I sat in the red plush chair, waiting for him to show up. We had met online in a book review forum about 3 months ago. We had many of the same interests, and soon we were dating over phone and Skype. When we found out that we lived only 30 minutes apart, we set up our first arranged date, which was right now.

“Come on, Josh.” I said as i checked my watch for the 3rd time. Just as i was starting to doubt him he rushed through the door, and sat down across from me.

“I’m so sorry I’m late, Kris,” he exclaimed, running his hand through his blonde gelled down hair, “there was crazy traffic.” He looked genuinely sorry.

I smiled to let him know it was okay, and he hugged me, “Finally, i get to really see you.” He said.

I hugged him back with joy, and sat back down to sip my coffee. When the waiter came around he asked for some of his own, and offered to pay for mine. It was sweet, but i declined because I wanted to be responsible. I admired his silver and purple tie, and complimented him, “Your tie looks nice. Along with your suit.”

He blushed, “Thank you. I,uh,I like your dress. Black looks good on you.”

I smiled, “Thanks.” But for some weird reason, it didn’t feel right.

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