Abby was surprised when Charlie asked her out on date for the following Saturday night.
They met a few months ago at a coffee shop on a side street off of Franklin in Los Feliz.
They were regulars, writers,
seeking communal space to counterbalance the isolation of their profession.
They began to smile, make eye contact and eventually made small talk.
He was a welcomed distraction when she needed a break from writing a particular scene.
She was unaware how much her smile had affected him.
He felt as if she could see straight into his soul.