Sunday, December 16, 2012

No. 38: Henry and Katy's First Date

Henry Tisdale finished tying his necktie, looked at himself in the mirror then took off the tie and began putting on another one. It had been almost a year since Henry had been on a date and while this was a blind date, he was looking forward to it.

He took one last look at himself, seemed satisfied and then headed out of the house. He drove to the address his friend scribbled on a piece of paper.

Katy Adler was described as a lovely doe-eyed, brown-haired woman who worked for the city water department as a customer service representative. Henry paused in her driveway for a minute before he worked up the nerve to go up to her front door.

Henry rang the bell and a nervous Katy quickly opened the door. “Hello, you must be Henry,” she said sweetly.

Henry looked surprised at her. “Uh, yeah. I…You’re different than I imagined. I mean, you’re very beautiful but…not a normal beautiful.” Henry thought about what he said for a split second. “I’m sorry. I don’t think that came out right.”

“It’s okay. I know what you were trying to say. Where are we going tonight?” Katy asked.

“I thought we’d go to Stone Creek and then if we feel up to it, we’ll go get some ice cream?” said Henry.

“Sounds good to me. Oh, is that your car?” she asked.

“Yeah. I guess it is kind of small. Maybe you can squeeze into the backseat or…”

“You can drive my car. It’s an SUV and I can fit better,” Katy said and began opening her garage door.

“No offense intended but you can drive?” Henry asked.

“I can but I don’t very often. I normally take public transportation to work and around town,” Katy said. Henry got in the driver’s seat and Katy got in the passenger’s seat.

In a few minutes, Henry and Katy were sitting at Stone Creek. Henry was chewing away at a steak while Katy went with a huge salad.

“So you work for the water department?” Henry asked.

“Yep. For the last three years. I really like it,” Katy said. “What do you do.”

“I am a patent attorney for that pharmaceutical company just outside of town. It’s just as boring as it sounds so I’ll understand if you don’t want me to talk about it anymore,” Henry chuckled. “How’s your salad?”

“Really good. I love the two kinds of lettuce.”

“Katy?” someone said near the table. “I thought that was you. I’ve missed you Katy. I can change, I swear. I just want you back!” a man began pleading.

“Frank? I told you it was over,” Katy said angrily. “I’m on a date right now and I would appreciate it if you would leave us alone!” she said sternly.

Frank eyed Henry. “If you ever want to have dinner or something, let me know,” Frank walked away.

“Who was that?” Henry asked.

“An ex-boyfriend,” Katy said. “I am so sorry about that Henry. He was my last boyfriend of two years and we had a rather frustrating break up.”

“What happened, if you don’t mind me asking?”

“He was—is a hunter and I can’t tolerate that. I respect that people need meat and all but they don’t need giant trophies of the animals they’ve killed. It’s so disrespectful,” Katy explained.

“I see. No worries about that from me. I’ve never even held a gun,” Henry said.

“I’m liking you more and more Henry Tisdale,” Katy giggled.

After dinner, Henry and Katy walked down to a local ice cream parlor and got an ice cream cone. They walked in silence around the neighborhood.

“It’s such a nice night,” Katy said suddenly.

“It is. It has been a really…” Henry looked at Katy, “…really wonderful night.” Henry leaned in and kissed Katy on the mouth.

“I’m sorry. I wasn’t ready,” Katy invited Henry to sit down next to her on a bench. “Now…” she smiled and leaned in and kissed Henry. They kissed for a long time as Henry softly ran his hand down her cheek.

“Pervert!” someone shouted from across the street.

Henry looked behind him. “I’m sorry, Henry. Things like that happen when you are with me.”

“I can handle it. I’ve been called worse. Plus, for you, it’s worth it.”

Katy smiled and moved her head against Henry’s head. “You should take me home now,” she said softly.

Back at Katy’s house, she and Henry’s moans echoed through the house. Katy was bucking and pushing herself against Henry. It was slightly awkward for Henry but he held onto the fur around her hips and the harder he held the more she moaned.

Afterward, they lay in bed together and cuddled. “I’ve never done that before. Well, I have but not…” Henry stammered.

“With a deer. I know.”

Henry rolled over and looked at Katy’s big doe eyes. “So when are we going out again?” he smiled and kissed Katy. They cuddled up and fell asleep.