Blind date with a ‘conscientious guy’: what can go wrong?

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She had shaved her legs huddled in the sink of her tiny bathroom in her tiny apartment on Whore Street. When she rented it, no one told her that the street was known by the nickname “the street of whores.”

She had put moisturizer all over her body to keep her skin soft, smooth, pleasant to the touch. She had wrapped each strand of hair in a piece of cloth following a YouTube tutorial that explained how to get natural waves without the need for an iron. She had spent an hour of her life putting on makeup so well that no one would notice that she was, in fact, painted like a door.

He had shown up in a tracksuit. Minerva was not a cynic, the world had not yet turned her into a person who faced everything with a shrug, but it had thrown her so out of place that her first impulse had been to glance at herself in a mirror. She was gorgeous: she was wearing a dress, she was wearing sandals, her hair fell down her back in a shiny, wavy mantle.

Little drop. He had five days’ growth of beard and reeked of AX.

This is how this story begins. Meryem El Mehdati for igloo. How will this blind date end?

She had shaved her legs huddled in the sink of her tiny bathroom in her tiny apartment on Whore Street. When she rented it, no one told her that the street was known by the nickname “the street of whores.”

She had put moisturizer all over her body to keep her skin soft, smooth, pleasant to the touch. She had wrapped each strand of hair in a piece of cloth following a YouTube tutorial that explained how to get natural waves without the need for an iron. She had spent an hour of her life putting on makeup so well that no one would notice that she was, in fact, painted like a door.

He had shown up in a tracksuit. Minerva was not a cynic, the world had not yet turned her into a person who faced everything with a shrug, but it had thrown her so out of place that her first impulse had been to glance at herself in a mirror. She was gorgeous: she was wearing a dress, she was wearing sandals, her hair fell down her back in a shiny, wavy mantle.

Little drop. He had five days’ growth of beard and reeked of AX.

This is how this story begins. Meryem El Mehdati for igloo. How will this blind date end?