Late in the afternoon we sent out for a pizza from a place we’d never tried, and it was good or maybe our vibes were so good it made the pizza taste better.
At some point we wound up in a kind of hug. I wanted to kiss her, but I didn’t. She kissed me. I kissed her back.
She said, “I don’t want to be alone tonight.”
We made love, maybe in her mind for the first time. But I knew what happened last night.
In the morning she was distant. I ignored it, and went to my apartment. I didn’t call her and avoided seeing her. It wasn’t so simple, but I made sure I did not see her for three days.
Then, I designed to run into her at the supermarket. I made a big friendly ‘hi’ and she didn’t know how to react. I wouldn’t lose my smile or easy open manner. Anyone would think these were two acquaintances who were shopping at the same place at the same time, by accident.
We talked. It was a bit difficult at first, but we parted on friendly terms.