An Affair To Remember

And here is another short story.......

When she first met him she thought he was interesting to talk to because he was intelligent and from an entirely different background that hers. At first she didn’t really feel particularly attracted to him physically, he was better than average looking she thought but she didn’t have any particular physical attraction to him.
He, on the other hand, knew from the first time he met her that they would end up together. She was different from any other girl he’d ever met. She was cute, smart, confident and direct in her speech and actions. She made an impression on him that he didn’t forget.
They met at a social function they had attended which was brought about by a mutual friend of the two of them. He was five years younger than her and she had recently recovered from a relationship she had been in which she had cared about the man more than she had ever let herself do that quickly with anyone else in her life and it when it didn’t work out she was very wary of relationships in general after letting her guard down and being crushed emotionally when she had. So she was not looking for any involvement with anyone for any reason.
It would be six months after that first meeting that they ended up seeing each other again, and once again it was through the same mutual friend they had first met through, a friend they would later talk about and agree it was a friend who they both had a lot of distrust of. By the time the second meeting occurred she had put her bad relationship behind her by that time and found him more attractive than she had before - but it was still only on a mental level on a friendship basis.
They had occasional social contact through their mutual friend several times in the next four months and a mutual attraction began to grow between them
One hot July afternoon she called him up to see if he felt like visiting and having a beer with her. He responded enthusiastically so she bought a six pack and went to visit. When she got there he was thrilled to she came over and asked her if she wanted to go for a short drive to the country where he had just purchased a piece of property. They went there and had a couple of beers and then went back to his house. They had a lot of interesting conversations and a physical attraction started building. He finally told her how he felt and she told him she was interested in him also but she was afraid of getting involved because he was inexperienced in relationships and she was afraid of getting hurt because she always gave too much of herself. She said she would think about it, he said he understood and would accept whatever she decided.
In about a week she decided she did want to see him romantically. They had a cautious first date, made love and spent the night together - then she didn’t hear from him for about 3 weeks.
He told her he had liked her too much and was afraid of how he felt.
They dated again but now there was a distancing game they played with each other, each of them really afraid of themselves more than anything else.
Chelebub Chelebub
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Dec 11, 2012