Awkward First Date

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic

Avi and Sita go on their first date. Everything was going fine, they were coming close and just when their romance was about to bloom, an unexpected arrival shocks Avi.

"Can we have the bill please?"

Avi and Sita were on their first date. Till now, nothing of importance happened that would take their newfound relationship in either direction.

 

"It's not very late though. Would you like to hangout for a little while. I mean, we could talk, get to know each other better. We both were awfully quiet over dinner." said Avi.

"Umm.. actually there's no one at my home right now, and my dog must be really hungry. It's about his dinner time. Sorry." 

"Oh... it's okay. But it's not safe for you to go alone at night. Let me walk you home."

"No please don't bother, I'll take a cab. Besides, my home is very far from here. Walking is not the best option."

"Oh i see..so you are FAR FROM HOME...haha.."

"What?"

"Uh..umm..it was a...spiderman movie reference..never mind.."

"Oh... I am not into Superhero movies actually."

"Yeah yeah i totally get it...i also do not watch them...i just happened to come across it's ad while watching the TV yesterday."

 

It was obvious to Sita that Avi was lying through his teeth. He had an obvious tell - his uneasy eyes and lip biting. She noticed it while they were having dinner. However, he didn't lie to her about his past relationships and didn't give any red flags. She could see a possibility of having a relationship with him.

 

"Shit, there are no cabs available right now. No auto also. It's getting pretty late. Mooku must be getting really hungry right now."

"Look, I don't think we'll get a cab or an auto here. It's better we walk till we get one. It will save us some time. We may have had our dinner, but Mooku is still waiting for his."

"Yeah, you are probably right."

They started walking. Sita was slightly impressed by his compassionate and considerate behaviour. In today's world, it's rare to find a person who cares for someone else, let alone someone else's dog, whom they haven't even met yet. But Avi looked visibly tensed. 

"What happened? Everything okay?" asked Sita.

" Yeah yeah..so you are a dog person?"

"Hmm... I have a retriever. He is very nice, but gets real scratchy when he's hungry."

"Ohhh..."

Sita was enthusiastically telling about her dog but Avi seemed the least bit of interested. Sita couldn't resist now.

"Something's off with you. You seem worried about something. Is it something I have done? If it is, please feel free to tell me."

"No no, it's not that... it's just that I dated a girl who had a dog. It was a pretty bad experience for me."

"Did you get bitten? Don't worry, Mooku is very nice, he doesn't bite."

"No I was not bitten, but it was most certainly more painful than a dog bite."

"Oh my god!!! What happened to you? Did he tore off your trousers and your undergarments were visible and you were unaware of it for two whole hours while you were stupidly roaming around in a mall, only to discover about it when you reached home. Oh the humiliation...you must have felt like dying."

"Nooo...Nooo that was not it..and how did you come off with such an acutely detailed explanation? Has it ever happened to you before ?????"

"No????..most certainly not????.."

"Just let me tell you...it was almost 2 years ago. I went on a date with this really cute girl. It was going well, we were sort of connecting you know..and there were absolutely no red flags from either side. So, after dinner I dropped her home, she invited me in and we were talking..."

"Just talking, huh??"

"Yeahh...just talking...anyways...we were having a nice time. Then, her dog came out of her room into the hall. He came to me and i tried to pet him, but after 2-3 pats, he suddenly stormed off into her room. I was shocked and asked her if I had done something to make him uncomfortable. She denied it. After the whole scenario with the dog, she seemed a little bit off and I sensed it. So, I decided to leave and asked her about our second date." Avi stopped.

"Why did you stop? What did she say?"

"She said we can't go on a second date because her dog didn't like me."

"Whaaaaaaaatttttt???????????????????"

" That's precisely why i was refraining to tell you about it in the first place. At least don't laugh on a poor man's misery."

"Sorry...sorry..but that was uncalled for. It's by far the most illogical and bizarre reason for a breakup. I think it's not even a breakup since you were only on your first date????????????"

"Yeah...go on..laugh all you want."

"Okay... seriously sorry..but what did say to her then?"

"I said that her dog had just met me. How could he like me instantly? Maybe he'll change his mind if I spend some timw with him."

"What did she say?"

"She said she'll only date a guy who instantly connects with the dog, and unfortunately i wasn't the one."

"What did you do then?"

"What else was left? I went home immediately and never got any call or text from her."

"That's sad."

"Well, can't help it. And i recently got to know that what she was expecting is practically impossible."

"How?"

"I read a study that said animals, dogs in particular, feel uncomfortable around 99% of people they meet for the first time. So, it's a rare case when a dogs "instantly connects" with someone who he is unfamiliar with."

"She was really looking for a soulmate."

"For her dog, i guess..."

 

Both laughed hard. They have reached Sita's home. 

"Woaah...we are in sector 5! That was a long walk." exclaimed Avi. He was surprised that he didn't realised the length of the walk earlier.

"Didn't feel like a long walk to me." Sita said, smiling warmly. 

"Probably because of my funny story."

"Not funny..it was a sad story." said Sita with an intention of mocking him.

"HA..HA..HA.. you'll only get fake laughs with that sense of humour."

"I wasn't joking. It was indeed a sad story. I felt very sorry for you."

"Really?"

"Noooo...i was just joking ????????."

"Oh gosh...you had me, not gonna lie.Anyways you have reached your home safely..let me take your leave then."

"Why don't you come inside for a little while?"

"Oi Oi Oi wait a second, beautiful girl with a dog...my brain is detecting some unpleasant memories."

"Just come na...maybe you'll make pleasant memories this time."

"Okay..if you say so.."

They went inside the home. Sita called out her dog. Mooku came running towards her and started to jump around her, wagging his tail, showing how excited he was after seeing her.

Then, he noticed Avi. He went to him, sniffed him and suddenly jumped on him and started licking him, indicating he wanted to play. Avi was startled but he too joined in with Mooku. After sometime, Sita called him and gave him food.

 

"You got a lovely companion there, Sita."

Sita was not in a state to respond to that. She was still shocked.

"Hey...what happened? What are you thinking?"

asked Avi.

"Nothing...what Mooku did with you is unlike him. He's very shy and becomes extremely uncomfortable with a stranger. I don't know how you managed to calm him on your first meeting."

"Well, i guess I am a rare guy then."

"In that case Mr.Rare, we should decide where our second date would be."

They both smiled at each other. Avi did make some pleasant memories.

"So you live alone in this big house?" asked Avi.

"No, i live with my elder sister. She must be coming home soon."

"I feel like I have seen you house before...but can't recall properly."

"It's a pretty common design, maybe that's why."

 

They both were talking. Sita went inside to check on Mooku. Avi was sitting in the hall. Suddenly the door opened and a girl walked in. She saw Avi and Avi saw her. Both screamed at the top of their lung capacities. Sita came running into the hall, confused.

"Yoooouuuuuuu!! What are you doing here?" Avi said to the girl who just walked in.

"Why are you asking me?? It's my home. What are YOU doing here?"

"No it's not your home, it's her home and we are on a date." Avi said pointing towards Sita.

"Well same thing dumbo. She's my sister."

Avi looked at Sita, his face devoid of any expression.

"I-I-I-I-Is she your sister?" Avi asked Sita, stuttering badly.

"Yeah..but how do you two know each other?" 

"She's the girl who dumped me because her dog didn't like me."

 

 

 

 


Submitted: May 05, 2021

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