Her heart pounded as she moved the cursor towards the unopened envelop signaling a new email. She was excited by the title of it. Finally it was happening.
That is what the title read. Her heart did another flip flop.
She had a crush on him-
Ever since he walked into our office for a business transaction, and the many times he came back for a follow up with her boss; she fell deeply for him, and often found herself fantasizing about things that her body yearned to do to him.
She clicked on the email and read it. It was short and precise.
“Hey, I don’t know if this is the right channel to use. I couldn’t get your number, so pardon me for using your job email. Can I take you out for coffee this weekend?”
She squirmed in her chair and tried hard to contain herself. After consulting with her best friend, she decided to respond with only two sentences.
“Coffee would be nice. See you this weekend. ”
And that is how they ended up in one of the most expensive restaurants in town. The ambiance was perfect. they got their reserved seats near the window, overlooking the busy streets. She was so excited; it felt like she was in a daze. And sitting up close to him, she drunk in his handsomeness and tried so hard to resist the urge of cuddling closer to his masculine body’
He slid his cafe latte closer to himself and looked her straight in the eye. She struggled to find words to fill in the excitement and fear that was rising in the depths of her belly. He took a huge gulp of his drink and smiled.
After a light talk about the weather and random things to fill in the conversation, he jumped right at it.
“Errrrm, I really wanted to know you more….”
She smiled while playing with a strand of her braid that had been blown to her face.
“Well, I am just me, you know, girl of few words, nothing much….” She beamed.
Suddenly, her confidence had escaped her, and it was replaced by a shyness that was surprisingly new to her.
He ordered for whiskey and sipped on it as she told him about herself. He was a good listener.
He took a swig of his glass of whiskey and nodded as she old him about the details of her life that she thought would make her sound more interesting and classy ~ anything to climb fast into the heart of a man you love!
He smiled. It was a good sign.
Then he took her hands into his chilled fingers, looked her in the eyes and lowered his voice:
“Hey, Flo, I don’t know how to ask you this, but I am sure you understand…..”
She tensed on her seat.
“The day I saw you, I knew there was something in you. I knew you were different. I have this friend called Jackline…errm, she is looking for someone to share her love with, and with you know how difficult it is for people like you to find someone…People haven’t accepted that two women can….”
She was speechless for a moment.
“Look, I told Jacky about you the first day I saw you, and she asked me to do it for her….I am sure you will like her….she has been my friend since college, and I feel like she deserves someone in her life. We can do a double date if you want. You, me, my fiance and Jacky…” He said, his hand still holding mine.
She frowned when it finally sunk in.
“Uhhmmm, I am not a lesbian… what do you mean?”
He smiled uncomfortably and let go of my fingers in a flash. He scratched his head and picked his glass then dropped it without taking a sip.
“My bad, my bad…” he kept muttering under his breath.
Her small universe of happily ever after was crushed. So she picked her coat and hastily said goodbye.
When she went to bed that night, she asked herself so many questions…..:
“Must be the way I do the things I do….”
“Maybe that is why he thought I am a lesbian….”
And then she drifted off to sleep