Tabby turned into the hotel lobby. It was a large open expansive room that made one feel part of a gallery exhibit, expect you were the one on display. Everything in the room seemed too far apart. Chairs, desk, coffee tables, even the people stood at arms length. Tabby quietly tried to click her heels along the marble floor as she made her way to the front desk.
“How may I help you?” a bright, clean shaven man said to her.
“Umm, you see..” Tabby started to mumble.
An older couple being helped next to her glanced over. Tabby started to get embarrassed. Her cheeks flushed.
“You see, well, I, uh, need a toothbrush.” Tabby’s palms started to sweat.
“Of course, ma’am” the man said, turning to open a drawer.
Tabby glanced at the couple next to her. The old lady met her gaze with a warm smile. Tabby smiled back. Her held breath slowly released from her lungs. Life always seemed more complicated than it was. Sometimes even the small things wore against Tabby’s reserves. It was just part of growing up; she guessed. As the front desk worker handed her the plastic wrapped toothbrush, Tabby looked him in the eyes and smiled.
“Thank you very much” she said with confidence.
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