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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Pizza Delivery

“Oh my god, Lynn, is that you?!” Kadie walked through the front door and shook me as I was laying on the couch “Is it really you?!”

“Kadieeeeeee!” I flung open my arms and reached up to hug her.

We had gone the whole week living in the same apartment but never running into each other. Work and school were keeping us both equally busy. It was finally Friday which meant time for us to catch up.

“I'm really not liking this new job of yours, K” I jokingly said as I sat up a little bit. Kadie came around to my end of the couch and sat down. She was too exhausted to take off her jacket, shoes, or purse. She slowly started leaning over until she was lying down on her side.

“Eva's really working the shit out of me. We clicked the first day we met and I feel like she thinks we're friends so she assigns every event to me. It's insane!” Kadie grabbed her head.

I walked into the kitchen to make Kadie something to eat. I pulled out some essentials for a turkey sandwich. When I walked back into the living room to give Kadie her sandwich I saw her ignore Adam's call and throw her cell phone back into her purse.

“What's going on there?” I pointed to her purse as she took the plate from my hands.

“He's just upset we haven't been able to spend more time together”

“Doesn't he know you just started a new job?”

“He does”

“So then?”

“He thinks if he can work over 10 hours a day and still make time for me then I should be able to do it too. I told him it wasn't the same. He's just acting like such a girl. Needy for attention.”

I walked back into the kitchen to grab Kadie a bottle of water from the fridge. I came back and tossed it to her.

“Do you like him? Like, like him-like him”

“Of course I do. Are you kidding me, this is the longest I've been able to keep a guy around!” Kadie started glupping down her water.

“Then call him back and make time for him. It's hard right now but if it's worth it, you'll work hard for it.”

“Woah!” Kadie put her sandwich back in her plate and placed it on the coffee table.

“What?”

“I'm starting to rub off on you!” she made prayer hands and bowed down to me.

“Gross!” I teasingly pushed her.

Kadie grabbed her phone and went into her room to call Adam. After a while she came back to let me know they were going out the next night.

The next afternoon Sarah woke me up with a call. She was with Corey at an educational fair the school was holding and I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to talk to him about Emma. Kadie decided she had no interest in it and continued to sleep. I quickly took a shower, got ready, and headed over to the school.

The fair was being held just outside of the school's main door in Central Park. Sarah and Corey were standing by the entry waiting for me.

“Hey guys!” I quickly walked up to them and we made our way around the booths. “Sarah, why the hell did you want to come here” I whispered to her as I noticed how uninteresting everything was.

“I was in the library studying and I ran into Corey. He suggested we go, and you know I'll do anything to get out of studying!” she whispered back.

Corey on the other hand was socializing with a group of people at a research booth. He was thoroughly enjoying this. Sarah went over to sit at a bench while she texted away on her phone. So I decided to go in for the kill. I walked up next to Corey as he was talking to the researchers and tried to include myself in the conversation. I saw Corey filling out a sign-up sheet so I decided to fill it out as well. Must be for some email list or something.

“So, Corey, you're really interested in this stuff, huh?” I asked as we started walking away from the booths.

“Yeah, I wasn't really interested in it until my sister became a researcher. I saw you signing up, you must be interested in it too?”

“Yeah of course!” not really. “So what other stuff were you into at Dartmouth?”

“I wasn't into a lot of extracurriculars but I did enjoy journalism. I thought it would help in expanding my writing skills for when I become a doctor.”

“Interesting” I wasn't even the slightest bit shocked at how med-centric Corey was. He seemed like he lived and breathed it. He always presented himself like he was going to a golf tournament. Slacks with a shirt tucked in. Sometimes even a sleeveless sweater over his shirt.

“So, how does your girlfriend handle you always being busy with school?”

“Girlfriend? I never said I had a girlfriend”

“Oh, you didn't? Really? Why is that?”

“I don't know, I just haven't had the time to find one I guess”

Translation: he was single and ready to mingle. That's all the information I needed. I headed back over to Sarah and we both decided to ditch the fair. I called Kadie, now that she'd finally woken up, and told her to meet us at the Empire hotel's rooftop for some late afternoon drinks.

“I don't think I'll ever get tired of rooftops in New York. This is so beautiful” I grabbed a vodka soda from the bar and walked over to the edge of the building to admire the view.

We grabbed a table and ordered some appetizers. Kadie finally joined us and made a grand entrance when she did. She was wearing a pink fitted dress that cut just above her knees. Her hair was wavy and softly blowing in the wind of her walk. She wore a black floppy hat and huge bug-eyed sunglasses. To top it off she carried her Celine bag on her forearm. She looked like she was ready to go to the Kentucky Derby.

“It's so nice of you to join us, Samantha!” Sarah giggled.

Kadie gave us air kisses and in a deep, Samantha-esque, voice replied“I love you, but I love me more!”

“Fabulous!” Sarah clapped her hands together. She was really enjoying Kadie's goofiness.

“Adam bought me this dress”

Both of us looked down at it with wide eyes “We can see why” Her dress was really accentuating her figure.

“He's taking me out to dinner after this so I thought I'd wear it.” She took off her sunglasses and hat and handed them to me. “And I decided to wear these to look ridiculous. Would you mind taking them back for me?”

“So how's it going with you and Adam? Did I do good or what?” Sarah and Jebrone were the ones to execute the plans to have Kadie and Adam meet. They figured the two would be a good match since they're both in the entertainment business. Kadie being a PR person and Adam an entertainment lawyer.

“You know, I don't know if it's because I've grown up or what, but Adam is the first guy I actually feel like keeping around. It feels nice having someone who understand my lifestyle. And of course I can't forget to mention how much he spoils me! I think you did great!”

Sarah bounced around on her stool in excitement. We finished our appetizers and drinks just as the sun began to set. Kadie got a call from Adam that he was waiting for her outside the hotel. Sarah had an event to go to so she decided to leave as well. I texted Jonah to see if he wanted to be lazy with me back at my place.

When I got back to the apartment I tried to quickly find something for Jonah and I to eat but I was out of luck. Pizza it was. Right when I got off the phone with the delivery guy Jonah knocked on the door.

I hadn't even opened the door all the way before Jonah was immersing me into a hug. He always knew how to make me laugh. Jonah still had his body wrapped around me as he closed the door behind him. We went over to sit on the couch.

“Someone's in a good mood today” 

“I'm just happy to see you” Jonah smiled as he leaned his shoulder against mine. His fingers softly caressed my arms.

“I hope you're hungry cause I just ordered pizza. Now...” I grabbed the TV remote and turned it on “Which movie do you want to watch?”

“Anything, I really don't care”

“Fine” I skimmed through HBO until I found a good movie. I stopped on Pitch Perfect. It was the only movie that hadn't already started.

Jonah and I snuggled together into the corner of the L-shaped couch. I was comfortably tucked away between Jonah and the couch cushions. I rested my head on his shoulder and hand on his chest. His arm wrapped around my back and his thumb lightly grazed the bare skin of my hip from where my shirt had risen.

“Oh my god, I love Fat Amy” I laughed as Rebel Wilson's character came on screen

“Yeah” Jonah said in a monotone voice.

I started laughing again “ Isn't that so funny?!”

“So funny” Jonah repeated.

I turned my head around to face Jonah “Are you not watching?” When I looked up at him I saw his eyes fixed on me. He blushed from embarrassment. A dimple crept onto his cheek as he smiled.

We stared at one another until suddenly I felt both of Jonah's hands on my body. The movie was no longer interesting as our clothes came off one by one.

It felt like we were in our own world when the door bell rang and brought us back down to reality. I raised my eyebrows in excitement “Pizza!”

Jonah laughed and kissed me again “I was just thinking this moment couldn't have been any more perfect. I was wrong!” He jumped up and hopped over to the door while trying to pull his jeans on. He didn't even bother wearing his shirt. As Jonah opened the door I tried to quickly put on my clothes when I heard an older man's voice.

When I looked up I saw Jonah completely and utterly mortified. He looked over at me, still holding onto the door knob, and without making a sound mouthed the word, "FUCK!"

“Lynn?”

I stood in the middle of my living room covering myself with my shirt “Dad?!”


**Question of the week: What has been your favorite post, line, or scene so far?**

12 comments:

  1. I love your blog and enjoy your writing! I am having a little trouble following the timeline. Are Lynn's parents arriving early? Also how do you end the previous post with her seeing a text about Jonah moving to LA and she doesn't mention it? To ANYONE??? Seems really odd. The post just feel a little disjointed.

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  2. Yes, Lynn's dad is in town a week earlier than planned. Both his arrival and the text on Jonah's phone are going to be revealed in next week's post. Sorry for the confusion! Glad you're enjoying it so far :)

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  3. Loved this post! Kinda has forgot about the parents coming, so that was a nice surprise at the end :)

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  4. I find it weird that things are all cozy with Jonah after she saw that text at the end of the last post, that didn't make sense. I do love the story though!

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  5. I was also confused that things were "ok" with Jonah after the text. I can't wait to find out what happens!

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  6. I was happy to ignore the text you guys. Jonah can't leave - he's awesome. Great post though. And goodness I think I'd shrivel into nothing if my parents ever caught me half-naked with a dude! :-D

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  7. glad you clarify the post about Jonah leaving to LA... i hope it will make sense after reading this post. nice surprise at the end!!!

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  8. OMG! I gasped out loud! No $hit! And I'm sitting in my cube at work. People are probably wondering WTH is wrong with me!

    I also as conveniently forgetting about the text. Dang it! mum

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    1. Imagining this made me laugh out loud!

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  9. I agree w everyone!! Would be mortified had daddy walked in on me but look on the bright side, he now knows you are an adult making your own decisions. Hehe. Dying to hear about Jonah!! Please let it only be for a couple of weeks or so for work!!! Waiting for next great post!!

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  10. Just started reading your blog, and have to say...i love it! your writing is very witty and entertaining :)

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  11. Hilarious!... My favorite scene would be the first time they hooked up (because I'm a horn box, of course lol). I especially like the Sex in the City reference. Can't ever go wrong there lol.

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