[Sequel to Thoughts About Dating a Girl]
Why am I so nervous? It’s been over a week now. Still… this is our first proper date. Maybe it’s just the butterflies.
I look over at Linda. We’re on the subway heading up to the stop closest to the museum, and I’m not sure either of us really know what to say right now. I certainly don’t, and she’s been quiet too since we first greeted each other. The thought that I’m not the only one who’s nervous is a little comforting.
I decided against wearing a skirt this time. I went with some dark trousers and a warm jumper. It’s a nice jumper, though. It has a cute seal on it. I like cute things. I blush a little as I glance over at her again. Cute like her.
[Sequel to Head in the Clouds]
Friday came so fast. What do I wear? How much do I style myself up? Perfume? Why am I so bad at this?
This hasn’t been a great week academically for me, but I can probably make up for that. More worrying for me is this date with the girl I’m in love with. If I fuck that up, it might be unfixable.
Is it even a date though? It’s not like I’ve confessed my feelings yet. She just thinks we’re going for food as friends like we have before. I mean, she must have noticed how weird I’ve been acting, but she probably hasn’t guessed why. Right?
[Sequel to Smooth Operator]
I went back to uni on Wednesday. I genuinely wasn’t feeling well yesterday considering my clumsiness the day before, so at least I won’t have to entirely lie about the reason for my absence. My skull still hurts a bit.
After the first lecture there is a free period before the next one. Where Linda will also be.
Speaking of: I ended up wandering over to the library automatically, and there she is. Maybe I was searching for her subconsciously. Damn it, maybe it’s best if I just turn around and… she’s spotted me. She’s waving. Too late now.
You can do this, I tell myself. Just like you’ve practiced. You’re ready.
It doesn’t take me long to find her, so I stroll up to the table she’s sitting at. Being all nonchalant and cool about it, I call out to her.
“Yes?” She looks up at me with those deep, blue eyes, and I forget how to breathe.
I’m not sure how long I stand there before she speaks up again. “Cecilie? Did you want something?”