It sometimes doesn't pay to get too attached.
"I know sounds crazy but I would love for this to be our first official date. So I would like to pick you up at your house, take you to Sizzler and bring you home again."
"What the hell, let's do it." I could see the relief in his face. I then wondered how long he had been planning to ask me out.
We drove to my house. I pulled into my garage. Stopping by the bathroom for quick pit stop and to fresh my lip gloss, I locked up my house again and got in his car. He was listening to KBLX on his radio. He looked over at me and said, "You ready?" He smiled and that one dimple just melted all my anxiety away.
We drove through town, barely speaking a word to each other. I couldn't think of anything interesting to say, and I could tell that Peter was racking his brains for something to say. This was the man that I had spent hours talking to at Starbucks and we had spent time talking on the phone also, if anything our relationship was built on conversation. Now we couldn't say anything. For fifteen minutes, they sat in awkward silence. Until, Peter decided to change the radio station to KRQR and we heard the beginning of Maroon 5's Moves like Jagger. We both start bopping our heads and singing the lyrics. We laughed as we allowed the music to break the silence. I had to admit, I love this song. Adam is SO sexy."
Peter looked at me and smiled, "You know people say I look like a nerdy Adam." He said with a bit of pride.
"I can see that. I actually said that about you myself. Well not the nerdy part, but that you remind me of Adam." I smiled back at him
We both relaxed and conversation came easier. As the song ended and our conversation continued, Peter was turning into the parking lot of the Sizzler's. He told me to wait a minute. He opened his door walked over to the passenger side and opens the door for me. I thanked him and we walked to the entrance. He opened the door for me allowing me to walk through first. He stood behind me in the line and asked me what I would like. We looked over the menus on the wall. I ended up with the all you can eat shrimp and steak combo with salad bar and a sprite, while he order the Malibu chicken with salad bar and iced tea. We had a small wait for a table.
When we were seated, we began to talk about how many times we had eaten at Sizzler's and what we had ordered. I told him I always seem to order the same thing. The waitperson came and took our table numbers and retreated to the kitchen.
"I am really glad you said that you would come out with me tonight." Peter said in a serious tone.
"I'm glad that you asked me."
"Danielle, I really like you and I would really like an opportunity to see where this will go."
"Ok." Not knowing what else to say at the moment.
"I mean we are both adults right.
"I sure you could tell from the first time I approached you at Starbucks that I was attracted to you.
I let him continue.
"It's just I think that we have some common interest.
"Peter, you are right. You are right there is an attraction there on both ends. So yeah I can say I willing to see where it will go.
"What about that guy."
"Well "that guy" has never called back. So it is what it is."
Peter slightly stood up and leaned over the table kissing me softly on the lips. At first I was shocked and did not know what to do but the kiss was nice.
"I'm sorry; I have wanted to do that for several weeks now."
"Remind me to tell you to do it again later." I smiled teasingly.
Peter seemed to get confidence from the kiss and reached over the table touching my rubbing my hands. We ate, talked and laughed. About two hours later we were full and ready to call it a night. We walked back to the car and chatted all the way back to my house. We sat in the car chatting for a few minutes more.
We started talking about who would make the most unlikely couples in Hollywood in a movie or real life.