Tuesday, 15 February 2011

23 Tales of a Real Life Romance - Chapter 10

Now where were we?

Ah yes. I was on a date with Hands at Alton Towers and had a moany face on me.

I know 'moany face' and 'Alton Towers' shouldn't really be in the same sentence. After all it's not like I'm a child whose mum had refused her an ice-cream. As I explained though, I wasn't feeling my best and it had taken so long for Hands and I to actually go out on date two (six weeks to be precise) that it all seemed very unfair.

There was also something else that was bothering me that I didn't tell you about....

Well in actual fact I did tell you about it, I just didn't elaborate on it. It was in this line... 'He gave me his stuff to hold, kissed me and off he went.'

You know what I'm going on about now don't you? Yep exactly. I was unhappy about the kissing part. Not that he kissed me of course. It's always nice to be kissed. My issue was more with the kind of kiss it was.

You see, you never know when your last, first kiss is going to be. Call me an old romantic, but I'd like to remember mine, so the first kiss with a new guy is really important. As you know I was all geared up for it to happen at the end of date one, but Hands decided not to partake. Fine. What was not fine though, was that he'd opted to go for it while I was playing the 'Tonight Matthew, I'm going to be Miss Stroppy Pants' game.

And as first kisses go it wasn't even that good. A bit half-hearted really. It was definitely more than a peck. I mean it wouldn't have been appropriate to kiss, say a family member, like that. Unless you are Angelina Jolie and her brother of course. But it wasn't the kind of kiss that you'd expect from someone that had taken the day off work to take you to Alton Towers. It appeared that Hands wasn't so keen on ill Rapunzel.

Hands finished riding Rita and came to get me telling me how amazing she was. That's all I wanted to hear - about the fabulousness of some other female. He went off on another ride while I stood around some more. The day really wasn't going as I'd imagined.

When he came to meet me off that ride though he said he'd been on it as an experiment. He thought it might be an ok one for me to attempt and now he'd been on it he reckoned that it definitely was.

I was quite touched, but still wasn't sure. I ummed and I ahhed. And I ummed and ahhed some more. I was feeling a bit better though. I certainly wasn't as dizzy. Maybe I should attempt going on the ride?

I decided I would. Hands seemed really pleased and said we should go in the special queue to sit at the front. Oh yeah great. So not only might I have some weird reaction, but this way everyone would see it. Nervous is not the word. 'Shit-scared' could have been though.

Guess what?

I went on it. We sat in the front. And it was great! I was buzzing when we got off. I'd done it! Hurrah!

After that I was unstoppable. I went on at least...oooh...three more rides! Rapunzel was back!

From then on the day started improving no end.

Then things got even better...

Hands suggested we get some ice-cream. (No that's not the bit I'm referring to...) We sat down in the sunshine overlooking the lake. (Nor that...) My phone beeped - I had reception! (It may surprise you, but no that's also not the bit I mean...) As I read my text message Hands told me to get a move on because (and I quote)...

'We haven't had our first kiss yet and I really want to do it now.' (Yes! This is the bit I meant!)

So there and then we had our first kiss to the soundtrack of chart music, excited squeals of people on the rides and someone shouting that we should get a room. (Turned out that advice wasn't actually for us. Don't get me wrong, it was a pretty passionate embrace but we weren't rolling around the grass like the other couple were.)

As first kisses go, it was great. As was our second...and our third...and our fourth...

The rest of the day was amazing. The little blip at the beginning all forgotten. All too soon though, the park closed, we made our way to Manchester chatting non-stop in the car and then Hands dropped me off at the Tower.

I'd barely been home twenty minutes, and was still feeling giddy after my amazing date, when my phone rang...

It was Hands. He was supposed to be going for dinner with his friends but we'd been chatting so much he hadn't noticed the text messages cancelling it. Therefore, he wondered whether I wanted to go back out to play and he'd take me for dinner.

I had my phone up to one ear and the Goddess shouting the The Rules at me in the other. Which was especially weird as she wasn't even there. The fact that she wasn't meant that I could do what I wanted though. I just couldn't decide what that was.

Should I decline and say I was busy and leave him wanting more like The Rules would instruct? Or should I think of it as just an extension to the date and get my short ass back out there? It was a real dilemma...


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What would you have done? What do you think I should have done? (Just so I know next time I'm on Oprah!) What do you think I did do? I'll tell you in the next few days whether you are right....

23 comments:

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Yes, dinner was called for. You were already having such a great time that he prioritized time with you. The rules no longer apply. He'd proven himself. I'm excited for you and the kissing action.
xoRobyn

Samantha said...

Rules schmules. I say do what feels right. I wouldn't cancel plans to have dinner with him, but if you weren't doing anything anyway, why not? I say reward him for good behaviour!

Betty B said...

Do it! I went on a 3 day first date with someone once as we got on so well, we didnt event bump uglies the whole time either! Sometimes you just have to go with the flow- life's too short, live for the day and all that jazz.
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Kev D. said...

I would go, I hope you went...

THE HANDS SAGA CONTINUES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Matt79 said...

I would have said go for it, as you were on a roll already, and my guess is that that's what you did. Look forward to reading the answer!

Glen said...

I'd have gone and put out as well. But then I'm easy

Sophie said...

God I would love to say no follow the rules girl and leave him wanting more... but come off it, I would have gone in a second! Enjoy it, not enough good dates like that around! : )

Looking forward to find out what you did...

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P said...

I think you went back out with him...

Anonymous said...

go! definately:) at least that's what i'd do...

this sounds very positive, have a good feeling about this guy!

Jo x

Happy Frog and I said...

I would definitely have gone for it, I hope you did. This is all getting rather exciting, when are you posting next? (I have added you to my Jolly Good Blogs section of my blog wall so I don't miss out!)

Amanda @ Wild Oats said...

I hope you went for dinner! If the rules say not to date someone you want to date . . . well then I think they are just foolish!

Plentymorefishoutofwater said...

Just catching up now deary. Out of interest was his car music as good and as well planned as mine? x

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Abigail Alexandra said...

Yes, dinner was called for. You were already having such a great time that he prioritized time with you. The rules no longer apply. He'd proven himself. I'm excited for you and the kissing action.
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