When I returned home from Fiesta Texas I was in heaven. I had NO idea this would go down.....it was not in "my plan" that's for sure. I was pleasantly surprised to get a call from him that evening, we spoke on the phone for hours....until we both feel asleep on the phone. I remember waking up the next day to find the phone next to me, off the hook. I quickly picked it up and could still hear him breathing. I gently called his name,several times actually, but couldn't get him to wake up. I hung up the phone and plopped back down in bed thinking about how great of a guy he was, and how excited i was to have this new fresh relationship. He was a good "Christian" guy, i thought. I would never have to worry about the likes of superman again. I was soo lost in thought I fell back into a deep sleep. I was happy.
I'm sure we saw each other at Chi Alpha that Tuesday night, and I'm sure we sat next to each other, just as i am sure we held hands like any other couple our age would. I'm pretty sure that was also the night we planned our "first date"
Our "first date" took place at the Dollar Movie Theatre off of 410, ya know the one that is now the ghetto...... :) well, it was supposed to take place there, but when I arrived he approached the car and told me they were sold out of the movie we originally wanted to see. So, we asked if my grandparents would take us to the blockbuster and we rented a movie to watch. We headed back over to mi maws that evening and plopped down on the couch in the back room and popped in "Menace to Society" , yeah real romantic huh? And guess what? I don't remember a thing about what i was wearing, but I do remember his outfit. A green Tommy, dark jeans, and Aqua de Gio cologne.....I laid my head on his chest and listened to his heart beat. I still remember it like it was yesterday. My grandparents took him home after the movie was over and he called me the moment he returned home, we talked all night and once again fell asleep on the phone. I awoke to my grandparents door bell and voices saying
"we've been trying to call you all morning, we were worried so we came over to check on you"
"holy shnikes" I thought, and i quickly hung up the phone that was laying on the floor, off the hook, and totally played if off when my grandma came in to scold me for holding up the line. :)
Most nights ended this way, our relationship was a happy teenage romance until he heard the rumors of superman........
I still remember the pain/anger in his voice when he began to speak......
"Matthew told me something, and... and well I just don't know if i should believe it"
I was shocked. I couldn't, well I could.....but how.....he was in High school (only a year older, a freshman)......in a completely different school, and yet he was "hearing" things about me.......I was sooo hurt. Not just because people were talking, but because it mattered.......