Pizza and Dates
My stomach was grumbling with hunger since I skipped my lunch. I freshened up and went to the kitchen to order something. When I reached the living room, I could smell Pizza.
James looked up and said “Hey. You are up. I knew you skipped lunch so I ordered Pizza for the both of us. It just arrived and I was just coming up to wake you up.”
Now I felt guilty ignoring him all day. When I took a seat next to him on the couch, I could see he ordered a Veg Pizza for me. When he did things like these, they always warmed my heart. Only if he would not have been after me since the beginning.
We switched on a movie to watch, and I devoured my pizza. It was so warm and gooey with cheese. Just like I loved.
When the movie was halfway, James asked quietly “So, I don’t want to force you, but I wanted to ask you something for so long. Would you like to go out with me tomorrow night? You promised me you will try when you have achieved your dream job”.
I knew it would bite me one day. But a promise is a promise.
“Okay. By what time should I be ready by?” I replied after a while.
“Really? You can be ready by 6. Wear something nice.” he replied excitedly.
Woah. Did this mean so much to him? Shit, now it would be so difficult to turn him down later. What with being Home Mate and all. It would get so awkward!
Next day he took me to a nice restaurant, and not to lie the date went pretty well. He was a perfect gentleman and also took me to have some ice-cream later.
My Job started on Monday and we travelled to work together every day. He again asked me next week and I couldn’t say no to his puppy dog eyes. Things went on and on our fourth date he asked me to be his girlfriend and till that time I had warmed up to the idea and I said yes.
James was literally over the moon would be an understatement.
Things were smooth for the next six months and James never forced me into anything.
He tried kissing me a few times but I always used to face somewhere else when he tried. I finally kissed him back after the fourth month just because I felt bad.
There were times when James wanted to take things further but that was where I drew the line. I was not comfortable going forward. He understood the first few times but after our first anniversary that was all he could talk about whenever we got together. It came to a point that I started avoiding him and did everything to work late at nights.
That leads us to today.
A Year and a half later, where I am still dragging on this relationship just because I don’t want to hurt him and want to avoid awkwardness. But I don't know till how long.