I hadn’t seen Smiles in a week. The holiday break meant we’d be spending a fair amount of time apart. Time apart can be a good thing, but I missed him. I wanted to see him, and I was trying to do what I could to make that happen sooner than later.
Monday morning, I texted him asking if he could take the time out of his day to grab lunch. He was with his billionaire friend/client, “Back to you on that shortly,” he said.
In the middle of the afternoon, he called. He wasn’t going to be able to meet for lunch because he was still with his client, and even if he did finish in a timely manner, his brain was mush and he was a mess mentally. “It wouldn’t be fair to you because I would be a shell of a person, and I wouldn’t exactly be present,” he added. We agreed to shoot for lunch the following day, Tuesday, and he promised he would call me later when he had more time/sanity.
At ten after five, I received a text from Smiles: “Hey babe. How did your day finish up?” I told him, “Today, I didn’t do one shred of work other than sending someone a file. Getting ready to head home soon…” I wanted him to know I was heading home since he wasn’t able to meet up. I wasn’t going to hang around for the possibility of seeing him…Follow @onegayatatime
#1 by Jaaho on December 29, 2011 - 1:37 AM
How far in retrospect is this blog written? Are you and Smiles official now? Maybe it’s the hopeless romantic in me but I feel like I would need to know the date we got together so we could celebrate our anniversary somewhere down the track 🙂
#2 by One Gay at a Time on December 29, 2011 - 10:57 AM
The posts are generally a month behind real time. This gives me time to write the posts and also allows me to ruminate and contemplate. I know the date we first met. I’ve learned not to get caught up in those details over the course of my few relationships. While they may be slightly important to me, in the grand scheme of things, they aren’t. It’s the strength of the relationship, not the timeline. As far as our current status, I encourage you to continue reading. I wouldn’t want to ruin the story for you…
#3 by Jaaho on December 29, 2011 - 6:30 PM
Of course! You’ve got me hooked! All the best!