" Hello Nicholas" he said with a big smile as he kept watering the flowers. " How are you doing this evening?".
" How did you know my name was Nicholas?" I replied as I scratched my head in frustration.
" I know everything about you" he said with a chuckle as he kept watering. " Do you like my flowers?".
" Their beautiful" I replied as I looked at them with awe.
" I love working on them" he replied as he turned the water off. " Especially in the early evening when it gets cooler out". He took a sip from a bottle of water he had nearby. " Nicholas, what can I do for you?".
I fidgeted. " I wanted to ask you a question?".
" And what question is that?" he said as he slowly walked up the steps of the porch and sat down in the rocking chair.
" I'm not sure how to ask it" I said as I thought to myself what would be the best way to ask him.
" You can ask me anything Nicholas".
I looked right at him. " Why am I here?".
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