Ethan had on some of his best clothes when he walked into Millie's, entering the quaint country cafe where he'd arranged to meet Aria for dinner. He wore a perfectly clean pair of jeans and a grey polo shirt, one he'd actually just bought for the occasion.
He scanned the tables, and not seeing Aria, he went over to an open booth in the corner by the front window. The waitress came over, but he told her he was still waiting on someone to arrive, so she walked off and promised to come back when the "other party" arrived. He picked up a menu, but wasn't sure why. First of all, he was too nervous to read it yet. Second, he'd been there enough times he should have had it memorized.
He fumbled around and pulled his phone out of his pocket, checking to make sure Aria hadn't texted or called him to cancel or anything. He was 15 minutes early, so he had no reason to be afraid she wouldn't show. But he couldn't help it.
Last Edit: Jul 27, 2011 16:40:44 GMT -5 by Ethan Ott
Aria looked at herself one last time in the mirror before heading downstairs, her mother kissed her cheek and told her she looked beautiful. Smiling she headed outside and to her truck, climbing in she pulled out of the driveway. She had on one of her cute summer dresses, a white sweater pulled over that and a pair of flats on her feet. She had secured her hair over her left shoulder so the blond curls cascaded down, she pulled into the restaurant a place she was familiar with and liked. Parking the truck she stepped out and grabbed her clutch and phone and headed in. She spotted Ethan and smiled, looking down and then walking over, she sat down across from him and set her stuff next to her, she smoothed her dress and crossed her legs, smiling she really didn’t know what to say so she stayed silent and looked at the menu.
Ethan's pulse quickened as he saw Aria enter the cafe. He gave her a quick wave to make sure she saw him, and then breathed a silent sigh of relief. She'd made it, and she was a little early too. He felt himself hoping she was anticipating this as much as he was. It was their first real "date", though hardly anything fancy.
She seemed nervous, looking at the menu without really saying anything. He cleared his throat while grinning because of how pretty she looked in a dress. "Hope this place is okay. Sorry it's nothin' fancy, but as you know it's basically the only thing around here." Aside from that, it was a lot cheaper than going to the city and eating at a more pricey, though more impressive, restaurant. He was on a low budget, and the gas plus a more expensive meal made going anywhere else out of the question. He grinned idiotically at her again, not sure what else to do. The public confines of the country cafe were a far cry from the closeness they'd shared in private moments in the past.
She smiled and looked up, no this is perfect the city is too whats the word, she stopped speaking and started thinking of words, crowded, snobby are just a few I can think of. She smiled and greeted the waitress, ordering a coke and just a good ol fashion cheeseburger, looking over at Ethan and waiting for him to place his order. The café was so much different than the other moments they had shared pervious to this date. She sighed and waited.
Ethan smiled, glad Aria felt the same way about the homey place as he did. It might not be fancy, but they served good food and it wasn't the kind of place to make you feel uncomfortable.
He let her order first when the waitress came back, and then he asked for a Sprite and a country fried steak with fries instead of mashed potatoes. He could never resist a good order of fries.
Once the waitress left, he turned his attention back to Aria, trying to come up with something to talk about. "Are you, um, ready for school to start?" They had about a month left of summer now, but he wasn't all that anxious to get back. He was enjoying having free time, especially now that he was able to spend some of it with her.
She shook her head, actually no im not I mean I wont get to see you as often once it starts, she sighed, my nights a booked once school starts, homework and dinner, taking care of the kids than bed, its going to suck. She closed her eyes and breathed a sigh, Not to mention showing is sprinkled over quite a few weekends. She opened her eyes and looked at him, Im guessing that you are not ready to go back either. She smiled and thought of something, my mom, dad and the kids are going away this weekend my parents said that you could stay if you wanted to, im not going with they are giving me sort of a night off. She smiled and waited.
He shrugged in indifference at her comments about school. He wasn't really ready to go back, but if they had classes together it wouldn't be so bad. And judging by the fact that the school was small, they probably had at least one or two together. Or so he hoped.
He change in subject ended his thoughts and he gave her a rather cautious answer. "This weekend? We can hang out if ya want, but I don't know when or how long or anything. My parents...," he trailed off, not wanting to sound like a dweeb. But the truth was, he was 16. There was no way on earth his parents would approve of him spending the night with his girlfriend. Even if her parents had been there too. So with them gone, it was out of the question. He also wasn't about to lie to them or risk getting in trouble and being grounded for the rest of eternity (aka, the rest of summer) either.
Aria smiled, its fine, I got to take care of the horses and cows so I will be pretty occupied. She smiled again and looked out the window before back at him, I wouldn’t mind if you came over for fifteen minutes and then left. She sighed and nodded when her coke was brought over to her she took a sip and yawned, she hadn’t slept good last night, Lexie wouldn’t sleep and Aria was the one to try and make things better and finally at four thirty and finally taking her into her bed she fell asleep. Sorry im not more talkative im quite tired. She laughed and waited.