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On Second Thought – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS

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“On second thought,” Allie muttered as she stared at her reflection in the mirror, checking her makeup, “maybe this wasn’t such a good idea after all. Maybe I should just call and cancel.”

She sighed. “What would Margo say, though? She went to so much trouble to help you out and set this up for you. Do you really want to hurt her feelings?”

She fixed a stray strand of blonde hair and continued debating with herself. “Am I really ready for this, though? It’s only been a couple of months. And I don’t know anything about him except what Margo’s told me. But then again, I guess that’s why they call it a blind date.”

Allie heard a call pull up outside and gave her head a small shake. “Stop worrying and second guessing yourself, Allie,” she told herself. “It’ll be fine. He’s probably feeling the same nervousness.”

Footsteps sounded outside the door, then the doorbell rang. Allie took a deep breath and called out, “Coming!”

She hurried over to the door and opened it to find a tall, dark-haired young man standing nervously on her porch. She stared at him in surprise. He matched the description Margo had given her, but she hadn’t expected him to be so good-looking.

He stared at her a moment, too. Then he cleared his throat and offered her his hand. “Hi,” he said with deep, rich voice that Allie instantly liked. “You’re Allie, right? I’m Margo’s friend, Jake.”

“Oh, uh, right,” Allie said, shaking his hand. “Nice to meet you, Jake.”

“So, uh, are you ready to go, then?”

“Sure.” She started to step out, then paused. “Oh, just a second. Let me grab my purse.”

She hurried back inside to grab her purse from the couch, then returned to Jake. “Ok,” she said with a smile. “Let’s go.”

 


This short story is part of the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt “second”:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 23/16