Most romantic thing that has happened to me...
I did a lot in my twenties. I met a man, got married, separated, divorced. But this post is not about that. This post is about something romantic, so I'm going to write about one of the most romantic moments of my life. It may not seem like it but this particular moment in time swept me into a deep and abiding love.
I worked sci-fi conventions in my twenties, flying to different cities to help a company run Star Trek, Babylon 5, Stargate, and various other TV & Film Sci Fi shows. I was in Los Angeles, sitting at the reception check in desk, when I noticed one man in particular, a worker helping the convention with the video and audio equipment. His eyes were a turbulent blue, piercing and brooding, and he caught my gaze often. I found I couldn't seem to look away from him. He seemed to be unafraid of meeting my stare and that thrilled me.
Throughout the Saturday he was often nearby and I could feel his eyes on me, which caused me to laugh a bit more brightly and flaunt a bit more leg. Yep, I was teasing him, not actually thinking he would be brave enough to actually approach me.
And then, toward the end of the day, I was sitting in a chair writing down all the names of the celebrities that had attended and I look up and see him standing there, watching me with those amazing eyes of his.
"Forgive me," he said. "But I've been watching you all day and I think you have the most beautiful hands."
It was not quite the compliment I was expecting. "Thank you."
He smiled and suddenly my heart just...melted. It was gone. It was his. That fast, and I didn't even know his name (and for the sake of his anonymity, I will call him John). "My name is John. Are you from Los Angeles?"
"I'm Beth and no, I live in Nashville right now but I plan on moving here next year."
"Nashville?" He became extremely excited. "I'm a musician. I'm in a country band."
At that moment he could've been from Siberia, I didn't care. As long as he kept smiling at me I was going to edge all his stories along. "I'm a great fan of country music."
At least I didn't have to lie. I great up on country music.
"What's Nashville like?"
I thought for a moment. "Well, it's a great city. The place is lively, light-hearted, beautiful. You should go see it sometime."
He nodded. "I'd like that. Are you here for long?"
"I fly back tomorrow."
"Oh," he murmured. He reached into his back pocket and handed me a business card. "Perhaps I can show you around LA. That's my number and email."
I took it. "Thank you. I'll have to see what I've got planned."
He smiled at me and I didn't want him to go. I didn't want this magical moment to end. But all good things must end. He turned and walked away. I looked at the card and then looked around to see if anyone had witnessed the exchange, but no one was taking any interest so I went back to writing down the names.
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