Brian watched Ashley and had the feeling that ‘something’ happened between her and Jack which closed that door.
He noticed they didn’t speak and Ashley tried not to look at Jack. For his part, Jack didn’t see Ashley.
Brian decided to invite Ashley to a function, nothing special, one where ‘everyone’ was going and not really a date. Ashley agreed to go with him for she was going any way and it was good to be with someone.
Brian did everything to make Ashley feel comfortable and special.
The next day they had lunch together, and slowly over the month they became closer. They had a bunch of casual dates; running out of work for lunch or to coffee, or having a drink, but nothing with the ‘Date’ stamp.
After an entire Month, Brian felt it was time, so asked Ashley on on a date and she agreed.