Setting: English Inn, Victoria, BC/Canada
Time: 8:45 AM
Her room faced North. Lots of sun entered through one of the two windows also facing North, during the day.
The creamy voile curtains, kept trying to play their role, as an alluring privacy veil, tantalizing the sun, tantalizing…her face…
She was still laying in bed. Considering as usual, she never sleeps well at a strange room, let alone in a strange bed with a strange pillow. Whenever she’s traveling! And traveling she has been, since the night before.
Her ears usually lie with her on her first night at a strange hotel room. Except, they usually remind her of obstinate little children, refusing to go to bed! They are alert and widely awake, mocking her tired eyes, for wanting to close down the night and just…rest.
Her eyes are tired. Her ears?! An entirely different story! They are now picking up every single step in the hallway and every word spoken by late passerby.