Chapter Twelve

As soon as Kuki dropped her off, Abby ran into her house and to her room. She did her homework, then she packed her school things. She rushed over to her closet to pick out her outfit. She scanned over her typical blue shirts and fitness shorts. She pulled out a nice t-shirt that fit her well and some skinny jeans (one of the few pants she owned). She looked down at her closet floor. She grabbed her only pair of dress boots.

Outfit picked, Abby choose a clean pair of panties and bra, then she practically ran into the bathroom for a quick shower. Once finished and robe forgotten, she did run, in her underwear, back to her room, before either of her parents could see.

She quickly dressed and debated if she should wear makeup or not. Deciding not to, she took her hair out of her signature braid and brushed it until it fell into waves, she then put her hair into a high pony tail.

She stared into her dresser mirror. She looked like a girl and she was a bit uncomfortable with that. She always was a tomboy and was more comfortable in a baggy shirt and shorts than she was in a dress.

"Abigail," her mom called. "Nigel's here."

Abby gulped. It wasn't like this would be the first time they've been on a date. But for some reason this one felt different. She felt like this date would not be like hanging out with a friend like the other ones.

Nigel was on time and even talked to Abby's dad for a few minutes before they left.

"You look lovely," he complimented as he opened her car door.

"Thank you," Abby said wishing she had worn her red hat so she could had the blush she felt rise to her cheeks. "You don't look too bad yourself."

Nigel smiled shyly at her.

"Thanks," he said as he watched her get into his car.

He walked around the car to the driver's side and got in.

"So, where are we going?" Abby asked.

"Mini Golf," Nigel answered. "I figured you wouldn't want to do anything too romantic."

Abby smiled. Nigel knew her so well. She relaxed relieved that this date would be just like hanging out like the others.

At the Mini Golf place, they decided to order their pizza before they began to play. They ate and talked about their childhood. They noticed the similarities in their stories and thought that it was odd.

"Wow, it's almost like we've know each other for years," Nigel said nervously.

"Yeah," Abby said. "I wonder what it means."

Nigel reached out his hand to take hers.

"Maybe that this is meant to be," he said softly.

Abby blushed. Her date suddenly became romantic.

"Um… yeah," she said.

Nigel let go of her hand and smiled.

"Let's play some golf," he said and Abby nodded.

They spent most of the night making jokes and flirting a bit as they played mini golf. They were both competitive and wasn't satisfied until they both won an equal amount of games. Afterwards, Nigel drove Abby home. Despite their multiple games, they made it back with 5 minutes until Abby's curfew and 20 before Nigel's.

Nigel was gentleman enough to walk her to her door.

"I had fun tonight," Abby said.

"So, did I," Nigel said. "Next time I'll have to take you bowling."

"I would like that," Abby said smiling brightly at him.

They stood silently unsure of what to do next.

"Maybe you should go in," Nigel said.

"Maybe," Abby said before thinking about kissing him. Deciding that that would be a perfect way to end her date, she kissed him.

Nigel froze for a second before returning the kiss.

It was the perfect end for the perfect night.

END OF CH. 12