Guts And Glory
January 11, 2018
Jan had experienced another lovely evening with a man she’d met a few weeks before. They were riding home and Jan was silent as the music provided a soothing background to her thoughts. She liked him, and she was sure he liked her. But she hoped he wasn’t seeing anyone. Her last “romance” had ended because the guy was also dating someone else, and she didn’t want to go through that again. Prior to this date, she had been too afraid to ask.
But she knew that before she got out of the car, she had to know, so she could be free to hope. But in her heart, she already knew the answer because this was their fourth date, and he had yet to ask her if she was seeing anyone, which was usually a tell-tale sign that he wanted to avoid being asked.
As they neared her street, her heart began to beat fast as her words struggled to come out. “Are you seeing anyone?” she asked trying to conceal her nervousness. He looked at her as if startled by the question, and took a deep breath.
He spoke slowly with his eyes focused outside the car.” As a matter of fact, I am. But I’m a single man and I’m certainly entitled to date more than one person if I choose. However, I hope you don’t have a problem with that, because I do like you.” Jan had her hand on the door handle, when she turned and faced him. “In your words, as a matter of fact, I do. But I also like you as well. So, if you ever decide that you’re interested in maybe pursuing a one on one relationship… call me. But until then, good luck!”
As she got out of the car, he called her name, but she kept walking without looking back. She felt glorious. Three weeks later, he texted her a two word message… “I’m interested.”