5. Going home - alone?
So it’s just me and Dan walking home. I think that I should feel awkward, but I don’t. We talk all the way to my front door before I realize he’s walked me home. ‘This is gonna sound a really weird but, do you wanna come in?’ I ask him.
‘This is gonna sound even weirder but, ok!’
I only said this cause I know mum wont be back till 5 and it’s 4:15. Why am I so comfortable around him I literally met him about 8 hours ago. ‘So,’ he asks me. ‘Who’s your valentine?’ Thinking it was a weird question I respond with ‘No one, i don’t have a boyfriend, you?’
‘No I don’t have a boyfriend either,’ he says smiling at me ‘or a girlfriend!’
‘Yeah that’s what I meant!’ After half an hour of a house tour, endless questions and quirky laughs He tells me he has to get back. But as I lead him to the door he says ‘Um….Anna? Do you wanna go out with me tomorrow?’
‘Yeah, ok. I can show you around and stuff.’
‘Yeah, I’ve actually lived here all my life I just moved schools so I just wanted to spend time with you.’
‘umskuraflen!’ I was completely gob smacked so didn’t know what to say! But luckily he somehow got what I meant and smiled then left. Not before letting me give him my number though.
I watched him leave and ran up to my room and collapsed on my bed. The chocolate in my stomach had somehow turned into fireworks and were exploding all over the place. I ant believe it! Does this mean that I’m going on a date? When will he call me? What should I wear? All these questions were fizzing round my head so fast I didn’t hear the door bang and my um come up stairs. I was jumping around my room when she came in. ‘A boy?’ She asked. I don’t know how she knew but when I smiled brightly at her I think she knew she had guessed correctly! After she tells me dinner’s at 6 I throw myself on the bed and just lay there recapping every bit of him and the day. I then text Tris telling her that I’m going out with him tomorrow. Just after I put it down it bleeps. Expecting it to be Tris I pick it up. But on the screen saver it says 1 new message – unknown number. I guess I didn’t have to wait long at all then…