One of the Only Good Memories I Have From California (Part 2)

continued from One of the Only Good Memories I Have From California

So I continued working my really busy job, and spoke to Scientist either early morning before I went to work or over the weekend. It was so romantic. I so badly wanted him to visit. As luck would have it, he had to come by for a business trip just a few days before I moved out of San Francisco! I was so excited. The reason why things didn’t work out between us in Boston was 50% me and 50% him. 50% me because when we first began seeing each other, I felt overwhelmed by him. He was so kind and I just couldn’t believe it after being mistreated by so many guys. By the time I realized he was not “too much” for me and actually “perfect” for me, he was too busy.

Which is why we were both excited to make things right in San Francisco. The day before we met up, I was in a rush. I had to work on a pre-assignment for a job interview I had and I had to pack, but when the next morning came and I was sleep deprived- I just didn’t care. I put on my favorite California dress and my Issac Mizrahi perfume that I know Scientist loves. I hopped on a train and took it to the city. And hour and a half later, I get out at the train station. I look at all the signs and directions on my phone trying to figure out where I am and how to get to Scientist’s place.

“Shaz???”

What the heck. Who would know me in San Francisco? I turn around.

IT’S SCIENTIST!!! *I want to imagine I throw myself on him* but what happened was more like I quickly put my arms around him and whispered in his ear, “Oh my god…*Scientist*”.

And he puts his arms around me too and gives me a big kiss on my cheek just the way I love it.

“What are you doing? Were you on the same train as me?? I thought you would Uber out here!” I say laughing.

Scientist rolls his luggage “I’m watching out for the environment” he says smiling. I laugh. He is so cute.

“Have you eaten?” he asks as we try to find the place he is staying at.

“Umm no…but I’m not really hungry” I say on account of just being with Scientist makes me feel full.

“Well I’m starving!” Scientist says. We laugh and drop off Scientist’s things. He takes my hand in his and we walk around for a bit and he finds a beautiful restaurant. We order drinks and catch up for a bit.

“So how exactly did your parents find this guy?” Scientist asks.

“Well you know, when I was younger I lived in this ethnic community in Chicago. These communities are populated in different parts of the U.S and each of them has this organizer right. Well the organizer in Chicago knew the organizer in San Francisco. She has been trying to find a girl for this guy for years because his family is sad he’s single and his brother in law fixed her up with a job so she thinks she owes it to them. Well, she originally called the organizer in Chicago to check if this other girl in the community would be a good fit for the boy…and that is where I came in. Because the organizer in Chicago said, *No. That girl is nothing but trouble. Very disrespectful and definitely not a good match for that boy. But hey, I know this other girl Shaz. I’ve known Shaz since she was little. She was known as a writer in our community and is so good to everyone and just got her Master’s blab blah blah* and thus- the rest is history” I tell him.

“Right” he says. I sigh. “And then you guys just didn’t work out huh?” he asks.

“Well. You know, he called me stupid. And I just wasn’t going to stand for that behavior” I say.

He shakes his head and it’s time for us to order food. He orders a delicious fish sandwich and chips. My ex-fiance didn’t like fish, I like that Scientist does. Fish and chips is probably one of my favorite foods on this planet. I order a truffle mac and cheese.

“I thought you weren’t hungry” Scientist teases smiling at me.

Ok well he made me hungry! We talk some more, we laugh some more, and we eat when our food arrives.

When we’re done eating I get my purse to pay. “What are you doing?”Scientist asks taking out his credit card.

“I am getting my credit card!” I say. “No” he says. “I rarely come up to San Francisco. It’s on me” he says putting his credit card down. Now I kiss his cheek.

After paying, we have a nice walk back to his place. I am so happy with him.

When we reach his place he looks at me. He holds my face and kisses me. I kiss back and turn away. He grabs me and I am suddenly on his lap, but facing away from him.

“So. What happened in Boston?” I say smiling at him. He smiles lightly, I can see he is under some lovespell I didn’t mean to put on him!

But he answers. “Oh Shaz. Listen, I was traveling around that time. And I ended up texting you after you left because I felt so bad. I was like I never told Shaz bye”.

Aw. I like that Scientist actually felt bad and thought of me. I go back to him.

“And now we’re here. So let’s pick up where we left off” I say turning back towards him. “I like this dress” he says smiling. Aw, that makes me feel good.

“Me too. It’s very California-y” I say. “It is very California!-y” he confirms. He touches my hair “I like your new highlights” he says. Again I melt. “I notice these things” he says smiling.

I smile even bigger. “I know you do, it’s one of the many things I love about you” I say.

And it’s true. My ex-fiance never complimented my dresses or my new hair. But Scientist did. And that’s why he just felt right for me.

He wraps his arms around my waist and buries his face in my neck. And I’m happy, that at least one good thing happened in San Francisco.

When it’s time for me to go, I look at him. “So..what now?” I ask.

He sighs. “Well. Let’s figure out where we will both be working next” he says.

I nod. “Usually I’m very clingy. But there are so many things that are uncertain now so, I think that’s a good idea” I say.

We agree and I return home to pack.

We did continue to talk, but not in the same romantic way we were talking before. Gosh, I kind of hope Scientist didn’t find someone new. I mean it’s ok if he did, but he was just right for me. Giving me one good thing to remember about San Francisco 🙂

xoxo. S.

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2 thoughts on “One of the Only Good Memories I Have From California (Part 2)

  1. I wish you had a better experience in California. It’s my home, and there is so much to love about it. It’s a shame that it was ruined for you by a bad relationship. If you ever come back, let me know and I will show you around. 🙂 If I’m still here, I mean.

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