G and I have spent some time together more than usual lately. Last weekend I hung out at his place long enough to watch 3 Netflix movies; falling asleep during the 3rd and getting home 1/4 til 3 in the morning. We text all week small talk here and there. We talk more about him not wanting to date, never getting married, never having kids. He’s set in his ways. He enjoys living alone, doing whatever he wants when he wants, never having to justify his choices to anyone, playing golf and poker, and being anti-social.
When I left, he texts me on my way home thanking me for coming over and the human interaction (cuddling on the couch) was nice.We both wanted to see Red Sparrow. We make arrangements to see it last night at an advanced screening. I didn’t want to show up hungry, or show up full so I asked if he wanted to grab dinner before hand. We settle for Buffalo Wild Wings prior to the movie.
During dinner we talk about work (him and Dad still work together) and the changes that are taking place within their area. I mentioned I was worried dad would be pushed out again, having a repeat of losing his job a few years ago. We go back and forth until G gets a bit defensive about me saying Dad was “pushed out”. He tells me that wasn’t the case and we discuss it. Only this time he tells me something different than what he told me a few years ago. I call him out on it. “But that’s not what you said last time we met a few years ago.” He looks at me confused and we go on about the conversation in length. He didn’t seemed pleased on the call out. I cannot stand when people change their story 🙄. What he told me then didn’t match up to what he told me now. I called him out to clear confusion. But nevertheless, the conversation ends and we decide to head to the theater next door. Only this time, unlike all the times before it, he splits the bill. Hmm proving the point this isn’t a date.
AMC has stepped up their theater game. I pay for our sodas with my reward points (I didn’t pay him for the tickets so that equals out, right?). In the theater there is no contact at all. The arm rest stays in place, we keep our hands to ourselves (although I had every intention to do so anyways). Proving a point again.
Red Sparrow is an amazing movie, by the way. Highly recommend you check it out. It’s interesting our they use seduction as a means of manipulation. Hmmm..sounds familiar 😂
I actually forget he’s next to me, the theater is so dark and I’m really engrossed in the movie. After we walk out I mention I’m the opposite way from where he parked. We hug goodnight and part ways. He didn’t walk me to my car. Granted lots of people were out and around the shopping area, but I walk alone to my car in the busy lot as I text Mother I’m on my way home. This is a safe feeling as I walk alone. Someone knows where I am and I looked occupied.
I really don’t care I walked alone to the car. Could he have walked with me and I drove him to his car, or vice versa? Sure. But it was that silent proving a point notion. The unspoken proven point.
This wasn’t a date.