Priya:When they pulled up to the restaurant, Priya didn't want to get out. She contemplated telling him this but for some reason she didn't. Instead she just climbed out the window and began to walk into the alley. When Nate restarted the car she turned towards him and yelled, "Nate!" Having grabbed his attention she smiled, "I don't hate you. Just so you know."
Nate:When he heard her shout, he was almost worried she was going to say something to ruin the whole day, but he maintained the hopefulness he'd been carefully cultivating for so long. Her words made him laugh, made him smile, made him turn up the radio on his way home and sing along as loud as he could, but parked in front of her building he only said, "Yeah. You're not too bad yourself."
In case you’ve never played, what happens is this: People pair up. One person closes their eyes, crosses their arms over their chest, and falls backwards. Their partner is supposed to catch them. Partners switch, the game continues.
How well do your characters fair? Are there refusals? Bruises? Are any relationships strengthened or strained by the exercise?
Despite Danny’s assurances, it hadn’t been just one date with the girl from the personal ad. It had been nearly ten dates over the past three months and Xevon was finally able to admit it wasn’t the stupidest idea his best friend had ever had. In fact, it was probably one of Danny’s better ones, though Xevon wasn’t going to tell him that. No Max wasn’t perfect; she was a Patriots fan after all, but she was pretty amazing.
For their first date, Xevon had planned to take a fancy restaurant, figuring he should at least start things out on a good note. However, that idea was thrown out when Max had shown up in jeans, insisting he take her to a sports bar a couple of blocks away to watch her team smash the Giants. Xevon had taken her to get a chocolate ice cream cone when the Patriots failed to make the winning field goal.
25WF Likes boy bands & dancing in rain. Seeking 23 to 30yo male to date, event. marry. Do not respond if married, gay, female, into kinky shit, or Colts fan. Will be wanted 4 murder of bf shortly.
Danny looked over his friend’s shoulder and laughed. “Sounds just like your type of girl Xev. Though if she’s against dating a Colts fan, it probably means she’s a Tom Brady fangirl and you my friend do not measure up to that rivalry. Then of course there’s the bit about being wanted for murder. Wonder if bf stands for boyfriend or best friend?”
Xevon punched Danny in the arm. His friend glared at him, feigning agony. “Oh stop it, I barely touched you. Besides, you’re lucky this girl and me don’t go on the run together. We both seem to have been made to put up personal ads by our friends despite our protests.”
"Oh come on Xev. It wasn’t too bad of an ad."
"You said I was looking for the a Zelda to my Link! Do you know how many video game nerds have responded to that ad? Do you?!"
"Xev you are a video game nerd." Danny said as if he had imparted the greatest of wisdoms unto Xevon.
He rolled his eyes. “I play maybe an hour or two each week. That does not make me a video game nerd. I don’t even play Zelda!”
"Yes, but you’re twenty-six years old. A guy who plays any video games that don’t have anything to do with sports at your age is a nerd."
“Nicholas, sweetheart? What are you doing up here?” Priya asked her son, who was clinging to his blanket and patchwork cat on the stairs.
“N-n-nothing,” he said, finishing his climb and stopping in front of his mother.
Priya kneeled down to look her son in the eye, “Nicholas? Does your father know you’re up here?”
The aversion of Nicholas’s eyes told her everything. Priya sighed. Nate was going to be so disappointed if he woke up to find Nicholas gone. Well disappointed once he calmed down from the panic it would no doubt induce.
He had worked so hard on that tent, battling the poles for nearly an hour before he conceded to let her help. Nate had worked so hard setting the entire night up. He’d gone shopping for the marshmallows, graham crackers, chocolate and hot dogs all by himself. He’d then spent hours in their bedroom wrangling wire hangers into skewers so they could roast everything over the fire. Nate had even driven out to his dad’s to rummage through his attic for him and Desmond’s old sleeping bags. Nate had made such a production of tonight and here Nicholas was sneaking back in. It was going to break Nate’s heart.
Imagine Person A of your OTP encouraging a terrified Person B to ride a roller coaster with them. Person B has a marvelous time, while Person A ironically ends up holding on to Person B’s hand for dear life.
Her father teachers he to shoot a BB gun when Georgie’s just six years old. Thirty minutes into the lesson, Georgie shot the bird feeder. Sheriff McGeorge patches it with a piece of chewing tobacco. Thankfully her mother doesn’t find out till several years later.
The first show that Josie performed in was West Side Story. She was an ensemble member and the understudy to the understudy to Maria’s understudy. By some sheer accident of fate, Josie had the chance to perform as Maria once. The seats weren’t packed. She didn’t get a standing ovation. Her performance didn’t end up in any reviews. But as the curtain fell that first night, Josie knew she was doing something right.
Louis’s never laughed harder than when he walks into their home to find Emily standing on the kitchen table holding a broom, a small mouse staring her down. She looked like a classic picture of a fifties housewife. He didn’t mind being her knight in shining armor.
Emily is eleven years older than her closest sibling. Most people assume her siblings have a different father, that they only share a mother. But Sarah, B.J., Adam and Christopher are all Emily’s full siblings. Her parents weren’t married when Emily was born. Before they could tie the knot, her father was indicted on a robbery charge. He served ten years, nine months later they were married and Emily was a big sister.
David has twin older sisters, Deborah and Danielle. David couldn’t tell them apart until he was ten years old. That was the year Debbie got gum stuck in her hair and their mom had to chop it all off. David was at loss when it grew back.
Maggie’s parents divorced when she was eight years old, after a long string of her father’s affairs. Her mother remarries four years later. She cries when her father tells her he can’t make it to her wedding and swears she hates him. Maggie’s never been more touched than when her stepfather offers to walk her down the aisle. It’s the perfect wedding and it helps Maggie to realize that the man holding her hand is her real dad no matter what biology says.
Priya cannot swim. Nate doesn’t figure this out until Spring Break of her sophomore year of college when he tries to convince her to head to the beach with him. When Nate tries to teach her how to swim, the lifeguard has to ask them to stop because they’re giving him a heart attack. Priya eventually learns after they discover how much Nicholas loves the water.
“I know it’s tradition for the groomsmen to seek out the loving bosoms of the bridesmaid for a nice little romp in a deserted hotel room or coat closet but you look like you want to be here even less than I do, and I figured you might stand to break with tradition.” The tall blonde said, leaning on the table giving Vladimir a clear shot of her own ‘loving bosom.’
The first time she’d been too young. They’d been too young. He’d just gotten accepted to medical school and she’d been barely half way through her junior year of college. They had no business getting married and Priya had told him so. She would never forget the look of defeat on his face for as long as she lived. He’d stayed on Del and Desmond’s couch that night, then moved back into his dad’s place. Two weeks later he’d knocked on their apartment door and apologized. She’d broken his heart and shattered his dreams and Nate was the one apologizing? Priya didn’t understand it but she didn’t question it. After all she’d missed him. That time she’d known she was right to tell him ‘no.’ The first time that she had no regrets about.