“Waiting Room – Destination Unknown”
The room’s brightness was its usual blinding glare as he casually walked in. He sighed as he heard the all too familiar laughter and boisterousness of the newcomers lounging lazily around, happily recovering from their intense adventure. He wondered where they were going. Never knew the destination until he saw the reservation and itinerary but he had a feeling, that strange feeling.
“Hey!” screamed one of them. “Did you also come from that insane trip?!”
He knew it was meant for him. “Um, yeah, I did.” It’s where he always comes from before work. “I see you all enjoyed the tour.”
“Well then why so gloomy?!” belted another with a roaring laugh that all the others followed up with in sequence. “It was so awesome! I KNEW we were doing it right!”
He smiled at their self-congratulations. He slightly waved at the four of them and proceeded towards the next room. The door’s sign read “Reservations – Check In.” He could hear them calling out pleading how much longer do they have to wait there. He ignored them and started closing the door behind him.
As he did, he noticed the quiet fellow in the corner just looking blankly down. He knew that type very well, too. He shook his head and quietly closed the door.
“’bout time,” Roma muttered with a smile that always disarmed him. She was sitting behind the large ornate desk they used. There were no lively resort-type pictures all over the walls like in the waiting room. Suited him fine.
“Yeah, yeah,” Artur muttered playfully back. “I see we have the next batch…well, them and that other fellow.”
“Yep! All yours! Your turn!” Roma got up, stretched and walked up to Arthur in front of the desk. “Curious?” she asked, stroking the back of his neck.
“Of course, but I think I know.” Artur replied with a cocked head and smile. He felt that sudden rush of adrenaline or what may be thought to be adrenaline. There was excitement to this job and he pumped himself up ready for the experience once again. Better than gatekeeping he thought musingly.
“Well, have fun!” Roma winked, patted him on the butt, and joyously bounced out of the room. Artur could hear the riotous laughter again and impatient call outs to Roma, asking again when is it their turn! He also heard some loud comments and cheers on her stunning beauty and half naked body. He then heard Roma high-five them on her way out. He chuckled.
Always impatient to get back to the fun, to the joy, to the utterly insane beauty and happiness of a heaven-like place they could only dream of. No one wanted to have to wait to get that back, to get back there. But rules are rules. And reservations are reservations. And itineraries are itineraries.
[ Welcome to the “Waiting Room – Destination Unknown,” an intense story of a trip we all may wish to make someday. A vacation trip we all hope for, that can blow your mind and fill your heart with such overwhelming happiness and joy, you may finally know what a nirvana may truly be all about. Our four unexpected friends have just done exactly that. They have been thrown together into a brief but ecstatic journey of pleasures and joys, a tour of the unbelievable, and now have to wait for what, they do not know. They greedily hope for more and can’t wait much longer. No one can. To get back was all that mattered here. But as always in an uncertain world, there are twists and turns we only see when we get there. Along with you, our four friends have unsuspectingly journeyed into ... ]
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