I had been talking to Naomi for months without any success. Every time I thought I was getting close to her, she’d ghost me for weeks. My attempts to ask her out on a date were also futile. Finally, I made one last attempt to ask her out. I wanted to take her to the cinema to watch a romantic movie I thought she would love. To my surprise, she agreed.
Naomi was my childhood friend and we reconnected through Facebook. She had posted that she was single and I decided to try my luck. I always had a crush on her but I never made a move. She was the hottest girl in school and every guy wanted her. I knew I didn’t stand a chance. However, we formed a close friendship since she was my sister’s best friend.
She seemed pretty excited to reconnect with me. Maybe she had missed me or maybe she was impressed by what she saw. I don’t mean to brag but I really glowed from my childhood days. I was tall as a child which made me self-conscious but I joined the rugby team in high school which helped me build muscle. I’ve kept up with my fitness journey ever since and it’s really paid off. This boosted my confidence with the ladies since I’d get a lot of compliments from them. Naomi was no different.
“You look so good.” She replied after I messaged her on Facebook.
“Thanks. You haven’t changed. You’re still the hot girl I remember.”
We flirted a little then she ghosted me for about a week. At first, it was cute and I even took it as a challenge. However, it happened repeatedly and I started to feel insecure. Even though I was a bit more confident, I still had insecurities and rejection drove me insane. This one seemed to hit harder since she was my crush from childhood and it reminded me of my dark days. However, I was determined to make my inner child proud. If I could go on a date with Naomi, I’d be content for life.
Once I messaged her again, we’d vibe and everything would go great. She’d tell me about her work and all the latest happenings. Sometimes, she’d even asked me out but the night before we were to meet up, she’d cancel our plans. It finally hit me that Naomi wasn’t too keen on meeting in person. Though we’d make plans, she’d always come up with an excuse. My instincts told me to count my losses and move on. However, my ego wouldn’t let me walk away.
“Hey, Naomi.” I messaged her.
“Hey, Tony. How are you doing?”
This was the same conversation I had heard with her since we reconnected 4 months ago. However, I decided to do things a little differently this time around. I knew her birthday was coming up soon so I wanted to surprise her.
The following day, I contacted a flower delivery company and placed an order for her. In the note, I wrote:
“Happy early birthday, beautiful. Would you go to the cinema with me?”
She received the delivery later that day and called me immediately.
“Oh my God, this is so sweet.” She said excitedly.
“Anything for you, my dear.”
“Of course, I will go with you to the cinema.”
Though she had agreed, I knew she had a habit of cancelling plans so I wasn’t very confident that she would go with me.
On the day before our date, one of my friends had a birthday party and he had invited me. I accepted but planned on staying for a few hours.
“I have to go,” I told him as I headed towards the door.
“Why? It’s still so early. This is so unlike you.”
I didn’t want to tell him that I was going on a date with my childhood crush to the cinema the following day since he wouldn’t stop making fun of me.
“I’m just tired.”
“One more drink. I’ll even call you an Uber.”
He never called me an Uber. We partied the whole night and I blacked out on his couch. I woke up the following morning slightly confused with a pounding headache. I checked my phone then it hit me that I hadn’t messaged Naomi the whole night. However, she didn’t seem to mind. In fact, she was pretty excited about our date.
“Morning handsome. Looking forward to seeing you today.” She wrote.
I smiled but a slight movement reminded me that I had partied too hard the previous night. My friend brought me a bottle of cold water and a painkiller to ease the pain.
“I need to go.”
“Why are you in such a hurry? Are you meeting someone?”
I had to tell him that I was going on a date so he would leave me alone. As expected, he made fun of me but after, he called me an Uber to take me home. I could barely stay awake in the car and it took the driver several attempts to get me out of the car once we had reached my apartment.
I dragged myself to my house and went straight to the shower. The movie was starting in an hour so I had to rush. I couldn’t afford to be late. I had one chance to make a good impression on Naomi and I couldn’t blow it.
Sure enough, I made it in time and found Naomi already at the cinema. She looked more gorgeous than I remembered. We embraced and then went to the movies. However, barely 15 minutes into the movie, I was already dozing off. I was woken up by one of the cinema attendants after everyone, including Naomi, had left.
Though I had ruined my chances of dating her, I was still happy that I had gone on a date with her. I tried to contact her after the disastrous date but she didn’t reply.
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