229. He’s nervous about asking you out
Dan: “Are you going to go talk to her, or are you just going to stare at her?” Phil asked as he looked at Dan from the opposite side of the table. “I don’t even know what I would say.” “Just go up there and say hi.” Dan sighed, stood up, and walked over to you where you were sitting a couple tables away. “Hi, um, I’m not really well-versed in these things, and I don’t want this to come off as creepy, but you’re really pretty and I was wondering if I could take you out to dinner or something?” Dan asked shyly as he rubbed the back of his neck. You laughed slightly, which Dan thought was directed at him. “Oh god, I’m sorry. This is really weird isn’t it? I’ll just–” He was getting ready to turn around and leave when you spoke up. “No, no, it’s fine! I was just laughing because this kind of stuff never happens to me. Nervous response, sorry. But sure, dinner sounds nice,” you smiled.
Phil: Phil took a deep breath. “I don’t know if I can do this,” he said to Dan as he held his phone in his hands. “You’ve known her for five years! Why are you so nervous?” Dan implored. “That’s exactly why I’m nervous. If I didn’t know her, then we could just go our separate ways if she said no.” “But what if she says yes?” Phil looked at him but didn’t say anything. “At least you’re not saying this in person,” Dan pointed out. “That’s true,” Phil mumbled as he began to type out a message. “How’s this? Hey! Would you be interested in getting dinner on Friday?” he asked Dan. Dan let out a little laugh as he was expecting something much more elaborate due to all of Phil’s worrying. “Sounds good,” Dan replied. “Ok cool.” Phil hit send, and not even two minutes later, you replied. Sure! Any special occasion? To which he replied, not really. i just wanted to take you out somewhere :)
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