Wednesday, 11 May 2011

37 Tales of a a Real Life Romance - Chapter 19

I felt quite nervous as I travelled on the train over to where Hands lives.

[Cue: cheering, clapping and waving of flags and banners that say things like 'Good luck Rapunzel!' and 'Hands is hot!']

Yes I'd decided to go for Option A. It was only Date 4, but it had taken months for us to get to that stage so we could hardly be accused of rushing things. Plus the Goddess had gone away to work elsewhere and I had a new flatmate who'd invited his girlfriend round that night. I wasn't keen on Option C - Being a Gooseberry, so was quite happy to make myself scarce.

It didn't take me long to decide that I'd made the right decision. If I'd played it safe and chosen the second suggestion It might have taken a few more months before I found out that...

1. Hands is very tidy

Extremely so. It was the first thing I noticed as I entered his abode. Obviously he would have cleaned before my arrival but it seemed like he'd had Monica Geller round helping. My flat has also been that clean, but that was in the first hour I moved into it, before my suitcases had haemorrhaged my possessions all over it.

(A new friend has started reading my blog and has remarked that I write about things she wouldn't even dream of admitting to her best mates. I've decided that she has a point and so will now not be revealing my innermost feelings for fear of being mocked or considered odd. So I won't be telling you that I panicked when I realised how different Hands and I were and wondered how we'd cope if we ever lived together. It would be wrong to even have had a thought like that anyway....it was only Date 4 after all...What do you take me for?...Some kind of weirdo...No, no I was enjoying taking it slow and having months between dates and hadn't even thought about our next one, never mind The Future.)

2. Hands is very handy

As he took me on a tour he pointed out all the home improvements he'd done himself, like rooms he'd decorated, things he'd made, under-floor heating he'd installed. I was impressed. Hands will make someone a lovely husband one day. Obviously I didn't think about that someone being me. (See above for proof)

3. Hands is a proper adult

He has grown-up things in his house. I asked for a coffee when I first arrived and he made me one from a coffee machine with a nice cup and saucer and a biscuit. I normally drink the builders version from one side of a Dirty Dancing mug. It has to be from one side cause the other is so chipped it is dangerous. I suppose I have a coffee machine as well. It's just that it's five minutes walk away in Starbucks.

4. Hands has other big things besides his hands

Hands has a massive one. I've never seen one as big. Except once when I stayed in a hotel. I suppose being 6 foot 5 it's only reasonable that he'd have one as long. I was still surprised though and couldn't help but turn into Little Red Riding Hood.

'My what a big bed you have!'

'All the better to sleep with you in.'

He didn't actually say that. I'd fore-warned him that wouldn't be happening and he'd already shown me the room I'd be staying in. Shame really as I could easily have shared the bed with him without us even seeing each other, it was so vast.

5. Hands is very thoughtful

He'd downloaded songs onto his iPod that he knew I'd love, even though it could have opened him up to ridicule if any of his friends had ever seen them. I'm talking cheesy eighties pop. Music he doesn't even like himself.

He also talked about how much he helps the old woman that lives next door by doing her shopping and the like, and how he'd just bought her a jar opener in case he wasn't around when she needed him. It's an amazing coincidence but I have something in common with his elderly neighbour, as I'm also the proud owner of such a utensil. My mum popped one into my stocking at Christmas after she heard I'd had to take a jar of honey down to the concierge so I could make a hot toddy. My concierge was fine about it even though that's not in his job description. He had remarked on the fact that I didn't need help opening the whisky though.

6. Hands is smooth

I knew this fact anyway but I hadn't been on the receiving end of his charm for a few weeks. It started as soon as I got in the car when he collected me from the train station and he said that when he saw me he did a little 'Yes!' out loud because I was lovelier than he'd remembered.

I melted.

Yes there was no denying that Hands knows how to flirt. How much was just patter and how much was genuine? I wasn't sure.

Out in a bar that evening, Hands returned from the toilet and asked if he could join me while my boyfriend was away. I played along with his little game and said he could but warned him that my bloke was big and might want to fight him. He reckoned that he'd already seen him and knew he could take him on in an arm-wrestle.

I really did my very best not to analyse this statement and accept it as role-playing fun. Honestly. But I just couldn't stop myself wondering whether Hands had implied that I was his girlfriend...

37 comments:

Niki said...

SWOON.

What next? x

Glen said...

If you didn't have sex with him, I'm stopping reading you

Vapid Vixen said...

"Hands will make someone a lovely husband one day. Obviously I didn't think about that someone being me. (See above for proof)".

I sprayed a little bit of coke on my work monitor from laughing. One more reason I shoudnt read you at work.

Kev D. said...

"It has to be from one side cause the other is so chipped it is dangerous."

Brilliant. I have the same thing, but it's a Napoleon Dynamite mug.

Dirty Dancing? Really? Nobody puts Baby in the corner?

Lifebeginsat30ty said...

I can't believe we are on chapter 19, and I still don't know if you are a couple!!!

Betty B said...

I had a similar reaction to Vapid Vixen when reading about Hands having a massive one, does this say something about my maturity levels?! Cant believe he is a real person, if this all pans out I think I should uproot and move Northwards- No Londoner acts in such a fashion
Betty B
x
*Tales from the Morning After*

Taggart said...

Awwwwww I'm loving all this romance, please may it never end, cos that alone would be a crime!! xx

Happy Frog and I said...

I get so excited when I see on the sidebar of my blog that there is another installment waiting for me to read. This certainly did not disappoint. I'm not the most naturally patient person in the world but I am really enjoying every post and wonder what happened next. Looking forward to the next one already!

little said...

i would not have as much self-control in your situation with a guy i really like. i completely commend you for that :) sounds like it was a great date!

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Betty B said...

The comment about Hand’s massive one made me chuckle, wonder what this says about my maturity levels? If this pans out I am shipping out up North- never meet these types in London town.
Betty
x
*Tales from the Morning After*

Rapunzel said...

There was a massive panic when I realised that blogger had lost this post, and then relief when I got it back but I can't help but feel a bit sad that all my comments have disappeared. They're my favourite bit! (Thanks everso much Little and Betty B for reposting yours, the comment box looks much less sad.)

I think I do still have some of them though and will post them if I do. I'm just warning you before you think I'm commenting repeatedly on my own post..

Rapunzel x

Rapunzel said...

Niki has left a new comment -

SWOON.

What next? x

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I promise you shall be the first to know! x

Rapunzel said...

Glen has left a new comment -

If you didn't have sex with him, I'm stopping reading you

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Sadly this blog has been rated U so even if I did I wouldn't be allowed to write about it. Sorry! x

Rapunzel said...

Vapid Vixen has left a new comment -

"Hands will make someone a lovely husband one day. Obviously I didn't think about that someone being me. (See above for proof)".

I sprayed a little bit of coke on my work monitor from laughing. One more reason I shoudnt read you at work.

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Is it wrong that I was happy to hear this?! Thanks for reading Vapid V x

Rapunzel said...

Kev D. has left a new comment -

"It has to be from one side cause the other is so chipped it is dangerous."

Brilliant. I have the same thing, but it's a Napoleon Dynamite mug.

Dirty Dancing? Really? Nobody puts Baby in the corner?

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One minute you are saying you understand and then the next you are dissing my choice of mug...surely not?! x

Rapunzel said...

Lifebeginsat30ty has left a new comment -

I can't believe we are on chapter 19, and I still don't know if you are a couple!!!

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I do apologise Lifebegins. I've somehow ended up writing it practically in real time and you are having to wait as long for posts as I did for dates! x

Rapunzel said...

Taggart has left a new comment -

Awwwwww I'm loving all this romance, please may it never end, cos that alone would be a crime!! xx

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I love how you already know everthing I'm writing about and you still enjoy reading! xx

Rapunzel said...

Happy Frog and I has left a new comment -

I get so excited when I see on the sidebar of my blog that there is another installment waiting for me to read. This certainly did not disappoint. I'm not the most naturally patient person in the world but I am really enjoying every post and wonder what happened next. Looking forward to the next one already!

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My email account said that this message looked suspicious Happy Frog. What's suspicious about it?! It's a lovely complimentary comment. Thanks! x

Rapunzel said...

That's all I have. Apologies if you left me one and it's not up. Blimming blogger!

Rapunzel said...

Thanks @little. I had started the relationship doing whatever The Rules said and they would stricly forbid such behaviour on date 4! x

Rapunzel said...

I'd love to say that they are like that up here Betty B but that would be lying! x

jo said...

i really like Hands and how this romance is going. i can't wait for more!

20-somethinger said...

Hands is my hero.

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