08-26-2011, 06:03 AM
Ch 6 - Curiosity
"Au revoir, Madame! Merci pour tout!," Liliana exclaimed at the old lady, as both her and Criss departed from the building. The old lady stood in the doorway and cheerfully waved at Liliana. Then Criss turned around and looked at the old woman, who made a mean face to him and said, "You better behave, ok kid!" Criss just sighed, turned around, and kept on walking without giving her any response whatsoever. They walked for a little while, without saying one word. Then Liliana stopped, and said to Criss, "Well, aren't you supposed to go to work or something?" Criss replied, "Well, now that you mention it, yeah I have to go to work." Then Criss froze as he noticed how Liliana was staring at him. She said, "Aren't you tired of your job? I mean, it's not even a real job. I know you had a dream of becoming famous in this country, but sometimes we have to be realistic. Maybe you should go back to the U.S." Criss looked down at the ground out of shame, but he wasn't ashamed of his job as a mime, there was something else in his mind; something that Liliana hadn't been able to notice this time.
He looked down, and put on a serious face. The tone of his voice became serious as well. "That is not my real job," he said. Liliana said, "What do you mean? I saw you do those tricks on the street yesterday. "That is just a facade," said Criss. "Then, the whole mime thing is just a hobby?" asked in ignorance."No," said Criss, "I told you, it's a facade." "But a facade for what?!," Liliana asked in a desperate attempt for trying to figure out this mess. "It's a facade for my real job," Criss finally admitted. Liliana was surprised. She didn't expect any surprises from a guy like Criss, who seemed to be an honest and timid person. Still, she hadn't found out the whole truth. "Do you really want to know what my real job is?," Criss asked in a deep and creepy voice. "Liliana began to have some goose bumps, but still she said in a shaky voice, "Well, yeah."
"Are you sure you wanna know? Remember, there will be no turning back once you learn the truth," he said, still talking in that scary voice. Liliana began to feel worried. But her curiosity was bigger than her fear, and she couldn't just say, "Oh, forget it," oh no, she had to know the truth. "I'm positive. Just tell me, it can't be that bad, is it?," liliana finally said. "Well then," he said in an authoritative way, "come with me; I'll show you."
Criss began to walk and Liliana just followed. He wasn't talking, and had a serious look on his face, similar to that of a sphinx. Liliana then asked in a low voice, "Umm, Criss, where are you taking me?" "You'll see. Just keep walking," he answered, without even turning his head to look at her.
Then he asked, "Liliana, what's your favorite holiday?" Liliana was thrown off balance. "What did that have to do with anything?," she thought. Then she said, "Umm, I don't know, I've never really thought about it. Why do you ask?" "You'll see, just wait a little bit more; we're almost there. Oh, and by the way, mine is Halloween," he said, as he turned around gave a freaky smile to Liliana.
Once again, Liliana felt worried, but this time even worse. Her heart began to beat faster and faster. She didn't know if she should keep following him or just sneak away while he wasn't looking.
Then she asked him, "Oh really? And why is it your favorite one?" He put on that freaky smile of his again and said, "Because you get to wear costumes" He noticed her preoccupation, and said, "It's ok, soon you'll understand.