Two strangers, one unforgettable night in Vienna. A promise made at sunset can lead to a lifetime of love.
The train ride from Budapest to Vienna was uneventful until Jesse met Celine. He had boarded the train alone, intending to spend the trip lost in thought. But Celine, who was also traveling alone, captured his attention with her youthful exuberance and curious nature. They chatted like long-lost friends, and before they knew it, the train pulled into Vienna, and they had to part ways. But fate had other plans for them.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Jesse stepped off the train, feeling a mix of excitement and trepidation. He was in Vienna, one of Europe’s most beautiful and historic cities, but he was also alone. He had decided to spend a few days in Vienna before returning home to the United States, but he had no real plan for what to do or where to go. As he made his way through the busy train station, he felt a twinge of regret that he had to leave Celine behind.
Celine, too, had left the train feeling a bit sad. She had met Jesse just a few hours earlier, but their conversation had left a lasting impression on her. She wished she could spend more time with him, exploring Vienna and talking about life. But she knew that this was probably their only chance encounter, and she had to accept that.
Jesse walked out of the train station and onto the crowded streets of Vienna. He felt a bit disoriented, unsure of where to go or what to do. He had a rough idea of some of the city’s famous landmarks, but he wasn’t sure which direction to head. As he looked around, he noticed a record store across the street. He felt drawn to it, as if it held some kind of hidden meaning.
Celine, too, found herself drawn to the record store. She had always loved music, and the thought of finding some new gems to add to her collection excited her. She had no idea that Jesse was inside, browsing the same racks of vinyl.
Jesse was flipping through the records when he heard a familiar voice behind him. He turned around and saw Celine, looking just as surprised as he was. They exchanged a few words of greeting, and soon they were chatting like old friends again. Jesse couldn’t believe his luck. Here he was, alone in a foreign city, and he had stumbled upon this charming and interesting woman twice in one day.
Celine was equally surprised and happy to see Jesse again. She felt a spark of attraction that she couldn’t ignore. They began to talk about music, sharing their favorite bands and artists. Jesse suggested they get a cup of coffee together, and Celine agreed.
They left the record store and walked down the street, chatting and laughing. Jesse felt a warmth inside that he hadn’t felt in years. He had always been a bit of a loner, content to keep his thoughts and feelings to himself. But with Celine, he felt like he could be himself, completely.
Celine was also feeling a strong connection with Jesse. He was handsome, charming, and intelligent. She felt like she could talk to him about anything and everything. As they sat down at a café and ordered their drinks, she felt a surge of excitement. Maybe this was the start of something amazing.
They spent the next few hours talking, exploring the city, and getting to know each other. They visited museums, gardens, and historic buildings. They talked about their passions, their fears, and their dreams. They laughed, they disagreed, and they surprised each other. For Jesse and Celine, it was as if time stood still.
As the sun began to set, Jesse and Celine found themselves standing on a bridge over the Danube River. They leaned against the railing, looking out over the water, a sense of calm settling over them. They were tired from walking and talking all day, but they didn’t want to say goodbye just yet.
Jesse turned to Celine and took her hand. She looked up at him, and their eyes met. They both knew what was going to happen next. They leaned in and shared their first kiss. It was soft and sweet, but it held a promise of something more.
For Jesse and Celine, that one day in Vienna was the start of a love story that would span continents and lifetimes.
Chapter 2: Chance Encounter
Jesse and Celine walked out of the record store and onto the busy Vienna streets. The cold air hit them, and Jesse pulled his jacket tighter around him.
“So, where to now?” Celine asked, looking around at the winding streets.
Jesse shrugged. “I don’t really have a plan. I just wanted to explore Vienna today.”
“Me too,” Celine said with a smile. “Let’s just walk around and see where we end up.”
They started wandering, taking in the sights and sounds of the city. The more they walked, the more they talked. They learned about each other’s pasts, their families, and their dreams. They were completely different people, but they found themselves fascinated by each other.
As they turned a corner, they stumbled upon a quaint little café. The smell of coffee and pastries wafted out onto the street, and they both smiled. Without hesitation, they walked inside and took a seat at a small table by the window.
“Two coffees, please,” Jesse said to the waiter.
They sat in silence for a moment, just taking in their surroundings. The café was cozy, with dim lighting and soft music playing in the background. It was the kind of place where time seemed to slow down.
Finally, Celine broke the silence. “So, Jesse, what made you decide to travel through Europe?”
Jesse leaned back in his chair, thinking. “I don’t know. I guess I just wanted to see the world. My job back home was suffocating me, and I needed to break free from it.”
Celine could relate. “I understand that. I’m studying literature in Paris, but sometimes it feels like I’m just going through the motions. I want to experience life, not just read about it.”
Jesse nodded in agreement. “Exactly. That’s what traveling is all about, right? Seeing the world for yourself, experiencing everything it has to offer.”
Their coffees arrived, and they took sips, savoring the warmth. They continued talking for hours, losing track of time. They talked about everything, from their favorite movies to their deepest fears.
As the night wore on, they realized they should probably head back to their respective hostels. They walked out of the café and onto the street, the cold air hitting them again.
“I had a really nice time tonight,” Jesse said, smiling at Celine.
“Me too,” Celine replied, returning the smile. “Thanks for inviting me to that café. It was perfect.”
They stood there for a moment, looking at each other, the electric tension between them palpable. Finally, Jesse broke the silence.
“Hey, do you want to walk around a bit more before we part ways? There’s something about Vienna at night that’s just magical.”
Celine hesitated for a moment before nodding. “Sure, I’d like that.”
They walked aimlessly through the dark streets, taking in the beauty of the city at night. They talked and laughed, completely lost in each other’s company.
Before they knew it, they found themselves standing in front of a small park. They could see the outline of a statue in the distance, and the moonlight cast a soft glow over everything.
“This is beautiful,” Celine said, looking around in awe.
Jesse took her hand and led her towards the statue. As they got closer, they could see that it was of a man and a woman, locked in an embrace. It was a simple statue, but there was something about it that spoke to them.
They stood in front of the statue, their eyes locked. Jesse took a step closer, and Celine could feel her heart racing. She could feel the intensity of his gaze on her, and it was all she could do to hold her nerve.
Without warning, he leaned in and kissed her. It was a soft, gentle kiss, but it ignited something in both of them. They pulled away, looking into each other’s eyes, and smiled.
“I don’t know what it is about you, Celine,” Jesse said, his voice barely above a whisper. “But I feel like we’ve known each other forever.”
Celine felt tears prick at the corners of her eyes. It was as if he had read her mind. “I feel the same way, Jesse.”
They stood there, holding each other, not wanting to let go. But they knew they had to.
“I should go,” Celine said reluctantly. “I have an early class tomorrow.”
Jesse nodded, his eyes still on her. “Yeah, I should probably get back too. It’s been quite a day.”
They walked back towards the city center, the quiet streets enveloping them. They arrived at the train station, and Jesse turned to Celine.
“Can I see you again tomorrow?” he asked, his voice hopeful.
Celine’s heart lifted. “I’d like that.”
They exchanged numbers and said their goodbyes, both feeling like something incredible had just happened. They walked away from each other, turning back occasionally to catch a glimpse of the other.
As Celine walked back to her hostel, she couldn’t help but smile. There was something about Jesse that had captivated her, and she knew she was in deep trouble. But she couldn’t bring herself to care. All she knew was that she had to see him again, no matter what.
Chapter 3: Getting to Know Each Other
Jesse and Celine walked through the streets of Vienna, sipping coffee and enjoying the sights. The sun was shining, and the city was alive with activity. Jesse couldn’t believe how easy it was to talk to Celine. He felt like he had known her for years.
They walked past a street performer playing the accordion, and Jesse stopped to listen. Celine watched him as he closed his eyes, swaying to the music. She thought he looked so carefree, so different from the cynical persona he had portrayed earlier on the train.
“What are you thinking?” she asked him.
“I’m just enjoying the music. It’s nice to take a break from all the noise in my head sometimes.”
Celine nodded. “I know what you mean. Sometimes I just need to escape from my own thoughts.”
They walked on, talking about everything from their favorite books to their political beliefs. Jesse found himself fascinated by Celine’s intelligence and wit. She challenged him in a way that he hadn’t experienced in a long time.
As they approached a beautiful park, Celine suggested they take a break and sit on a bench. They sat in silence for a few moments, enjoying the warm sun on their faces.
“I have a question for you,” Jesse said suddenly.
Celine turned to him. “What’s that?”
“What do you think happens after we die?”
Celine raised her eyebrows. “That’s a heavy question.”
“I know, sorry. It’s just something I’ve been thinking about lately.”
Celine thought for a moment. “Well, I don’t believe in heaven or hell, if that’s what you mean. I think death is just the end. But I also think that our energy, our consciousness, whatever you want to call it, never really goes away. It just gets absorbed back into the universe, like we’re all connected somehow.”
Jesse was impressed. “That’s a beautiful way to look at it.”
Celine smiled. “What about you?”
“I don’t know. I guess I’m still figuring it out.”
They sat in silence again, watching the people in the park. Jesse felt so comfortable with Celine, like he could tell her anything.
“Can I ask you something else?” he said.
“Why did you come to Europe?”
Celine looked away, a sad look crossing her face. “My grandmother died, and I needed to get away from everything. I just wanted to be alone with my thoughts for a while.”
Jesse reached out and took her hand. “I’m sorry. That must have been really hard.”
Celine squeezed his hand. “It was. But being here with you, it’s nice. It’s like a distraction from everything else.”
Jesse felt a strange sensation in his chest. He didn’t want to think about the fact that tonight might be the only night they spent together. He wanted to hold onto this feeling, this moment, forever.
They spent the rest of the afternoon wandering around Vienna, talking and laughing. As the sun began to set, Jesse suggested they get some dinner.
“There’s a little restaurant I know, if you’re interested,” he said.
Celine smiled. “Lead the way.”
As they walked, Jesse couldn’t help but feel like this was the beginning of something special. He didn’t know where it was going to go, but he knew he wanted to find out.
Chapter 4: Exploring Vienna
Jesse and Celine step out of the hotel, ready to explore the city of Vienna. They feel refreshed and rejuvenated after a good night’s sleep, eager to discover what the city has to offer. They walk hand in hand, taking in the sights and sounds around them.
As they stroll through the streets, they come across a street performer playing a beautiful melody on his guitar. Jesse and Celine stop to listen, mesmerized by the music. The guitar player notices them and smiles, nodding in appreciation. Jesse takes out a few coins and drops them in the hat sitting in front of the musician.
“Thank you,” the guitarist says, as Jesse and Celine continue their walk.
Soon, they reach the St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a magnificent gothic structure that dominates the city skyline. They marvel at its intricate architecture and the sheer scale of the building. Jesse suggests they go inside, and Celine agrees.
Once inside, they are struck by the solemnity of the place. The cathedral is dimly lit, and the air is heavy with the scent of incense. They walk down the aisles, admiring the stained glass windows and the various altarpieces. Jesse is fascinated by the history of the church, while Celine is drawn to the quiet contemplation the place offers.
As they exit the cathedral, they realize that they are hungry. Jesse suggests they find a café and grab a bite to eat. They walk down the street, looking for a place that seems inviting. They finally settle on a cozy little café with tables spilling out onto the sidewalk.
Jesse and Celine order coffee and croissants, and settle into their seats. They watch the world go by as they eat, chatting about their families and friends. They talk about their childhoods, and the paths that led them to where they are now. Celine shares her love for poetry, and recites a few lines from one of her favorite poems.
Jesse listens, captivated by Celine’s passion. He tells her about his dream of becoming a writer, and how he has been working on a novel for the past year. Celine encourages him, telling him that he has a talent for writing, and that he should pursue it.
Jesse thanks her, feeling a surge of confidence. He has never shared his writing with anyone before, and Celine’s words of support give him a renewed sense of purpose.
As they finish their meal, they take a leisurely walk through the city, admiring the architecture and the art that surrounds them. They stop at a park and sit on a bench, watching the children play. Jesse thinks about his childhood, and how he used to spend hours playing in the park with his friends. Celine talks about her love for traveling, and the places she has visited in the past.
As the day begins to draw to a close, Jesse and Celine realize that they have spent the entire day together, and that they have never felt more comfortable with anyone else. They walk back to the hotel, lost in thought, hoping that their time together will not end too soon.
Chapter 5: A Deepening Connection
The city of Vienna buzzed with the sounds of life, but to Jesse and Celine, it felt as if they were in a world of their own. They walked along the Danube Canal, their hands clasped together, the only sound being the gentle lapping of the water against the stone banks.
Celine smiled at Jesse, her eyes bright with excitement. “I can’t believe we’re in Vienna,” she said, “I’ve always wanted to come here.”
Jesse returned her smile, feeling a sense of warmth spread throughout his body. “I’m glad we’re here together,” he replied.
They strolled along, taking in the sights and sounds of the city. As they passed a street musician, they stopped to listen to his violin. Celine closed her eyes, swaying to the music, lost in the moment.
Jesse watched her, his heart swelling with affection. He reached out and took her hand, pulling her close to him. “You’re beautiful,” he whispered.
Celine opened her eyes, looking up at him. She felt her cheeks flush with heat. “Thank you,” she said softly.
As they continued their walk, they talked about their lives. Jesse told her about his hometown in Texas, and Celine shared stories about growing up in Paris. They laughed, joked, and shared intimate moments, feeling as if they had known each other for years.
As they approached a park, Jesse stopped and turned to Celine. “Would you like to sit down and rest for a bit?” he asked.
Celine nodded, and they found a bench under a tree. They sat down, Celine leaning her head on Jesse’s shoulder, feeling the warmth of his body against hers.
They talked about their dreams, their hopes, and their fears. Celine shared her love of music, her desire to travel, and her fear of not finding her place in the world. Jesse told her about his love of writing, his desire to make a difference in the world, and his fear of not living up to his potential.
As the sun began to set, they realized how much time had flown by. Celine sat up, looking at her watch. “We’ve been talking for hours,” she said, “we should probably start heading back.”
Jesse nodded, feeling a pang of sadness. He didn’t want the day to end, but he knew that they had to face reality. They stood up, and he took her hand, giving it a gentle squeeze.
As they walked back to the city center, they walked in silence, lost in thought. They both knew that their time together was limited, and that they would have to part ways soon. But neither of them wanted to think about that just yet.
As they reached the city center, Jesse turned to Celine, his eyes searching hers. “I don’t know what tomorrow holds,” he said, “but I do know that I don’t want this day to end.”
Celine looked at him, feeling her heart skip a beat. “I know what you mean,” she replied, “it’s been an amazing day.”
Jesse leaned in, brushing his lips against hers. Celine closed her eyes, feeling her body respond to his touch. They pulled away, looking at each other, their eyes filled with longing.
“I don’t want to say goodbye,” Jesse said softly.
Celine took his hand, looking at him. “Me neither,” she said, “but we have to face reality.”
Jesse nodded, feeling a sense of sadness wash over him. He knew that they would have to part ways soon, but he didn’t know how he was going to do it.
As they walked towards the train station, their hands clasped together, they both knew that this was just the beginning of something special. They didn’t know what the future held, but they knew that they had a deepening connection that would last a lifetime.
Chapter 6: The First Kiss
Jesse and Celine walked in silence, holding hands, as they made their way through the dark streets of Vienna. They didn’t want to part ways just yet, so they decided to walk aimlessly through the city. The silence between them was not uncomfortable, rather, it was filled with anticipation and excitement. The tension was palpable.
As they turned a corner, they saw a small park in front of them. The park was dimly lit, but they could see a few couples scattered around, sitting on benches or walking hand in hand. Jesse suggested they go into the park to sit down, and Celine agreed.
They found a bench that was hidden in the shadows, away from the others. They sat down, and Jesse put his arm around Celine. She leaned her head on his shoulder, and they sat there in silence, enjoying the moment.
After a few moments, Jesse turned his head and looked at Celine. She looked up at him, and their eyes locked. In that moment, they both knew what was about to happen.
Jesse leaned in and kissed her softly on the lips. Celine responded eagerly, and their kiss deepened. They kissed for what felt like hours, lost in each other’s embrace.
When they finally pulled away, they were both breathless. They looked at each other, and Jesse smiled.
“That was amazing,” he said.
Celine blushed and smiled back at him. “Yes, it was. I’m glad we did that.”
They sat there for a while longer, talking and laughing. They talked about everything, from their favorite books to their favorite songs. They talked about their dreams and aspirations, and what they hoped to achieve in life. They both felt like they had known each other forever.
As the night wore on, they realized that they had to go. It was getting late, and Celine had to catch her train back to Paris early in the morning.
Jesse walked Celine back to her hotel, and they said their goodbyes. They hugged each other, and Jesse kissed her on the forehead.
“Goodnight, Celine. I’ll never forget this night.”
“Goodnight, Jesse. I won’t either. Thank you for everything.”
As Celine walked into the hotel, she turned around and waved. Jesse waved back, and then he was gone.
Celine lay in bed that night, thinking about Jesse. She couldn’t believe how much they had connected in just one night. She knew that she was falling in love with him, and she didn’t know what to do about it. She didn’t know if she would ever see him again, and the thought of that made her sad.
But for now, she was content. She had had an amazing night, and she knew that she would always remember it.
Chapter 7: Reservations
Jesse and Celine walked hand in hand through the streets of Vienna. It was one of those rare warm October days that manage to catch people off guard with sunshine and blue skies. They had been together for over 12 hours now but it felt like they had known each other for a lifetime. Yet, as they walked through the city, a nagging feeling crept up on both of them. The knowledge that time was running out.
Celine spoke first. “I’m afraid of what will happen once we leave each other. We live in different countries, and I don’t know when we will see each other again.”
Jesse nodded, “I know, it’s tough. But isn’t it better to have had this experience, to have met each other, to have had this one day together?”
“I don’t know,” Celine sighed. “I don’t want to lose you.”
Jesse stopped walking, and turned to face her. “Hey, you’re not going to lose me. We’ll keep in touch. We’ll write letters, call each other, and visit when we can. We’ll make it work.”
Celine looked at Jesse, a smile slowly spreading across her face. “Yeah, you’re right. We’ll make it work.”
They resumed walking, their hands clasped tightly together. They talked about their fears, their hopes, and their dreams. They talked about the future, and what it might hold for them.
As the sun began to set, Jesse and Celine found themselves sitting on a bench in a park, watching the fountain in the center. They were silent for a while, lost in thought.
“I never thought I would meet someone like you,” Jesse said, breaking the silence.
“Someone like me?” Celine asked, turning to him.
“Yeah, someone who gets me, who understands me. Someone who shares my sense of humor and my beliefs.”
Celine smiled. “I feel the same way about you. It’s like we’re meant to be together, even though we just met.”
Jesse reached for Celine’s hand and held it tightly. “I don’t want this day to end.”
“Neither do I,” Celine said, leaning her head on Jesse’s shoulder. “But we have to face reality. We have to go back to our lives.”
Jesse nodded. “I know. But let’s not think about that right now. Let’s just enjoy the moment.”
They sat there for a while longer, watching the fountain and the people walking by. They talked about their favorite books, movies, and music. They laughed, they joked, they shared stories.
As the evening wore on, the sky turned from blue to orange to pink. The sun had disappeared behind the buildings, leaving behind a beautiful sunset. Jesse and Celine stood up, and started walking back to the train station.
“I don’t want to say goodbye,” Celine said, tears welling up in her eyes.
Jesse took her in his arms, holding her tightly. “We’ll see each other again. I promise.”
They kissed, a long, lingering kiss that spoke volumes about their feelings for each other. Then they parted, each walking in opposite directions towards their trains.
Jesse turned and looked back at Celine, who was waving goodbye. He felt a lump in his throat, and tears in his eyes. He knew that he had fallen in love with her, and that this day would forever be etched in his memory.
Chapter 8: Dancing in the Moonlight
As they walked out of the restaurant, the night had turned chilly, and Jesse instinctively draped his jacket over Celine’s shoulders, pulling her close to him. They walked along the streets of Vienna, admiring the beautiful buildings, the city lights, and the full moon in the sky.
Celine stopped as she saw a street performer playing a guitar, and she smiled. Jesse asked her if she wanted to dance, and she nodded, taking his hand. They swayed slowly to the music, lost in their own world, their eyes locked on each other.
“You know, I haven’t danced like this in a long time,” Celine whispered.
“Me neither,” Jesse replied, “But with you, it feels so natural.”
Jesse twirled Celine around, and they laughed, enjoying the moment. As the song ended, they moved away from the crowd, finding a quiet spot at the edge of a fountain.
They sat down, their feet dangling in the water, and talked about their dreams and aspirations. Celine shared her passion for the environment, her love of hiking, and her desire to travel the world. Jesse revealed his love for writing, his fascination with politics, and his dream of becoming a novelist.
“I wish I could stay here with you forever,” Jesse said, looking into her eyes.
“Me too,” Celine replied, “But who knows what the future holds?”
They sat there in silence, watching the moon and the stars, lost in their thoughts. Jesse felt a surge of emotion, and he reached out to take her hand, feeling her fingers intertwine with his.
They looked at each other, their faces illuminated by the moonlight, and without a word, they leaned in and kissed. It was a soft, tender kiss, filled with emotion and longing.
As they pulled away, Jesse looked at Celine and said, “I think we should take a walk.”
Celine nodded, and they got up, holding hands, and walked along the streets of Vienna. They talked about everything and nothing, enjoying each other’s company, and the warmth of each other’s touch.
As they reached the end of the street, they stopped in front of a beautiful building, bathed in the soft light of the moon. Jesse pointed to it, and said, “That’s my favorite building in Vienna.”
Celine looked at him and smiled, “Why don’t you tell me about it?”
So Jesse began to tell her the story of the building, its history, and its significance. He talked about his love for Vienna, and how he felt that he could spend a lifetime exploring its streets and buildings.
Celine listened intently, hanging on to every word, feeling herself fall deeper and deeper in love with this man she had just met. As they walked back to the hotel, Jesse turned to her and said, “I don’t know what the future holds, but I know that I want to spend every moment with you.”
Celine smiled and replied, “I feel the same way.”
They hugged each other tightly, feeling the warmth of each other’s embrace, not wanting to let go. Eventually, they parted, knowing that they had to return to their hotel rooms, but they knew that their hearts would be forever connected.
Chapter 9: The Morning After
The sun was rising over Vienna, casting a warm glow over the city. Jesse and Celine had been walking for hours, talking, laughing and exploring the city. As they walked, the streets became quieter, and the sky began to lighten.
Celine felt a sense of sadness creeping up on her. She didn’t want the night to end. She wanted to stay with Jesse, to keep talking and exploring the city together. She knew that their time was running out, and that they would have to part ways soon.
Jesse could sense Celine’s sadness, and he felt the same way. He didn’t want to leave her, didn’t want to say goodbye. He wanted to keep exploring the city, keep talking, keep laughing.
As they walked through the empty streets, they found themselves in front of a small park. The park was deserted, and the only sound was the chirping of birds.
Jesse took Celine’s hand and led her to a bench in the center of the park. They sat down, and he put his arm around her. They sat there in silence, watching the sun rise over the city.
Celine leaned her head on Jesse’s shoulder, feeling the warmth of his body. She felt safe and comfortable with him, as if she had known him for years.
Jesse broke the silence. “This has been the best night of my life,” he said.
Celine smiled. “Me too,” she said. “I don’t want it to end.”
They sat in silence for a while longer, watching the sunrise. Then Jesse turned to Celine. “I have an idea,” he said. “Let’s make a promise to each other.”
Celine looked at him, curious. “What kind of promise?” she asked.
Jesse took a deep breath. “Let’s promise that we’ll meet here in Vienna, at this spot, in six months. Same time, same place. And let’s see where we are then. If we still feel the same way about each other, maybe we can try to make it work.”
Celine felt a lump in her throat. She couldn’t believe what Jesse was suggesting. It was crazy, but it felt right. She looked into his eyes and saw a flicker of hope.
She took a deep breath. “Okay,” she said. “I’ll make that promise. Six months, same time, same place.”
Jesse smiled, relief flooding his face. “Thank you,” he said. “That means everything to me.”
They sat there for a while longer, watching the sunrise and talking about their future plans. They knew that their time together was running out, but they were willing to take a chance on each other.
As the sun rose higher in the sky, they knew that it was time to say goodbye. They walked back to the train station, holding hands, not wanting to let go.
At the train station, they hugged each other tightly, not wanting to say goodbye. “I’ll miss you,” Jesse said.
Celine nodded. “I’ll miss you too.”
They parted ways, knowing that they had shared something special. They didn’t know what the future held, but they knew that they had a promise to keep.
As she boarded the train, Celine looked out the window, watching as Jesse disappeared from view. She knew that she had fallen in love with him, and that she would do whatever it takes to see him again.
Chapter 10: Saying Goodbye
Jesse and Celine stood on the platform at Vienna’s Westbahnhof train station, their hands clasped together tightly. They knew that their night together was coming to an end, and they were both hesitant to say goodbye.
“I can’t believe this is it,” Jesse said, glancing nervously at the train schedule displayed overhead. “I don’t want to leave you here.”
Celine nodded, fighting back tears. “I know,” she whispered. “I don’t want you to go either.”
They stood there in silence for a few moments, lost in their own thoughts. The train whistle blew in the distance, signaling that it was time to board. Jesse squeezed Celine’s hand one last time, then reluctantly let go.
“I’ll call you as soon as I get back to the States,” he promised.
Celine nodded, forcing a smile. “I’ll be waiting.”
As Jesse climbed the steps to the train, he turned and waved to Celine. She waved back, tears streaming down her face. She watched as he disappeared into the car, then collapsed onto a nearby bench sobbing uncontrollably.
Jesse felt a pang of regret as he settled into his seat on the train. He wished he could stay in Vienna and spend more time with Celine. But he knew that he had to face reality and return to his life in the United States.
He took out a notebook and pen, and began to write. He wrote about his night with Celine, and about the intense connection he felt with her. He wrote about their conversations, their laughter, and their moments of silence. He wrote about how being with her made him feel alive, and how he didn’t want to let her go.
As the train chugged along the tracks, Jesse lost himself in his writing. He poured out his heart onto the page, hoping that somehow, someway, Celine would know how he felt.
Hours later, Jesse arrived at the airport in New York City. He retrieved his luggage and made his way to the taxi stand. He gave the driver his address, and settled into the back seat.
As the taxi made its way through the city streets, Jesse thought about Celine. He wondered what she was doing, and if she was thinking about him. He thought about their conversations, and their shared interests. He thought about the way she laughed and the way she looked at him.
He realized then that he was in love with her.
As the taxi pulled up to his apartment building, Jesse fumbled with his wallet to pay the fare. He climbed out of the car, and made his way to the entrance.
As he turned the key in the lock, he felt a pit in his stomach. He realized that he had no idea what the future held for him and Celine. He didn’t know if they would ever see each other again, or if their night together was just a fleeting moment in time.
He sighed heavily, and stepped inside his apartment. The lights flickered on, illuminating the empty space. He kicked off his shoes, and wandered over to the window.
He looked out over the city skyline, and thought about Celine. He realized then that he had to try to make it work. He had to find a way to be with her, no matter what the cost. He took out his phone, and dialed her number.
After several rings, Celine answered. “Hello?” she said, her voice thick with emotion.
“Celine, it’s Jesse,” he said, his heart pounding in his chest.
“Jesse,” she said, relief flooding her voice. “I was hoping you’d call.”
“I had to hear your voice,” he said, a smile spreading across his face. “I miss you so much already.”
Celine smiled, her heart swelling with affection for him. “I miss you too,” she said softly.
“I have an idea,” Jesse said, his voice taking on a dreamy quality. “What if we agree to meet again, in six months’ time?”
Celine’s heart leaped at the suggestion. “Where?” she asked eagerly.
“Paris,” Jesse answered without hesitation.
Celine’s face lit up with excitement. “Paris?” she repeated, barely believing what she was hearing.
“Yes,” Jesse said firmly. “I want to see you again, Celine. I want to know if what we shared was real, or if it was just a one-time thing. And if it was real, then I want to explore it. I want to see where it takes us.”
Celine didn’t hesitate. “Okay,” she said, her voice shaking with excitement. “I’ll be there. I’ll find a way.”
Jesse felt his heart swell with hope. “I’ll find a way too,” he said, determination in his voice. “I promise.”
As they said their goodbyes, Jesse felt a sense of optimism wash over him. He realized that he had a new purpose in life, and that purpose was Celine. He knew that he would do whatever it took to be with her, even if it meant uprooting his entire life.
He hung up the phone, feeling lighter than he had in months. He knew that he had a long road ahead of him, but he also knew that it would be worth it in the end. He had found the one thing that had been missing from his life, and he wasn’t going to let it slip away.
Chapter 11: Promises and Regrets
Jesse and Celine returned to their daily lives, but neither of them could stop thinking about the magical night they spent together in Vienna. They kept in touch through letters, emails, and phone calls, but their lives went on as usual.
Jesse was back in the United States, struggling to come up with a new novel idea while working odd jobs to make ends meet. Celine had returned to Paris, where she was studying environmental science and working part-time at a bookstore.
Their messages to each other were filled with longing and regret. They both wished they had more time together, and it pained them to be so far apart. They talked about the possibility of meeting again, but it seemed unlikely.
One day, Jesse received an unexpected phone call from Celine. She was in New York City for a brief visit, and she wanted to see him.
Jesse was ecstatic. He couldn’t believe that Celine was only a few hours away from him, and he made plans to meet her in the city. They agreed to meet at a coffee shop near Central Park.
When Jesse arrived at the coffee shop, he saw Celine outside, waiting for him. As soon as they saw each other, they ran into each other’s arms, embracing each other tightly.
They spent the day together, walking around the city, visiting museums and art galleries, and talking about their lives. They caught up on everything that had happened since they last saw each other, and it felt like no time had passed at all.
As the day drew to a close, Jesse and Celine found themselves sitting on a bench in Central Park, watching the sunset. They were both filled with regret, knowing that they would have to say goodbye once again.
“I wish we had more time,” Jesse said, looking at Celine.
“I know,” Celine replied, taking his hand in hers. “But we have to cherish the time we have, no matter how brief it may be.”
Jesse nodded, his eyes fixed on Celine’s. He leaned in and kissed her, softly, tenderly. It was a bittersweet moment, full of longing and desire.
As the sun disappeared behind the horizon, Jesse and Celine stood up, reluctant to let go of each other. They hugged tightly, promising to stay in touch and see each other again soon.
When Jesse returned home, he wrote to Celine, pouring out his heart in a letter. He expressed how much he missed her and how much he wished they could be together. He told her that he had fallen in love with her, and that he wanted to be with her forever.
Celine received the letter a few days later, and her heart skipped a beat as she read it. She felt the same way about Jesse, but she wasn’t sure if she was ready to take a chance on him. She wrote back, telling him how much she cared for him, but also how uncertain she was about their future.
Days turned into weeks, and weeks turned into months. Jesse and Celine continued to write to each other, but their letters became less frequent as they both started to move on with their lives.
Jesse found success as a writer, finally coming up with a new novel idea that was well-received by critics and readers alike. Celine finished her studies, started working full-time as an environmental scientist, and even started dating someone new.
But despite their busy lives, Jesse and Celine never forgot about each other. They still held on to the hope that they would one day be together again, and they clung to the memories of their one perfect day in Vienna.
Chapter 12: The Future Uncertain
Jesse and Celine were back to their lives after spending a magical night together in Vienna. Both were busy adjusting to their routine, but their minds were still stuck with the memories of that one night. They tried to keep in touch, but deep down, they knew that it was almost an impossible task. Jesse had to leave for the US the very next day, and Celine had to go back to Paris.
Days turned into weeks, and weeks turned into months, but the memories of their night together never left their minds. Jesse was back to his life in the US, working on his writing career, and trying to adjust to the fact that he might never see Celine again. Celine, on the other hand, was busy with her studies, but her thoughts were often interrupted by the memories of that night in Vienna.
Jesse was lost in his thoughts, trying to write a book about his experiences in Europe. He had been to several cities, but none had left an impact on him as Vienna had. He found himself writing about Celine more often than he would like to admit. He tried to keep in touch with her through letters, but life got in the way, and he found himself losing touch with her.
Celine, on the other hand, was going through a rough patch. She had lost her father to cancer, and was struggling to cope with the loss. She found solace in Jesse’s letters, which were a reminder of the magical night they had spent together. She found herself writing back to him more often than not.
As Jesse’s writing career took off, he found himself becoming more and more successful. But his success was bittersweet, as he realized that he had lost something even more valuable – the chance of spending more time with Celine. He found himself daydreaming about her, and the possibility of meeting her again.
Celine, too, found herself daydreaming about Jesse. She wondered what he was up to, and whether he still remembered her. She found herself reading his letters over and over again, trying to find some hidden meaning in them.
Months turned into years, and Jesse found himself thinking about Celine less and less. He had moved on, and was now a successful writer, with a beautiful wife and children. But deep down, he knew that there was a part of him that still longed for Celine, and the memories of that magical night in Vienna.
Celine, too, had moved on with her life. She had a successful career, and had found love again. But there was always a part of her that longed for Jesse, and the memories of that one night in Vienna.
As years passed, Jesse and Celine lost touch, and their memories of that magical night faded away. But deep down, they knew that they had experienced something special, something that could never be replicated. And they knew that no matter where life took them, they would always carry the memories of that one night in Vienna with them.
Chapter 13: Love Across the Miles
Jesse and Celine were back in their respective countries, trying to adjust to their lives without each other. They had exchanged phone numbers and email addresses and promised to stay in touch. While it was tough not to be with each other, they were determined to make the best of the situation.
Celine spent most of her days working on her literature degree. Whenever she found the time, she wrote Jesse long emails detailing her day-to-day activities and her thoughts on everything from books to films. She poured out her heart to him, and he responded with equal enthusiasm. They talked about their past, present, and future, hoping to keep their connection strong.
Jesse, on the other hand, had returned to the US, where he was working on his novel. He found it hard to concentrate on anything other than Celine, and often found himself daydreaming about their time together. He wrote numerous letters to her, pouring out his heart and soul, hoping that she would feel the same way.
The distance between them seemed to fade whenever they talked on the phone. They talked for hours on end, sharing their experiences and thoughts on everything under the sun. They started planning their next meeting, and both promised to make it happen as soon as possible.
Celine’s letters were filled with descriptions of her life in Paris, her thoughts on Europe, and her hopes for the future. Jesse was impressed by her intelligence and sensitivity, and looked forward to reading her missives. He, in turn, shared his own thoughts on his writing, the US, and his own dreams for the future.
Days turned into weeks, and weeks turned into months. The distance between them seemed to grow, and they missed each other more than ever. But they remained determined to keep their love alive, despite the distance. They made plans to meet again, this time in New York City.
Jesse was excited to show Celine around the city that he loved so much. He knew that Celine would fall in love with the city’s energy and vibrancy. He wanted to take her to see the latest films, visit the latest art exhibitions, and try out the latest restaurants.
Celine, for her part, was equally eager to see Jesse again. She was looking forward to exploring the city with him, and discovering new things about herself and the world around her. She knew that Jesse was the only person who understood her completely, and she couldn’t wait to be reunited with him.
As the days passed, Jesse and Celine’s love grew stronger. They talked about their future together, and the possibilities that lay ahead. They knew that they still had challenges to overcome, but they were confident that they would find a way. They promised to be there for each other, no matter what.
Despite the distance, Jesse and Celine were closer than ever. They knew that they had found something special, something worth fighting for. They promised to keep the flame of their love alive, and to never let go. They knew that they had something remarkable, and they were willing to do whatever it took to make it work.
As the days turned into weeks, and the weeks turned into months, Jesse and Celine’s love continued to thrive. They knew that they had found something special, something that would last a lifetime. They knew that they had each other, and that was enough.
Chapter 14: Reunited
Jesse walked through the busy streets of Paris, his heart beating fast with anticipation. It had been months since he last saw Celine, and he couldn’t wait to be with her again. He had missed her so much, and had spent every waking moment thinking about her. The memory of their time together in Vienna still felt fresh in his mind, and he longed to relive those magical moments.
As he made his way to the cafe where they agreed to meet, Jesse felt a mix of excitement and nervousness. He wondered if things would be the same between them after all this time, and if their love could survive the distance and uncertainty of their situation.
When he arrived at the cafe, he saw Celine waiting for him, and his heart skipped a beat. She looked as beautiful as ever, and her eyes lit up when she saw him. They embraced each other tightly, as if they never wanted to let go.
For a moment, they just stood there, holding each other, and savoring the feeling of being together again. Then they parted, and sat down at a table. They ordered coffee, and started to catch up on each other’s lives.
As they talked, Jesse and Celine realized that their feelings for each other had not diminished at all. On the contrary, they had grown stronger with time. They shared stories and experiences, and laughed and cried over the memories of their time together.
Jesse told Celine about his travels around Europe, and the people he met along the way. He described the challenges and rewards of being a writer, and his dreams of one day making it big.
Celine, in turn, talked about her work as an environmental activist, and her passion for making a difference in the world. She shared her fears and doubts, as well as her hopes and aspirations.
As the night went on, Jesse and Celine decided to take a walk around the city. They strolled along the Seine, admiring the beauty of the city and the lights of the Eiffel Tower.
They talked about their future, and the possibilities that lay ahead. They wondered if they could make a life together, and if their love was strong enough to overcome the obstacles that stood in their way.
As they walked, they stopped at a bridge, and Jesse took Celine’s hand. They stood there, looking at each other, and feeling the warmth and tenderness of their love.
Then Jesse whispered, “I still love you, Celine. More than anything in the world. And I want to be with you, always.”
Celine smiled, tears welling up in her eyes. “I love you too, Jesse. More than words can say. And I want to be with you too.”
They embraced each other, and kissed passionately. And in that moment, they knew that they had found their happily ever after.
Years later, Jesse and Celine sat on a park bench, watching their children play. They had made a life together, full of love, passion, and adventure.
They had faced challenges and hardships, but their love had always been strong enough to overcome them. They had traveled the world together, and had shared countless moments of joy and happiness.
As they sat there, Jesse took Celine’s hand, and looked into her eyes. “I’m so grateful for you, Celine. You’re the love of my life, and I can’t imagine living without you.”
Celine smiled, and leaned in to kiss him. “I feel the same way, Jesse. You’re my soulmate, my partner, and my best friend.”
And as they sat there, surrounded by the beauty of nature and the laughter of their children, Jesse and Celine knew that they had found true love. A love that had endured the test of time, distance, and uncertainty. A love that would last forever.
Some scenes from the A.I. movie Before Sunrise
Title: “Before Sunrise”
EXT. TRAIN STATION – DAY
The sun is shining down on a bustling train station. Passengers bustle about, some rushing to make their trains, others saying goodbye to loved ones.
Amongst the chaos, we see JESSE (24), an American backpacker, lugging a heavy backpack, making his way through the crowd. He looks nervous, uncertain of his next move.
Jesse walks up to the ticket counter and buys a one-way ticket to Vienna. As he walks away, he bumps into CELINE (23), a French student, carrying a backpack and a book.
Oh, I’m sorry about that.
Jesse lingers for a moment, trying to start a conversation.
Are you traveling alone?
Yes, how did you know?
I’m just good at reading people.
Really? What else can you tell about me?
Jesse grins, happy that he’s struck up a conversation.
Well, you’re carrying a copy of “Love in the Time of Cholera,” so you must be a romantic.
I guess that’s true.
They chat for a few more minutes, until Jesse’s train is announced. They say goodbye, and Jesse boards the train.
INT. TRAIN CAR – DAY
Jesse makes his way down the aisle, looking for a seat. To his surprise, he finds Celine sitting alone by the window.
Jesse hesitates for a moment, but then decides to take a chance.
Hey, do you mind if I sit here?
Not at all.
Jesse sits down next to her, and they continue their conversation.
So what brings you to Vienna?
I’m studying art history, and there’s a museum exhibit that I want to see.
That sounds interesting. I’m just backpacking through Europe, trying to figure out my life.
I know what you mean. Sometimes it feels like we’re just floating through life, not sure where we’re headed.
Jesse nods, feeling a connection to Celine.
The train speeds through the countryside, and Jesse and Celine talk for hours, sharing their thoughts, dreams, and fears. As the sun begins to set, Jesse realizes that they’re almost at the Vienna station.
I can’t believe we’re already here.
I know, time flies when you’re having fun.
Listen, I know this might sound crazy, but would you like to get off the train and spend the night in Vienna with me?
Celine looks surprised, but also intrigued.
Are you serious?
Completely. It could be an adventure.
Celine thinks for a moment, and then makes up her mind.
Okay, let’s do it.
Jesse grins, happy that he’s found a kindred spirit.
Thank you so much. You won’t regret it.
The train pulls into the Vienna station, and Jesse and Celine disembark, ready for a night they’ll never forget.
INT. TRAIN CARRIAGE – DAY
The train whistle blows and the train begins to move. Jesse and Celine settle into their seats, both lost in thought. After a moment, Jesse reaches into his backpack and pulls out a book.
Celine glances over and sees the title.
“The Sun Also Rises?” Hemingway, huh?
Jesse looks up, surprised and impressed.
Yeah, you know it?
I love Hemingway. What do you think of it so far?
I haven’t really started it yet. I just brought it along as backup, in case the conversation wasn’t interesting enough.
And has it been?
Jesse smiles and closes the book, turning to face Celine.
It’s been more than interesting. I don’t think I’ve ever had a conversation like this with a complete stranger before.
Celine smiles back at him, her eyes lighting up.
They lapse into silence for a moment, both lost in thought.
Jesse looks over at Celine, studying her face.
Can I ask you a personal question?
Celine nods, curious.
What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to you?
Celine is taken aback by the question, but after a moment of consideration, she decides to answer.
My grandmother died.
Jesse looks sympathetic.
It was a long time ago. What about you?
Jesse looks away, his expression becoming guarded.
My parents got divorced when I was a kid.
Celine reaches out and gently touches his hand.
Jesse looks back at her, and there’s a flicker of something in his eyes.
Thanks. It’s funny, isn’t it? How you can have these deep, meaningful conversations with someone you just met, but you can’t have them with the people who are closest to you.
Celine nods, knowing exactly what he means.
I know what you mean.
A beat of silence.
So, what do you want to be when you grow up?
I don’t know. What about you?
I want to be a writer.
Jesse looks impressed.
That’s cool. What do you write?
Mostly poetry. And short stories. What about you?
I want to be a novelist. I’ve got this idea for a book, but I haven’t quite figured out how to make it work.
Celine leans in, interested.
What’s it about?
Jesse hesitates for a moment, then decides to share.
It’s about this guy who’s trying to find his place in the world, you know? He’s kind of lost, and he doesn’t know what he wants, but he’s searching.
Celine listens intently, her eyes shining.
That sounds amazing. What happens to him?
Jesse smiles, caught up in the excitement of sharing his idea with someone who’s truly interested.
Well, I haven’t quite figured that part out yet.
Well, you’ll figure it out. I know you will.
They fall into conversation again, and the world outside the train seems to fade away as they talk. They talk about everything and nothing, and as the train speeds through the European countryside, it feels like anything is possible, like anything could happen.
But as the sun begins to set outside, and the train pulls into Vienna, the reality of their situation begins to set in. They know that their time together is limited, and that they’ll have to part ways soon.
Jesse and Celine gather their bags and stand, facing each other.
It’s been really great talking to you.
It’s been great talking to you too.
They both hesitate for a moment, unsure of what to do next.
Uh, do you want to grab a cup of coffee or something? I mean, if you’re not busy.
Celine looks at him, her eyes shining.
I’d love to.
The two of them exit the train, ready to embark on their adventure in Vienna.
INT. CAFÉ IN VIENNA – AFTERNOON
Jesse and Celine are sitting across from each other in a crowded café in Vienna. They sip on their coffee as they continue their conversation, their connection growing stronger with each passing moment.
(making a point)
You know, the idea of romantic love has been overemphasized in our culture. We have this idea that if you’re not in love, your life is incomplete.
I agree. But at the same time, there’s something magical about falling in love. It’s like you’re experiencing life in a whole new way.
That’s true. I guess what I mean is that we shouldn’t put so much pressure on ourselves to find “the one.”
(sipping his coffee)
I see your point. But I still believe that there’s someone out there for everyone. It’s just a matter of finding them.
Well, we seem to have found each other, haven’t we?
Jesse smiles back at her, and they both laugh.
Exactly. And who knows where this could lead?
Celine looks at him, her expression softening.
I don’t know. But for now, I’m just grateful for this moment.
Jesse takes her hand across the table, and they both smile at each other.
INT. TRAIN STATION – EVENING
Jesse and Celine walk through the bustling train station, the sound of their footsteps echoing through the halls. They reach the platform where Celine’s train is waiting.
Well, this is it.
I had a great time with you today, Celine. You’re an amazing person.
You’re pretty amazing yourself, Jesse.
They stand there for a moment, neither one wanting to say goodbye.
(offering his hand)
Can I have your number? Maybe we can keep in touch.
Celine takes his hand, and Jesse pulls out a pen from his pocket.
(handing him a piece of paper)
Here, write down your number too.
Jesse scribbles down his number on the paper, and hands it back to Celine.
I’ll talk to you soon, okay?
Jesse leans in and gives her a hug, holding her tightly for a moment before letting go.
Take care, Celine.
Celine watches him walk away, a smile on her face.
As Celine boards the train, she looks out the window at Jesse, who is waving goodbye. She waves back, and the train pulls away from the station.
EXT. TRAIN STATION – EVENING
Jesse watches the train disappear into the distance, a wistful expression on his face. He turns and walks away, disappearing into the crowd.
EXT. VIENNA STREETS – DAY
Jesse and Celine walk through the bustling streets of Vienna, stopping every now and then to admire a street performer or a beautiful facade.
Jesse: “So what do you want to do now?”
Celine: “I don’t know, I guess I’m not ready for this day to end yet.”
Jesse: “Me neither. I have an idea, why don’t we go to the top of that tower over there and watch the sunset?”
Celine: “The view must be beautiful from up there. Let’s go!”
They walk towards the tower, hand in hand, enjoying each other’s company. As they climb the stairs and reach the top, they are met with a breathtaking view of Vienna. The sun is setting, casting a warm orange glow over the city.
Jesse: “Wow, this is amazing.”
Celine: “It’s so beautiful. I can’t believe I’m here with you.”
Jesse: “Neither can I. You know, I feel like we’ve known each other for years, not just a few hours.”
Celine: “I feel the same way. It’s like we’re meant to be together.”
Jesse takes Celine’s hand and leads her to the edge of the tower. They sit down, their legs dangling over the side, and watch as the sun sets over Vienna.
Celine: “I wish this moment could last forever.”
Jesse: “Me too. But I think we should make the most of the time we have.”
Celine: “And what do you suggest we do?”
Jesse smiles mischievously and leans in for a kiss. Celine responds, and as they kiss, the sun sets behind them. The moment is magical.
As they break the kiss, Jesse and Celine are both smiling.
Jesse: “I have an idea.”
Celine: “What is it?”
Jesse: “Let’s spend the night together, and make this one day last forever.”
Celine looks at Jesse, a mixture of ecstasy and uncertainty on her face.
Celine: “I don’t know.”
Jesse: “I know it’s crazy, but I’ve never felt this way before. I don’t want to let this moment slip away.”
Celine: “I feel the same way, but what happens tomorrow?”
Jesse: “Who knows what tomorrow will bring? We could regret not taking this chance.”
Celine takes a deep breath, pondering Jesse’s words.
Celine: “Okay. Let’s do it.”
Jesse’s face lights up with excitement.
Celine nods, and they stand up.
Jesse: “Let’s go find a hotel.”
Celine: “But wait, what about our train tickets?”
Jesse: “We’ll buy new ones tomorrow. Trust me, it’ll be worth it.”
They walk down the tower, their hands tightly clasped.
Celine: “I can’t believe we’re doing this.”
Jesse: “Neither can I. But I know it’s the right thing to do.”
As they walk through the streets of Vienna, looking for a hotel, Jesse and Celine feel like they are in a dream. They are lost in a world of their own, and they don’t want to find their way back.
The camera pans out as the sun sets over Vienna, and Jesse and Celine disappear into the night, ready to embark on a new adventure together.
INT. JESSE’S HOTEL ROOM – NIGHT
Jesse is sitting on the edge of his bed, staring at his phone. He hesitates for a moment, takes a deep breath, and then dials Celine’s number.
INT. CELINE’S APARTMENT – NIGHT
Celine is lying on her bed, reading a book, when her phone rings. She sees that it’s Jesse and answers it.
Celine: (answering the phone) Hi.
Jesse: (over the phone) Hi, it’s Jesse.
Celine: Jesse, hi! (pauses) Is everything okay?
Jesse: (over the phone) Yeah, everything’s fine. I just wanted to hear your voice again.
Celine: (smiling) That’s sweet of you. I was just thinking about you, actually.
Jesse: (over the phone) Really? What were you thinking?
Celine: (pauses, then speaks softly) I was thinking about how much I enjoyed spending time with you today.
Jesse: (over the phone) I was thinking the same thing. I know we talked about not seeing each other again, but…
Celine: (overlapping) I know, I know. But maybe we could still keep in touch somehow.
Jesse: (over the phone) Yeah, that’s what I was thinking. Maybe we could exchange email addresses or something.
Celine: (nods) I like that idea.
Jesse: (over the phone) Great. So, do you want to exchange email addresses now?
Celine: (smiling) Sure.
INT. JESSE’S HOTEL ROOM – NIGHT
Jesse is typing on his laptop, with Celine’s email address open on the screen. He pauses for a moment, unsure of what to write, then starts typing again.
INT. CELINE’S APARTMENT – NIGHT
Celine is also typing on her laptop, with Jesse’s email address open on the screen. She smiles as she reads his email, then starts typing a response.
INT. JESSE’S HOTEL ROOM – NIGHT
Jesse hits send on his email and leans back on his bed, staring at the ceiling. He can’t believe that he’s just spent hours with a complete stranger, and yet feels like he’s known Celine forever.
INT. CELINE’S APARTMENT – NIGHT
Celine hits send on her email and puts her laptop aside. She lies down on her bed, staring at the ceiling. She can’t believe that she’s just spent hours with a complete stranger, and yet feels like she’s known Jesse forever.
INT. JESSE AND CELINE’S HOTEL ROOM – VIENNA, NIGHT
Jesse and Celine step out of the elevator and walk to their hotel room. Jesse opens the door, and they enter.
Celine sits on the edge of the bed, and Jesse stands in front of her. Their faces are just inches apart. They look into each other’s eyes, and there’s an unspoken tension between them.
Celine: (whispering) I don’t want this night to end.
Jesse: (whispering) Neither do I.
Jesse takes Celine’s hand and they both lie down on the bed. They face each other, holding hands.
Celine: (whispering) Can we just stay like this for the rest of the night?
Jesse: (whispering) Definitely.
They stay in silence, holding hands, and staring into each other’s eyes. The tension between them builds up, and they share a deep kiss.
The film fades to black.
INT. JESSE’S HOTEL ROOM – NIGHT
Jesse paces nervously around the room, picking up and putting down various items. He picks up the phone and dials Celine’s room. There’s no answer.
What am I doing? This is crazy.
He takes a deep breath and sits down on the bed, looking uncertain.
Suddenly, there’s a knock on the door. Jesse jumps up and walks over to answer it. It’s Celine.
Hey, sorry I didn’t answer the phone. I was taking a shower.
No worries. Come on in.
Celine enters the room and looks around, taking in the messy state of the room.
Wow, quite the organized traveler, I see.
Yeah, I like to keep it cluttered for that lived-in look.
I can see that. So, what’s the plan for the rest of the night?
I don’t know. I was thinking we could just hang out here, watch a movie or something.
(raising an eyebrow)
Really? You’re in Vienna and you want to watch a movie?
Well, we could go out, but everything’s probably closed by now, and it’s cold outside.
Come on, Jesse. Don’t tell me you’re a wimp when it comes to the cold.
I’m not a wimp. I just don’t want to freeze to death.
(putting on her coat)
Alright, let’s go for a walk. I’ll show you some of my favorite spots in the city. It’ll be our own little night tour.
Okay, lead the way.
Jesse grabs his coat, and they head out the door, laughing and chatting as they walk through the streets of Vienna.