*No longer a flashback!*
I haven't seen Louis since he boarded that plane, over a year ago. Although I admit, he has tried to make contact from leaving messages on my answering machine to knocking on my apartment door. But I just ignored him; crazy as it seems. Ever since I read online that he had begun dating a gorgeous lady by the name of Eleanor last year, I just can't bring myself to face him. It would hurt me too much. Although I miss him dearly. I figured it would be better to let him go, continue his success and love. I was never what he wanted anyway.
"Felicity!" I heard Holly's sweet voice call out.
I climbed off the couch and headed to the doorway to greet her.
"The door was unlocked so I let myself in," She added as she leant in a gave me a friendly peck on the cheek.
"How are you, Holls?"
"Eh, it's been a busy week, let's get this bottle open!" She said, letting herself into the kitchen to pour us each a glass of wine.
We made our way to the living room and perched ourselves comfortably on the couch."
"So what's the goss from this week?" Holly asked me.
"Nothing unusual.. except.."
"Except what?!" Holly asked impatiently
"I did get tipped by this guy at work, and his number was writen on the back,"
Holly gasped. "You have to call him!" She said, bouncing excitedly in her seat.
"I.. I can't.."
"Uh yes, you can Felicity! You told yourself you were going to let him go. Here's could be your ticket to getting over him!" Holly said, convincingly.
I paused and chewed my lip, as I did when I was unsure of myself.
"One date, if he's a dud then forget that it happened!" Holly added.
I pondered for a moment. Maybe this is just what I need. Maybe, just maybe, Holly is right.
"Okay?!" Holly repeated my surprised.
"Yeah, like you said.. It's just one date.."
"Ah! Yay!" Holly said, hugging me, swaying side to side joyously.
"Felicity?" I heard a masculine voice ask me from behind. I spun around to see a tall, handsome man wearing a very dapper black suit, I felt under dressed beside him in my red cocktail dress. "Felicity Edwards?" He added to be sure.
I smiled. "That would be me! And it's Matthew, right?"
"Yes, it is lovely to meet you, you look lovely," He said charmingly.
I felt my cheeks blush a little. "Thank-you, and it's a pleasure to meet you also,"
"I reserved us a table, you hungry?" He asked.
"Great!" He said. He placed his hand on the small of my back as he walked me to our table. I felt like royalty, not myself.
I sat down and pulled the seat in closer to the table. I felt the need to lay a pristine, white knapkin on my lap and drinking with my pinkies up. I wasn't sure I liked this whole date so far, it just wasn't me.
After a while of sipping on this expensive looking champagne, making small talk, I was getting very bored and uncomfortable.
"I have to admit..This whole, glamour, fancy restaurant thing, isn't my usual date kind of setting.." I said admittedly.
I saw a wave of relief wash over Matthew's face, "Really? Thank goodness, this isn't my thing either. It was a shot it the dark bring you here,"
I giggled. "That's very thoughtful of you, but I'd rather grab a burger from a food van on the main street and go lie up the stars at a quiet park.." I said.
"That sounds perfect! What do you say, do you want to ditch this place and go get that burger?" Matthew said intriguingly.
"I thought you'd never ask!" I said happily.
We got our greasy burgers and ate them as we walked around to find ourselves a park, just like I imagined.
"That hill.." Matthew said gazing at a perfectly perched hill, facing up to the starry night.
"I'll race you!" Matthew said, already running ahead.
I giggled and began to quickly slipped of my heels, grasping them both with one hand and the other hitching up my dress, I began to run after him.
Once we made it to the hill we were both on the soft grass, laughing, rolling around. I had the biggest smile on my face.
After awhile of talking, I snuggled up to him, laying my head on his chest. We both gazed up at the stars. Beautiful.