Fresh Start Chapter 33

Lindsey had changed into shorts, a sleeveless t-shirt and sandals. "There he is!" she whispered into Jirra's ear.

Jirra looked over at the tall handsome young man repairing a mountain bike.

Dave looked up and smiled. He put down his tools and began to wipe his hands with a rag. He was wearing a Green Bay Packers t-shirt and khaki shorts.

"Dave, this is my best friend Jirra," announced Lindsey.

He smiled back.

He had a very pleasant smile, thought Jirra.

"Pleased to meet you, Jirra. Lindsey has told me a lot about you," greeted Dave.

Jirra smiled back. Did she tell you that I used to be a guy and that I'm deeply in love with her, she thought. "I've heard a lot about you too."

As they talked Jirra reluctantly began to like Dave. With his looks, he could have easily been an arrogant jerk, but instead he was very agreeable.

"Do you ride, Jirra?"

"Not mountain bikes. I used to live in the Philadelphia suburbs."

"It's not that hard. Until last year, we lived in Madison, Wisconsin!" replied Dave with a wink.

Jirra giggled in spite of herself.

"Jirra, Dave said he'll teach us to ride. You interested?"

Jirra nodded.

"I'll teach you on the company bikes. If you like it, I'll help you pick out a bike, cheap!"

Jirra and Lindsey laughed.

"Can you provide me with information on your tours? I'll put it in the spa's newsletter," stated Jirra.

"That would be great. I heard that you worked on it," stated Dave.

"Dave, she's the editor!" stated Lindsey proudly.

"Wow! I guess I'd better treat you with more respect!" stated Dave.

"Please! I'm the editor, lead reporter, and printer," replied Jirra with a smile.

"Don't put it down, Jirra. Everyone has to start somewhere," added Dave. "Who knows what this will lead to?"

Jirra nodded. Dammit, why does he have to be so nice?

"I'd better get back to work. I have three more bikes to assemble. Pick you up at six, Lindsey?" asked Dave.

She nodded.

"It was nice meeting you, Jirra."

"Same here. Nice to finally meet you too."

Lindsey and Jirra walked back to the main spa area.

"Well?" asked Lindsey anxiously.

"He's nice," replied Jirra. "I can see why you like him."

"I know it's just a first date and all, but still I feel something special for him."

Any one of a number of sarcastic comments were floating around Jirra's mind, but as she sensed that Lindsey really wanted her support she skipped them. "Lindsey, I think you two make a nice couple, and I hope it works out for you."

"Thanks, Jirra. You have no idea how much that means to me," replied Lindsey.

"I think I do," replied Jirra softly.
Becnme Becnme
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2 Responses Nov 27, 2012

A nice chapter.

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