100 Chances - Ch 1
TITLE: 100 Chances
CHAPTER NUMBER/ONE SHOT: 1
WHICH TOM/CHARACTER: Actor Tom Hiddleston
GENRE: Romance / Fluff
FIC SUMMARY: Chances are things will not fall in favor of any obvious design, let alone those of our own contrivance. But, we must always pose the question of endless possibility: ‘what if?’ What if he’s waiting for you, just around the corner? Fortune may be fickle, but fate is what we make of it. (100 vignettes about meeting Tom)
AUTHORS NOTES/WARNINGS: …I hope to write exactly of these 100 chance encounters~ This is my first time doing this; I hope I’ve submitted everything right! *doesn’t know anything about Tumblr*
Chance #1: Feigned Ignorance
I was riding the subway one day, at some ungodly work hour when the passenger cars filled to the brim for the morning rush. Heeding my compulsive nature, I never took the seat closest to the door, a place generally reserved for seniors or people with disabilities, though surely, soon, it would become highly coveted by the weary traveler.
The train skidded to a stop with the shriek of its pneumatic breaks, startling me from my daze. Out of the corner of my eye, I glimpsed a well-dressed man in a dark suit and tie situate himself in front of the seat at my side, between the door and me. Though he stood so close, we never made eye contact, at least not directly. The man stared down at the iPad in his hand, seeming preoccupied, although his attention drifted vacantly at times to his black, polished shoes. I spared him a sidelong glance.
A faint blush ascended to my face, growing even redder as I endeavored to keep it down. My entire body tensed as he swiveled his head to look at me. His gaze struck me afresh, like a cauterizing bolt from the blue. He had the most beautiful, forget-me-not ocean eyes. They could only belong to one man: the Tom Hiddleston.