Sorry, everything in my account just vanished, this is a repost.
It was a normal day. He woke up at 6 am, woke his son up, went down stair to cook breakfast –eggs and ham, the usual- fed Noishe while waiting for his son to get ready, eat breakfast, dropped his son off at his school before driving to work.
Kratos was a widower with a 16 year old son and an annoying white and green wolf dog ("I don't even know what he is!") he lives in a two story house and works a coffee shop not far from Lloyd's high school that he opened with his wife.
He arrived to his shop, unlocked it. He put on an apron and started preparing for the day just as Alicia arrived, then he went and flipped the SORRY, WE'RE CLOSED sign to WELCOME, WE'RE OPEN.
Just like any other day, he made coffee for his customers, chatting with some of them, just when He came in.
He was retying his long hair when the man came in, his blue hair tied in a long pony, a computer bag on his shoulder, he was wearing a business suit and he walked as though he own the place.
"Hello, welcome to Aurion's coffee house," Kratos greeted, "What would you like to have?"
The man's green eyes scanned the menu overhead before his eyes settled back onto Kratos. "Coffee, black. Kratos."
A shiver went up his spine when he said his name, how did he, he must have seen my name tag?
He hummed as he made the coffee, the piano music in the background was smoothing and the familiar clicking of cups made him relaxed.
Kratos gave the coffee to the man, "That would be $1.80, sir."
The man gave him $2, "Keep the change," he said.
Kratos gave a slight smile, "Thank you."
The man turned around and took a sit near a window, took out his laptop and started typing rapidly on it.
The day went on as usual, customers going in and out. Women randomly flirt with him –sometimes men-, Alicia took over when it was time for his break.
After he washed the cups and plates in the kitchen, he noticed that the man with blue hair was still sitting by the window, his coffee long gone. Kratos made another cup of black coffee and a plate of cookies and walked over to the man.
The man looked up when Kratos sat down in front of him. "What are you doing?"
Kratos placed the cup of coffee next to the empty one, "You were sitting here all day, and might as well make you another cup. Besides, I'm on break."
The man stared at him for a moment before nodding then continued typing on his laptop. Kratos started eating the cookies.
Kratos looked up, "Excuse me?"
"My name is Yuan Ka-Fai." He took a sip of his coffee, "Thought you should know."
His head ached suddenly; he winced but quickly hide it behind a small smile. "Nice to meet you, Mr. Ka-fai."
If Yuan noticed the wince, he didn't say anything. "Call me Yuan, everyone does."
They fell back to silence, it was actually comforting. Before he knew it, his break was over.
"Well Yuan," Kratos said as he stood up, "I should be getting back to work now, hope you liked your coffee."
As Kratos walked back to the counter, he didn't see the look Yuan was giving him.
By the time he closed the shop, Yuan was already gone. He and Alice chatted while they cleaned up the shop; Alice was talking about her fiancé, some guy named Regal. 'He's a nice man, Kratos. You two would get along great! And he's great at cooking too.'
Yuan seems familiar, Kratos thought as he walked to his car, Have I seen him before somewhere?
Deciding not to dwell on it, he drove his car to Lloyd's school.
"How was your day?" He asked when his son got into the class. "How was Colette?"
"It's okay I guess," Lloyd replied, "Dad, how many times do I have to say that Colette is just friend?"
"Could have fooled me." Kratos chuckled, he looked at Lloyd through the mirror, "I might not know a lot about romance, but I know the looks you've been giving her."
Lloyd's face went bright red; he muttered something before glancing out of the window.
Colette Brunel was Lloyd's childhood friend, along with Genis Sage. They live in the same neighborhood. Kratos would drop Lloyd off at Colette's house when they were kids, back when Anna was alive…
He concentrated on driving.
"It was nice knowing you, Kratos."
"Kratos, get out of the way!"
"Thank you Kratos!"
"Your healing spells have improved, keep up the good work."
Kratos woke up with a quiet gasp. His heart pounding in his chest as he struggled to even out his breathing.
"W-what, was that?" He asked the empty, dark room. He then hugged his legs to his chest and rested his head on his knees. "That was worst than normal."
Kratos glanced over to look at the time. 4:28am, two more hours till I have to wake Lloyd.
Tonight's nightmare was….different; it was like he was in a fantasy. The clothes were different, the people were strangers, the landscape was wide and beautiful and foreign, but the last part was what terrified him.
Kratos thought of the nightmare. There was so much blood, a shadow looming over him, speaking in Anna's voice. Anna…My dear Anna.
After a while, he lay down onto his bed, toss and turned a few times before settling on his left. Might as well attempt to take a nap.
He fell asleep with a deep voice humming softly.
And also I don't know how dollars work so bare with me.