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A Date
EliseBeeYT Released Feb 19, 2015

"Hello. It's lovely to see you."

"Oh, hi! I- It's nice to see you too."


Feet shuffle; shy smiles are shot at each other.


"Well, should we...?"


They enter the doors of the restaurant, give the reservation name, and are seated.

The small candle in the middle of the tablecloth has already been lit.


"How romantic."

"I don't know, I kind of like it."

"Oh, I do too, I just meant- that wasn't supposed to be as bitter as it sounded, I'm not..."

"I know, I was just- I suppose I was just saying..."


The conversation trails off. The candle flickers.

The waiter comes and smiles at each, asking if they were interested in getting any drinks.

They look at each other as if for reassurance.


"Oh, I- I would like a glass of...however you pronounce this."

"I'll have the same."


Glances are exchanged; a hint of smile?

The waiter walks off.


"Well. I suppose we should talk about something."

"I suppose we should."


Fingers drum on the table; someone’s leg is bouncing.

Broken conversation is made—nothing too monumental, just enough to highlight the awkwardness that each of them are feeling. It mostly revolves around food.


“What are you thinking of getting?”

“I’m not sure. There’s a few things that look good.”

“Hmm.”


Menu pages are turned slowly as each option is taken in.


"So...what do you like to do?"

"What?"

"Oh, I just...I mean, what sorts of-- I mean, do you like to...what do you like to do?"

"Oh. Well, I suppose-"


The waiter returns. Glasses are set down, orders are taken. He leaves again.


"What you ordered sounds good."

"I agree. That's why I ordered it."


A cheeky smile flashes. They grin at each other for a bit.

The eye...

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