Well, tonight was a complete surprise.
After the show, She had to run out to another pre-scheduled commitment. I get a ride home, and drag Joe along with. We sit and start to conceptualize the makings of another show, and thinking about who we can/should get for different parts etc.
Suddenly that special ring goes off, and my face lights up. It’s Her. Apparently, Her event got canceled for the strangest reasons, and I ask her if she wants to go get some coffee. She responds in kind, and even extends it to dinner.
I drop Joe like a hot potato, and tell him that he’s welcome to hang, but he’s on his own now.
I shoot out of my apartment, and we go downtown and have a wonderful dinner, great conversation. The evening seems to go on forever, and I don’t want it to stop.
For I know the dark secret! I must confront mine own fears afore the night is done!
So we stroll around, and get Her some frozen yoghurt from the stand on the corner there, and sit down and have more wonderful conversation.
Finally, we head back to the car, and she drives back towards my place. We park outside, and I say this: “Can we talk for a minute?” She shuts off the car and turn the light on. Attentive. “I have to get something off my chest. I can’t get you out of my mind. I look forward to seeing you every day, and I really like you.” (Note to self: breathe) She completely is on the same page as me, and together we discuss the treacherous road that lies ahead, and that we’ll try the whole director-actor relationship and keep it completely seperate from the Me-Her relationship.
We held hands for a bit, and then, as the night drew to a close, I asked her (asked her, mind you! Papa learned me good!) if I might kiss her goodnight.
(insert huge smile here)