They arrived at the meeting point which was just a sign post in the corner opposite the one Millie had first stood in, though there was a large distance between the two. It had been easy to follow Ben through the crowd as he had gone straight down one of the closest aisle. the follow of people seemed to be thinning out.
Two people were stood next to the sign. The teenage looking boy was dressed all in white and blue, with a floor sweeping cape, a sword and a shield. The older woman, who was looking around bored was dressed as Snow White. Both ignored each other and only cast a glance at Millie and Ben.
‘They’re not here,’ Millie muttered, ‘where else can we go?’
‘There’s another meeting place in the next room…but they could’ve gone outside too. Have you tried phoning them?’ Ben asked.
Millie nodded, but pulled out her phone all the same. She looked and saw she had a text message from one of her friends. Clicking on it and seeing the time was only a few minutes ago, she read the text.
‘They are in the role playing games room. Do you know where that is?’ Millie spoke out.
‘Sure, it’s upstairs.”
‘They should still be there.’
‘We’ll run,’ Ben added.
He began pushing is way through a large group of people coming in and Millie darted after him. She tripped over someone and shouted back an apology. She thought they replied something, but the noise was too loud behind her. Hurrying up the stairs, she avoided a group of children, they were dressed up in cute anime costumes, but she didn’t know who they are meant to be.
Ben had reached the top of the stairs and was waiting for her. She joined him and then went to a long to a smaller room. Looking in it was packed, but she spotted her friends right away. She waved to them.
‘You should be okay now,’ Ben said.
Millie nodded, ‘thanks.’
‘Hey erm…do you want meet up for a drink later?’ Ben asked.
Millie smiled, feeling a slight flush to her cheeks, ‘yes.’
Ben dug around in his pockets and pulled out his phone, ‘Let’s swap numbers then?’
They exchanged numbers and said goodbye just as one of Millie’s friends joined them.
‘Are you okay?’ she asked.
‘Yep. I made a new friend,’ Millie replied.
She turned to point out Ben, but he had vanished into the crowd mingling on the stairs.
‘That’s good. We have too! Come and see this…’
Millie turned back and let her friend drag her into the room. Her thoughts though were on Ben and the hope that they would see each other again.