As I said in my previous post, I started reaching out to old classmates of mine for IRL social needs. I met one of my old classmates at a BBQ joint for lunch one day. Instantly something just felt different about her.
We never really knew each other while in school. She was in a polar opposite world than I was. I was what was commonly referred to as a “hick” in my outward appearance. She on the other hand was all heavy metal, and even had a mohawk in high school.
But on the inside, wow. I felt drawn to her. I didn’t know why, and I still don’t fully.
She invited me to go to the drive-in with her and her kids. Something my ex-wife hated, another thing of life that I genuinely missed. So I went, it was a no brainer. We went to the drive-in several times together.
We talked non stop, about everything and anything. We quickly became close. She was my best friend, my confidant, the person I ran to with new and/or exciting information.
When talking with other friends of the female persuasion, they told me that some of the things we discussed weren’t things that girls normally talk to “friends” about. My mind wondered and stewed on that heavily. Do I make a move? Do I ruin this good thing I have going on in life? I’ve had so much bad stuff happen, my fragile soul just can’t take rejection right now.
So one night, after bringing her and her kids back from the drive-in, I made a move and kissed her. Nothing more, nothing less. I showed where my mind and my heart was to her. I was going to leave it up to her on where it went from there. I would be okay with any direction it went.
After a day of biting my nails until they bled, she was receptive but anxious at the same time. Life hadn’t been so good to her, with health, vocation or relationships. She was still technically married to her husband but had long since been separated and apart from him. He had a girlfriend, and she had went through several boyfriends since they parted ways. She too was done with the opposite sex.
We just sort of fell into this whirlwind romance and lived by our hearts.