“What do you think about my new song?” I signed when I picked her up.
“I love your lyrics. I don’t know how it sounds. Sorry.” She replied.
I smiled and signed thanks to her. She smiled back at me. Damn, never seen a genuine smile in a long time.
“How are you?” she asked me through ASL.
“I’m fine even though I haven’t gotten any scholarships” I signed back.
“I’m sure you will get one soon.” She’s comforting me at the time.
“Don’t worry, your mum always gives me a job. Let’s eat. Where do you want to eat?” I started the engine. I looked back at her again waiting for an answer.
“Any soup will do.” She answered.
“Chicken soup for the soul?” I tried to put on a serious face. She laughed. “How about the chicken soup at the top of the Great Hill?” I finally thought of a place.
She nod and that means she agrees to it. I think I’ve seen too much meme that I started asking myself why is it so easy for her to pick a place to eat.
We started to leave the house and went to the restaurant. It was rather a smooth ride with some bend along the way. She’s enjoying the scenery. It only took around 20 minutes to reach the restaurant. The restaurant itself wasn’t that big. The restaurant could only serve 20 people and we’re lucky that we got a table.
“It’s a beautiful place. How do you find this place?” She asked me.
“I’m bad at reading a map. Even google map. I forgot what I’m looking for. Here I am.” I proud of myself. “What do you want to eat?” I pointed to the menu on the wall.
“Chicken soup… for a person, not a soul.” She chuckled.
I waved my hand at the waiter. He nods and coming toward us.
“Do you want to order anything?” He asked while he turned on a tablet.
“2 chicken soup and 2 chocolate milkshake,” I replied. He frowned a bit and finally, he answered, “Very well, sir. 2 chicken soup and 2 chocolate milkshake.” He returned and bring an order to another table.
“I ordered milkshakes for us,” I told her. She agrees with my choice.
“So, how’s your school? Do you have any trouble?”
“Not at all. My new school is very nice to us. To deaf people or hard of hearing. It’s nice to know that you’re not alone.”
“Glad to hear it.” We made an eye contact and locked to each other. She suddenly smiles. I directly view the scenery, I hope my face didn’t get red.
She snaps at me. It didn’t sound like it should but she caught my attention again.
“I’m sorry if I make you blushed. I’m so happy right now.” She’s apologized.
“My face got red, yeah? Is it your first time seeing the skyline?” I pointed to the outside.
“Yes, I have never been to this hill as long as I can remember. Never realized that we have beautiful city lights.” Her smile just got wider again I think.
“2 chicken soup and 2 milkshakes.” The waiter interrupts us. Good timing sir I thought to myself.
Later on, I couldn’t quite remember what we’re discussing. Well, I could recall it if I want to but all I could remember was her bright smile and the wonderful city lights. We even spend 10 minutes in silence to enjoy the scenery.
I drove her back to her house before 10 pm. I don’t want to lose my job yet.
“Thanks for today.” She lowered her right hand toward me.
“You’re welcome. Looking forward to the next date.” I replied before I’ve realized what I’ve signed.
She would love to she signed.