|Posted on September 9, 2009 at 1:41 PM|
It’s been several weeks now since Susie’s breakup with James and she is feeling better and maybe a bit devilish. She’s gotten a hair cut and bought a sexy new dress.
She hurried to get dressed. She and Gail were heading to the Juice Bar for a night on the town.
As soon as they get there she looks around and spots a hot guy. She turns to Gail and gives her the look before she goes over to introduce herself.
She finds out his name is Andy. After getting to know each other a little bit she asks him if he’d dance with her.
After awhile she starts to flirt. Andy is pretty receptive. He leans in to kiss her but she stops dead in her tracks as she sees James best friend walk in.
She feels her face flush as he starts to walk towards her. Why in the world should I feel embarrassed she thinks? After all I’m single and free to do what I want with whomever I want. She makes a mental note to pull herself together.
She waves to him and puts on her best smile. "Hi Daniel, How are you"?
"Oh, I’m doing ok. How about you Susie”, he replies.
"Yes, I’m fine".
Daniel this is Andy, motioning towards him.
Daniel nods in Andy’s direction. Turning back to Susie he says, “I hope there’s no hard feelings between us. I think the world of you Susie and I’m sorry things didn’t work out between you and James. Have you heard from him”?
Feeling awkward she replies, “No there aren’t hard feelings and no I haven’t heard from him”.
“Yeah I haven’t either. I guess he must be busy with his new job”, he says. Hey would you care to dance? I just got here and well I don’t see anyone I know.
She nods and reluctantly says, “Sure”. What she really wanted was to continue to talk to Andy.
Looking back at Andy she mouths sorry as Daniel is pulling her to the dance floor. He gives her a weak smile before she turns away.
A few minutes later she looks over to see Andy going out the door. Oh no she thought and before she even realized it she was running after him.
After pushing her way through the crowd she emerged only to see his cab speeding away.
She shivered from the cool night air as she turned to go back inside.
Looking around she spotted Gail and made her way over to her. “Can you believe that”, she said. “Things were just heating up with that hot guy when Daniel of all people walks up. I’m so mad”.
“Who, are you talking about James best friend”, Gail asked.
“Oh he’s pretty hot too you know. What did he want”?
“Nothing really,he basically just ruined my night that’s all”!
“I’m sorry, do you want to leave”, Gail asked?
“No, you can stay. I don’t want to ruin your night as well. I do think I’ll call it a night though”.
“Well ok, if you’re sure”.
Yes, I’m sure she replied as she gave her a hug. I’ll call you tomorrow ok.
Early the next morning she awoke to the sun beaming across her bed. It was the first time she had noticed the beauty of morning since her breakup. She sat up and stretched for a moment while watching the sunlight dance across the bed. Hmm, what can I do today she thought.
Just then grandma came in. She was practically breathless.
“What is it grandma”, she asked?
“Your aunt Sherry is in labor, the baby should be here anytime. We are going to the hospital. Do you want to go”?
“No, you know I hate hospitals grandma”. Hospitals reminded her of death ever since she had lost her parents in a car accident.
“Alright sweetie, I’ll call you when the baby is born”.
“Please do and tell Aunt Sherry and Uncle Bill that I love them. Where is Cassie”?
“Oh they left her with the neighbors”.
“Alright then, you better hurry grandma”.
A while later after she had eaten breakfast and soaked in the tub she decided to relax with a good mystery novel to try to get her mind off the anticipation. Just as she stretched out on her bed, the phone rang. She was sure it was grandma calling to say the baby’s here. When she answered, she was shocked to hear Daniel’s voice. He asked if he could stop by. Sure, she said but was thinking why in the world.
Oh great she thought when she hung up. She decided to make a sweep of the house to see if anything was out of order. Her mind was racing between thoughts of Sherry and what Daniel could possibly want. As she walked by her grandparent’s bed she noticed that it hadn’t been made, grandma must have been so excited that she forgot. She had just finished making it when the doorbell rang. She felt her muscles tense and her heart pounding in her throat.
She quickly decided that she would only talk to him outside. As she walked onto the porch, she smiled and said hello as pleasantly as she could.
“Hey Susie, what are you up to today”, he asked.
“At the moment I’m waiting to hear something about my Aunt Sherry. She is in labor”.
“Oh, I see”, he said.
After a long silence he said, “You left so fast last night I didn’t have a chance to talk to you”.
“Oh”, she said a little embarrassed.
“Yeah I’ve wanted to talk to you for awhile now but I didn’t think the time was right with …well you know”.
“Really”, she said.
“Yes, I have”.
He looked down at his shoes and shuffled nervously for a minute before he spoke again. “Well yeah, I don’t know if you ever noticed but I really like you Susie. I have since the moment I met you. I’d really like it if you’d let me take you out sometime”.
She felt the heat rising in her cheeks as she stuttered, “Ah oh oh really ok. I don’t know what to say Daniel”.” I’m flattered, it’s just so soon. I don’t know”.
“I understand Susie”.
He reached out to take her hand but she pulled away.
“I know you were hurt but I’d really like a chance”.
Just then her phone rang; she grabbed it, thankful for being saved.
“What no no that can’t be”, she heard herself saying. The world seemed to stand still as if time had stopped. She couldn’t think, couldn’t breathe. All she could think is that she needed to sit down.
That’s the last thing she remembers before she fainted.