"Do you really think you can afford a place like this?" Penny asked her boyfriend of nearly a year.
Leonard sighed before answering. "Yes Penny. Do you think I would have brought you here if I couldn't afford it?"
"No. Forget I asked. What's the deal of bringing me to such a fancy digs anyways?"
"I just thought we should go someplace special for our one year anniversary. It's hard to believe we've lasted this long." Leonard said, with a smile on his face.
"Yeah." Penny said, forcing herself to smile. The last couple of months she's been not fully in the relationship, actually it seemed like neither one of them had been. For the past three months they've been hardly alone together. Penny has spent a lot of her free time with Sheldon ever since he terminated the relationship agreement with Amy. Sure she still sees Amy all the time still, and when she wasn't with Amy or Sheldon, she was with the whole gang. This had actually been the first alone time the two had in almost ninety days.
"I always knew that we would get this far." Leonard said, causing Penny to think about that day. So much had changed since then. And she still has never figured out why she agreed to have dinner with two complete strangers but she's never regretted her decision.
"That seems so long ago." Penny said, causing Leonard to smile at her again.
"That it does. I've always wanted to ask you this and you don't have to answer if you don't want to. But were you attracted to me that day?" Leonard asked.
Truthfully Penny was attracted to one of the guys back then, and it wasn't Leonard. Not that she would tell Leonard that or ever Sheldon.
"Not really. I don't really think about dating a guy when he talks about bowl moments in a dinner invite." Penny said, watching Leonard's face turn a shade of pink.
"Yeah you know you've said something stupid when Sheldon Cooper knows." Leonard said, causing Penny to laugh. "What's with you two lately?" he asked suddenly.
"What do you mean?"
"It just seems like I never see you without him these days. It's like the two of you is attached at the hip here lately."
"You've been so busy these last few months, I think he's just been lonely."
"I've been working more so I could afford to bring you here."
"Well, maybe if you spent a little more time with your best friend and girlfriend they wouldn't have to spend so much time together."
"So, you're saying that I wasted my time to get you here? I was just trying to do something special for this." Leonard said, slamming a little black box on the table between the two of them.
Penny's breath hitched in her throat. "Leonard, I don't think I can."
Leonard's back stiffened before asking. "Can I ask why?"
"I think I have fallen for someone else. I'm so sorry, Leonard." Penny said, before bolting from the table and headed outside.
Making her way over to Leonard's car, she busted into tears. She never meant for any of this to happen. She wasn't supposed to fall for him, when she was still with Leonard. But all these years she never noticed how well the two of them worked together until here recently. And when she did, she was a total goner.
"I can't believe you did that to me. Do you have any idea on how embarrassing that was?" Leonard said, starting the car and flying out of the parking lot.
"I'm so sorry, Leonard. I didn't mean for any of this to happen."
"Who could you of possibly fallen for? The only people I've see you with the last few months has been…SHELDON! You've fallen for SHELDON?" Leonard yelled, slamming on his breaks to not run a red light.
"I'm going to kill him."
"Leonard don't! He doesn't know anything. I haven't told him at all." Penny said, gripping hold of the car door. Leonard was driving like an insane person.
"Well, he must know more than you think. A few days ago he was asking what I would do if I had feeling for a girl that was dating someone else. Never in a million years would I of thought it was you he was talking about."
"How do you…LEONARD! LOOK OUT!" Penny yelled, seeing white headlights coming straight towards them. The next thing there was a loud crash and everything was engulfed in blackness.
A/N: To anyone that is reading my other story I am not giving up on it. I've just had a bad case of writer's block on it. So give me a little time and I'll have a new chapter up soon. So, tell me what you think of chapter one and if I should continue. Danielle