As he crossed the road, Arthur already started to regret his decision. What was he thinking? What could he say to that man without looking like a damn fool? As he reflected on his impulsive decision, he kept walking and stopped just in front of the smoking man.
“Can I help you?”
The man’s voice was as attractive as himself and Arthur didn’t answer immediately.
“Need a light?” he asked, holding his lighter towards Arthur.
“I don’t smoke.”
“So, what can I do for you?”
“Hum… It’s just that… I saw you and...”
Arthur felt like a fool and the man was probably thinking the same.
“And?” he asked with a small smile.
“I… I thought I knew you but I was mistaken,” Arthur lied.
“Oh, I see. Have a nice day, then.”
“Have a nice day.”
And with day, Arthur walked away, feeling like an idiot full of regrets.