I was introduced to her. Ironically, I was introduced to her by the girl who invited me out and with whom I was flirting with the week before.
At first, I didn’t know she was part of the group. She was cute. She was walking with a shorter lightly pudgy Asian guy I didn’t know either. Her smile was the first thing that caught my attention.
Her smile was the kind of smile that whispered to me: “Well hello there!…”
It was the kind of smile that made me want to make a mental double take, but I couldn’t… at least not yet. I needed to focus on the girl who actually invited me out and who just walked up to me with a hug.
I acted cool, I acted “normal.” Throughout the evening, I mostly entertained “Alya,” the girl I flirted with last week. The evening kind of felt like a double date. “Alya” was walking with me… and the other girl was walking with the pudgy Asian guy. I still didn’t know if she was with him or not.
However, I would find my eyes furtively look for her. From the corner of my eyes, I’d catch her looking back at me or maybe it was her catching me look at her. There was that unspoken smile again.
Maybe it wasn’t even her smile, maybe it was her eyes. There was a glimmer in her eyes that seemed to want to blurt out more than just hi.
We talked a few times to one another, never alone, always in group, occasionally joking around, teasing…
She had an allure to her…. a certain sweet, genuine, innocent vibe mixed with something utterly contradictory, a darker, sexier and much more confident energy.
I would be lying if I didn’t say I noticed the contour of her soft round chest filling her deep V-neck shirt with smooth curves that would make my mind wander in territories not so holy and leading my eyes down towards her short jeans skirt.
I like the way she walked. I liked the way she looked at me, talked to me, smiled at me…
At one point, she and I found each other by ourselves. “Her” guy and “my” girl walked away together to get drinks. It turned out “her” guy was just a friend from college and “my” girl was someone she just met a few days prior. Ironically, I just met “Alya” the week before too.
She admitted to being adventurous… or maybe spontaneous, I’m not quite sure anymore… so I called her out on it:
I dare you to stand right there, under the screen projection, and dance in front of everyone!
We were at the Museum of Natural History for First Friday, near USC. There was a screen projection on the wall of the live band playing. A lot of people were gathered in semi-circle there in front of that screen, watching and singing along but not dancing. I didn’t think she’d do it. I was just teasing her.
Do you guys notice the projection screens?
Fainting hesitation yet without skipping a beat, she fired back at me:
OK, but what do I get if I do it?
Do you know what it feels like when you are in the moment with someone, the tension is high and everything you’ve felt so far seems to culminate and all crash into one single “turning-point” moment? That’s e-x-a-c-t-l-y how I felt. My mind was running 200 miles an hour. I haven’t thought that far ahead when I dared her to dance in front of everybody. (more…)