The secret diary of a single parent bloke
If I had any questions about whether Lucy is interested in me, they’ve been answered (you’ll need to read this post).
Last night, myself, Lucy, Tim, Sarah and Leanne went to a party. It was great fun, and very drunken. All except Sara were staying at Lucy’s house, so the party continued. I looked at the time on the video, 01:36, not too late, and the party continued.
I popped upstairs to the toilet, and as I came down stairs, was met by Lucy. “Shhh. We can’t go in the living room” she smiled. With that, she grabbed my hand and ran upstairs, nearly pulling my arm out of its socket.
What have I done? It was morning, Lucy was still asleep, and a panic came over me. I hadn’t planned this, or even wanted it. Although I had enjoyed it! But what now? I suddenly made up my mind that I didn’t want a relationship with Lucy! Or a one-night-stand! But I was desperately worried about upsetting Lucy, she clearly liked me (that had become apparent over the previous couple of months) and I felt terrible that I’d probably made her think that there was going to be something between us (forgetting that she dragged me up the stairs!)
There wasn’t a sound from elsewhere in the house, so I just lay still for what seemed like an eternity. The hangover had now kicked in too, making it even harder to think straight.
Eventually, I heard that Tim and Leanne were up and about, and then Lucy woke up too. I grinned like a fool, tried to make a lame joke about her dragging me upstairs, got dressed, and went downstairs. The other two grinned at me. I said that I needed to get home, as the kids were due back at lunchtime. I looked at the video: “01:36″. “What’s wrong with that?” I asked. “That’s the recording time remaining. It was about 5am when you went to bed”. No wonder I was pissed.
I made my excuses and hurriedly left. Or, to put it another way, I ran away!
Later that evening, Leanne called me for a private chat. It started friendly, but quickly became an interrogation.
Were Lucy and I a couple?
Was I going to ask Lucy out?
Did I know how much she liked me?
Why had I left so quickly?
Did I know how much I was upsetting her?
She’s my best friend, and I won’t let you hurt her!
It went on for ages! Still hungover and overtired, I did my best to dodge the questions and explain that I hadn’t meant to hurt Lucy. I felt terrible.
Little did I know that the chat wasn’t private at all, but Lucy was also listening on the line giving directions to Leanne!