On arriving at the clinic he was surprised to find it deserted, he was sure Myriam said that she will be there to help him to settle in, and get everything in order.
As he had nothing else to do, he started to set out his dentistry tools, and as he was about to finish he noticed his first patient. It was little Zander Bercher and his mother, Margaux.
Andrey (excitedly): Good morning, welcome to my dentistry! You are officially my first patient.
Margaux: Hey Andrey, I am so glad that Mayor Hugo finally found a dentist for the village, I'm very fussy about my children's teeth and take them for check ups every six months.
Andrey: That is wonderful, I then don't foresee any problems. Please lie down on the chair, Zander
Zander (wary): Sure doctor, but please don't hurt me.
Andrey conducted a professional examination of Zander's teeth and multiple times commented on the good and strong teeth he has. Marqaux felt extremely proud.
But just as Andrey was starting to relax and actually enjoy his work, he saw dearest Blanka approaching. With her was her nephew, Oliver, and his friend Branson Whiskers. As calmly as possible he acknowledged her and continued with his examination, but it was extremely hard to concentrate, knowing that Blanka was that close.
Andrey was relieved to see that Blanka sat down, and didn't stare at him while he worked. After a thorough examination and ensuring Marqaux that Zander's teeth was perfectly healthy, he turned around to Blanka and her nephew.
Andrey: Blanka? Welcome to my dentistry, so will I be examining your teeth or Oliver's?
Blanka: My teeth is perfectly healthy, thank you very much. It is Oliver you will be seeing.
Andrey (frustrated): Oh Blanka, that was a joke!
Without another word Andrey turned around and ordered Oliver to the chair. The next moment Blanka was beside him, starting to hand him the right tools, at precisely the right time, without him having to ask for it. Puzzled he looked at her, but she ignored him and just continued helping him.
Soon the examination was over, and Andrey was relieved to see Myriam arriving to her post.
Andrey: Blanka? What was that all about? How do you know ...
Blanka: Your next patient is waiting Andrey, maybe I'll tell you tonight?
Andrey: ... What do yooooo
But what felt like the 100th time in two short days, Blanka again turned her back to him and left him in the dark. It was hard concentrating on his work after the incident with Blanka. Andrey was relieved to find that Willow too, had no cavities, as he was unsure if he would've been able to operate a drill to fix it.
Another happy mother left with her child after the examination, it was then that Myriam approached him.
Myriam: Andrey, I am so sorry for being late this morning. Jacques is teething and I had no sleep last night, so I overslept. This will never happen again.
Andrey: It is ok Myriam, I managed. And, listen, do you know Blanka Periwinkle?
Myriam (smiling): Yes I do, she is my best friend. We went to college together, she did oral hygiene, while I was studying nursing.
Andrey (shocked): Oral hygiene! NO!
Myriam: Well, yes! And want to hear another secret? And I'm only telling you this because I feel bad for leaving you alone this morning... I think she really likes you...
Andrey was truly shocked to the bone, on hearing all this, but he had no time to waste as his next patient was already waiting for him.
After a busy afternoon, Andrey decided to stop by Pippa's delicatessen to get himself a little treat. He knew that men is not really supposed to like sweet things, but he liked cakes and Pippa's creations just looked fantastic.
As luck would have it, he bumped into Blanka. Andrey was again surprised by her being there, but for once he decided not to act like a love sick puppy. He greeted her friendly, and then turned his attention to the baked goods.
Pippa: Andrey, I heard to day was your first day? How did it go?
Andrey: It was good, and because I had such a good day, I want to treat myself with something sweet and delectable. What do you suggest.
Andrey paid for his cake and said his goodbyes to Pippa. Outside he found Blanka, obviously waiting for him.
Andrey: Blanka, hello again.
Blanka: Andrey, I would just like to apologise for my behaviour this morning, interfering in your work environment. That was very unprofessional of me.
Andrey: Oh well I will admit I was surprised, but I did appreciate the help.
Blanka: It was my pleasure ... and ok then ...uhm... see you around?
Andrey: Blanka... wait. Do you want to have dinner tonight?
Blanka: That will be nice, will you pick me up?
Andrey: Sure! 7:00?
At precisely seven 'o clock Andrey knocked on the door of CT 2, where Blank was currently staying. She looked lovely and he complimented her on her dress, and how pretty she looked.
They talked all the way to the Seafood Restaurant, and Andrey noticed that Blanka was impressed with his choice of eatery. Brooklyn Decker was waiting for them at the door, and warmly welcomed them to his establishment.
Brooklyn took them to a small balcony on the roof of the Restaurant which was a bit surprising, to them both. But the view from the top over the village was marvelous and they took a few moments to enjoy that.
After ordering there food, during their meal, and afterwards while they were waiting for their dessert they talked non stop, as if they had known each other for years.
Andrey: I have a confession, Blanka, ever since I saw you yesterday morning, I have thought of you non stop, but up till this afternoon I wasn't sure if you were a likable person. You were quite aloof at some points.
Blanka (blushing): I'm sorry, poor Andrey, I get that alot, but that is just my way of hiding my shyness.
After dessert they went down to the little pier, admiring the moon over the water. The restaurant was already deserted and they got the feeling that Brooklyn wanted to close up.
But before they left Andrey stole a little kiss from Blanka, and the butterflies in his stomach flew around so violently that he almost fell into the water.
The walk to CT 2 felt to short, and Andrey wished out loud that they night mustn't end, but true to her nature Blanka ripped him back to reality, about the early start she had the next day. He said his goodbyes and thanked her for an awesome evening, but not before he stole another kiss, and a much longer one this time.
And this time when Blanka turned her back to him, Andrey didn't mind at all, as that meant he could do his little happiness jig.
So how was this one? I hoped you enjoyed it. I was meant to write and post this while I was in Dublin, waiting for my husband to finish the conference, but it turned out that Dublin was too interesting to not explore on my own so I never got to writing the story.
I hope that everything will return to normal now, and I will try my best to again post a story a week. Enjoy your weekend, we are having a public holiday tomorrow, so it is a nice long one!