- Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:46 am
"What can I say? No holding back when it comes to my oldest, dearest friends." He grinned from ear to ear, pleased that she was happy with their current surroundings.
Once they were down and out of the jet, Tristan helped her into the towncar that would take them a few minutes over toward the ferry toward their destination.
Ahh, it was so refreshing to breathe the sweet, crisp air during the sunrise, untainted by people walking about because in the early morning hours; there wasn’t anyone other than the two of them and his crew in sight. Before he left, Tristan had informed his crew to be ready in case they needed to prepare for the return flight home. As much as he wanted to stay here, hide out for a while to play catch up on the years they had lost while they went their separate ways, Tristan knew that they inevitably had to return to the real world.
"I know, he said, turning to watch her as she gushed at the sights."I remember."
The car ride was nice, and the ferry ride even more breathtaking as they took to the waters in the nearly-empty ferry. Other than shops prepping for the day, there weren’t many people traveling at the dawn, and Tristan was okay with that. It just meant he would be able to transport Cora to the villa in peace, and once they arrived, they were treated like royalty.
It was like a palace, with two wide living areas. There was an old piano, a desk and a wrap around couch in the sitting room with the fireplace. The second one had a tv that looked like it hadnt been plugged in, in at least five or so years, but a really fancy couch and loveseat set and a fully stocked bar. The dining room was beautifully set as well, gorgeous refinished wood table with a vase of local flowers as the center piece to the table. The kitchen was well supplied and tidy, and looked fresh out of a home improvement magazine. The villa had that rustic, Italian charm but felt modern and cozy all at the same time.
There were a couple of people on staff, a cook and a housekeeper, who greeted them with smiles and kisses on the cheek. Tristan showed her around and once she was done scoping out their place, he offered his hand to her.
If she accepted, Tristan led her up to her room, where her luggage was already waiting for her. “Don’t worry, I made sure the villa had at least two rooms, but I’m right over here in the room adjacent if you need me.” He pointed at the door, and even opened it to show her that the adjoining room was an exact replica of the one she would be staying in.
In his opinion, hers had a better view, however, the second floor balcony had a perfect overlook of the sea, where the sunrise had already peeked over the horizon and let up the place with its white glow. “If there’s anything I missed packing for you, let me know and I’ll send for them. They’ll have it delivered within the hour.” He grinned. “I hope this is alright?”