It had been a while now since bleh and ‘the wife’ hit a dead end, after wallowing in misery for a good two months, eve was determined to introduce her to a few new people, number one on the list had been a young thing named poly, reluctantly she agreed to the meeting, only to come back a few hours later looking depressed.
‘what happened now?’ eve asked holding back laughter,
‘she looks like a man dude, I thought you had my best interests at heart?’
‘you know I do, I thought a change of scenery might do you well,’ they both couldn’t help laughing out loud.
‘baby steps kid, that big a change will lead to a heart attack’.
A week had elapsed and now they sat in eve’s lounge again,
‘there is someone I’d like you to meet,’ eve started tentatively
Bleh gave her the evil eye.
‘come on, she told me she likes you’.
‘do I know her?’ bleh was skeptical.
‘nope, that’s the fun part, she started liking you from your comments on my statuses’.
Bleh raised an eyebrow.
‘what do you have to lose?’
Bleh sighed heavily, ‘nothing I guess, what’s her name?’
They had then gone ahead to chat for a few days online, bleh, usually the sensitive, considerate type, found herself turning nasty, blame it on the fact that she now found women exhausting after her break up but she did not appreciate the persona she exposed towards hina who had shyly told her about the crush she had weirdly developed.
Feeling apologetic, she suggested they meet so she could redeem herself,
It was a hot Friday afternoon that they got together at the mall, bleh had had a hectic night before with the girls and mused about the wisdom of her suggestion the next day.
‘do you smoke?’ hina asked after they were finally seated in the coolness of a bar.
‘no, only when I drink, but you go ahead’.
Hina sipped on a beer,bleh - hungry from the night before had a grilled chicken salad and raspberry juice.
Smiling transformed hina’s rather bony face , the conversation went from alter egos to bleh’s previous bad attitude to beer and bleh’s lack of understanding of the concoction , it ended all too quickly.
They parted a coupla hours later, hina having had to do something and bleh be somewhere.
‘well….’ Eve turned a curious face to bleh later that evening as they caught up on the week’s events over a bottle of beer.
‘well what?’ bleh wasn’t going to make it easy for her.
‘out with it, did you like her, will you see her again, do you think she is pretty, curiosity is killing me’
‘hmmm, not really as pretty as I imagined, she does have a beautiful smile though – literally lights up the room’
‘and…’ eve was on the edge of her seat.
‘and she talks so well, it’s easy to just sit there and simply listen to her go on’ bleh smiled at that memory.
‘very smart too, and has a very powerful presence, it’s hard to put a finger to it, something about her…’
‘ooooh, so then, do tell please, are you seeing her again?’
‘it’s hard to tell, I know I would love to, but I don’t know if she feels the same, we will have to wait and see..,’
‘ok, fair enough, and dating, do you see it going that far?’ eve wasn’t giving up until she had all the answers.
‘I can truthfully say, I haven’t the slightest idea, she isn’t very easy to read, guess we just have to wait and see hey’
Eve was somewhat confused but let it be, bleh could be rather guarded.
She lifted her bottle instead, ‘to fresh beginnings’
Bleh raised hers silently, lost in thought.