Since my last post, several people have asked the same question (or made the same statement), which was, "How did you get out of Tori's house while everyone was sleeping?" or "I gotta know how you snuck out of there." Well, I purposely skipped that part of my recap because it was so uneventful. I agree that it would have been awesome if I'd gotten caught (not because I enjoy confrontation, but because it would have made an awesome addition to my blog post), but I didn't. Tori's room is the only room in her basement. After she'd fallen asleep, I did what she told me to do which was tip-toe up the stairs, grab my shoes, and go out the front door. That's exactly what I did... and nobody caught me.
To be honest, though, I don't know how I would have reacted. I'm trying to envision the confrontation and I don't think I'd have even felt nervous or uncomfortable if I'd been caught. I was in such a state of joy and Cloud 9'ness, that if her dad would have been waiting for me at the top of the stairs, I'd probably have grabbed the sides of his face with both hands, kissed both of his cheeks and said, "Your daughter is amazing" and then left.
I went to lunch with Tori yesterday. We've been exchanging beautifully flirtatious texts all week long and I've been able to talk to her almost every day when I call my dad. I actually asked my dad if he would be my wingman yesterday. I told him that I wanted to bring him lunch in exchange for him hooking me up. Our plan was, I would bring him lunch around noon. Then he'd "happen" to walk out of his office while I was talking with Tori at her desk. The line I wrote for him was, "If you don't have to get back to work, Calvin, you should take Tori to lunch. She really likes Greek food, don't you Tori?"
My dad told me several times that he wanted to just say his own thing... like, be himself. I told my dad that he's not very convincing with stuff like that and I was sure Tori would know it was planned. Little did I know, my dad is even worse at delivering scripted lines. He walked out right on cue and said his line perfectly. But it sounded so fake. Even worse, though, was he was looking at Tori for the first half of his line and then he switched his gaze to me for the second half. So it was, (looking at Tori) "If you don't have to get back to work, Calvin, you should take Tori to lunch" (not bad so far, but then he switched his gaze to me) "She likes Greek food, don't you Tori?" Tori started laughing like crazy.
We went to a picnic table by her work to eat our delicious food from Chicken Express. About halfway through lunch, Tori called me out on the whole "date setup daddy dialogue" thing. She sat next to me instead of across from me which surprised me a little bit. We were eating our lunch and she starts playing footsies with me. I don't know what it is about footsies, but it's always so much more fun before you've kissed. We kept on talking and our feet (my left leg and her right leg) were gently rubbing. It progressed quickly from our feet to our lower legs. It was kind of chilly so it's possible that she was just trying to keep warm by using friction, but it's more likely that she was pretending our legs were our tongues and they were rubbing and tapping and sliding around under the table. It was great. Then she says, "Did you tell your dad to say that?" I was like, "I have no idea what you're talking about." She started laughing and asked, "What are you gonna do if your dad isn't around? How are you ever gonna make any moves?" I thought I had done pretty well on our first date, but apparently Tori had forgotten that my dad wasn't there while I was playing with her hair.
I said, "I can make moves without my dad's help." She started laughing all cute-like again. I said, "I can. I'm serious." At that point I started wondering if she was giving me green lights to kiss her. I looked around the park and all I saw was a mom and her kids on the colorful play equipment. Our legs were still intertwined. Tori said, "Go ahead then. Make a move, Calvin." I thought briefly about doing one of those fake stretches and putting my arm around her, but then I saw that she was just staring at me... like maybe she was waiting for something. I really started to think it was a green light so I did another scan around the park... I'm not really sure what I was looking for. Maybe my dad. I turned back to her and started to move in for the kiss. She smiled and pulled back. For 3 full seconds I felt like the worlds biggest jackass. What I didn't realize was that while I was scanning the park she had taken a bite of her pita bread. She saw the look on my face and said, "Hang on, Calvin." She started chewing really quickly and then she reached for her Sprite. She was smiling as she took a swig and started swishing it around in her mouth. I'm sure I looked like an idiot just staring at her. She raised her eyebrows as she swallowed through her smile. Then she scooted closer to me and said, "Ok. I'm ready, Calvin. Make a move." So I did.
It was short and it tasted like Greek food and Sprite, but it was pretty awesome. I asked her out for tonight and she said, "Of course, Calvin. I'd love to." We finished eating and then I took her back to work.
So... you're probably wondering, "Calvin... why are you home so early? Why aren't you out with Tori?" Well, she called me a few hours ago and canceled. She had already committed to a farewell party for one of her guy friends and she said she'd forgotten about it because of my amazing womanizing and kissing technique. I guess he's going on his mission next week or something. I asked if she wanted to move it to tomorrow, but I guess a different friend is having a birthday party or something and they're gonna be hot tubbing. She obviously felt really bad and invited me to come along with her tonight AND tomorrow, but I declined. I didn't really want to distract her from hanging out with friends she's had for years. I'm afraid she'd feel like she needed to entertain me or something. I told her we could just set something up for next week and she said she was available so I guess we'll have to wait and see.