Today is the day and I am so nervous. Jas was on her way to James’ dad’s house to meet him in person for the first time. Not only would she be meeting him, but his brother and father as well. It could be very awkward and being shy did not help matters. She just hoped she didn’t get lost. Directions and Jas did not go hand and hand.
What would she say? What if he didn’t like her in person? Her nerves got the better of her and she pulled over to take a few calming breaths. Come on Jas. It’s just James. You’ve spoken to him, you know him. Now just drive and get there.
A few minutes later she pulled up to the apartment, parked and got out of the car. She took her steps slowly, calming herself along the way. When she got to the door, she paused again and before she could stop herself, she knocked.
When the door opened she smiled. There he was. James. Just as in all his pictures. She sighed with relief when he pulled her into his arms for a hug. It felt so good to be touching him, finally. He pulled back and smiled down at her.
“I didn’t think you would ever get here, I’ve been driving my family nuts.” He said with a chuckle.
“I was so nervous.”
“What is there to be nervous about? You know me.”
“You have to admit, we might know each other, but meeting in person is different.”
“Maybe a little, but I’m still me. Come on; let me introduce you to my family.”
James took Jas’ hand and led her into the apartment. She took a deep breath and smiled. Everything would be fine. She liked James, she would like his family and she would finally be able to hold the man she was starting to have feelings for.
“Dad, John, This is Jasmine. The girl I told you about, the woman with the voice.”
Jas’ face flushed a bright red. She hated to have the attention drawn to her, but she smiled and held out her hand.
Once the introductions were complete the four sat down to talk a little, with the television in the background the chit chat stayed idle. Jas kept looking at James out of the corner of her eye. She really wanted to get him alone, but didn’t want to be rude. He kept smiling back at her and finally asked what she had been waiting for.
“Why don’t we head out? Be back later, guys.”
James took her hand and helped her off the couch, almost rushing her out the door. Once they were by her car, he pulled her close for the kiss she dreamt about, his lips, soft against hers, brushing back and forth. She closed her eyes and leaned into him, letting his strong body hold them both up as his tongue caressed her lips, asking, no begging for entry. Who was she to deny him? She slightly opened her mouth, allowing him to plunder her mouth. It was heaven, everything she imagined it would be and more. His hands roamed her body and she wanted to pinch herself to make sure this wasn’t a dream. When he pulled back, Jas moaned and tried to draw him closer.
“We can’t stand out here making out babe. Not in front of my dad’s building.”
Jas noticed that she wasn’t the only one having trouble breathing.
“Get in the car. I know a place we can go.”
Jas hurried into the car, driving them to a more private place so they could get to know each other better and in person where dreams were about to become reality.