It was the 28th July, Rick’s birthday. I just had finished shower and I was putting my black eyeliner on and my new strapless dress with big daisies. I ripped my hair and drank a cup of tea; I put my shoes on and my red lipstick and grabbed my bag and went out. I went to the EMI’s studios to make him a surprise.
I arrived at the studios and waited for him to come out.
“Happy birthday boy!”- I hugged him.
“Thank you love!”- he smiled.
“I missed you!”
“I missed you more!”
We smiled and kissed.
“Look at you! All cute! I like that dress! And what you did with your hair?”
“Thank you! It’s new! Oh I ripped it!”
“You wanna rip mine?”- he had his hands on my waist and I gave him a little punch on the chest as he laughed.
“Ehi, Rick! Aren’t you going to invite us for lunch?”- Roger said.
“Oh screw you! It’s my birthday! You guys should pay me lunch!”
They were always being silly with each other, all the band.
“Well, maybe not lunch but I invite you for dinner in my place!”
“Oh love! You don’t need to bother!”
“Where you live?”- Nick asked.
“Three blocks away from here, in the number 3!”
“And the time?”
“Um…about half past eight!”
“Alright then! Have fun Ricky!”
“I will don’t worry!”
They all went away and we stayed there, smiling at each other.
“You are indeed cute and fancy!”
“And I don’t have a bra underneath!”
“You can’t say that to a poor boy like me!”
“A poor boy that is 24 years old now!”
“I’m getting old!”
I took his hand and we went have lunch and then, in the afternoon, we went for a walk and went to a little market. As we were walking through the market I saw an old man selling cameras so I went there and started looking at the cameras.
“Any of these cameras interests you?”-Rick had appeared with a record under his arm.
“Yeah, that Pentax Ashi! But I don’t have all the money for it!”
“How much is missing?”
“Sir, can you pack that Pentax Ashi, please?”
“Oh yes of course young man!”
“Rick? What are you doing?”
“Buying you a camera!”
“Rick, you don’t need to!”
He paid the man and took the camera bag.
“Here you go! A brand new camera!”
“What? Let’s buy films and take pictures, right now!”
I couldn’t deny it! I loved him! He always knew how to cheer me up and to make me feel loved and he knew how much I wanted a camera. We bought some films and I put them on the camera and took lots of pictures of us, him and me.
Around seven we went to my place.
“I’m going to start cooking!”
“Oh love, why are you having all this work?”
“Because you deserve it! And it’s your birthday!”
He smiled cutely and I went to the kitchen, while I cooked I started to hear music coming from the living room. Dinner was ready and I went to the living room to set the table as soon as the table was set, he came near me and took my hands and we started to dance around the living room, smiling until the doorbell rang.
“Our guests arrived!”
I went to open the door.