February 16, 2012
"Oh, it's not far. Around the corner, I think." He nodded to indicate that he'd heard what I said. After he rummaged around his closet for a second, he found his coat, and started to put it on.
"You goin' somewhere?" I asked.
"I'm walking you to your car."
"Really, you don't have to do that." I let out a little laugh.
"Did you just shush me?"
"I did. And I'm walking you to your car. End of discussion." He reached for his scarf. I watched him knot it around his neck.
"You don't have to do that. I'm sure I'll be fine. I can handle the .002 miles on my own."
"Seriously! I'm parked just around--"
"Don't make me shush you again because I totally will." He tossed me my coat then he put on his hat.
"You sure it's not a big deal?" I asked.
He shook his head no. And that made me smile.
"Did that impress you how I used a decimal point in casual conversation?"
"You know, it kinda did! I was like, 'Is this an SAT question? I'm just trying to get this girl to her car safely and now I'm trying to calculate hypotenuses or some shit.'"
"Yeah, I almost got all quadratic equation-y up in here. Shit was about to get real."
We both chuckled as he locked the front door behind us and we stepped out into the chilly night air.