Written by 🍃Shantiamyatang🌼
Walking towards a big hall which has a large door made of wood, I felt very excited to get inside. When I walked through the entrance, I felt nervous because there were many eyes from those scary men staring at me. I guessed they were security guards or might be bodyguards. I noticed that they were not allowed to wear shoes inside the hall, so I took off my pink shoes and placed them on the shoe shelf at the side by that door. When I had gotten inside the hall, I felt like I was a princess. I felt I was so lucky to be there where I could see and meet high profile individuals in that costume hall.
I looked around the hall and I wondered why I had to be here? These people were very VIP and seemed like they were delegates from different countries. A few minutes later, there was a voice calling my name “Hey, Amy! They are leaving now! Hurry up! Don’t be late!” “Oh, yes! I am going!” I said. Then I hurried to follow those high profile people. There were about ten of them wearing jackets and ties, and some were ladies with beautiful expensive dresses. I glanced at myself in my uniform in the mirror. “Ah! Based on my costume, I am sure that I am a secretary to the delegation! Ha ha! That’s cool!” I smiled and immediately walked out the room following those delegates through that same big door.
“Oh my god! Where is the other pair of my pink shoes? Oh god! The delegates are walking very far now and I still can’t find my right side shoe.” I was so panic and asked the security guard there. “I don’t know. If you can’t find, try checking at the main street. Someone may bring there!” A big man who had beard said.
I ran along the street with my one piece of shoes. There, I could see many shoes stores. Some shoes were new and some were second hand. At some stores, the seller hung shoes on the store’s roof, and some displayed them on the ground. I looked at each store carefully to see if my right-side pink shoe were there or not; at the same time, I was looking for those delegates walking further and further from the hall. I was like: “Oh my god! What should I do now?”
I suddenly turned my face to the left side where I saw the other side of my pink shoe. “Oh yeah! That’s the one! Yes! That’s one!” I ran quickly to that store and pointed my finger to that shoe and told the seller, “Aunty, please take this pink shoe in the plastic, down. It’s mine. I need to wear it now and hurry to go!” The seller looked at me with her wondering face while taking that shoe for me. “Miss, this shoe is not pink and it’s just similar to your shoe but it’s not the pair of yours,” the seller told me. I felt disappointed. She was right, but I still wanted to try it on my right foot. However, that shoe size was bigger than my foot, and it didn’t match with my left pair of my pink shoe. I was so upset.
” Miss, If you couldn’t find another side of your pink shoes, why don’t you buy the new pair of shoes that could fit your feet and keep going to follow those delegates? They are still not far, you still can quickly to catch them on time if you decide to take the new shoes.” The seller talked to me kindly.
I smile at her and say ” Thank you so much aunty! I think if another side of my shoe is not around here, so maybe it may still there at the same place that I first left it. Let me go back and look for it.” The seller seemed surprised with my words and quickly responded “Oh! no, so you won’t follow those high profile people? They won’t wait for you and they are walking further and further now if you stay still for the pink shoes.”
” Aunty, I can’t follow them with barefoot nor new pair of shoes.” I friendly said.
“How could this old pink shoes mean to your life? “ I heard the voice from my back while I was walking back to the hall to find the losing side of shoe. The seller kept asking many questions and I kept walking away from her store and no longer heard her voice.
🍃”Sorry aunty, some questions need time to answers, some answers need time to understand.” 🌼I smile and speak to myself.
Few minutes later I arrived home and hurried to tell everything to my husband “Honey, I lost my pink shoes….” I about to continue he cut off my words “Honey, you told me 1 time already since this morning, and now this lunch time, what’s wrong with you?” “But I just lose it now and come back home to see you for lunch, how come I told you since morning?” I wondered.
“This early morning, when you woke up you told me then you quickly back to sleep and now you just got up for lunch with your messy hair and you are trying to tell me same thing, hmmm, listen honey, your pink shoes are still here at home and you didn’t go anywhere yet! you slept whole morning and you just got up for lunch now!” My hubby said.
” Oh my god! It’s just a dream!” I said. I really see my pink shoes are still here! I am so happy. 🙂