The very next day, I headed to the gym around 9:00 p.m. to work out. I’d had a long day and needed to work off some steam. To my delight, Aaron was working!! I waved hello and then headed to my workout. On my way out, I stopped by his desk to say hi. We ended up chatting for a couple of hours. (As the time continued on, I became less confused about his feelings for me…or was he just a player?)
At about 11 p.m., Aaron mentioned he’d have to close up the gym soon, but maybe I’d like to go to IHOP across the parking lot and have some pancakes. I vaguely remember something about him asking me on a second date, but it’s a bit fuzzy. All the butterflies fluttered in my stomach as I said yes to his request.
We sat across from each other in the booth and Aaron ordered pancakes with blueberry compote and a coffee. I’d already eaten dinner so I passed. For the next several hours, we just talked about EVERYTHING. I remember being impressed with his ability to include movie quotes with just about every topic we discussed. From our childhoods, to dating other people, likes, dislikes, and even marriage, we covered all the topics.
Before I knew what was happening, Aaron slipped to my side of the booth. What?? So, I guess this other girl was really just a friend and maybe he was interested in me!! He then asked if I would do the honor of being his girlfriend!! What?!?! On the second date? Is that too soon? Do I say yes? Well, I did agree to being his girlfriend. (Insert giddy laugh here).
He then reached over and took my hand and boy did it send tingles up my arms!! Our fingers interlaced and we sat there for a moment staring into each other’s eyes like silly love birds!!! Then, the conversation picked back up and on it went. I think we went through about three waitresses and finally left around 6 a.m. the next morning!
Rainbows and Sunshine
Everything was bright and beautiful and who cared about sleep? Who needed it? That day, I was floating on the clouds as they danced around the sky. Nothing could bring me down! Aaron and I were officially dating!
Stay tuned for Aaron’s side of the story…
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