Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Lucas & Rachel

We met at Econolite during the holidays. He was wearing his "Living the Brand" visor, and his jacket with pins that said "I love ASC/3" and other such embarrassing phrases that obviously led me to want to talk to him. But little did he know, that I had been watching him for a couple months before, and thought he was cute, but never had the chance to talk to him.

We were eating ice cream at the November birthday's celebration, and he suddenly turned to me asking me "What did you do for Thanksgiving?". I said I went to Las Vegas to get away from my family. He said he went to San Francisco to see old friends. He went on to ask me the hard hitting questions right off the bat like what I did at Econolite and what I was doing with my life. I asked him what an Engineer did. Of course he explained with such detail.

He told me to come to Engineering anytime and I could check out what they did, but I never came, and we didn't talk for a while. I really wanted him to talk to me again, so I reinstated my Facebook account, put the picture I knew he would like, and waited to hear from him. Sure enough he found it and talked to me. This led to us finally talking again, and then I asked him to lunch that day because everyone was gone to the sales meeting. We went out and had a great time, and went to lunch every day after that week. I couldn't stop thinking about him after that, even though I had a boyfriend of five years. So I told myself I had to stop seeing him (but I really didn't want to). He intruiged me, and I was attracted to him. Drama insued and I finally had to make decisions. I went to the sales meeting, got extremely drunk, and came back to work hung over. We went to lunch that day, and he took care of me, and the day ended with me giving him a letter of secret admiration. He wrote back on our elementary style flirtation that was going on, and I came home telling Cameron that I was hanging out with Lucas, and I wanted to leave him.

He gave me a big story of how he wanted to marry me, and be with me forever. I tried as hard as I could, and talked to myself into wanting to be with him, and I told myself I was going to tell Lucas I couldn't talk to him. Of course that didn't change anything. The next day I wrote a letter to Lucas to stop talking to me, and that "I don't think we should see each other any more". He wrote back saying "You don't think we should see each other? Does that mean we can still see each other?".

Days went on, and I tried not to speak to him, I told the girls at work, and some of my friends of the guy who wouldn't leave me alone. The stalker. I tried to avoid thinking of him as much as I could, which lead to me to hanging out with him every day. Exactly one week later, I made up my mind. I had to break it off with Cameron and follow my heart to Lucas. I hung out in his office for an hour as my phone desperately rang, and I called back almost at 6 o'clock telling Cameron where I had been and that we were over.

This was the start of Lucas & Rachel....