|A Question in Narrative Form
||[Oct. 5th, 2008|10:04 pm]
The Question Club
She sits at her desk staring at the email she had just gotten from the GreatConversationalist. On their first date they went to an Indian restaurant and they got so caught in their conversation, they didn’t even realize that the place had closed and the staff was cleaning up. Since then they have met for many such meals and the conversation has always been good. There was none of the immediate "what are you looking for " kind of talk and they both continued meeting other people online. Often they would even share horror stories about their respective dates. Two months ago, she met the guy she refers to as Mr. BellyFlip.
.Dinner with GreatConversationalist had stimulated her mind. Dinner with Mr. BellyFlip was stimulating everything else. If another guy had gone on about how his soon to be ex wife had cheated on him and wanted to spend twenty thousand dollars to get her boobs done, she would have thought the guy was a loser and cut the date short, but something about Mr. BellyFlip, no doubt that undefinable thing called chemistry, made everything he said seem incredibly interesting. When they met at the beach a week later, they ended up making love later that afternoon. At one point, he said, "I love you" and even though he later tried to take it back, just as she thought he would, she didn’t mind because after all, he was still in that required two year period of separation before he could get divorced from his wife and he was still recovering from that whole experience.
She and the GreatConversationalist still met for coffee and dinner and enjoyed each other’s company a great deal, but she found herself looking forward to the times when Mr. BellyFlip called and wanted to get together, waiting for the day when he worked through his issues related to his divorce and was ready for a relationship. Tonight GreatConversationalist had emailed her asking if she wanted to date exclusively. It it weren’t for Mr. BellyFlip, she would have said "yes" immediately, but now she wasn’t sure. Was the belly flip really worth waiting for?