Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (49) Entrapment (Part 06)
Christine was mortified when she had to tell the man she fancied that she was stuck in her own car, but that mortification paled into insignificance when she saw Jordan Donaldson’s car drive into the lay-by.
“No, no, no,” she chanted “this cannot be happening, it can’t be him, please god don’t let it be him, that’s just not fair”
Then she saw the driver’s door open and the man himself got out and walked her way.
“Oh great my humiliation is now complete”
Jordan opened the driver’s door and looked in and said
“Hi I’m looking for a damsel in distress”
And after the initial hellos and the obvious question
“How on earth did you get stuck?”
Christine explained about the phone call, dropping the phone, the cloud burst, retrieving the phone, the thunderclap, and the being startled and getting her foot stuck.
Jordan listened and nodded his understanding but at no time did he laugh or make her feel more foolish than she all ready did
“Ok let’s get you unstuck” he said “but you need to relax”
“Relax!” she snapped “Relax! How the hell can I relax when I’m stuck like this and the one person in the whole world that I very definitely would not want to see me like this is the very one who comes to my rescue”
Jordan didn’t speak, not that he could have got a word in edgeways, he was too busy digesting her comments about him and not wanting to look foolish in front of him and to his way of thinking that could mean only one thing.
“It’s so humiliating” she continued, “That’s why I’m so tense and that’s why I can’t relax”
“Well would it help if I were to ask you out to dinner after I’ve released you” he said “would that help you to relax?”
And with that it took about thirty seconds to free her foot, it seemed that once he had suggested dinner she relaxed and her foot pretty much freed itself.
“There you are” he said as he backed out of the driver’s door.
“Thank you Jordan” Christine said as she emerged after him and gave him a hug and then there was an awkward silence for a moment or two and then she said
“Did you mean it about dinner?”
“Absolutely” he replied “but only if you want to”
“Oh I want to, I really want to” she said “but….”
“I’m spending the weekend in Sharpington at my parents’ house” she said
“Well Sharpington have restaurants as well you know, in fact there is a great one called The Diamond in the Rough” Jordan said “we could go tomorrow night if you fancy it”
“I’ve heard of it, it’s very exclusive” she replied
“Is that a yes then?” he asked
“Of course it’s a yes” she replied
“Ok that’s a date, text me your parents address and I’ll pick you up at 8 o’clock” he said
“I’ll see you tomorrow then” she said “Thanks again for being my white knight”
She got in the car and watched him walk to his and get in and they waved to each other as he drove off and then she squealed with delight because she had a date with Jordan Donaldson.