(also known as Dating Part 7)
By the time “K” left, it was 3 am. A six hour date. Wow, that’s one for the books. “K” told me I should always text him, even if I’m just thinking of him.
So on Sunday morning, I do just that. We tell each other we miss each other already. “K” suggests he come see me that night. Whoa, it’s been less than 24 hours. And I have to do a coding assignment for class anyway. I tell him we should wait. It’s too soon, and the coding assignment took 9 hours! He seems upset, I am too. He ignores me.
But then on Monday, I get two exciting news that I share with him. One is that my presentation I was nervous about? I got an A+ and….the Professor loved it so much she wants to share it with the Dean and possibly all of the university!!!! “K” tells me he is proud of me and I deserve it. And that I shouldn’t have been nervous at all. As if things could not get any better, I find out that I won a speech writing contest in our program and was asked to make the KEYNOTE :0 This past Friday. Holy moly, I was on fire.
So on Monday, we are both in great moods. “K” suggests we go out again on Tuesday or Wednesday. I pick Wednesday on account of I have a group project on Tuesday. Thank goodness I did that, that group project took all night :0
So Wednesday comes and I am super excited. I am running errands all over the place, handling multiple things at once when I…drop my iPhone (MISERY 1). I hold in my breath and pick it up. Fuck. It is broken. I have dropped my phone like 100 times, it never broke, till now. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. I try using it, it works but the shattered glass cuts my finger. Okay that’s not safe. I use my iPad and text “K” and my parents. “K” laughs and says I should take it to Apple. He is an app developer and thinks he knows everything about iPhones (he kind of does for the most part). But from my experience, all Apple does is make me broke. So I research some repair shops. And I find one. I make an appointment for Thursday.
Okay so Wednesday. I get ready, my mom asks if I’m watching the debate. Shoot, I was so excited for the date, I forgot! Oh well. (Thanks for updating me Paul!) I put on my black pencil dress and nude heels.”K” calls saying he will be a little late so I watch a little bit of it. Finally, 30 minutes later he shows up.
I see him in my lobby. Wait what? Why isn’t he outside in his car waiting for me?
He hugs me, “Wow you look amazing”.
I raise my eyebrows as I hug him back. “I thought we were going out”.
“Yea we are. Um. But can we just go up and talk first?” he asks.
For some reason, I’m thinking “K” is saying that because he missed me and wants to be in private for a bit.
“We can do that later” I say laughing.
“No we really need to talk. 20 minutes” he says.
And again for some reason, I don’t pick up that he needs to literally “talk” to me.
Because as soon as we get back to my place. He sits down. And says. “I got a big offer in San Francisco” (MISERY 2).
I feel my entire world collapse. I get off his lap.
“What?” I ask.
“This company. Offered us a big deal to buy my company and work with me. It’s a pretty big offer. Lots of money”.
I think I’m about to puke.
“How about a ‘congratulations’ Shahz?”
I swallow. “Congratulations baby. I’m proud of you”.
“Oh my god Shahz don’t cry. I have this thing if people start crying I begin crying too!”
I still stand facing the door.
“Hey come here” he says.
I walk away instead. “K. You know we connected this past week. And after all that. You’re leaving!”
“Have you heard of a thing called long distance relationship , Shahz?”
I laugh “No way. I’m not good with that”.
He pulls me back onto his lap. “Look Shahz. I haven’t accepted it yet. I’m still thinking about it. There are a lot of reasons for me to stay here. My family is here…and a lot of other people who are important to me are here” he says looking into my eyes.
This leads to him kissing me. And me kissing him.
“Are you going to say no to the San Fransisco offer now?” I ask laughing.
“Mmmm what’s San Fransisco again?” he asks with his nose touching mine.
He asks if I still want to go out, I say yes considering I need a drink after what he told me. We drive their in silence.
He makes a comment about it. I hold his hand and squeeze it.
When we get to the bar, we order beers and talk. He finishes his quickly. I only have half, and I am tipsy.
“Shahz really? You’re not going to finish it?”
I don’t know if he said that because I wasted his money or because I can’t handle liquor well” :0
I shrug. I bring up the fact that our relationship seems to be getting serious, and he…brings up the fact that we should consider taking our intimacy to the next level (MISERY 3).
I suddenly become un-drunk. “I told you I don’t do that… plus we just met” I say.
“Yes and I understand. But you also just said we are about to be in a serious relationship and I think that is a part of a serious relationship” he says.
I put my face in my hands. “God I didn’t expect us to get this far. I didn’t even want to go out with you at first remember?” I say.
“Oh so now you’re saying you didn’t want all this?” he says.
I grab his arm. “No no no. That’s not what I’m saying. But you’re moving to San Fransisco and-“.
“Can you stop saying that? It isn’t even official yet!” he says.
I swallow. And nod.
“We should go” he says.
He puts his arm around me and we walk out. But I feel he is mad at me. But he kisses me on the cheek outside. I still think he’s mad at me.
He drives me back home. We are silent again. He points it out.
I sigh. “It seems we’re different” I say.
We get to my place and although we were planning to hang out, he says. “Babe, I think I’ll just leave it here. You obviously have a lot of thinking to do”.
But me, being so scared of being alone, plead with him to stay. So he parks his car and comes up.
“I should get going…” he says after a short while. “I have to drive back and don’t want it to be too late” he says.
I pull him closer. “Just spend the night. You’re tired. You shouldn’t have to drive another hour”.
He kisses my cheek. “It’s tempting. But I have to wake up early in the morning though. But hey. How about Friday? We can go out and come back here and have that sleepover” he says.
I smile. That would be a nice way to celebrate (or mope over) my keynote speech.
He grabs his jacket. “Think about everything I said okay?”
I nod. Little did I know, there was going to be a lot of thinking 😦