For this entry I am taking lyrics from the song – ‘Complicated’ by Avril Lavigne
I like you the way you are
When we’re drivin in your car (well my car)
And you’re talking to me one on one
But you’ve become
Somebody else ‘round everyone else
You’re watching your back like you can’t relax
You’re tryin’ to be cool
You look like a fool to me
Why do you have to go and make things complicated?
I see the way you’re
Acting like you’re somebody else gets me frustrated
And life’s like this you,
You fall and you crawl and you break and you take what you get and you turn it into
Honesty, you promised me I’m never gonna find you fake it.
I can’t remember who initiated the outing. (There may have been a few) I think it might have been Ben who had text at lunch time asking if I was free. Funnily enough, I was. The plans I originally had fallen through and so I replied, letting him know that I was free and asked what did he want to see? I found out which films were on and sent him the list. Ben could make the decision on the film. His reply before the end of my lunch hour was Daddy’s Home 2. As I said before, I had no particular desire to watch any film. Ben and I had pretty much seen every film that was on at the cinema.
I drove to Ben’s and text him to say that I was outside. Not long after I sent the text, did he come outside still in his work shorts and hoodie. I must have looked baffled and as he got into my car, he went onto explain. Apparently his shower at home wasn’t working and that he needed to go to the gym before we went out. I raised an eyebrow but said nothing. It really wasn’t worth waiting for a further explanation. That was as much as I was going to get out of him. (Ben’s book is closed) Ben checked his bag, that he had the relevant toiletries as well as his clothes. We – what I mean is I drove us to the shops where we parked my car and then walked the rest of the way to the gym. It was easier to drive, park and walk than drive all the way there.
On the way to the gym, Ben and I were chatting about our day. The usual banter between friends. Along the way we bumped into a few children that Ben taught, that were with their parents. The usual greeting of hi – and the look and thought of – aww – you two make a cute couple. (Don’t get me started!!) Ben was oblivious to it all. He clearly doesn’t get especially when it is right there in front of him. I don’t think anyone or anything could make it more clearer. Or maybe he just didn’t understand. Maybe he never will. Who knows? I don’t think even Ben knows.
Upon entering the gym we literally bumped into Ben’s brother – Arthur and sister-in-law, Lucy. Ben made the introductions. To be honest it was about time, I had met his brother. I seem to have met everyone else. Well, let me tell you. Other than Ben and Arthur looking similar; (yes, you could tell they were brothers) Arthur was definitely the better looking brother. He was dark, mysterious and taller of the two siblings. Dark hair, dark eyes, smouldering looks and more toned. I’m pretty sure Arthur’s eyes are brown compared to Ben’s green. (So he tells me.)
Liking Ben should never have been on the cards.
We were in company of Arthur and Lucy for no more than a mere ten minutes, before Ben realised he needed to go and have a shower. Soon after the three of them headed to the showers, whilst I remained in the coffee shop area. Ben literally took no more then ten minutes. Even I have to say that was a record. He seemed quite proud when he came out. Heading back to the car, we bumped into few other people Ben knew. No surprise there.
Once at the cinema, Ben asked the attendant what was good to watch. They recommended Paddington 2 and Ben decided he wanted to watch it again. Before you say it or think it – I had no interest in what was on at the cinema as I had seen what I had wanted to see. So seeing Paddington 2 again was not an issue. Ben choose the seats – the back row of the cinema. No – nothing happened.
At some point during the film Ben fell asleep. I would have taken a photo had it not been so dark and knowing my luck the flash would have gone off anyway. He must have been asleep for about half-an-hour before he woke himself up. Once the film finished we headed back home. Well, I dropped Ben to his home and I headed to mine.