I haven't mentioned it in a while, but class has been going well. I still go, haven't missed a class, and I still do my studies online. It's just that with everything else going on lately I haven't mentioned it. The other things were just so much more interesting.
Chad sits next to me in class a lot. I don't really know anything about his background. We chat on occasion, just about school and stuff.
A few days ago, he called me aside when we were all leaving class. He seemed nervous. I figured it was probably about our upcoming test but turns out something else was on his mind.
"Um, Fran," he said rubbing his neck and looking down at my shoes, "I like you a lot and we're not going to be in this class for many more months. I was wondering if, um, you'd go out with me sometime. Just for coffee or something like that."
"Well, Chad, I'm very flattered, but I have a boyfriend. I had one before I even started this course."
He looked at me then down again. "Oh. I'm sorry to have bothered you."
"No, don't feel bad. You didn't know."
I walked away then. I felt that staying there longer would just make the situation worse. I felt bad for Chad but I felt good for myself. That's the first time in my whole life that a guy has asked me out and I've been able to say I have a boyfriend. Usually I just had to go out with whoever because I didn't have any other choices.
Now, hopefully Chad's not a stalker.