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“My name’s Henry,” he told her. “What’s yours?”
“Nina,” she replied.
He smiled at her. “Nina, a lovely name…,” Henry said.
“What did you say?” Nina said. “I can’t hear you! The music is too loud.”
“I love your name,” he said loudly.
Nina blushed and then music slowed down and they started dancing to a passionate love song. Henry’s face touched her cheek and she did not react. She let music drive her to a dream world.
As night went by girls were absorbed in their partners and nobody noticed time. Nina was busy chatting with Henry in a dark corner of disco, and when he bent over and kissed her she did not go away. She liked that warm feeling that flooded her body and wished it would never end. He kissed her again and again and they were still kissing when clock struck twelve. Nina jumped up.
“Oh, my God!” She said. “It’s midnight!”
“So, what?” Henry said. “You are not Cinderella, are you?” he joked.
“This is not funny,” Nina replied and tried to think fast. “I must find other girls!”
He let go of her and she ran around place trying to spot her friends.
“Wait, Nina,” Henry shouted, “I’m coming with you!”
She did not find any of them.
“They’re gone!” she said in despair. “ So silly of me!”
“Come on,” Henry tried to comfort her," I’ll take you home.”
He got a cab and they drove silently for some time.
“What’s going to happen now?” Nina wondered. “The hostel will be locked up. I won’t get in!”
“Come on , love,” Henry told her. “Don’t look like this! We’ve had such a nice time together, let’s not spoil it. You’ll be Okay!”
“You don’t understand!” she said. “I live in a nuns’ hostel and they lock it up at 11.30. I’ll have to stay out – for first time in my life!”
Henry smiled. “No, you don’t! You can come to my place. I live in a flat, you know.”
“No, thanks,” Nina replied. Now she started feeling a bit scared for some reason. The magic of night was gone all at once.
“I appreciate it though,” she told him a minute later.
When cab reached hostel, Nina and Henry got out and tried iron gate.
“It’s locked,” Nina said. She looked around. All lights were off. “Nobody is around,” she said helplessly.
“Ring bell,” Henry suggested.
“No way! ” Nina said. “I don’t want to wake nuns up!”
“What will you do then?” he said. “I can’t stay here whole night, I’ve got to work tomorrow,” he added.
“Go then,” Nina told him. “It’s not your fault after all… and I know what to do. The Police station is nearby.”
Henry said nothing for a moment but he looked at Nina in a way meaning ‘are you insane?’
He kissed her goodnight and left in darkness leaving Nina all alone. She hurriedly walked to Police station which was just a few meters away.