14. The Drive
"You're an awful driver! How did I let you talk me into this?" I screeched as we ran the 2nd stop sign in a row and turned a corner so sharply that I was flung against the window. "Ow!" I laughed at Blake.
"Sorry." He laughed back. "Maybe I exaggerated a little about how much practice I've had."
"Just a little bit." I snapped sarcastically. It was nice to have a distraction from Michael.
For a couple weeks I thought that I liked him, a lot. Turns out I didn't. His brother and I were just so much more compatible. We shared jokes and the same passions. But my biggest worry was that because of what happened with Michael I wouldn't even have the chance to try and date Blake.
"So what happened, back at my house?" Blake asked suddenly. I blanked for a moment, surprised by the sudden change of topic. Once I got my voice back I told him the whole story.
By the time I finished we were just up the street from my house. Instead of continuing down my street, Blake turned into the parking lot of the convenience store on the corner. He proceeded to park in one of the furthest spots away from the store. A mellow pool of light flooded the car, coming from the streetlight we were parked under.
"When I first met you, I felt like we had an instant connection. You're really pretty, and smart, and we even have the same sense of humor. Which I find absolutely incredible." Blake had turned to me. He paused to breathe and while he did he took hold of both my hands i both of his hands. He stumbled on some of his words, and his voice cracked a couple times, letting me know that he was nervous. I thought it was adorable that I made him nervous. "Do you get those butterflies too?" he asked hopefully. I nodded and I could feel the weight lift off his shoulders in the way he relaxed more. He sighed and I couldn't help but laugh at how much of a dork he was. "Amy will you pretty, pretty please stand me for at least one day so that I can take a wonderful girl on a wonderful date?" I blushed more and more with every word he spoke.
His smile began to falter as I hesitated, but I flashed him a smile back and he seemed more reassured. I reached up and put my arms around his neck.