“Why are there no other people here?” I asked Luke as we walked towards the theme park.
“For the next two hours, its ours. Just you and me.”
“Are you serious?” I stared at him in shock.
He smiled and nodded.
“So, what’s first?” he asked.
“Ice cream,” I grinned, grabbed his hand and rushed over to the kiosk that was selling ice cream. He chuckled and was dragged along.
Two hours later and my adrenaline rush was at an all time high. I loved every second at the theme park and Luke was content to let me decide what was next even when he wasn’t too keen on some of the rides. He was so easy-going and fun to spend time with.
“Thank you,” I said to him as we walked towards the car.
“You’re welcome but we’re not done yet,” he grinned. “Do you have a specific time that you have to be home?”
“I told Sean that I’d probably be home by 9. I wasn’t sure what we were doing.”
“I’ll have you home by 9,” he smiled and laced his fingers with mine.
My heart melted. Holding hands with Luke is like a dream come true. I moved closer and rested my head on his shoulder as we walked.
“Are you hungry?” Luke asked as we started driving.
“I could eat,” I shrugged.
“I’ll take that as a yes. I’m not sure how you’ll feel about this place, but I hope you like it,” he said nervously.
We pulled up to a restaurant that was situated on the beach. The sun was just beginning to lower on the horizon and the sky was streaked with shades of purple, pink and orange. It was breath-taking.
I stood there, staring at the view. “At this point, I don’t even care if the food tastes like cardboard,” I murmured to him.
He chuckled, moved closer and put his arm around my waist.
After a few minutes, he directed me inside. I wanted to protest but followed. He greeted the maître d’ and we were being led to our table. I noticed that we were going deeper into the restaurant until I saw the wooden deck that ran around the back of the restaurant. The deck had the perfect view of the beach and the setting sun and I was hoping that’s where we’d be sitting. We reached the deck and continued walking onto the sand. I was so confused.
I stopped walking. That in turn made Luke stop as our fingers were intertwined.
“What’s wrong?” he frowned.
“Where are we going?”
“You’ll see,” he smiled. “It’s not much further now.”
We continued walking until we reached a small area to the side of the restaurant, a distance away from the deck. There was a blanket spread out and small beach tables set up on each side of the blankets. The maître d’ handed Luke a small device and walked away.
Luke pulled me towards the blanket, and we sat down.
“What did he give you?” I asked curiously.
“It’s a little buzzer, when we’re ready to order, we just push the button and a waiter will be with us to take our order,” he explained.
“Wow,” I grinned. I leaned forward and kissed him.
“What was that for?” he grinned cheekily.
“Thank you for today. I know I might be revealing too much by saying this, but this has been the best date I’ve ever been on.”
“I’m glad,” he smiled, and contentment shone in his eyes. “Let’s decide what we’re having then we can continue watching the sunset.”
I nodded and grabbed the menu.
We watched the sunset, sitting closely together, our heads almost touching. The sound of the waves crashing, a beautiful melody that only added to the moment. I knew that I was so close to in love with Luke and I was sure by the end of the night, there would be no turning back and I would be head-over-heels in love with him.