Thomas and I met at a Starbuck's around the corner from school. I was getting my Friday morning cappuccino, he was cramming before a final at Ohio State. He spotted me out of the corner of his eye, and, before I could even order my drink, he had offered to buy it in exchange for my phone number. Of course I agreed- it was a free drink and he was a sexy, more mature college boy.

A perfect three days later, I got his call. We talked for a bit, found out about each other, the usual. He asked me out for the following weekend, and of course I accepted. We planned to meet up at that same Starbuck's where we had met for a few cups of coffee. I walked into the store that day, and saw him curled up on a blue, velvet-y chair with his laptop. He was even cuter than I remembered. I ordered my drink and plopped down next to him.

"Hey." He smiled, closing his laptop. "You're looking absolutely stunning today."

"Thanks." I giggled nervously. We shot the breeze for a bit, sharing laughs. After I had drained my cappuccino, we took a walk to the nearest park. It was unseasonably warm out, and I had no jacket on. We held hands for a bit, strolling around the sidewalk.

"You know, you're very pretty." He mentioned, mid-conversation. I blushed and thanked him. "No, really. You're so pretty."

I giggled nervously and held his hand tighter as he walked me back to my car.

The next weekend, he asked me out again. I had, unfortunately, already agreed to go bowling with Kurt, Tina, and Rachel. With a quick text, Kurt agreed to let me bring Thomas along, and the plan was set. Kurt rushed over to help me pick out the perfect outfit. I wanted to look sexy but sporty, feminine but strong. I must have tried on every jeans-tee-sweater combination in my closet before we decided on a tiny denim miniskirt over leggings and three-quarter length baseball shirt. Just as he was helping me put the finishing touches on my hair and makeup, I heard Thomas' car honk outside. Kurt and I squealed in unison. I told him to wait for until Thomas and I had left before he drove off to join us. Although I knew that Thomas had nothing to be jealous about when it came to Kurt and my friendship, I didn't want to risk envy that early on in the relationship.

He pulled me in for a soft kiss as soon as I got into the passenger's seat of his Jeep. His lips were soft and tasted like honey. "Hey sexy." He muttered under his breath. I tried to say "thank you," but the words got stuck somewhere between my brain and my mouth. By the time we reached the bowling alley, my lips felt like they had been stung by bees from all the kissing we had done at red lights. Tina and Rachel were trying on bowling shoes, modeling them as though they were Louboutins. Thomas paid for his and my shoes as the two girls and I claimed an alley.

"So what do you think?" I asked, pointing my thumb at my dark-haired man-of-the-hour. Thomas turned his face towards us and waved.

"So cute." Tina sighed. "Jealous of your luck with men."

I laughed. "Of course you are, Miss I'm-Dating-the-Hottest-Guy-in-the-School."

Tina rolled her eyes. "Whatever. Mike's just Mike."

"Um, ladies, I think we're forgetting who's dating the hottest guy in the school," Rachel giggled, pointing to her chest.

"Oh hush, Rach." Kurt laughed, joining the group. "Take it from someone who would know, Mercedes' boy toy is infinitely cuter than Finn." I shrugged in mock-humility.

Rachel blushed as the rest of us started picking out fake dirty-sounding names to go on our screen during the bowling session. Thomas finally made his way over with my shoes and even helped me lace them up. Kurt gave me a wink when he saw my date kneeling at my feet, forehead resting on my knee. I giggled and flirted with Thomas, leaning my head into his shoulder while the others rolled their turns. He kissed my forehead and the back of my neck, and I was content to let him do so.

About halfway through the game, Thomas excused himself. I leaned into the group to hear their thoughts on him. They were uncomfortably silent for a moment, until Tina finally volunteered, "He's very affectionate, isn't he?"

I nodded, my smile beaming. "It's so nice."

"Are you sure you're comfortable with that?" Rachel asked, chewing on her lower lip.

"Obviously," I rolled my eyes at her. "I wouldn't let him kiss me if I didn't like him that much."

Tina wrung her hands nervously. "It's not that. We just worry that you're moving a bit too fast."

"You've been dating for, what, two weeks?" Kurt asked.

"Thereabouts." I replied, crossing my arms. "I can't believe you guys are being so judgmental about this."

"We're not." Kurt sighed, exasperated. "We just don't want you to get hurt or to hurt Thomas. It's never a good situation."

Thankfully, just then, Thomas made his way back over to our alley. He instantly took his place next to me and began nuzzling my shoulder.

Two games and a pizza later, we climbed into his car and he drove me home. He pulled up next to the driveway and turned the car off. Before I could say a word, he lunged at my face. I pushed away. "Thomas, I'm really tired." I protested. "I'm gonna head in."

"But you're so sexy." He mumbled, pulling me in closer.

I pushed away again. "I know that. But it's almost midnight and I have to get up tomorrow morning. Mama needs her beauty rest."

He trailed his hand along my chin. "Baby..." he cooed, and tried to press his lips into mine.

"I don't know what your problem is, but I'm going inside now." I grumbled, opening the door and stepping out. "And I hate being called 'baby.'"

He gave me a look that I think was meant to be alluring, but just looked pathetic. "Just come here and kiss me. Your body is so amazing."

I rolled my eyes. "Do you really think that a cheesy line like that is going to work? Go home, Thomas."

"Please?" He begged.

"No." I slammed the car door and walked home.

He called a few more times after that date, but I was over it. Sure, it was nice to date a guy who thought I was beautiful, but it just got annoying after a while. I saw Thomas once or twice more in that same Starbuck's, but we never spoke or even made eye contact.


A/N: Guh, this took forever to get out. I'm having problems with pacing lately, what can you do. Anyhow, thanks for all the reviews and comments! Mucho amor to all of you. Don't forget to check out my other stories!