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Aug 20, 2019 22:58:13

A sea of stars [3]

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Tim Subiaco

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She asked me which hostel I was going to so I told her. It turns out we were going to the same one. It also turns out is only one hostel on Tahiti. A taxi driver asked me in Tahitian-French if I wanted a ride, I declined politely in my middle school French.

β€œWait, you speak French?” she said. 

”Oui” I said.

She called her friends over β€œHey guys, I found someone who speaks French!”

Suddenly I was the appointed leader of ten American college girls going to the exact same hostel as me, all of them bright eyed and beaming with youth.

I found the taxi driver and he took one look at me and then the ten girls I had in tow and raised his eyebrows in disbelief. I shrugged my shoulders, c’est la vie.

The girls were from Berkeley and were in Tahiti for a six month field trip. They were fresh from campus and me, well I was a bit dirty and my body looked tired from my journey. They looked at me huddled and puzzled like a group of birds. This guy who is youthful but weary, bronzed from five different suns and with an ember in each of his eyes. They couldn’t quite understand me, I let stay like that. 

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