Just Two Hearts

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Just Two Hearts

Joined: 12 Aug 2016, 08:15

15 Aug 2016, 06:09 #1

August 16th, 2016
7:30 pm

He had just finished his shift a couple nights before when he found the e-mail from the Vow nestled amongst his notifications on his phone. Phillip read the name, would reread until he found himself muttering it over morning coffee. Eventually he did have the nerve to text her and set up a time to meet and this evening was that time. He wasn't sure what was proper protocol for meetings such as this but he wore semi-casual clothes anyway. His hair was pushed back at least and brushed in a neat manner. He didn't want his fiancée to think he was disheveled or anything. The only thing he was truly nervous about was what he would say. Talking with other people could be impossible if it wasn't about work. He'd have to push on and persevere, as he did want to have a relationship and being signed up for a marriage meant he had to give it his best shot.

Mancini's Pizza seemed like a good place to select. He ate pizza occasionally but the selection served here was his favorite in comparison to what he found in Indianapolis. As soon as he came into the establishment, he took a seat seeing as it wasn't really busy. There was an old couple in the far booth and a couple of teenager girls giggling in the corner for whatever reason. He took the booth with a nice view of the parking lot before taking a seat and settling into it. The waitress swept past a couple of times but he didn't order anything, he just asked for water before leaning back into his seat and curiously awaiting his fiancée. That's the problem with arriving early though - the waiting. He just liked to be punctual for everything.

His mind was focused on what he was going to say however. He had practiced at home, even used flash cards. Introductions wouldn't be too hard, but he knew it was best to stick with simple topics and stay away from ones like politics and religion. Not that he was really into either, but it was just best to find common ground instead of attempting to discuss things with too many dimensions that could be easily argued upon. He figured that giving the basics of his life would likely be sufficient, as well as a few other things that he had yet to really think about, but he'd cross that bridge when he got there. He just hoped he wouldn't be freeze up when his nerves kicked in. He really wanted this to work out.
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Addy Thatcher
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Joined: 16 Jul 2016, 09:38

05 Sep 2016, 17:39 #2

Addy couldn't remember the last time that she had sat and primped herself up. And maybe that was part of the problem -- it had been so long, too long, since the woman had taken time to herself, allowed herself to get a facial or a manicure, sat down in front of a mirror and applied makeup with a steady hand. Work had over taken her life, quickly and easily. That was all set to change however. She had spent longer that she would ever admit to in order to make sure that she looked good when she arrived at the pizza diner to meet Phillip. Her fiance.

She was a thirty-four year old woman -- almost thirty-five -- but she couldn't help but bit her lip as she pulled open the door to the restaurant, let it slide close behind her. She paused, just inside, and ran a hand over her dress to ensure that it laid as it was supposed to against her body. She was self conscious in the purple dress, about the way that it laid against her body and the soft swell of her stomach -- bloating, due to her endometriosis. Normally she wore baggier clothes, wore things just so that would hide the bloating, but tonight she wanted to look... nice. And the purple dress and pretty sandals certainly made her look nice!

Finally ready -- or at least as ready as she would ever be -- her eyes scanned the restaurant, looking for Philip. The man was easy enough to find, considering the dinner rush had died down and the pizzeria wasn't nearly all that busy. She couldn't help but note that he looked handsome as she moved towards him, that he had kind eyes and seemed tall. A soft smile blossomed across her features as she approached the table that he had grabbed for them.

"Hello," her voice echoed her features, soft and quiet. "Phillip, correct?" She waited for confirmation before sliding into the seat across from him. "It's so nice to finally meet you." She smiled again.

This was the man that was supposed to be her soulmate, and Addy couldn't help but hope they were right. (She would always be too hopeful.)
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Joined: 12 Aug 2016, 08:15

26 Sep 2016, 05:13 #3

It felt like ages since he had actually gone out and done anything with another person. Phillip was used to dining in and staring at a million e-mails or sorting through extra paperwork he needed to fill out for a deadline that was too close for comfort. It hadn't felt like very long at all when he noticed a woman walking towards him wearing a purple dress. It fit her well and the moment she seemed set on walking towards him he realized that it must've been Addy. And he was actually relieved. There had been a little voice at the back of his head, a nagging voice really, that seemed to prey on his fear of no one showing up at all. Thankfully that wasn't the outcome and instead he was greeted by his new fiancée. "Hey, yes. I am. You must be Addy." he smiled before watching her taking a seat across from him.

"It's nice to meet you too." he nodded. Well introductions were easy enough and so far he liked what he saw, but he couldn't base the rest of his life on looks, though already Phillip found Addy to be very attractive. "Hm, well I'm not sure where to start…" It wasn't a clear cut process, but it wasn't something he totally couldn't handle. He just needed to learn how to talk to women outside of a professional setting. They were going to be married in a week and he didn't want his lack of personal interaction to make this awkward, even though he could already feel that setting in. "Do you live and work in Evergreen by chance? Or are you a resident of Indianapolis?" He wasn't against the sprawling capital of course, he had just chosen to live in a small town for compassion's sake. He just felt like his work meant more here, even if he sometimes got calls from his previous employer letting him know if he ever wanted to come back he could.

Which was nice of them, but he really didn't want to when he enjoyed his job here. Even if often skipped lunch which was bad for his health and spent a ten minute break later on in the day rush eating something simple to keep him by before he had his next appointment. Which left little room for a social life when most days he would return home with dinner and pass out soon after, only to rise again and repeat. His days off were here and there, but to Phillip it just meant he could sleep in and go grocery shopping in the afternoon before the daily grind return. It was just the way of the world it seemed and he generally couldn't sit idle for long without feeling like he was a bum anyway. Though a vacation was needed eventually, maybe a honeymoon if this worked out? It was too early to say, but it seemed like a nice idea.
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Addy Thatcher
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10 Jan 2017, 03:59 #4

Addy blushed, like a fourteen year old girl on her first date rather than the adult woman she was, at Phillip's matter-of-factness. "I live here," she replied, voice soft, "But I work in Indianapolis -- I work at an RTC, a residential treatment center," she corrected quickly. It had been so long since she'd talked about herself that the words felt awkward in her mouth. It had been so long since she'd talked about work with someone who didn't work with her."And it's nice to come home to a quiet town after work." It would have been easier, by far, to live and work in Indianapolis, but Addy had spent her entire life living in bustling cities.

It was time for something different.

At least that had been what she was thinking when she'd made the jump from Indianapolis to Evergreen. She couldn't deny that she had taken a liking to the quiet little town -- there was a certain charm in how small it was, in how people knew their entire neighborhood's, was friendly with them. Addy had lived in big cities for as long as she could remember, and now... now it was different.

"What about you?" She asked, folding her hands across her lap. "Where do you call home at the end of the day?" A smile accompanied her question, polite as polite could be, as she tried not to focus on the sense of... awkward that filled the air around her. It had been so long since she'd gotten out of the house, and she was so hopeful, but cautious, and she... She wanted everything to be perfect while holding no idea of how to make it so.

She only hoped that Phillip didn't feel the same sense of anxiety that filled her, that he would somehow have the magic words, the magic touch to make everything better. (Her inner fourteen year old said that was how love worked, how soulmates worked, but Addy had grown a lot in the last twenty years.)
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