Why would Adam want to go to dinner with her? Will he actually call? She doesn’t think they have anything in common. What will they talk about if they don’t?
The elevator dings, interrupting her from her thoughts. A couple comes out, holding hands, laughing. Usually it warms her heart to see couples and families, but right now, it makes her sad. And rightfully so. She is alone in this big city full of people.
‘Not forever,’ a small voice in her head tries to comfort her.
She rolls her eyes at the thought of optimism. She knows better than to believe in fairy tales. She learned long ago that there are no knights in shining armour in real life. Besides, that’d be the day she would be a damsel in distress.
She gets into her apartment and sits at her desk after setting her dinner in the oven. She sits and stares at a blank screen. She told Adam she had work to do. Sure, if you could call surfing the web work. Instead she let the screen stay blank, not in the mood to look at all of the worthless information on the web that tends to suck you in for hours.
Thoughts of Adam are stuck in her head. She is unable to even distract herself. Giving up on trying to distract herself at her computer, she grabs her dinner and sits in front of the television instead. At least there she doesn’t have to make a choice. Just turn it on and let the programming take her away for the night. If she’s lucky, she will wake and carry on with her normal life.
Adam walks away from Sarah’s apartment with a new bounce in his step. Proud that he managed to get her number. After she ran out of the café, he thought for sure he would never see her again. It must be fate that she left her purse. Then her reaction when he asked for her number, he wasn’t sure what she was going to do. It was like she had never been asked for her number before.
He wondered why she was so shocked that he might be interested in her. Sure, she was not his type but she was a very pretty lady. Maybe guys had shied away from her because of her being so cold and closed off.
That was okay. He liked a challenge and he knew that she would challenge him. Before he would be able to even try to warm her up he was going to have to get through her guard. He would have to take his time to get to know her and what made her tick. He would have to show her that she was worth getting to know. That, and appearances aren’t everything. Sure, he had a few tattoos and piercings, but he was a good guy. He worked hard and contributed to the community. Besides, it was sexy when a business lady like herself was at the arm of a man such as him. Or at least he thought so.
He smiled then. The thought of Sarah’s cold hands wrapped around his arm excited him. Complete opposites. Her cold contrasting with his heat. Her virgin skin pressed against his tatted and pierced skin. For all he knew, she had a little butterfly hidden somewhere on her skin. He laughed to himself. It didn’t seem likely, but he would be lying if he said he wouldn’t mind searching her body for it. Maybe the challenge with her was that she came across as a prude. So prim and proper. But no. That couldn’t be; because if she was that type, she would not have even considered coffee with a stranger. She had a side to her that wanted to take risks. Maybe she didn’t quite understand it yet.
The urge to get to know her was strong. He knew he wouldn’t be able to go long without calling her. Thoughts of her would haunt him. Imagings taunting him to take the next step and reach out to her.
It was only Wednesday. He should call her to ask her out for dinner on Saturday. He wondered how much notice a girl like her needed. He didn’t think her calendar would be very full after business hours. He shook his head. It was rude to think it, but it was probably true. Still, to be respectful, he would call her tomorrow night to ask her out for Saturday.
He took a deep breath, suddenly nervous at the thought. He had made up his mind. He would call Sarah tomorrow and ask her to join him for dinner on Saturday.
Now he just had to figure out where she would want to go. Somehow he didn’t think that she would be into the places he would normally go.
This could be good for him. A completely different kind of girl than what he usually dated.
(c) Rachel Rennie