Ch. 22 - Date 21

Dear Diary,

I have a date tonight and I'm extremely nervous. I thought I would settle my nerves by updating you on my life.

First off, It has been six-weeks since my last date. I have deleted my Match dot com account since I almost dated my step-dad. Also, I had my number changed so I no longer had to screen all my calls, it's also unlisted.

Second, Ben and Angela are doing great and spend all their free time together. They both thank me profusely for introducing them.

Third, Jake and I have become great friends. He now has a boyfriend named Paul, he's a sweetheart. No, he is not the same Paul that peed on my car at Pikes Place. With my encouragement and Paul's support Jake has come out and is re-building a new, different relationship with his family. They were shocked but have excepted him for who he is.

Fourth, My date will be here in 30-minutes. I'm nervous because he is Alice's cousin that moved from Chicago to Seattle six-months ago. If this doesn't go well, future group outings could be awkward. I'm going to finish getting ready and I'll be back after my date.

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OH MY GOD! Alice's cousin is the hot doctor from when I had sun poisoning. I had an amazing time getting to know him. We didn't do anything special.

This date just made me realize, it's not what you do on a date but who you date that makes the difference.

He picked me up at home. We realized we had already met but figured we didn't make the connection because he knew me as Isabella and I never got his name in my delirious state in the ER.

Hot Doc then took me to an Italian restaurant, where we had an incredible time getting to know each other. I learned he moved here to be closer to his parents since they all made the move while he was in medical school. His mom wanted to be close to her sister, which is Alice's mom. He is an ER doctor. Never been married, and hasn't had a serious girlfriend since undergrad. We also found out during our conversation that we were both on the same page and wanted something serious, not a fling.

He arranged for us to go see a movie, but let me decide what we would see. I felt like laughing, so I picked The Heat, it was hilarious. We were having so much fun we went to have a few drinks and talk some more. I had an unbelievable time and can't wait for our lunch date on Wednesday.

I have a good feeling about Edward the Hot Doc!

Sincerely,

Bella the Excited

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A/N: Today is my birthday and the best present was to click complete on this story, Thanks Dawn!

I wanted to thank Fran AKA TwiLighT7242 for being my beta for the first 21 chapters and Dawn AKA Twi-Mom12292005 for being my pre-reader/beta especially for the last chapter.

You can also Thank Dawn for my decision to do a sequel since she is going to beta it for me. I'll let you all know when the first chapter is up.

Hugs,

Amanda