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So Sorry For That, Man!; Open : )
Topic Started: Jan 22 2016, 08:26 AM (708 Views)
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((Alba Reyes continued from Havana Escapade))

"97...98...99...100! Hustle!" Alba shouted as she continued to swing her golf club.

It was a nice day in Kingman, and Alba decided to take her workout beyond her neighborhood. Sumac Park looks like a good place for that. A few laps around the park, some calisthenics under a shady tree, then follow it up with some practice golf strokes. Alba was feeling good. She had a big smile on her face the whole time, and continued to cheer and laugh as she worked out. It was just the best day to work out.

"Okay! Break!" Alba shouted after a few more practice strokes.

She quickly put the club back in her bag and walked away from her practice spot. There was a vending machine nearby, and Alba wanted to get a Gatorade as quickly as possible before taking a nice sabbatical on a nearby bench. The idea sounded really enticing to her, so much that she didn't realize that the person jogging towards her hadn't noticed her.
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Alba continued to walk absentmindedly towards the vending machines. This proved to be unfortunate when someone collided directly into her. Alba was pushed over a bit until she finally lost her balance and fell on her side. Her bag dropped to the ground and provided some cushioning, allowing her right side to have some protection from the ground. Her leg still skidded a bit on the ground.

"Aha, oh what?" Alba cried out when she fell.

She looked over and realized the other guy was crawling over and apologizing. Alba recognized him as Brendan Harte. He was an upperclassman on the swim team, someone Alba had seen around a few times at school.

"Oh, um," Alba began as Brendan unleashed a barrage of questions towards her. He was getting kind of close, making Alba blush slightly. He was asking if her head was okay.

"Oh. my head's great!" Alba shouted. "Don't worry, it didn't even hit the ground. And it's fine! I wasn't paying attention either!"

Alba hoped he was okay with that. She found it weird when people apologized to her excessively.
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Alba chuckled to herself as Brendan sighed in relief. From his response, she couldn't help but find the whole thing kind of silly. She was fine, and Brendan seemed to be taking this really seriously. Alba didn't know him well enough to know if this was normal behavior, but she couldn't help but find it humorous that he was being so dramatic.

"Don't worry about it," Alba said. "It's not like I could have lost my head from us colliding."

"Oh, and I can get up. Thanks for the offer."

Alba got herself off the ground. She brushed her legs to get some dirt off, and adjusted her bag on her shoulder.

"I guess my desire for a drink blocked my awareness," she told Brendan.
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Brendan gave Alba a smile after she got up. She couldn't help but be charmed by this. Sure, Brendan came off as overly apologetic, but there was something so sincere about it that she couldn't really fault him.

That's when Brendan offered to buy Alba a drink. Alba raised an eyebrow.

"Oh, well..."

Alba suddenly felt torn. On one hand, it would be nice to have someone else buy her a drink. On the other hand, she didn't like the idea of Brendan wanting to buy her forgiveness. Even though she was poor, Alba wasn't that proud to get free things. She could appreciate them, but she really wished she could get things on her own. It's part of why she would channel so much into her golf playing so that a National title could ensure she wouldn't have money trouble ever again.

"Sure. You can buy me a drink," Alba said, glancing at the nearby vending machine. "I've gotten parched from practicing my golf swings, and I see they got Blue Powerade, so I'll take one of those."

Alba hoped that would answer both of his questions. It was then that she cleared her throat and continued.

"However, I have to buy you a drink in return. I'm also to blame, since I got in your way, so what do you fancy? Don't feel afraid to ask, I have enough to cover it."
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"Oh, I've been doing golf for a few years now," Alba said as she fished a few coins out of her pocket. "It's something I've latched onto since I was young, and it might be a good way to pay my way through college."

Alba paid for a Powerade and plucked it out once the vending machine produced it. She held it out for Brendan to take.

"And that makes us even," she said.

Alba chuckled.

"So, shall we move this talk to that bench over there?"

Alba gestured towards a nearby bench. It was better to have a companion for her break, and Brendan looked like the kind of person she could enjoy it with.
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"Alright, time to sit," Alba said to herself as she and Brendan walked over to the bench.

She cracked open the Powerade and took a sip as Brendan spoke. He lamented his clumsiness.

"Hey, it's no big deal," Alba said. "As long as you don't have a job that could involve dropping anything valuable, you'll survive. You know, like if you were to work in one of those germ warfare places and you were made to carry some deadly virus in a test tube, where breaking the test tube would release a virus that causes your eyes to bleed out of your head and your skin to melt of your bones, and the virus then travels through the air and causes an eye-bleeding-skin-melting pandemic that destroys America."

"Or, you know, something else. Like working in an antique shop, for example."

Alba took another sip. She had no idea where this spiel came from. Maybe it was from something she saw on TV. But maybe it was the perspective Brendan needed.
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Brendan chuckled at Alba's virus anecdote. He asked if she ever thought about being a writer.

"Not really," Alba said. "I can come up with crazy ideas, but I fall apart when I try to put it to the page. My dad loves those kinds of stories though, so I see a lot of that kind of literature around my house."

Brendan mentioned that he was writing short stories and offered to let her read some.

"Sure! That sounds pretty cool. I don't really know any writers, so it'd be cool to see some of what my peers are writing."

"Is that your hope? To be a writer someday?"
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Alba smiled and nodded as Brendan spoke. It was really cool that he wanted to be a writer. It was also cool that he wanted her to help him come up with a story. She had never made a real story before, and even though she couldn't write, maybe she could spitball something out.

"Yeah, I'd be up for bouncing ideas around," Alba said. "I'm sure somewhere in my mind is something you can spin into a great story. Let me know whenever you want to meet up and chat."

Brendan then mentioned that he was feeling glad he was talking with her. He then asked if it was silly he was glad to bump into her.

"Naw, it's not silly," she replied. "It's a nice day, and it's good to spend it with friendly people. I'm glad I ran into you too. I didn't think I'd see anyone here today."
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Alba was glad Brendan wanted her to help him with his stories. He must have really thought she was the kind of person whose opinion would matter greatly. She'd probably have to read a bit more to help him out, or maybe just research literary criticism, but she was willing to see what he had written and come up with more ideas.

Brendan then mentioned the upcoming dance. Alba then remembered there was a dance coming up. It sounded really neat, since it was all about girls asking out guys, and she was sure she'd have a good time.

"Oh yeah, Sadie Hawkins?" Alba said. "Yeah, I'm interested. I mean, I love to go to dances and parties, so I bet it'd be enjoyable."

"Why do you ask?"
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Alba kept a smile on her face as Brendan answered her question. He was getting really quiet and shy, and she wasn't sure why. It wasn't until Brendan asked her if she'd go to the dance with him that it all clicked. Alba was taken slightly aback by the sudden request. Brendan also looked slightly embarrassed for asking her out. She noticed him fiddling with the bottle and got the idea he might have really needed a date for the dance.

Alba only took a moment to think about it. She hadn't found a date for the dance yet, considering she hadn't really found anyone to ask. Brendan was nice and kind of cute right now, and he was someone she could hold pleasant conversation with. Alba bit her lip, then shook her head.

"Brendan, you got it all wrong," she said.

She put a hand on his shoulder.

"It's Sadie Hawkins. The girls ask the guys out. This is how it should go."

Alba reached over and took one of Brendan's hands off the bottle in his lap. She then moved in front and crouched down on one knee, holding tightly to his hand. Alba had no idea if she would ever get the chance to do something like this, and it would be fun to try it now. She looked up at him, staring him directly in the eyes, and spoke.

"Brendan Harte, will you please go to the Sadie Hawkins dance with me?"

Alba paused. Before Brendan could reply, she felt the need to clarify something.

"Oh, and I'm not joking right now. Will you go with me?"
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Alba let out a chuckle when Brendan accepted. He was starting to turn red and agreed quite loudly. Now Alba was starting to find this quite cute. She hadn't thought about how she would ask any guy out to the dance, but the way things were going with Brendan, it seemed like the right thing to do.

"Awesome," Alba said, standing back up.

Alba quickly moved back to her place on the bench.

"Now, I guess we should talk about how this will go," Alba said, pulling her cellphone out of her pocket.

"Can I get your phone number? You know, so we can talk more about things like where to have dinner that night."
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Alba carefully put Brendan's phone number into hers. She didn't want to be a single digit off, otherwise her entire Sadie Hawkins plans could be tossed in the garbage. She listened carefully and input the number into her contacts with utmost care, making a small cheer when it was entered.

Brendan was still in disbelief about going to Sadie Hawkins with her. Alba wasn't sure if he was just that thrilled to go to the dance, or if he was just that taken with her gesture. Either way, she was happy he was happy.

"Yeah, I'm glad too," Alba said. "I hope it's a fun event. I always got the idea that non-Prom or Homecoming dances blew, but hey, maybe this one will be just as exciting. Or at least have good music."
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"I dunno," Alba shrugged. "I mean, I figure the music they play at these sorts of things are the same as they'd normally play."

"You know, where the music is extremely loud dance music you could find on any radio station. The kind that's trendy now, and probably has it's own dance to go along with it. You know, like the Dougie or something."

Alba took another sip of her drink.

"But hey, I can't predict the playlist. Maybe they'll play something retro."
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Alba took a sip from her Powerade. Everything was going nicely here. Her workout turned into a nice chat in the park and got her a date for Sadie Hawkins. Brendan was wonderful company, and she was sure to enjoy the rest of her time here.

When Brendan next spoke, Alba was prepared to answer him, assuring him that they were friends. But then he went further, asking if they were going as boyfriend and girlfriend.

Alba froze, keeping a smile on her face as she let Brendan's question hang in the open. She was sure she was starting to blush more, but wasn't sure if it was embarrassment or infatuation. Was she giving him the wrong idea with her dramatic proposal and her general friendliness? Alba wasn't sure what to do. She had flirted with guys before, and she did like Brendan enough to maybe consider him as more than a friend. But to have that suddenly brought out when they hadn't even gone out yet was quite a shock. She hadn't had a boyfriend before, so she wasn't sure whether or not to start calling someone her boyfriend.

"Oh, well..." she began, turning slightly away from Brendan.

"Uh..."

Alba took a large swig of Powerade. Her general demeanor of loud confidence was suddenly being smashed down, and she needed to try and salvage this before Brendan changed his mind about her.

"I asked you out as a friend," Alba said, slightly covering her mouth. "It might be too soon to call each other boyfriend and girlfriend, considering we haven't had our first date yet."

"But...um...maybe I'll consider it after the dance, and maybe after we spend more time together. If you're okay with that."

Alba wanted to curl up in a ball and scream. She had never felt this awkward before, especially around a guy. She might have to run 100 laps around the park in order to calm herself down after this.
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"Hey, don't worry about it," Alba said. "I think you're just excited for the party. I am too, so let's just enjoy our time there."

Brendan said he had to go soon to deal with his legs. Alba nodded and stood up.

"I understand. I should finish my workout too. But yeah, call me or look for me in school if you want to talk more about Sadie Hawkins."

Alba held out a hand for Brendan to shake, giving him another smile.

"I'm glad we decided on this today."
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