Disclaimer: I am well aware that I’m not following the very definition of fan fiction. I know that the stories that falls under this category should only be weaved from fictional characters of books or tv shows, etc. (Although, this can fall under “etc.” *wink* ) But com’n, Emma Watson and Matthew Lewis has got to happen!!! They’d definitely bless the world with good-looking off springs. Unto the imagined budding romance! I apologize in advance if my attempt at sounding British would be VERY uncomfortable. I’m not familiar with their expressions, jargon or slang. Humor me with this wishful thinking. Besides, who knows.. It might happen. 🙂
Emma was exhausted from her trip. She didn’t even bother removing her coat and crashed on the hotel bed with a thud. She closed her eyes while recalling her day.
All those interviews, she thought, Oh god.. Those junkets tomorrow. I’ll definitely go looney..
She massaged her jaw while exhaling. Out of habit, she began to mentally recall her schedule for tomorrow’s chaos. While her line of thoughts were between her 6pm to 7pm interview, her deep reverie was disrupted by a beep from her phone. She lazily fetched it from her purse.
Matthew/M: Hey! Heard you were in town.
Emma suppressed a smile while replying:
Emma/E: Just arrived! So tired.
M: How long will you be in the city?
E: Don’t know, really. Maybe a week or two. Then, I have to fly off to New York.
M: Awesome. Want to hang?
E: With everybody.? Sure! Is Friday any good?
Emma didn’t receive a reply instantly. She listened to it while lying down, waiting for her phone to beep. With a curious frown, she looked at it again then figured maybe, he was in the middle of something. Emma kicked her shoes and resolved to call it a night. She took off her jacket then changed into her jammies. She went into her bathroom to do her nightly rituals. In the middle of brushing her teeth, her phone beeped. She half walked half ran into the bedroom and reached for her phone.
M: I was thinking maybe just the two of us..
E: Like a date?
M: Yeah.. like that 🙂
Emma didn’t try to suppress her smile anymore. She finished brushing her teeth then replied:
E: Um.. ok. So, Friday?
M: Yeah. Sounds excellent. The Diary? 7pm.?
E: Oh, I haven’t tried that place! Lovely. See u?
M: See u 🙂
Emma and Matt talked more about updates and what nots. Eventually, exhaustion took over and she was slipping in between texting and dozing off. Without realizing it, she fell asleep in the middle of replying to Matt’s story about Tom Felton’s recent funny antic.
First, the busy buzz of people coming in and out of her bedroom woke her up. Then, the gentle nudge from her manager made her open her eyes and turn to her right.
“What’s with all the fuzz?” Still lying on her bed, Emma asked sounding a bit dazed.
“We had a change of schedule and location, Em. The London Magazine liked to have your interview before lunch. And um, you woke up late.. I rang your phone a few times before coming here about two hours ago. You didn’t answer and The London was insistent,” Her manager explained all the fiasco while leading her to the bathroom.
“Oh…” was the only reply Emma could managed. She was about to ask where her phone was when her manager pressed on making haste.
“Better get going. They’ll be here in 30 minutes” Her manager shut the bathroom door. Emma stood still for a minute to take it all in. She exhaled. She then did what she was told and started preparing. The rest of the day went by like a blur as well as the rest of the week.
Matthew/M: Hey.. 🙂
It was a lovely Sunday morning and Emma finally had a break. She had a chance to use her phone every once and a while within the week but usually to reply or ask about any work related stuff. Her exchange with Matt completely slipped off from her mind up until she received his text.
Emma/E: Oh my god! I’m so sorry! I got REALLY busy I totally forgot! 😦 Is it still on?
M: Is alright. When will you be free?
Emma checked her schedule. She sighed when she realized she was unexpectedly packed.
E: I was suppose to be free this afternoon but I just got asked if I could run a few lines for a role. And.. I’m sort of engaged the rest of the week 😦
M: Sort of?
E: Errr.. very engaged..
Matt didn’t reply instantly. Emma waited while looking at her phone. She understood if Matt wouldn’t reply anymore. It seemed impossible to meet up these days.
M: What movie are you going to run lines this afternoon.?
Hmm.. Changed the topic. Odd. She thought.
They end up talking about the movie and what little knowledge Emma knew about it. It was an British indie film to be shot in Greece. She just received the script. She schemed through it but never got the chance to fully read it. She hadn’t heard any news about who were the actors to be casted for the film. She shared that she’ll definitely know more after the first meeting this afternoon.
Emma was a bit surprised when Matt took the cancellation of their date lightly. She apologized to him twice and mentioned that with her current schedule, it might not be possible to meet up before she went back to New York. Matthew would just reply reassuringly that it was OK. She frowned at his calmness.
Maybe, he’s not that interested.. She concluded.
Later in the afternoon, Emma went to the said first meeting for that British indie film. While in the car, she thoroughly read her script.
The story of the film mainly focused on an old couple’s struggle with their mute grand daughter who wished to become a famous musician and pursued her passion when she met and fell in love with a young lad from the city. The story was set in a conservative town in Greece in the 1940s. Emma was offered the role of the mute grand daughter. While reading, she felt moved with the grad daughter’s will and angst, the town’s discrimination against her and her struggle to stand up for herself. Emma now hoped that she’d get the role. But also, she was curious about her character’s love interest and wondered who were the actors considered for the role. With much anticipation, she hurried to enter the room for their meeting.
When she opened the door, a familiar face came to view. He was sitting near the door. He was talking seriously and rather animatedly with the director. He was so engaged with their conversation that he didn’t notice her. She just smiled then sat opposite him.
So.. that’s why he was so casual about the cancellation.. Emma finally understood.
Matthew Lewis was intently listening to the director’s reply when his eyes flickered to the person opposite him. He smiled broadly when he saw Emmma’s face. Emma smiled back. Trying to regain his concentration, Matthew smiled apologetically and continued talking to the director. Emma nodded then opened her script. She resumed on reading her role.
A minute later she felt her phone vibrated in her bag. She smiled knowingly.
Matthew/M: So.. about that date.. 🙂