Thursday, September 22, 2016

Foster Lovers

While enjoying her favorite portable beverage, Piz mentioned that he had been talking to one of her friends that worked in local radio on the dating site before meeting her.  He was never really interested, but wanted to meet a local celebrity.  They never ended up meeting up.

The friend sought her out after seeing an Instagram post of them at the event.

"How did you guys meet?"

"Same way you guys did, on the dating app.  Confidentially, after last night, thank fuck your summer was too busy.  Otherwise it would have been really awkward."

She told her about the awesome sex and the promise to be exclusive until March.

"OMG I'm so fucking HAPPY FOR YOU.  He is sooooooooooooo sweet.  He was really great for my ego but I could tell he wasn't for my heart.  You'll bring him to Improv right?  I'm so excited to finally meet him, but now in a context that feels more right.  You know what I call your situation?  Foster Lovers."

She asked what she meant, and she explained;

"It's this super honest way of saying I know this isn't forever, but that doesn't change the fact that I'm gonna love you like you're mine right now, and hold your heart and help you heal it until It's time to let you go to your forever home."

Except for the forever home part that reminded her too much of dog adoption, she thought the sentiment was right on the money.  Maybe they would make it beyond March...she didn't want to rule that out.  But it was a beautiful sentiment.

She told Piz about it one night over dinner, right after explaining that Dawn was going through a hard time.  He asked to read the text for more clarification, and nodded his head, but when his warm brown eyes met hers, they looked worried.

"Did I just freak you out?  With the whole 'not ready just got out of a divorce' Dawn story and the Foster Lovers?  I'm so sorry!"  She reached across the table and grabbed his hand.  He stroked the top of her hand with his thumb and said "No, not really.  Just a lot to think about."

She realized at that moment he was the first introvert she had been with.  Maybe that was what made him so different.  So intense.

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