Author: Dino Viper
The Last First Date
Picture in your mind, your first date. Sitting across from a new person. You are laughing and talking. The scenario seems almost too good to be true. A gnawing feeling nips at your insides. Butterflies lead to your stomach. You can not really place the reason, so you go on. You find yourself at bit more relaxed as the laughs continue when the mind loosens it's supremacy over the meeting.
The evening moves gently into the night. At the pace you had not realized. Trust and a closeness reveals itself without reason. Feeling the guard lower which has stood watch over your heart for so long slowly unwinds. A sense of knowing that the person has a good intentions without motive to hurt or betray you. And yet, this nagging feeling enters the space.
End of the night concludes with a gentle hug coupled by a tender kiss which lands on the cheek. Entering your place a sigh releases from your chest. You now lie in your bed starring up at the
ceiling. The rustling of the leaves shake in the wind outside your bedroom window. Replaying the moments of the night you attempt to source the feeling that alluded you earlier.
As you relax your mind, the notion becomes clear to you. Why you felt different during this time than previously. It was a forgotten chest locked away never to be sprung again. There was a key placed in a vanilla envelope along with a small piece of paper. On the paper a check list of things you sought in another person. Scoffed at by the many attempts to claim it's owner. Disillusioned by the past relationships, films of romance or the perfect partner.
The opening of the letter now reveals the seemingly realistic requirements.
As a smile which has been on your face all night has become painful, while another realization begins to emerge. A complete sense of peace surrounds you. You know that your search has drawn to a close. Because hours before this person introduced them self to you for the first time. As the sleep takes hold, the thought occurs to you. "I think that I just had the last first date of my life."