Raf awoke, as usual, shortly after noon. He gathered his phone, knife, jacket, and keys, and headed down to the coffee shop he was fortunate enough to live above. He walked inside, habitually scanning the room for new faces as he approached the counter.
As he's scanning, he catches one of the faces looking back.
She winks, raising her cup to him.
He gets his coffee and then heads towards the girl who winked at him. He spins a chair around before sitting in it backwards and saying to her "Hello. I haven't seen you in here before."
"I got blackballed from the last one. I think the barista had something against me. This place seems much more friendly."