “Sorry, I don’t drink.. but thank you :D”
Him – “No, it’s really light, it’s alcohol for woman!”
Me – “Okay, maybe a little bit..”
Him – “Nice, so now we will find a place where we can drink together, you take me!”
Me – “Yep, we can go to the Oude Markt, there are a lot of cafes there, and my name is Koyo. Nice to meet you, happy new year!”
And he told me his name (I forgot what his name was right after i heard it, i would never see him again anyway), we shake hands and he gave me a kiss on the cheek.
(Till that time I still haven’t noticed anything strange)
And on the way to the Oude Markt, he started to talk about… He was working in Germany at a petrol.. pump..? or something like that, and was telling he was single (not only once, twice), and started to say something like.. “Maybe you, and me, could become a family”
And I was like…No no no, and laughed.
Then I finally got the situation I was in.
I MUST GO BACK AND SAY NO
Him – “No! we could become family, later! Later!”
Me – “*shakes head* AHAHAHAHAHA Nooo.”
Him – “Later? Or you already have somebody?”
Me- “Yes.” (And that’s a lie) And i changed topic right away.
Me – “Oh, I forgot to tell you, in my city, we cannot drink in the street. There are a few café’s open. “
And he was trying to ask maybe he could come to my house and drink, and I was like… NO. He asked me twice and I said No twice. Of course.
So I tried to choose the busiest café, and sat there.
I ordered Macchiato, and he did, too.
Pedophile – “Well, I don’t like coffee, but if you like coffee, I like it, too”.
Shit.. I still have 30 minutes to go… Darn it!
Him – “Oh, we only have 30 minutes.. Such a short time.. Such a short time…”
And tbh I was afraid he would say something and I have to deal with it, I started to talk like a machinegun, so he had no chance to speak
Me – “You know, this city is small but very nice, look, over there is a church, if you go that way is the city center, the buildings are very nice, people are very nice… You should get to know this city!”
Him – “Oh!! So you mean tonight I should stay with you?”
Me – “AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Nonononono. “
I don’t really remember how the conversation went, but he was talking about me, and him, together, and I had to tell him “No, sorry, I don’t think so. Now i’m just trying to help you until your train comes”
Him – “Okay, i know, i know. Maybe you have some girlfriends, and you can help me?”
At this point I was like.. phew, so I’m safe…
Me – “I don’t know, I’ve never done it before, I don’t’ think I can help you…”
Him – “You could try, and if I don’t find anybody, and you can’t find anybody for me, maybe you can help me.. You know, I, and you, can try”
Me – “OH! I KNOW ONE PERSON FROM THE SAME CITY AS YOURS!” (<- this is true)
Him – “Really? Can I have her number?”
Me- “Aw, I’m sorry, I don’t know her number (That’s a lie)… I only see her once of twice a year… And actually I think she’s too young for you…”
Him – “How old is she?”
Me – “Around… 16?” (That’s a lie, too)
Him – “Oh!! That’s really nice, even better!”
Yes. He’s a total pedophile…
Me – “But I don’t have her number…”
Him – “Maybe I can have your number?”
Me – “Uhm.. I don’t remember my number actually, but I can try…”
And he pulled out his phone… I pulled out my phone too and was thinking thinking thinking… Ugh what should I do?
Me – “I will try if I can get my number.. I will find it in my phone”
And I was scrolling through my contact list to find some hope… And luckily I had a phone number of a dude who used to live in the Netherlands, and I was sure this phone number was not in use anymore.
I typed it down in his phone, and saved it under my name, but misspelled.
Me – “Yep!, there you go.”
Him – “Did you save it with your name?”
Me – “Yes 😀 “
And he actually tried to call…
Him – “Hey, this number is not good!”
Me – “What? What does it say?”
Him – “It says this number is not in use”
Me- “Ohhh, I must have remembered the wrong number, let me try again…”
So I switched places of 2 numbers, and called to see what would happen.
And sure the Devine loves me, when I called the mysterious number; it gave 2 “toots” and stopped, like the phone was unable to reach.
Then I said
“Oh no! My phone is out of battery!”
And turned off my phone.
“But here, it should be the right number! You can try. But my phone is dead.”
I looked at the time again.. Oh god, 15 minutes to go, why is the time so slow? So I pulled out my sketchbook and started to brag my drawing and asked him “Do you like art??”
Him – “No.”
He was also talking so many times about we could see each other again in my city OR at his city, that if I came to his city I could stay at his place, or even in Amsterdam he had a flat, he had a car that he could take me everywhere, and I was like AHAHAHA NO, I DON’T THINK SO, he was even asking me like.. maybe we could see again, tomorrow? In 2 days? When are you free?? (I tried to dodge and lie as much as possible of course)
I was even thinking about lying to him him that i was a lesbian so he would leave me alone XD
And then he started to talk about how he didn’t like Dutch people and how he liked Asians.
Me – “Oh!, then you should visit Asia, it’s very nice!”
Him – “Yes, I know, they have nice body, nice face..”
Me – “AHAHAHAHAHAAAHA no, I mean the buildings, the cultures, etc.”
Oh, my, effing, god.
So, clearly, in this old man’s head, there is only woman, woman – oh wait, i was wrong, LITTLE GIRLS, LITTLE GIRLS, and is a completely perfect pervert… I can clearly imagine him “buying” an Asian wife from a small village – like those sick and rich Korean old men do to “change a girl’s life and make her dream come true”.. And apparently those men will be jailed for quite a while for tricking and murdering innocent girls.. I’ve seen so many news like that on Vietnamese newspaper.
Him – “But I don’t think I can find anybody as nice as you, you have nice eyes, nice face..”
And he stroke my cheek, I was like EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE and dodged.
At this point I started to freak out, and “oh look, we have only 10mins!!!! “
So he went to the counter to pay and I was thinking
“Oh my god, should I just run now??” “But today is the first day of the year, poor him and etc., ughhh”
And wow, Koyo was still sitting there waiting for him.
Then I walked him to the station.
I was trying to take him on brightest and crowded street, not just to be safe but also to waste time, so he would not have any free time to do anything to me. When we reached the station, the train was there and was gonna leave in 1 min, the leaving bell already rang and I shouted “YOU HAVE TO GO NOW OR YOU WILL MISS THE TRAIN” so i can panic him
If i were him, i would rush to the train right away, but he was sooo calm… wow, such a gentleman, of course we need to say goodbye… we shake hand again and he tried to kiss me, I dodged it twice so he kissed on my cheeks, and when he tried to kiss on my lips, I laughed and said NO. He ran to the train and I dashed as fast as I could out of the station, hoping he did make it to the train or else he’s gonna stay in my city for a few days.
I was laughing like crazy when I dashed home, and as soon as I came home, I pulled the curtain, and also used a chair to block the door (I know that’s too much but I just wanted to try it once – I have seen it in cartoon and movies, you know), and too bad the chair is too short to reach the door handle… fail.
Sooo that was my start for 2013, an adventure, a proposal, a free macchiato, a bit freaking out, a few compliments on drawing, a lot of lies, anyway it was so much fun 😀
Hope I will never see him again,