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“The Name of Love” is a modern story about the love that has befallen two young people. The line of the novel covers the past and the present. The time spells out in the book describes various events and situations around the heroes, in time from 1985 until the beginning of 2018. The work tells about the adventures and choices of the protagonists and their relatives, friends and acquaintances. In the book are many characters, such as Pierre, Monica, Ina, Stella, Oleg, AnnA, Alice, Bella, Bob, Jack, Emma, Eva, Sergey, Sofia, Francis and many others. Apart from the conversations, meetings and communication between the different characters in the novel, there is also one-sided communication with themselves, expressed through their pets. This story covers the life and behavior of the protagonists. The places they visit and the places where they live. Paris, Spain, California, Odessa, Croatia, Moscow and Greece are just some of the interesting places the main characters are connected to. The emotional fairy that the book describes is so rich that one page will be a bit to sum up all the feelings described among the characters. The work contains rage, anger, pain, disappointment, joy, happiness, sadness and many others, but the most important feeling which describes is love. There are many strange situations and interesting encounters between different heroes. Apart from the relatives, friends and colleagues of the protagonist there are other described characters. Characteristics related to the heroes that are close to them for a short time. Despite the long period that the novel covers, history has concentrated over the last few years. The description of the past and its presence in the book are to complement the characters of the hero better. The work describes contemporary situations and the behavior of people in our time.The different types of hero having different thinking and behaving differently. The situations presented in the book are close to reality, but they are invented. As in every story, here is a part that is true and part that complements the truth in an exciting way. The places described in the novel are real and existing, but some of them have different names and no have exact location. The book describes the heroes life by covering their activities, their work, their relationships, their behavior. The places where the protagonists work are invented, but the areas in which they work are real for the 21st century. As the title of the book “The Name of Love” says, in the following pages you will learn how the protagonists will learn the name of their love.
In the time
Back in the spring of 1985 in Odessa, Ukraine. The 17 years old Alice with light haired dressed in a long blue dress to the ground, come out with her girlfriends from a school on a festive concert organized on the occasion of spring. On the event attend many people from the city and guests from other cities. The hall is full and the good mood reached to the crowd. After the conclusion of the concert the young lady and her girlfriends decide to go out last to not jostle with the other people at the door. To the door have two beautiful young men of no more than 20 years. The last out is Alice and befor her is Magda who is stumbling on threshold of the door and staggering to the one of men. At this moment Alice looking in the other man and meets charming brown eyes of Peter. Stephan lifts Magda and asks:
— Are you okay?
— Yes. Thank you! — Replies Magda and get up slowly. She smiles lightly but can’t erase the worry from her face. She pulls standing next to her Alice and says:
— Come on. We ‘il be late. -Alice quickly move her gaze from the charming man and bows her head slightly. Get going with Magda toward the exit. The two men look to the hurrying girls one of them with a rapture but the other with a mockery:
— Did you see how clumsy it is? — While laughing Stephan but from Peter’s there is no answer for more than 15 seconds. Stephan puzzling whats happen:
— Are you OK? — He asks with a worried voice.
— What? — Peter.
— Are you OK? What’s happen with you? — Stefan.
— I’m not sure. — Looking to the exit from where womens go out less than a minute ago. Stephen patted him on the shoulder:
— Are you fall in love? — Ask him while loud laughing.
— If it is possible at first glance-Yes! — He said with a low voice in which feel perturbation.
— Let’s take something for drink and go home. Work wait for us tomorrow. — Stefan.
After this conversation the two men leave. Then a long night spent in thinking on the next day Peter is decided to find the girl with blond hair and shining blue eyes. He interrogates his acquaintances for her and after a few days he understands who is the beauty woman which fascinated his mind. They meet and Peter suggest to marriage. The feelings from night following the concert is so strange and unreal for Alice. She can’t believe what happen and don’t understand her feelings. But she knows they are strong enough to say Yes, to Peter’s proposal. In less than two weeks they married. The wedding is in a close circle. Only familiar relatives and friends. This amazing marriage give them two wonderful kids in the coming years. The first borned Elena and two years later Jack.
At the same time more than 1,000 kilometers from there in Belgrade, Serbia, two families settle marriage between their children. The parents think the young people exceed their marriage age and will soon miss the time for wedding if they don’t do it now. The families of Goran and Sofia press them to marry. According to them parents the 25 years old Sofia should be married because most women of the same years are married already and have children. The 31 years old Goran is considered an old celibatarian by his colleagues and neighbors. Pressed by time and conditions Sofia and Goran consent to marry to calm their familys. The decision is not easy but considering marriages in the centuries and the millions of agreed weddings, they consenting. Sofia and Goran marry in the summer of 1988. Their wedding is splendid with many guests, friends, relatives and friends of them friends. At the beginning of 1989 borning their son Martin and three years later their daughter Stella. Despite the understanding between the two young people and their loyalty to one of another something is missing in their relationship. With the growing of children every year the tension between them increas and in 2005 year they divorce. Goran remarry for his divorced colleague from university where he teaches mathematics. Sofia stay alone in their apartment in Belgrade with Martin and Stella.
In this time in Odessa the young Jack is 17 years old and wonders whether to study at a university. Most of his classmates are decided to learning finance or technical science but it does’t pull him. Growing up in Peter’s and Alice’s loving family, he is not understood by his parents. Despite the love who they give to him, they don’t share his passion- the music. For the accountant Alice and policeman Peter the music is not a means to development. In their view only serious work can offer a good future and an opportunity for development. At the beginning of May the young man goes to a karaoke bar with his friends. Despite banning visiting bars for young people under 18 years old. His friends find ID cards from their acquaintances who have 18 years. When checking them in the entrance they stay unnoticed because are tall and with such hairstyles which misleads the security guards. After the first hour already drinked a first drink they decide to join to the party and to sing something. Jack loves pop music but the other part of the company is fascinated only by rock rhythms. After the implementation of his friends he decided to sing “Hero”. A tough but well-known song. During the performance Jack is impeccable and easily performs high and low tones. The way he recreates this hit amaze all visitors in the club. At the end of the song everyone geting up and starting to applaud him. He stood on the scene surprised front of more than 30 people who was fascinated of his voice. After leaving the microphone Jack go slowly to the table where are his friends. In this moment a tall, bearded man approached to him:
— Hello! -The strange man gave him a hand.
— Hello! — Jack looking surprise and gives a hand.
— It was unique. You have a wonderful timbre.
— Thank you! — Jack.
— Where did you learn to sing? — The stranger.
— I didn’t study to singing. — Jack.
— The implementation was like a professional. Do you sing in a band?
— No. I don’t sing in a band. — Jack.
— You have talent. I‘m an agent. I present many singers and I think may be we can work together. If you are interested. — Tells to him the stranger while giving a business card.
— Think about it. That who you own is not see often. -The man nods with head and leaves.
Stunned Jack doesn’t know what’s happen in this moment. Not realizes the situation. This is his desire but at the same time what is this fortuity. His friends congratulate him and the evening goes with other enthusiasts deciding to show their voice capabilities. He spends remainder of the time in the bar sitting alone in the one of end of the table, trying to understand situation. In the next day Jack tells abouth this situation to him mother’s. Surprisingly she reacts well:
— I know you have a great voice. I did’t want to admit it to you because I think I will lose you that’s the truth. I know I should not stop you, but if you become famous and you really make people happy with your voice, you will probably work a lot and we will not be able to see often each other. I know I must let you go, but for me you still my little boy. — Alice’s eyes start to wet after these words.
— Don’t talk like that. I will not abandon you. You can’t lose me because I love you. -These words so deeply feeling Alice and the tears start to flow slowly down at her face. At that moment the boy hugs his mother and whispers:
— I want to be happy. Music is the only thing that makes me really happy.
— For me is very difficult now but despite myself I will say that’s who I think is right. Try it. Call to this man. — Responded Alice while crying and pull of his little boy who was already a man.
— Thank you for your support, mom. — Jack’s look at her with hope.-I don’t know how tell to Dad for this.
— Leave it to me. You know what he is. Let me I tell to him. But now calling to the man. – Wiping his tears and smiled wide. On Alice face seen happiness and her eyes are gleam.
Jack calls the agent and the difficult part begins. Every beginning is difficult especially for a young man who don’t has financial opportunity to sponsor his desire. But Sergey is one of the best agents in Moscow where he works mostly and quickly finds sponsors for Jack. Producers, songwriters and composers to work with young talent. After three months Jack has two songs and one video clip. While working on the songs he understands for his big luck to getting meet Sergey. He told to him the story of how he went to talk with his girlfriend, who leaved him with phone call. After a relationship for more of two years he wanting to know why she leaved him and try to fix them relation. Tells how he came to Odessa to talk with her but she wasn’t at home. How he decided to drink something in the bar opposite her home while waiting her to come back. How while drinking beer he hear Jack’s talent and remaining dazzle. After this night he not saw his ex-girlfriend just a week later he known that the woman is in Dubai with another man. But despite Sergey’s sad story of that night this is a moment he will not forget because now his entry to that bar helps him to develop his career. At the same time that night changeing the life of the young man with a big dream. Jack starts to believe in himself and geting confidence in his abilities.
In 2006 year Sofia left her job as a chef and decide it’s time to open her own restaurant. Growing on children is difficult because her ex-husband is seen with them seldom and doesn’t help for them growth. Sofia decides to register Stella in a profesional school for the study of computers sciences. The lonely mother thinks that will help for a good start to her daughter’s future. In this time Elena studied for lawyer in Moscow and Martin was the last year in high school.
In the beginning of 2011year,18 years old Stella asks what she will do after finish the high school. Wandering she doesn’t hurry to think about it. Think to wait and see how things will happen. At that time she has a boyfriend Liam, a tall, black-haired, young man, studying finance at University in Belgrade. Fascinated by him blue eyes and a sense of humor Stella is so in love that she even thinks how they will live together in future and maybe they will get married someday. The time fly and everything evolves so quickly that at some time the prom is gone. She successfully completed the school year and doesn’t know what to does. The classmates talk about how they will specialize in different spheres but she still not have decision what will makes. A few days before the end of the application dates for universities, she decides to will try. She submits papers to different places with a desire for various specialties and after a month she understands that was accepted in the 3 of places the same specialty. Decides to follows this sign and enrolls in specialty for developers. Beginning at a new place and acquaint with new people, her opinion changes. The teachers are different, students too. Walking into the real world, is surrounded by better and worse people, by the more crude and the more loving. Stella sees that in the world of the big everything is different. After the first weeks at the university she met a awesome boy who is a year older than her. A young man with a good body, a muscular, wag. Man who telling about his many of entertaining experiences including parachute jumping, rafting, paraplaning and many others. A man enjoying a hundred percent of his life, slightly irresponsible but with many dreams and willing to risk to achieve the desired. In the mind of young Stella appears new wishes for traveling, entertainment, new emotions. The restrained Liam is not such a person. He would be rather shocked by the changes and the extreme experiences. Liam make appraisal for everything diligent calculates situations, effects of actions, fears of the new and look with distrust to everything in his life. Despite his kind character and the maintenance of the good mood when is in the company he not dive in unknown waters. A young woman who already is uncertain in her relationship decides it’s time to challenge her boyfriend. Тo diversify the situation between them, on the first Saturday of October Stella organizes a picnic with friends in the “Obedska bara” reserve near Belgrade. The company is not of many people they are only 6 but enough for a party. They going in the morning and by lunch are in the reserve.They searching a place a lot of time but circling gives them a good result. Nico one of the boys and a former classmate of Stella finds the perfect picnic spot. On the 5—6 meters of the river very suny place so that they can pleasure to last sun rays of autumn and delighte at the colorful of deciduous forest in right. Which in this time of the year have the colors to rainbow. The colour flowing of orange and brown leaves in the far turning into golden shades sheens of the backdrop of dark red and green leaves. The beauty is covered this fabulous place and the company enjoying to this magic spreading the blankets and arranges the baskets with food. Of course before the fun begins is need campfire. The boys go to look for twigs and fallen branches to fire flame. At this time the girls take pictures and prepare the plastic cups and plates. After about an hour at their humble little table have fruits, salads, meatballs, steaks and the hungry company quickly decides to try the food:
— It’s very tasty. — Liam.
— I don‘t think so. — Stella laughs.
— Then will have more for us. — Liam.
— Do’t talk. If you are not hungry give it to me — Adds their friend Anton.
— Let’s sing. Do you bring your guitar Niko? — Anton’s girlfriend, Claris.
— Yes. She’s always in my trunk. You never know. — Nico smiles and puts his plate on the blanket. After a few seconds he returns and all of them starting laughs. Anton didn’t restrain:
— Is that your guitar? — Company loudly laughter. — Whether that’s a gift from the teacher of the kindergarten?
— No! It’s my pocket guitar. -Response Niko with smiley face. — Ukulele.
— What? Kukle? — Claris looking at him with surprise while laughing.
— Ukulele. My brother gave her a few months ago. I carry her in the car for special moments. — Adds Niko.
— It’s perfect for now. – Stella smiles. — What will you sing?
— By order. Who pays more? — Niko.
— After a few jokes he decide it’s time for something wild and Niko playing a few fast songs while Claris quietly singing. She worry to would not get the right tones. Claris likes to sing but often her friends say to her to stop singing because don’t think her for good singer. Stella doesn’t think so about the girl which known more of than 10 years. According to Stella for each person there is right music, style and song, and the fact that one person can’t sing one song doesn’t mean that he can’t sing a different style for which his voice is better suited. Eating delicious food which they prepared on the flame and drinking beer enjoying to various rock and pop hits. Stella thinks that it’s a good time to share with Liam some of her childhood dreams:
— Liam what do you think of flying with a balloon?
— With a balloon? — He laughs at her. — How did you come up with that?
— Does it look interesting to you? — Stella asks.
— No! — Look startled and astonished at Stella. – It’s dangerous and old-fashioned.
— This is one of my dreams. To fly with a balloon.
— I don’t want to offend you but you need of more interesting dreams. – Liam
— What? — Stella inquired.
— For example, to graduate a university, to have a stable job, to have children.
— These are not dreams. This is a life. — Stella answers looking humbly to Liam.
— No! Those are dreams of life. Have you thought that if you get on a balloon and he’s set on fire there is no where to run and you will burn in the air or you will jump from above and will fracture all bones. You can fly safely only in a plane. You get in put your belt and go down after a few hours. It is nice inside, no wind blowing, have a place to sit, there is a toilet, a food and it is the safest transport according to statistics. -Liam responds seriosly.
— I know that but it’s one of my dreams. To fly with a balloon a light breeze to blow my hair and enjoying the view on the small buildings, the moving points on meters beneath the balloon. — She shared with rapture and shine gaze.
— Cheers! — Anton say. Stella moving away her gaze from Liam and stops with the description of her desire.
— Cheers! -Stella lifted her glass by beer.
— Who’s wants to telling a joke now? — Niko asks but everyone silent. -Come on. Why are you silent?
— Because everyone knows who wants. – Claris.
— I’ll can tell one about the rabbit and the fox. Do you know it? — Liam.
— It depends whether it’s that one abouth I think or not. – Nico.
— I can telling and you’ll understand it’s or not. – Liam. Nico nods his head, drinking his CCola and everyone looks at Liam to hear the joke.
After the lovely few hours in the reserve the company gathers its stuff and returns to the capital. When Stella arrives at home she has already decided her future and it doesn’t include Liam. The little test which the girl organizes for her friend not pass successfully for him. Despite Liam’s rational thinking and kind character she realizes that he doesn’t understand her and not share her dreams and views. The decision is not only about this situation but this who happened at the picnic gives her the opportunity to think more deeply about her desires. No have matter how difficult it is to split with your first boyfriend. After a few days she ends them relationship.
In the end of October in Odessa, Jack is already enjoying significant success and preparing his second album. One of the songs in it is with the famous Russian singer AnnA. 25 years old blond-haired woman, beauty with a gorgeous bust. Despite the obvious silicone in this area that’s necessary. There are plenty of talents and to stand out the artists take different actions. Some of them cosmetics other stylistics. Working together AnnA and Jack are getting closer and becoming friends. Working in night abouth them overall song and going together to participations and interviews for different radios finding a common goal, desire for success and development, love to music. AnnA has been singing from 6 years old. She participating in singing competitions of 15 age and working hard to achieve the desired results. She also sings pop music. In this style both fast and slow variables rhythms. On 10 November is Sergey’s birthday who is the reason to they met a few months earlier. Invited with at least fifty other people go to the party. There are so many people that the Sergey is lost in the crowd. Will be lucky for those who can see him and congrats it. From a glass to a glass and a lot conversations with different people some acquaintances others not Jack decided to sit in one corner of the room. In a few minutes AnnA approach to him. With a confident gait and smile on face shifts her hair to right sides:
— How is it? — AnnА
— All right! — Jack replied quietly.
— Why are you alone? — AnnА.
— I wanted a little rest. I tired of talking to strangers.-Jack smiled slightly.
— You know some of the guests.
— Yes, but not more ten people, but here have fifty-seventy people. I don’t know how many are they. — Then Jack starts laughing.
— I couldn’t find Sergey. – AnnA looked him indignantly.
— And I couldn’t. Maybe he lost around of the guests. But he may fear of getting old and run away. — Again Jack laughs with a wide smile.
— Or he is decided to buy a time machine and go back in time to make self younger.-AnnA is also entertaining and thats see in her wide open eyes and the strange mimics that appear on her face when she talk about Sergey.
— Will there be a cake? — Jack asks.
— There was a cake already.
— How so?
— Well, twenty-thirty minutes ago I ate a cake. — AnnA responds seriously.
— What is it and where? I want a cake. – He says with a shining face looking at AnnA.
— Cake with blueberries. Did you want to take you?
— No. I was thinked of something with chocolate or cream. I’m not eat blueberries.
— That’s was joke. — AnnA laughs. -The cake is chocolate with strawberries.
— Take me straight away! — He looks up at her and AnnA makes an officer’s greeting with her hand while answering.
— Yes, sir! Let’s go. — AnnA shows the table with cake to Jack and takes a piece of it.
— Hey. Why you taking? You eaten. — Indignant he says.
— Yes, but no one except you know. — AnnA whispering quietly with a smile.
— Leave the piece! You will fat.
— You seriously? — She looking bad to him. — I’m on a birthday tonight. — She pulls out of the table then looking at Jack takes little piece of the cake with her fork and tenderly puts it in her mouth.
After a series of jokes, alcohol and cake they wake up together in the morning. Beginning with a friendship their relationship rapidly developing and they are together all of time. Together they go to the cinema, walk, work, meetings with friends. Things are great to moment in which AnnA get offer for film in Italy. For the singer it is surprising that’s another her dream who come true. So far she has a lot of songs and albums and the rivalry is big. With the years competition grown and success get increasingly difficult. The cinema is something new and may be a good alternative if she feeling difficulty in music. She decides quickly that her career is more important of all and would not waste her chances of grow in career. They separated at the end of December. Before the holidays Jack stays alone and afflict of separation he closes at home. He decides that it is time to change something and move in a new direction. He go to Moscow to see her sister Elena. Thinking that far from the place where been with the beautiful AnnA would forgot her but it doesn’t happen. His plan fails. Despite the horrible week spends in Odessa this time brings him a wonderful gift. He wrote his first solo song “Next to you”. In Moscow Elena is so busy with her job that she doesn’t pay attention to him. He tour the city and purchases unnecessary things to reassure. He decides to see an old classmate who working here of several years like barman. They settle a meet at the “Secret” Club where Oleg working. Jack comes slightly before opening the club to talk without noise and fuss. Since they not seen themselves long and need of time to talk for everything.
— Hello! Is Oleg here? -Jack asks the security guard in front of the club.
— Yes! Are you singing tonight? — Surprisingly and with interest, the guard look at him.
— No, I come to a old friend. — Jack responds.
— I apologize! Oleg must be at the bar.
— Thank you! — Jack nods with head and walks into the club.
— Shumakov! — Jack scream.
— That’s not true. — Oleg stand up from under bar.-I thought you would not come.
— We agreed. I promised you if I am in Moscow call to you. — Jack.
— Oleg closer and hugs Jack with the words:
— Sokolov, are you? — Oleg asks with a voice full of joy.-I can’t believe. You are here. Sit down, now I will give you one drink.
— Go! — Jack agrees. While Oleg pours Vodka asks:
— How are you? How is on the stage?
— Normally. — Jack saddened.
— What happen? -Oleg asks with interest.
— My girlfriend leaved me soon. – He said with head bent.
— Cheers! — Oleg.
— Cheers! — They drink the shots and Jack makes a strange mimic. — What’s this?
— The secret of the barman. – Oleg approaching to Jack and winks. Then backs off and pouring a second drink admitting that he knew it. -I know. I saw the newspapers.
— Sometimes I think it’s terrible to be famous. Everyone is interested in your life and wants to know everything of you. — Jack.
— I guess.
— How are you? How is marriage? — Jack asks.
— Wonderful. Beginning a second year and now we will have a child. My wife is pregnant.
— Super! Congratulations. I’m happy for you.
— It’s good but the woman often make me to crazy. I love her but she is little crazy. — Oleg.
— You are very proud of her. Seem to love her. — Jack says softly while Oleg hands the second glass:
— For women, “It’s difficult with them, but without them even harder” — Oleg pick up the glass.
— Cheers! -Jack drank the shot and add. — Lucky! — Then smile.
— Now she’s pregnant. In all of time wants something. Constantly she not feel comfortable. — Oleg.
— If you’ll get pregnant and you will be same or maybe worse. – Jack begins to laugh.
— I am glad you are here. Now here will be a DJ and it will be cheerful. After 11:00 pm it’s full and it’s Friday night. — Oleg.
— Awesome! That’s what I need. A little fun. – Jack.
After many stories Jack goes to the dance floor where he look ridiculous after the few glass of drink. After many dance he stays near to a red-haired woman with big boobs. The woman reminds him of AnnA. Dancing too close to her he tries to speak with her. Suddenly the woman’s boyfriend approach to him. Strong and much taller than Jack. Angry of the drunken Jack he hit up him. Oleg goes to see what’s going on but besides his bloody nose Jack is fine. Oleg doesn’t let him go alone and makes him to call his sister. At that moment Elena is with a girlfriend and work abouth strategy for a new case where they work together. When Oleg calls Elena she worry and goes immediately. She is accustomed to protecting him from trouble and helping him when he needs her like in this case. Gloria also goes with Elena. The two women take Jack out of the club. In the morning he tries to justify his behavior to Elena but she is still angry and doesn’t allow a conversation between them. While he stands propped up on the kitchen counter with a painful face she looks for her keys.
— Where are you going? — Jack muttered.
— Don’t have matter. – Elena replied sharply.
— For last night I want … -He looks guilty toward her but she interrupts him.
— Don’t say anything. I don’t have a time. -Elena.
— I only … — Jack when again his sister stopped him:
— You are not a child anymore. There is no one to save you of problems. -Elena said and standing in front of him while watching him furiously. She turns and leaves the apartment. Jack wonders how to apologize to her but he decides it is better to sleep a little. Since his head will be bursting out of many drinks of the club last night. A few hours later he was awakened by the bell on door. He looks around and in seconds he realizes that someone is ringing at the door. He takes him wrapper and goes to see who is. Opens and surprised. He sees a low no more than 165 centimeters dark-haired woman with indignant face:
— Hello, Jack! — She says.
— Hello! — He said after a few seconds of silence. Not understanding what is happening and why this woman speaks as if they know each other.
— Your sister sends me. I’m here for two folders red and orange.
— Ok! — He replies and moving away from the door. Jack makes a gesture for invitation to the lady.
— Thanks, but I dont know where they are. Are you going to look for them? -She asks without moving from the threshold of the door.
— Get in! And I don’t know where they are. I must to call to Elena. -The dark-haired woman takes a few steps and stands by the door:
— I’ll wait then.
— Will not you sit down? — Jack.
— Not, I hurry.
— Do we know? — He asks. At this moment the woman looks at him cunningly and smiles.
— So you don’t remember anything?
— You and me … — Jack waving the index finger of his right hand between them and she bursts out laughing. After this lowers her head slightly and covering her smile with her hand. In next moment she looks to him seriously:
— No! Last night I was with Elena and we took you together. Then we met.
— That’s relieving. – He sighs heavily.
— Let me call to her. -She pulls her phone out of her bag and while looking for Elena’s name in the phonebook. – Jack asks her:
— Are you her friend? — But he doesn’t get answer right now because Elena picks up her phone. After a detailed explanation of where the folders are the conversation ends.
— I’m sorry. Did you ask me anything? I didn’t understand. -She looks surprised at him.
— Are you her friend? — When hearing question the woman smiles.
— Not only. I am her colleague. Gloria Volkova. -Putting your left hand to Jack. He gives his right hand and says:
— Jack Sokolov. Why are you giving your left hand?
My right hand is busy. – Gloria swung her phone with her right hand. -I really don’t have a time. I need of folders. Your sister said they were in her room. One on the bed and the other on the nightstand. — Jack do to take them and after more than a minute:
— Did you find them? — Gloria shouted.
— Yes. I’m coming. — Jack responds quietly. Getting out of the room to her sister, he asks Gloria:
— Why didn’t Elena come?
— Do you want to know the truth? — Gloria.
— Yes! — Jack.
— She is very angry for last night. She didn’t want to see you. But you know she will forget soon. I’m leaving. — Gloria says and makes two steps to the door. Jack stay to her and handing the folders:
— Do you want to drinking something tonight? — Hearing the question Gloria starts laughing.
— Are you seriously? Look in the mirror. You are drunk yet. – Gloria take the folders and open the door. Then she looks at Jack. — By the way, I don’t get out with brothers of my friends. – She goes quickly to the elevator. Her stylish gait like a model wich dressed in “Versace” dress attraction Jack’s eyes. He watching how Gloria moving tail which looks tight with the narrow pants who she wears. The suit gives her a refined and elegant vision like a true lawyer, but her movements are so feminine that they activate Jack’s senses. After entering in the elevator she turns his face to the buttons and with his right hand press the button parterre “P”. Then with left hand gently fixes her hair. The doors shut so fast that their eyes not meet again.
A few weeks later Jack decided to move to Moscow to have more development opportunities. but there is and else goal to be closer to the sweet black-haired lawyer. Shortly after him moving she agree to come out with him. After several meetings it turns out that these two opposites are fascinated to be together. They complement in many things. While one loves coffee the other loves tea. She likes fruits pastries he likes chocolate cakes. Jack’s style differs according to his days, his mood and his engagements. While his style is always strictly elegant and it is not only for the job. Jack is messy but Gloria is orderly. Five months later their relationship is on the brink. There are many scandals in their relationship. They can’t make compromises. Their strong characters are adamant and for them comes moment when they don’t endure. Gloria is tired of scattered and unorganized Jack. He is annoyed of fact that all of his things are displaced after her visits to him. Their work also is a problem. Gloria is very jealous and domineering woman who wants everything to happen as she says and when she decides. Jack is stifled by constant pressure and dozens of calls in the days when they are far from each other. At the end of July 2012 Jack went to obligation in the club “SantaBarbara’s” in Pieter. The obligation must be on Friday but he goes on Wednesday to prepare because there will be other performers and the organization will be more complicated. On Thursday a policemans comes to the club in the morning and closes the place because of problems with visitors. The club is closed to clarified the situation. An complaint has been filed against the сlub of admission to minors in. It turns out that the obligation is canceled and Jack decides to come back to Gloria and surprise her hoping to fix them relations and decides not to call. At the beginning of them relationship they exchanged they keys and Jack decides to take advantage of this time. There are no flights soon and he stays at the airport for a few hours. In the morning at 5:30 Jack is already at the Moscow airport. Tired of flying and not sleeping for more than 24 hours he still decides to fulfill the planned surprise. Takes a taxi and two streets before Gloria’s home stops the taxi. He goes to the flower shop that has just opened and chooses a posy of pink Lilies Gloria’s favorite flowers. Approaching the house and thinking how to open the door quietly and how to give her the flowers. To leave them confidential or directly to come with them to her. Going up the stairs Jack fix the collar of his T-shirt -type shirt. Which with its dark green color is in contrast with the pink flowers. Unlocks quietly and makes a few steps. Next to the shoe cabinet he sees men’s shoes least 43 shoes number black, patent leather with heel. His face froze and lightly places the flowers on the shoe cabinet. He doesn’t take off his shoes. Goes directly to Gloria’s room. He sees the door is litle open sighs heavily then quietly push the door with his right hand. Disappointed by that who he sees stays upright with a petrified look and in this moment Gloria rises up of bed with scattered hair. When she sees Jack her breath stops. She push fast naked man to her and he jumped from the bed. Jack turns proudly and walks slowly to the door. She follow him while the man dresses:
— Jack, stop. Please, stop. -He not turned around to not break out. Just says softly:
— Don’t! I don’t want explanations. Everything is clear.
— Please! — Gloria crying behind him.
— If I turn around it would not be good for anyone. I want to forget that who I saw. You not looking for me anymore. — He comes out and slamming the door, not turning back.
Pulling his suitcase down the stairs and breathing heavily, he felt that his mind would burst. Jack can’t understand how this so jealous and obsessive woman has cheated to him. He never expected it of her. After this obvious separation he doesn’t answer on her calls. It’s better for him to know nothing because he doesn’t want to hear more lies. Annoyed by the situation he decides that he needs some space and should not to related to another woman for the moment. He’s too hurt by happened to want to see other women now.
At that time Stella has graduated the first year in the university and her relationship, started before new year with the blond-haird Nikola who loving a risk, is in full swing. Them relations addicted her to motorbikes and fast cars. Relationship with 21 years old boy is so exciting. Their Saturdays and Sundays meetings are related to mountain walks with his enduro motorcycle, fishing, jumping with bungee and a bunch of other extreme experiences. Their exhilarating relationship make her truly happy. Even she can’t imagine how the quiet and modest girl from a year ago is now a fan of adrenaline and even an instigator of crazy endeavors. At university Stella’s results are impressive which is completely contradictory for her relatives and friends who don’t like her relationship with Nikola. In addition to daily entertainment, he love a partys and they often visits bars and discos. Stella doesn’t like the fact that he doesn’t like to dance but for more than half a year she has resigned to that thought. Though she wants to have to self a someone to dance because one of her dreams is to be a dancer. Being able to perform unmistakably hip hop movements and latin steps. To move with grace and lightness on the dance floor. For now she do well but if there was a way to be better and to have someone with who to dance it would be wonderful. Stella knows she has nothing to expect from Nikola still she has not see an electrical engineer to dance until now. At the university and in her class there are many boys studying engineering specialties and most are stiff, disturbing, without sense of humor, quiet and don’t like the extreme endeavors. But Nikola is different there is something strange and illogical about him and that making him so attractive to Stella. At the beginning of August they decide to go on holiday for a while. Stella chooses sunny Greek beaches. They reserve a hotel in Zakynthos Island and arrive at this unique place on 10 August. A slight warm breeze caress their faces. Stella shifts her hair from your face and smiley. Nikola is tired of the travel and looks normal as if he had been there before. After check-in they decide to have breakfast. Sitting in the hotel restaurant and choosing from the menu:
— You are very quiet. Do you like it here? — Stella asks.
— Yes! — Nikola nodding a head.
— I like this place. Here the air is enchanting. The hotel is great, there is everything, restaurant, pool, bar, disco. People are very smiling and welcoming.
— Don’t be so impressed. It’s early. -Nicola replied restrainedly.
— What do you want to do after breakfast? — Stella asks.
— I want to dive. Here have many nice reefs. You know I like fishs. -He responded with a slight smile while removing the glasses from his face.
— Great, but I’m scared. I not swim well. — Stella.
— Don’t worry, you are with me.
— I can’t. When I step on deep into the sea as if my breath stops, my body refuses and I can’t move. — Looking at him with worry Stella
— I will show you how to dive and not to fear. — Despite the convincing words of the six days in Zakynthos, Nikola can’t breaks Stella’s fear.