If you read part one of The Story of us, you will know that its a night in November and our eyes had just met…
During the evening Andy came over and spoke to me, it was liking chatting to someone who had always been in my life. It felt natural and comfortable and we ended up talking all night.
We were both single and at a similar place in our lives. At the end of the night, we exchanged numbers and Andy said he would be in touch.
The next day I was telling my friend all about it and how it felt different to anyone else I had met. There was a spark between us and I was excited about where this could lead. Of course I then didn’t hear from him for three days!
Then my phoned beeped and it was a message from Andy asking me out on a date in a couple of days time. To be honest I did think about keeping him waiting three days, but I just don’t like all the game playing when it comes to dating. So, I replied and we arranged to meet up.
I of course then spent the next couple of days planning my outfit. I knew we were going for a drink, but I didn’t know where. The night finally arrived and Andy said he would come and pick me up, this was a good start.
I hopped in the car and he told me he was taking me to a place out of town. The reason being a lot of people we both knew might be out in our town and seeing us together, knowing that we used to work together we didn’t really want to bump into anyone and end up spending our night with other people.
It was the perfect idea and we headed off. When we arrived we found a nice sofa to sit on and we basically didn’t stop talking all night. We chatted about when we worked together and all the things that Andy remembered about that time. We talked about where we were in our lives and what we wanted from life.
To be honest I was at a stage in my life that I wanted the next person I dated to want the same things as me. I wasn’t getting any younger and I was ready to settle down and have children. If this wasn’t something they wanted, then really I wasn’t interested.
Writing this now it seems really harsh and unromantic. But thankfully it wasn’t like that. Because whilst when I was single and chatting to my friends I would say this is what I wanted, because my head was in charge at that moment. We all know that the heart can take over.
Just from chatting to Andy naturally during the evening, even though my heart was now running the show, he was ticking all the boxes without even realising.
I was hooked…
Come back soon to find out how we went from this to being engaged!